March 12th, 2013

Huhne and Pryce Sentencing Sweepstakes Winner

Congratulations to @AngusCurran, who correctly guessed that both Chris and Vicky would be sentenced to 8 months. He wins a copy of Lee Rotherham’s “The EU in a Nutshell: Everything you wanted to know about the European Union but didn’t know who to ask”and a dozen I’ve Been Kissed By Chris stickers.

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65 Comments

  1. 1
    Le Monde correspondent says:

    Can we have a sweepstake on how many of your Murdoch colleagues will go to jail please Guido?

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  2. 2
    Wm Hill says:

    ouch!

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  3. 3
    The EU in a Nutshell says:

    It’s (very expensive) crap.

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  4. 4
    Only mongs watch X-Factor says:

    “Asked straight out if he was homosexual”

    Tee-hee!

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  5. 5
    Chris 'Stars in their eyes' Huhne says:

    Tonight Mathew, I am going to be a bear

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  6. 8
    Anonymous says:

    25% drop in salary for state teachers in Andalucia in Spain and still lest that the rest of Spain,George are you reading this,

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  7. 9
    Legal Beagle says:

    On a point of detail, did Huhne not actually receive a sentence of 9 months – which was then discounted automatically by 10% for the guilty plea – rather than receiving a sentence of 8 months (as Hecate Pryce did)?

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    • 55
      Maths Beagle says:

      9 less 10% = 8.1

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      • 60
        Legal Beagle seeking justice at all levels says:

        Indeed it is 8.1. My point is that the (gross) sentence was in fact 9 months, and that the sentence was then discounted by the Judge. So, “the sentence” was 9 months, even though Huhne will only serve 90% of it because of the discount. Therefore, it is wrong to say Huhne’s sentence was 8 months, but right to say that he will only serve 8 months of it. The sentence must have been 9 months otherwise there was nothing against which to apply the discount of 10%. Therefore Guido is giving his book to the wrong person; which, in its own way, is a perversion of the course of justice all of its own.

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      • 62
        Legal Eagle says:

        In law: 9 months less 10% = 8 months.

        The current legal climate: Round damages / costs up, round sentences down.

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  8. 12
    Bill Quango MP says:

    Member of performing arts is Gay!

    In other news comedian is Je,wish
    Minister went to Eton
    Guardian reader is middle class
    Ex miner votes for Miliband.

    Etc

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  9. 13
    Ah! Monika says:

    @AngusCurran is Lord Justice Sweeny. Fix

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  10. 14
    Anonymous says:

    no fear, 50% remission for bending over to the guvnor, see you in a couple of months and standing in a by-election near you!

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  11. 15
    Lord Stansted says:

    WTF is CHRISTOPHER Maloney? Or Christopher Maloney even?

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  12. 16
    Bubba, Cell No42 says:

    Hey boy! Hey boy! You gonna git on the floor, ya hear me, boy?!

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  13. 17
    What a Huhne says:

    Now I regret Huhne never became Lib Dem leader. We’d have had the popcorn worthy spectacle of seeing a deputy PM forced to resign and then go to prison.

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    • 61
      Beastleigh Voter says:

      That would have seen all our Christmases coming at once. In the meantime, we’ll just have the mental image:

      “Here’s the soap, Chris. Catch! Oops, butterfingers.”

      “Hey, girlfriend…”

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  14. 18
    Le Monde correspondent says:

    Interesting background on how the Murdoch Times newspapers get their information…and then try to buy their way out of trouble

    wiki
    In 2012, it was revealed that Patrick Foster, then a reporter at The Times, had used computer hacking in order to establish Richard Horton’s identity.[8] [9] It was subsequently reported that Horton intends to sue The Times for damages.[10]
    In October 2012, the Times settled with Horton for £42,500 plus costs.[11]

    On 29 August 2012 the police arrested Patrick Foster as part of Scotland Yard’s Operation Tuleta investigation into computer hacking.”

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  15. 19
    BBC apologist says:

    We have never heard of Jimmy Savile.

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    • 38
      BBC Update says:

      We have never heard of Jimmy Savile…

      but we think that it is a disgrace that the police, the NHS, numerous childrens’ homes and Thatcher allowed the beast to get away with what he did.

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    • 59
      The BBC & Common Purpose says:

      We have it on good authority that Jimmy Savile was a Tory Minister in the Thatcher Government, which explains everything.

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  16. 22
    Anonymous says:

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  17. 27
    Gordon Brown says:

    I am the King of (fizzy) Pop

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  18. 30
    Jumbo says:

    I’m Angus Curran and so’s my wife

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  19. 32
    BBC blame shifters says:

    The police are to blame for Jimmy Savile not us!!!

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  20. 33
    Chris 'Stars in their eyes' Huhne says:

    Tonight Mathew, I am going to be a creampie

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  21. 36
    Fuck it says:

    The BBC were delighted this morning that the BIGGEST recruiter at the moment is the public sector, yes folks ‘change managers’ and ‘diversity officers’ are being recruited in large numbers again.

    Other than the armed forces I can’t think of any large scale cuts taking place. Did I sleep through those “evil Tory cuts?”

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  22. 37
    Bill Quango MP says:

    Gordon kept inflation away with his basket of

    78 rpm records
    Black and white tv licence
    Spinning Jenny’s
    Monocles
    Stovepipe hats
    Whalebone
    Fax machines
    Cassette tapes
    Bell bottom patched dungarees
    Guano

    Using this basket of goods inflation fell by 450% , while tractor production rose by a similar amount.

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  23. 40
    Raving Loon says:

    Was there anyone on that show who was actually straight?

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  24. 42
    What a Huhne says:

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  25. 47
    Popeye says:

    The out of touch judge in this case obviously does not believe spousal pressure exists. In spite of evidence that Pryce was presented with a fait-accompli by her ex.

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    • 51

      She was rather the instrument of her own destruction.
      If she had kept quiet no one would have ever known.

      She wanted vengeance. And she achieved it.
      Do you remember the film Murphy’s war , with Peter O,Toole ?

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    • 54
      Chris Cuпt says:

      I told her if she didn’t take the points she wouldn’t be getting any cock for a month.

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    Anonymous says:

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  28. 65
    Fog says:

    Who is Christopher Maloney?

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