February 5th, 2013

Chris Huhne: Crime and Punishment

Some pretty brutal headlines for Huhne this morning. Well done to Channel 4 News for digging out this old footage of his tough stance on crime and punishment:

99 criminals out of every 100 get away with it apparently. He is the 1%…


165 Comments

  1. 1
    Tea Cup says:

    Well done for Channel 4 news running this last night. BBC asleep at the wheel again. zzzzz

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    • 5
      Lord Stansted says:

      They’re not asleep. Bent LibDems, like bent Labour politicians, doesn’t fit their aggenda. In the beeboid world, only the Tories lie, steal and cheat.

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      • 11
        Anonymous says:

        1) What will be the out come if Conservatives win. LD will get upset and block most conservative policies. Clegg might be forced out as leader of LD. Cameron will continue to go with it as without LD Cameron cannot be PM.

        2) If LD wins, Cameron will have a huge in-fighting with Conservatives. Cameron will be blamed for not winning and could lead to a leadership challenge. Looked at past few elections there, LD cannot win without the help of Labour voters tactically voting LD. I cannot think it happening this time around.

        3) If Labour wins, Conservatives and LD leaderships will have a nightmare to manage their own parties. Lots of Conservative and LD MPs will be worried about losing their seats in the next general election.

        4) UKIP wins, it will be the end of Cameron Conservatives.

        Looks like nightmare had just started for Cameron and Clegg.

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        • 20
          The Filth Inc. - we do the crime, you do the punishment says:

          Morning Fawkes, talking of being hard on crime, how’s that favourite of yours Crimestoppers charity coming on? Gone a bit quiet on that front, what with the ‘forces of law and order’ being exposed en masse as being criminal scum.

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          • Anonymous says:

            There are some senior ministers who have accepted illegal drug use. Nothing happened to them either.

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          • Plato says:

            I cannot understand why people bring their children to supermarkets and smack them when they cry for wanting things.

            I also cannot understand why someone would admit to a crime so as to incriminate her husband, because they are divorcing.

            I may have lost my moral compass, but I wonder whether they are both stupid and attention seeking.

            I know there are television programmes which give attention to such people, but these shows may not be still running when they get out of prison.

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        • 41
          Sir William 17th says:

          Dream on baby

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        • 65
          Jen The Blue says:

          A win – win – win – win situation then?

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        • 129
          Tesa1945 says:

          It’s just taken soooo long to catch a lying scumbag but loving the fall of the rest of the dominoes

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    • 57
      Jagbulon says:

      It was a victimless crime. Unlike, say, the Lynette White case.

      It doesn’t look like Huhne had a leather apron. Was this an issue in how the case proceeded? Boaz.

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    • 80
      annoyed user says:

      It was on the BBC news, it even got a big chunk of Newsnight airtime.

      Blind hatred is as bad as bias you know.

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    • 95
      lojolondon says:

      Note how gentle the Guardian and Independent are on a serial liar who has destroyed our global competitiveness!

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    • 154
      the savant10.4 highway patrol says:

      If the Beeb were ” asleep at the wheel ” will this mean thy will maritally coerce Sky News to ” .. take the penalty points … ” ??

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  2. 2
    macadam says:

    Huhne an absolute buffoon

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    • 155
      the savant10.4 highway patrol says:

      Huhne / Buffoon .

      It rhymes .

      You’re a poet
      And perhaps you already know it

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  4. 4

    In the HoC, it used to be the case that 100 out of every 99 politicians got away with it.

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  5. 6
    Where are Tony Blair's expenses says:

    Clegg said yesterday that he was shocked at Huhne’s admission of guilt – this guy is a typical modern politician where lying and dishonesty are the norm

    Huhne lied to the electorate on his election literature claiming he was a family man when all the time he was having an affair with a bi-sexual and Cledd still gave him a ministerial position.

    Laws, who stole £40k from the tax payer, is back in cabinet but thats ok because he is gay and a libdem,

    Try stealing £40k from work and see if you get your job back

    Thorpe, Paddy Pantsdown, Cyril Smith, Kennedy the drunk, Laws and now Huhne; and this party is running the country. You couldn’t make it up.

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    • 19
      Anonymous says:

      One even had his photo with pros and coke published in papers nothing happened to him either. Others have said they used illegal drugs some of them are senior ministers.

      This is life.

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    • 33
      Mark Oaten says:

      Do not forget Lloyd George,Parnell and Jeremy Thorpe .

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    • 104
      Tom Catesby says:

      Lying, dishonesty, arrogance, double standards, greed, etc, etc ,etc.
      Have always found a enthusiastic following among the politicians of all parties and ‘public figures’. The difference these days is that it is more difficult to hide, due to the technology of communications and information media publicly available. Hence the desire of the political whore class and associated ‘public figures’, to restrict and control what the public hears and sees and reads.

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  6. 7
    Sartorialist says:

    Nice tie.

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  7. 8
    Savile Orange says:

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  8. 9
    Smig says:

    1 down. 649 to go.

    Expenses fiddling, homeflipping, perjuring gobshites the lot of ‘em.

    I have a wonderful renewable resource in my shed. A rope.

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  9. 12
    Ah! Monika 2013 +1 says:

    Is anybody keeping an eye on Vicky’s progress?

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  10. 15
    Huhne=Liar says:

    He lied and lied and lied and lied and lied and lied and lied and lied and lied and lied and lied and lied and lied and lied and lied and lied and lied and lied and lied and lied and lied and lied and lied and lied and lied and lied and lied and lied and lied and lied and lied and lied and lied and lied and lied and lied and lied and lied and lied and lied and lied and lied and lied and lied and lied and lied and lied and lied and lied and lied and lied and lied and lied and lied and lied and lied and lied and lied and lied and lied and lied and lied and lied and lied and lied and lied and lied and lied and lied and lied and lied and lied and lied and lied and lied and lied and lied and lied and lied and lied and lied and lied and lied and lied and lied and lied and lied and lied and lied and lied and lied and lied and lied and lied and lied and lied and lied and lied and lied and lied and lied and lied and lied and lied and lied and lied and lied and lied and lied and lied and lied and lied and lied and lied and lied and lied and lied.

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  11. 16
    Oliver Twist says:

    Well it’s a start.
    Now let’s have a few more.

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    • 28
      The Hodge offshore trust fund says:

      It would be instructive to name MPs who aren’t corrupt lying turds. Apart from Frank Field I can’t think of a single one…….

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  12. 21
    Admiral Ackbar says:

    Crime and punishment and…..suicide perhaps?

    DO IT HUHNE!

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  13. 22
    NOM NOM NOM says:

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    • 27
      (I don't need no doctor) says:

      Abbott is the Burger Queen.

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    • 29
      Anonymous says:

      Time to start that diet Diane?

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    • 34
      Sandra in Accounts says:

      Diane – put the fork down.

      Just because you have access to free taxpayer funded food is no reason for you to be a glutton.

      Think about the poor & starving next time yoiu tuck into another helping – you are over consuming – food that should be shared equally with others is all too often being forced down your obese gullet.

      How you have the nerve to talk about fast food is beyond parody & irony.

      Give it a rest you obnoxious cow.

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    • 45
      TOTTY not BOTTY says:

      What a brain dead stupid woman she is !

      “Can you ever eat one again?” No you dopey cow , they’re going to continue putting horse meat in them forever
      Jesus there are more intelligent people serving the burgers than commenting on them

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      • 64
        TOTTY not BOTTY (MFHsoCaCoS) says:

        Does it really make a difference what animal is in your burger ?
        The “Contaminated product” was Filler , which is a better description than explaining that it is minced up Cocks , eyeballs , lungs , intestines , brain matter , testicles stomach parts etc , all the things that people would never dream of eating if they were displayed in the butchers window
        So Diane , does it really matter to you if you are munching a Bulls cock or a Horses cock , or are you animalist ?

        This really is “Poiotics on the hoof “

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        • 116
          Richard III says:

          If it wasn’t for these bastards I might have found a horse.

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        • 156
          the savant10.4 highway patrol says:

          Can someone tell me what is wrong with horsemeat FGS ??

          People were consuming it in their hundreds of thousands in backstreet cafes in the second world war as and when and if it was available and very glad of it they were too given “normal ” meat was off the menu due to rationing .

          What s healthier — a good piece of fresh rump horse steak or a minced bullocks trotter in a pattie calling itself ” .. 100 percent pure beef .. ” ??

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    • 51
      The Bongler says:

      You’re problem luv, is that you always look like you’ve eaten five of them.

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    • 53
      skippy says:

      I think Diane thinks they come in packs of 4 or 6…

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    • 56
      great expectations says:

      Munch on my cock, it’s 100% pure pork.

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    • 62
      Tay King-dePisse says:

      Diane Abbott, suffering from her own variant of “Mad Cow” Disease?

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    • 91
      Lardwatch UK says:

      When did Fatbutt ever eat only one?

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    • 162
      Hugh Mann says:

      “Can you ever eat one again?”

      “No, I usually eat three!”

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  14. 23
    Jonathan Aitken and the sword of truth says:

    Why are politicians such compulsive liars?

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    • 47
      God says:

      It’s an essential qualification for the “job”!

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      • 71
        Hugh Janus says:

        In the absence of any evidence of skill or ability, it appears to be the only qualification for the job.

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    • 82
      Hilary Mendicant MP says:

      Well Jonathan, of course we all get upset when supermarket trolleys have squeaky wheels but what people want to know is that we are behind them every step of the way on this issue. Y’know, it’s easy to say that the wheels should never have squeaked in the first place, but some very important lessons have been learned and we are determined to fight so that every hard-working family can have a smooth and silent supermarket experience. Of course, our opponents want the trolley wheels to be smeared with grease from the bodies of cute little bunny rabbits, reared in appalling conditions, but the real issue here is……

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  15. 26
    Sandra in Accounts says:

    Lawmaker to lawbreaker.

    It has to be a 10 year sentence.

    An example must be made.

    The little people must see justice done.

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    • 30
      Big person says:

      Little people don’t count.

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      • 36
        Sandra in Accounts says:

        They will when they vote UKIP & smash the cosy three party con trick we are told is a democracy.

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        • 115
          Sea Change says:

          @Sandra in Accounts

          The British have been conditioned to believe that elections are a three horse race, largely by the electronic propaganda receiver that sits in the lounge. The clever thing is that the brain dead masses are charged £145.50 a year to pay for their own brainwashing.

          It’s truly staggering how dumbed down Britain has become.

          See: The Collectivist Conspiracy

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    • 67
      rebekah aka nellnewman says:

      Likely 6 months presumably and he’ll be out in 3.

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      • 74
        Hugh Janus says:

        …and unemployable, although in that respect nothing has changed.

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        • 83
          rebekah aka nellnewman says:

          He can live a life of riley once he’s let out. He’s a 3multimillionaire – has an MEP’s pension plus a gold plated MP’s pension plus his severance pay.

          Expect to see him and lady friend swanning around the bahamas and maybe joining the international lecture circuit to talk about his experiences in prison and about why crime doesn’t pay and how he’s so sorry for what he did.

          Sometime there is no justice!

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  16. 31
    Erasmus says:

    I assume when all this blew up that Clegg asked Huhne whether it was true or not. If Huhne said it was true then Clegg knew all along but if Huhne said it wasn’t true then he lied to Clegg as well.

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    • 40
      God says:

      Of course he lied – he’s a politician and thus incapable of telling the truth!

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      • 52
        Tony Blair says:

        I never lied once. Honesty was my policy, as a regular kind of guy.

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        • 73
          rebekah aka nellnewman says:

          Probably true . You got alycampbell to do it for you including writing that dodgy dossier and inventing that wmd at 45 mins whopper.

          What has happened to chilcot by the way?

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        • 144
          Extremely ancient seafarer says:

          Of course you never lied ONCE Tone, you lied 1000s of times.

          You are like the lad who when his mother asked him who ate all the biscuits, he replied I never ate one. That one was still in the tin.

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  17. 32
    TOTTY not BOTTY says:

    WOT NO SUN ?

    Your new paymasters won’t be very happy at your showing six of the competitions headlines

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  18. 35
    God says:

    Huhne is simply a typical low-life politician – liar, serial cheat, arrogant “do as I say,not as I do” exponent, greedy money-grubber and sore loser! These clowns are the scum of humanity and it is difficult to feel any sympathy for them when they are found out for what they are. There will be many more in the future – Westminster is full of them!

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  19. 37
    Westminster Gossip says:

    Bag of Rats

    Huhne is the worst kind of politician; ruthlessly ambitious and arrogant in the extreme. His narcissistic character brought him down. His arrogant display on TV yesterday should be a wake up call for our democracy because this is the type of politician we have in charge of our country in the 21st Century. Their stock in trade is deceit and deception! They pay homage to their ego every-time they open their mouths.

    Take the latest issue; GAY marriage. They are now trotting out the reason for allowing GAY marriage is that the majority of people are in favour of it but, when you suggest the majority of people would also be in favour of the death penalty for murder they immediately recoil in horror!

    When the couple on religious grounds refused to let a GAY couple stay at their small B&B they were ridiculed because politicians argued and the courts agreed the B&B had a duty to admit the GAY couple because they were providing a public service. But churches are going to be allowed to refuse to marry GAY couples on religious grounds, yet when you put the argument that a Church performs a public service when marrying a couple the same politicians refuse to accept the parallel!

    This GAY marriage law will be challenged through the European courts within 12-24 months and after that the terms; husband and wife will be shortly seen thereafter as being discriminatory and will be eventually outlawed…

    Politicians; a bag of rats..

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    • 42
      God says:

      Very well put!

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    • 44
      Politicians says:

      Do as we say, not as we do.

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    • 98
      Wikipedia says:

      Since 2000, eleven countries (Argentina, Belgium, Canada, Denmark, Iceland, Netherlands, Norway, Portugal, Spain, South Africa, Sweden) and several sub-national jurisdictions (parts of Brazil, Mexico and the United States) allow same-sex couples to marry. Bills legalizing same-sex marriage have been proposed, are pending, or have passed at least one legislative house in Andorra, Colombia, Finland, France, Luxembourg, Nepal, New Zealand, Taiwan, the United Kingdom, and Uruguay as well as in the legislatures of several sub-national jurisdictions (in Scotland as well as parts of Australia, Mexico, and the United States).

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      • 119
        Westminster Gossip says:

        Equal does not mean same…

        It is our differences which define us and our believes which bind us. Of course GAY individuals must enjoy the same legal rights as anyone else! They do!!! But why are we shy about recognising the differences between hetro sexuals and GAY’s? Civil partnerships grant to GAY couples all the material and legals rights enjoyed by hetro sexual couples but this is not good enough because GAY’s wish to occupy the emotional and spiritual space I occupy with my wife. I am a husband and father not a partner. However we change the law, marriage between two husbands or two wives is plain daft and therfore the term husband and father, wife and mother will come under attack because GAY men cannot be a hustand or wife in a GAY marriage.

        Secondly, how is a GAY marriage to consumated? I’ll leave this to the imagination. In short it is an act to signify union which may give birth to the next generation. GAY couple cannot have children naturally…

        Thirdly, religious beliefs cannot be defined by a group or church, they are deeply held convictions by individuals. Why is the churches religious belief any more worthy than that of the B&B couple who were defeated by the law?

        Marriage is the rock upon which hetro sexual union is recognised not GAY union. WE ARE EQUAL BUT NOT THE SAME, WE HAVE THE SAME CORE LEGAL RIGHTS AND SEPERATE RIGHTS WHICH REFLECT OUR DIFFERENCES.

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        • 146
          Extremely ancient seafarer says:

          From 1 January 2014, the correct terms will be ‘poker’ and ‘poked’.

          Hope that helps.

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    • 102
      hank the cat says:

      “Politicians; a bag of rats”. I like that, a simple little phrase but straight to the point

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    • 151
      Keitho says:

      +1000

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  20. 38
    Pawn Sandwich says:

    If Chris Huhne were to go through the process of child adoption his sentence would be more than halved.

    What is sauce for the goose…

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  21. 39
    Nick Clegg says:

    Ah, ah, ah, oh, oh, oh. Oh dear, ah, ah, ah. Poor old Chris Huhne, hee, hee, hee, whoopie.

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  22. 49
    Nick Clegg says:

    I know dear dear Chris will get £17k severance pay for being an MP plus a gold plated ministerial pension, but I am adamant that Peter Stringfellow should have his bus pass ceremonially torn up to show the little people that the LibDems really do care.

    Thanks for listening.

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  23. 60
    STuN says:

    Huhne should now be sued or arraigned again albeit at our expense, whatever the cost. To get all the money back he’s had whilst lying.

    Then send the C*NT to GAOL! It’s time to send a message!

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  24. 61
    Can someone do this to Huhne? says:

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  25. 63
    rebekah aka nellnewman says:

    just another sorry stage proving that mp’s are charlatans and dishonest hypocrites.

    Sad really.

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  26. 66
    Sir William 17th says:

    So, what’s the alternative? Not voting at all doesn’t help. It merely allows the pols to blame ‘apathetic voters’ and reduces the number of floating voters they have to pander to. The only tactic I can think of for the ordinary person with a life to lead is to vote for smaller parties – UKIP, Respect, Monster Raving Loonies, even the Greens – to shake things up about. Or do what Epicurus advised – withdraw from all this noisy nonsense and cultivate one’s garden.

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  27. 68
    LOL says:

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  28. 75
    Richard III says:

    Where’s my car?

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  29. 78
    Michael Winners Ghost says:

    What a great story for a film, 2 Lesbians A Minister & A Greek

    Hugh Grant will be perfect, the Eagle brothers as the lesbians and Dora Bakoyannis as the Greek.

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    • 81
      Calm down, dear says:

      Now that you and Charlie Bronson are dead, I guess it’s fair to say you both got your death wish.

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    • 152
      Bonjour matelots! says:

      It will doubtless be completely ab-Zorba-ing so long as it doesn’t run for ten years or so.

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  30. 86
    Loadsa Dosh says:

    How come Carina is standing by her man friend?

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    • 113
      Tammy Wynette says:

      Sometimes it’s hard to be a woman
      Giving all your love to just one man
      You’ll have bad times
      And he’ll have “good times”
      Doing things that you don’t understand
      But if you love him, you’ll forgive him
      Even though he’s hard to understand
      So if you love him
      Oh, be proud of him
      ‘Coz after all, he’s just a man.

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  31. 87
    Moussa Koussa Mark 5 says:

    Rumour Tory MP Will “Out” Himself

    Oh please please let it be B*illy Bo*y

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  32. 90

    How long before homosexuality becomes compulsory please? I need to come back beforehand and buy all the tools I need from Isaac Lord.

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  33. 92
    TOTTY not BOTTY (MFHsoCaCoS) says:

    The Vicky Pryce jury has been sworn in , 4 men and 8 women
    well that should see her get off with it !
    Her plea is marital coercion so they will all understand how her beastly husband forced her to break the law

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    • 103
      Anonymous says:

      I pity the four men… although I assume that “coercion” means what it implies – Huhne standing there with a lead pipe poised to strike if she doesn’t sign it, rather than merely suggesting (admittedly with forceful emphasis I assume in order to try to get it into the female “brain”) why it would be a good idea?

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  34. 93
    Maria £90,000 Mortgage Claims Millar MP says:

    Will I be Next?

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  35. 94
    hank the cat says:

    If UKIP come above the tories in Eastliegh call me dave will be presented with his P45

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  36. 99
    Anonymous says:

    Huhne may well be utterly odious, deceitful, conceited, etc (a politician in fact). However, I do feel some unfashionable sympathy for him and for his son for the way his son has turned against him and the son’s emails are now common knowledge.

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    • 105
      Hi Huhney says:

      Texts. And they were read out in court, so it’s on the public record. And the only person who would’ve even mentioned the texts for the trial would be Vicky Pryce.

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    • 108
      God says:

      That’s public life for you! Like all politicians, Huhne craved publicity and that’s just what he’s getting now!

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    • 109
      Man up Dude says:

      Hang on a minute. Peter may be Christopher Paul’s son. But Peter Huhne is a MAN! Peter Huhne is 20 years old FFS.

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    • 110
      Man up Dude says:

      Hang on a minute. Peter may be Christopher Huhne’s son. But Peter Huhne is a MAN! Peter Huhne is 20 years old FFS.

      Reply

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      • 136
        genghiz the kahn says:

        They fuck you up, your mum and dad.
        They may not mean to, but they do.
        They fill you with the faults they had
        And add some extra, just for you.

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      • 139
        Point of information says:

        Peter Huhne is also studying at St Peters College Oxford.

        Still: Any young man who describes their father as a ‘ghastly man’ is odd.

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    • 163
      Hugh Mann says:

      I presume he, like his Mum, was cheesed off that Daddy was doing the dirty elsewhere. Not exactly a good advert for straight marriage.

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  37. 111
    Fruit of the Loom says:

    Please let this be Huhne – http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-21333623

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  38. 112
    The Son says:

    It was the texts wot done it.

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  39. 114
    Ah! Monika 2013 +1 says:

    I hope we get a close up of the gay MP outing himself. Bryant’s photo would be soooo passé.

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  40. 117
    Mr Ed says:

    Who’s the 65 year-old arrested today?

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  41. 118
    Dad You Digust Me says:

    Know there’s a coincidence.

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  42. 120
    GAY VID CAMERON says:

    Those of you against my bill should
    “Wake up a smell the duvet”

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  43. 131
    Neil says:

    (To be sung to the theme tune of the ‘60s radio show “I’m Sorry I’ll Read That Again.”)

    My name is Chris Paul-Huhne,
    and I favour policies to force people out of their cars,
    My name is Chris Paul-Huhne,
    and my deepest yearning is to force people out of their cars.
    And that’s such a blast,
    ‘Cos I love to drive – fast!
    And I thought they would never catch ME.
    My name is Chris Paul-Huhne,
    And this is the tune,
    Of justice being done, J-U-S-T-I,
    Soon they’ll put me be-hind bars!

    Clunk-click, Chris.

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  44. 133
    t dog says:

    I saw Huhne in a Leyland Shop recently (d-i-y/tools shop). I guess he was shopping for a file and chisel

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  45. 134
    New Town Toff says:

    Now let the law go for that other Westminster liar, Baroness Uddin

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  46. 164
    Anonymous says:

    hell have no fury like a greek woman scorned

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