March 7th, 2013

Damning Pryce Emails Point to Another LibDem Cover Up

The original Sunday Times report on Huhne and speeding referred to Westminster rumour and speculation about him taking points. Well guess who it was talking about the case…

Emails shown to the Pryce jury point the finger at the very top of the LibDem establishment, who once again seem very good about ignoring things they do not want to hear:

  • 12 March 2011: 

Pryce to Sunday Times: “Other possibility would be to tell NC or his close associates (having coffee with Miriam this PM) that the papers are on to him … (that also might have the added benefit of NC not wanting any more scandals and ease him out anyway …).” 

  • 9 April 2011:

Pryce to Sunday Times: “Actually I had told Vince and Rachel about points before when the three of us were having supper about a month ago – they were horrified at the time but VC has probably forgotten it by now. He was v tired that night.”

  • 18 April 2011:

Pryce to Sunday Times: “Having lunch with Miriam c tmr. Should I hint at anything? I told Vince there is something hanging over him [Huhne] and he wanted to tell Clegg.”

  • 26 April 2011:

Sunday Times to Pryce: “To what extent is Clegg aware that something is hanging over Huhne (you mentioned it to Miriam, didn’t you?)”

Pryce: “Yes, I have told VC, Miriam C, MOak (Matthew Oakeshott) … and a few other Lib Dem Lords and others working close to NC.”

A spokesman for Vince Cable says:

“Vince and Rachel have no recollection of the issue of points being raised with them over the course of dinner with Vicky Price on 28 January 2011. They have consulted their personal records which confirm that the issue first came to their attention in May 2011 when the story broke in the press.”

What sort of personal records did they keep? A diary? 

A Lib Dem spokesman says: “Vince, Matthew and Miriam are all clear that the allegation about driving points was not raised with them.” A spokesman for Miriam Clegg says: “I have never ever been told by Vicky or anybody else about the traffic points story. I got to know about this when everybody else did.” Lord Oakeshott says: “Vicky must have been under a lot of pressure, but I am sure she never raised the points with me.” Remind you of any other recent outbreaks of yellow amnesia? 

UPDATE: Vicky Pryce claims Huhne made his millions from “dodgy investments” relating to his father’s speed camera company.


  1. 1
    Nick Clegg says:


  2. 2
    Watch Brown get bitch slapped last night says:

  3. 3
    towerofbabble says:

    Implausible deniability

    • 99
      A doctor says:

      Just plain old Alzheimer’s at a very early age. How sad1 It’s good that they are doing important jobs.

  4. 4
    RK says:

    Daming? Damning, methinks.

  5. 5
    Polititian says:

    ” I have no recollection ” Simps!

    • 70
      Joe Public says:

      None of them do. They have memory and morals surgically removed when they enter politics.

  6. 6
    Nick Clegg says:

    I’ve never heard of Chris Huhne or Chris Rennard. Or anyone else called Chris.

  7. 8
    Lib Dem postal votes says:

    Bit boring on TV today, think I’ll put the news on.

    • 17
      Mike Hunt says:

      Oh bollox, is THIS the shower of shit I voted for?

      Never again, until next time anyway.

  8. 10
    Anonymous says:

    If you cant remember a conversation about something as explosive at this then he is not competent enough to be in government. Come to think of it, he’s not competent enough to be in government anyway.

  9. 11
    Sir William Wade says:

    These LibDems are a remarkably coy lot, agonising over whether X should tell Y about Z, or whether to drop a hint to A in the hope that it might reach B. It’s as though they were living out an Edwardian novel. Don’t they ever burst into one another’s offices crying “Hey, you’ll never goes who [] is b*nking now!”?

    • 21
      A Lib Dem spokesperson says:

      Don’t they ever burst into one another’s offices crying “Hey, you’ll never goes who [] is b*nking now!”?

      Heavens no we wouldn’t dream of that. We might catch the occupants in flagrante delicto

  10. 16
    Mike Hunt says:

    Sadly two weeks too late :-(
    The voters of Eastleigh may have voted differently. But then again maybe not.

  11. 18
    georgelees says:

    Does that make NC and VC a party to a conspiracy to pervert the course of justice? I think Guido should consult a lawyer…..

  12. 20
    Ah! Monika says:

    Clegg knows fewer Lib Dems than I do.

    I know one.

  13. 23
    Any Lib Dem Cabinet Minister says:

    There was a change of government in 2010 you say. I don’t know anything about that; it isn’t my fault that there is a new one and it has been crap.

  14. 26
    Vince Cable says:

    Matron, do you know who I am? I can’t remember.

    • 27
      A Huhne says:

      Where did I put those bloody points?

    • 66
      the savant10.4 highway patrol says:

      Seriously. Isn t it about time Vinney hung up his avunculars for the last time and

      faded gently into well paid excutive directorship ??

      • 78
        flowery twats says:

        Clegg is like Manuel from Fawlty Towers who wandered round saying ” I know nothing”

  15. 28
    FrankFisher says:

    That money was just resting in my account

  16. 30
    Ah! Monika says:

    Vince and Rachel have no recollection….

    That’s a whole chapter less for his Memoirs.

    • 37
      Nursery Rhyme says:

      Vince and Rachel sitting in a tree, l i i i i.n.g.

      First comes ignorance then comes a plea.

      then comes Vince in an orange jumpsuit

  17. 33
    Prick Clegg says:

    My wife and myself were only informed by the horses mouth in General terms when we spoke with her at some point in the past.

    • 131
      Peter Grimes says:

      Deliciously funny that his pater’s company probably supplied the speed camera which got the slimy, lying bastard.
      There is some justice after all.

  18. 34
    Khoklovskairvlin says:


    Bitter old bitch.

  19. 36
    Constance Briscoe, not the best "judge" of character, it would seem, says:

    See, I told Vasiliki I’d handle everything for her, and not to go talking about everything with everybody all the time.
    You try to do something nice for a friend, and look what happens.
    No good deed goes unpunished.

  20. 41
    Check Facts First says:

    One hundred and eighty!!!!!!!!! – Now what about Isabel Oakeshott, she is the one who stirred the pot in the first place.

  21. 44
    Ah! Monika says:


    Nick Clegg charged with stealing Ed’s blank sheet of paper.

  22. 45
    pissed off voter says:

    Is there a single honest lib dem in either house of parliament?

    • 47
      A slightly wider question says:

      Is there a single member of either house whose natural inclination is not mendacity at every opportunity.

    • 49
      A good tip says:

      If a politician wishes you Good Morning check the clock – twice (if they haven’t nicked it).

  23. 46
    Ah! Monika says:

    GUILTY! Vicky Pryce ‘open-mouthed in shock’ as she is convicted of perverting course of justice for taking ex-husband Chris Huhne’s speeding points.

    Now if she had opened her mouth whilst they were married….

  24. 50
    Justice Dictates says:

    They should serve their sentences in the same cell.

    • 53
      Huhnegate explodes says:

      Now that is very rough Justice indeed. Death(s) may be the result

    • 124
      ian says:

      didnt sartre write a play based on that idea

    • 132
      Peter Grimes says:

      If she gets turned to grass eating in Holloway do you think Huhne will ditch his other dyke and take her back?

  25. 51
    The BBC says:

    So we are all alone in the world.

    Our Libdem party is full of liars and cheats
    Our Eurozone expert is a pervert of Justice
    Our Man in “Global Warning” is also a pervert of Justice.
    Our/their leader is a sexual pervert as are 99.9999% of their MPs
    And every last one of them can’t remember nuffink.

  26. 55
    Rod Serling says:

    “Submitted for your approval: Chris Huhne earns millions from shares in a firm that sells cameras that catch motorists speeding– and spends millions in legal fees, defending himself from charges originally stemming from covering up a speeding offence. A delicious irony, to be sure; but one which is all too common in… The Twilight Zone.”

  27. 56
    Denis MacShane says:

    Phew, I was nearly hitched to a liar and a cheat and that would not do for my unblemished reputation at all.

  28. 57
    Anonymous says:

    I’m sick of the ruling elite thinking our laws don’t apply to them.

    • 77
      Old Etonian says:

      Of course they don’t. We make them.

      • 98
        Uncle Joe says:

        Yes that’s what the Romanov’s thought as well. Your country has no recent experience of political violence on a wide scale, this is not the case in the rest of Europe. The forces for social revolution have been released it will just take a little time (remember we had our first attempt in 1905 and then had to wait till 1917). It will come, war and poverty favour us not your liberal money obsessed system, history will be ours in the long run. Your elite know this and are sh-tting themselves whilst cleaning out the last cash from the state coffers. Your world that seemed so stable and would last forever is falling apart.

        • 108
          Old England says:

          Bring it on…Going back to a simple agriconomy,would be a good thing,and,
          separate the men from the boys,basic needs and a touch of reality would be good as well..Hopefully,many would chase the “Golden Goose” around the globe
          ,and leave us to our green and pleasant land!!

  29. 61
    Vasiliki Courmouzis says:

    But you can’t jail me. I work for the British government and the British Broadcasting Corporation.

    I demand a retrial in Greece.

  30. 62
    Yvonne from the Colliers Arms Clydach says:

    Do you think we should be organizing a taxpayer strike or some sort of national protest against this?

    This Government knows a lot more than they are letting on and have just been covering for one another .

    Labour are keeping out of it because the Condems have got plenty of dirt on them too which is being hidden under the carpet.

    Why should people just sit back and do nothing?

    • 72
      Call me Dave says:

      Whatever you do do not riot in the streets as I have given all our vehicles to the Syrian opposition.

    • 79
      the savant10.4 highway patrol says:

      Coz we’re British and apathetic

      Or possibly just Pathetic

      • 111
        Uncle Joe says:

        It will just take one incident to trigger the move to more militancy once people see the violence of the state used against ordinary people then it will start. It is just that your country has not seen violence like this close up, but it will happen. Your current politicians will be swept away in the storm, ask yourself what is happening in Greece, Italy, Spain and Ireland they face centuries of debt to pay for the bad decisions of bankers and the parasite politicians. Do you really think the current situation can go on for years and years without revolt? The British will not lead it but once they see others doing it then they will join.

  31. 63
    annoyed user says:

    I think it’s time for a full judicial enquiry – into the Lib Dem party.

  32. 67
    Silver Lining says:

    Vicky Pryce’s advance on her memoirs have just quadrupled.

    • 127
      Peter the Pedant says:

      Has just quadrupled. The error of making the verb agree with the previous word rather than the subject is known as false attraction.

      And what a false, unattractive bunch the LibDems are.

  33. 71
    Anonymous says:

    Vince was “v tired that night” was he?

    I shall probably get “v tired” tomorrow evening when I celebrate the verdict….

  34. 73
    David's brother says:

    There’s a bandwagon here, but how do I get on it?

  35. 75
    Tosspot says:

    A weak Pound is a clear sign of Weak Government, think about it for a moment, we are a Manufacturing Nation who make things to sell to others, we have to import most of the materials to make these exports, it cost us more to buy the materials then get less for the goods we sell, the only thing that counts in the end is PROFIT. Thus it is better to spend a penny to earn a penny profit than spend a pound and make a penny profit… simple terms but the principal holds….. others judge you by what they see…. a weak pound means a weak government…. Germans did not seem to have much of a problem with a High Mark….

    • 80
      Ah! Monika says:

      Hey, we’re enjoying ourselves on here.

      If it wasn’t for the power of the web….who knows??

    • 126
      Fourth reich without nasty insignia says:

      And with a weaker euro that is a nice problem

  36. 81
    Blowing Whistles says:

    Music to my ears … next up the sentencing.

    Who knew what and when – and yes there is; as one commenter stated above the question of a conspiracy to conceal. However there has been a greater conspiracy to conceal far worse matters as we approach 20th march – now who could I possibly mean?

    Clue – who of the D-notice committee [2003] has been rewarded for their ‘conspiracy to conceal?’

    Transparent as mud m’lud.

  37. 82
    the savant10.4 highway patrol says:

    A High Mark ?

    Wasn’t that when Thatcher was left high and dry in the Kalahari or similar ??

  38. 83
    Ah! Monika says:

    Justice has it’s Pryce.

  39. 86
    Ed Milliband says:

    Right. That’s the last of the General Election postal votes completed.

    Can someone give me a hand with these sacks?

    • 122
      Lord Shortarse, but my 'friends' call me Anal says:

      I couldn’t give a shit. You’re sacked.

  40. 88
    the truth the whole truth and nothing but the truth says:

    If Huhne, his wife and their Limp Dum mates would lie and cover-up something as trivial as speeding points- it doesn’t instill confidence about their truthfulness about the really important matters.

    • 90
      Parliament says:

      The really important matters have been delegated.

      Now… back to wheelie bin collections

  41. 89
    Just askin says:

    Is there a coloured courtroom sketch of the jury?

  42. 91
    Headline. says:

    It was the son wot did it.

  43. 94
    Casual Observer says:

    Probably a good idea to drag this back up:

    Lord O + B@rclays Tax avoidance.

  44. 95
    A British Voter says:

    Are all Lib Dems dodgy or pervy? It seems that way to the Electorate. It’s one scandal or Calamity after another.

  45. 100
    Casual Observer says:

    Some essential stats on Clegg / Cable from 2010 GE:

    Nick Clegg: Sheffield Halam 29.89% Majority LD over Con
    Vince Cable: Twickenham 20.33% Majority LD Over Con

  46. 105
    Spank Sinatra says:

    Perv, perversion and perverted seem to be the words which come to mind when anyone mentions the lib-dems these days. Hey ho….

  47. 106
    The lobbyist says:

    I see it is Vicky Pryce CB. So is her Companion of the Bath to be taken away? Or will that, too, become a long drawn out affair?

  48. 113
    99.999 of the population says:

    The only occasion I will watch Question Time will be when Vicky and Chris are on the same panel.

  49. 116
    Jess The Dog says:

    I wonder if Clegg and Cable tacitly encouraged Pryce to dump on Huhne….who would have beaten Clegg in the leadership election if it hadn’t been for groper Rennard dispensing with a recount. Ye gads, this is like a boring version of Game of Thrones with ugly people.

  50. 120
    LibDems polishing a turd says:

    Huhnes’ progenitor has investments pertaining to speed cameras? If that’s so – what a delicious irony!

  51. 128
    Old Blue Eyes says:

    Beware of Greeks bearing a grudge.

  52. 136
    Anonymous says:

    So 2 down 1 to go. Corrupt Judge Constance Briscoe should not get away with this either. She was caught lying to the police about her involvement and behaving in a superior manner when police officers tried to question her. The Daily Mail reports today it is suggested she received cash for leaking information to the press! She is currently under police investigation and is facing prosecution. They will find money traces!

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