March 13th, 2013

Huhne’s Lies Cost Taxpayer £333,472

Guido has been busy crunching some large taxpayer-shaped numbers this morning. After Clegg suggested Huhne should “pay amends” for his crime, by Guido’s calculation the bill comes to over £330,000.

Huhne took his MP’s salary for the year and a day after he quit as a minister, also pocketing a £17,000 severance payment. Using the average cost of recent by-elections, Eastleigh is estimated to have left the taxpayer with a £95,000 bill. The CPS say the cost of investigating and prosecuting Chris and Vicky reached £117,599, while the average national cost of imprisoning criminals puts Huhne and Pryce’s stay at Her Majesty’s pleasure at almost £40,000. A grand total of £333,472…


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  1. 1
    Lord Mandelbum of Fondleboys says:

    Surely that’s Chris Huhne HMP, the Right Honourable Member for Wandsworth Central?

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    • 4
      V1le, vicious Labour ruined my Country says:

      Yes they should clawback all of this cost from his property estate ready to contribute to the 10 million new immigrants on their way.

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    • 10
      Aaron D Highside says:

      He has had to be segregated because inmates were demanding money with menaces – so now he knows how it feels.

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      • 42
        Nothing Better To Do says:

        Yes, a delicious irony. A man that has become rich through swindling taxpayers getting his just deserts. Wonderful.

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    • 16
      Tilting at windmills says:

      Don’t forget he is not in an iPadded cell. Reclaim that item too. Then prosecute for the huhneious road traffic offences he allegedly carried out earlier this year.

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      • 48
        golli says:

        Arithmetic is wrong. He started lying about the points ten years ago so all his salary since then should be included plus the cost of all the windmills he imposed as a minister-who-would-never-have-been had he not lied.

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        • 56
          bald old git says:

          Indeed; the judge said in the remarks before sentencing that Huhne’s career had been built on this act of criminal deception …

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    • 32
      Getting the niceties right is de rigeur for a gentleman says:

      The Today programme announced that he’d been called the Right Honourable Member for Wandsworth North on the tannoy.

      I presume he’s still a member of the Privy Council even if he’s going to find ti difficult to get to meetings for a few months.

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      • 46
        Nothing Better To Do says:

        Almost worth getting banged up in Wandsworth just to enjoy his suffering at first hand.

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  2. 2
    Anoneumouse says:

    As the crime was committed in 2003 all his parliamentary salary should be clawed back using the proceeds of crime act.

    http://www.legislation.gov.uk/ukpga/2002/29/contents

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    • 17
      Anonymous says:

      This I like. Very fair.

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    • 20
      Popeye says:

      Excellent point, am in complete agreement.How is the ex-hon member for Luton, well enough to stand trial yet, or long grass now?

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    • 53
      M says:

      Seeing that his going to try and profit from his crime once he gets out . Shouldn’t there be process where any monies earned relating to the episode should be seized to pay off the costs incurred by the tax payer .

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      • 58
        annoyed says:

        Nice. He already owes us around £ 1 million. Add interest and VAT. Then make him write the book and go on the talk circuit – and take all that money also. Then let the public sue him for losses and inconvenience caused by his climate change lies and windmill nonsense. Then feed his corpse to zoo animals.

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  3. 3
    Anonymous says:

    Could have saved nearly £40,000 if we had hung him

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  4. 5
    What a Huhne says:

    He should be made to slop out 1 ton of shit for every pound of our money he wasted. So that’s 333,472 tons of shit he should be forced to slop out in prison.

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  5. 6
    Welsh activist. says:

    Off topic, but did anyone else read this from Littlejohn http://tinyurl.com/btjt77y yesterday. Just manouveres, or something much more sinister?

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    • 14
      Old England says:

      They are practising for when the civil unrest kicks off,possibly in their own country
      and i suspect we owe their military a favour,but i could also ,have a vivid imagination……..and be completely wrong..Just off to the shed to dust off my English,
      made of Yew,Longbow….

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    • 19
      Magaluf Engerlander says:

      No – just practice in case the Germans march into Paris again.
      “Oh, a table for ‘sree hundred ‘tousand, Monsieur?”

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    • 30
      Casual Observer says:

      There was talk of UK / French naval forces being merged.

      This is another part of the creeping poorly thought out Euro integration by stealth.

      If any French show up on your coast unannounced like this though it is your responsibility to kill them.

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    • 38
      Tadpole says:

      Saw a nun in Hastings yesterday. She was smoking a pipe and puffed white smoke. Could have been a fifth columnist in disguise. Zoot alors.

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  6. 7
    Vince Cable says:

    I don’t remember money.

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    • 26
      pissed off voter says:

      there are an awful lot of similarities in the way the Savile and Rennard cases developed – and were kept under wraps.

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  7. 8
    Chutzpah says:

    said the 4x pissed up w’og.

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  8. 9
    Will says:

    the guardian is saying that these poor people should not have been sent to prison, beastly to the middle classes.

    The fact is that chris committed another speeding offence a while later and was banned, so not repentant.

    As for her well she helped to hide a criminal offence.

    If a white man van had done the same the guardian would be up in arms about jeremy clarkson speeders getting away with offences.

    Basically the courts waqnted to send out a message to the middle classes about points swapping that its a criminal offence and not a way of avoiding a ban from your bad driving !!

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    • 12
      ۷‎ḭ‎Ǟ‎Ǵ‎℟‎Ǟ‏ says:

      These bad drivers need to be stopped before they kill someone.

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    • 18
      Fuck it says:

      Yes, Meddi wank boy and toilets Maguire were at it as well. Don’t remember any sympathy for Tories caught out though.

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    • 21
      Casual Observer says:

      And perhaps another message they wanted to send out is that the courts really do not want couples in dispute to use this as a weapon for getting back at their ex-partners.

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  9. 11
    Never forgive, never forget says:

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  10. 15
    Point of Information says:

    Separating Huhne and Pryce’s bill is important.

    As for clawback of wages earned from the public purse, Pryce’s should also be reclaimed. Her covering and assistance of getting Huhne into office also enabled her to switch from private to public sector.

    Would be worth while estimating Pryce’s cost to the UK economy via flawed economic advice. Those costs will dwarf Huhnes.

    There appears to be GBP 600 missing above for an iPad…

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    • 25
      Not 4 gettin says:

      And what about all the damage Pryce has done to the UK economy with her pseudo economics and daily appearances on the BBC?

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      • 57
        Mrs Havisham says:

        I had some sympathy for Vicky until I read smewhere that her latest squeeze is Dennis McShane. If that is true the woman is a glutton for punishment and needs therapy for her masochism.

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  11. 23
    Foreign Aid UK style. What a fucking waste. says:

    OT

    Watched the Top gear Africa specials last night.

    The Bleeding obvious is that the Chinks have done far more for Africa with their roads and infrastructure than any amount of feel good foreign Aid from the London metropolitan elite robbed from the British taxpayer.

    How can one compare Roads, dams, bridges and jobs with wind up radios, wooden scooters and crap solar powered torches?

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  12. 27
    Vince says:

    Yawn. This is all so tiring. i do like the sound of A-KIP.

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  13. 28

    Very expensive Porkie Pies! But do you do him for lying or her for revealing? Strange but nevertheless very interesting.

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  14. 29
    IPSA - All in it together says:

    Yep looks legit. Cash or cheque?

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  15. 33
    Liam says:

    Isn’t Huhne still entitled to a Parliamentary Pension?

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  16. 37
    bigger fish to fry now says:

    Give it a rest Guido.

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  17. 39
    GypposRus says:

    We have no problem with the bedroom tax when we arrive in your country for council houses and benefits. We are used to sleeping 10 to a room. As long as we can add to benefits by begging and thieving we are quite happy.

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    • 43
      V1le, vicious Labour ruined my Country says:

      With 10 million of you on the way I think you’ll be sleeping 50 to a room in shifts unless there are some big caravans available?

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  18. 47
    The lobbyist says:

    Still no news from Dave about removing Vicky Pryce’s honour of the CB……

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  19. 50
    Tosspot says:

    Perhaps I missed it but has he also now lost his license, or are they holding on until he comes out ?

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  20. 51
    Tosspot says:

    My wife has had a Bedroom Tax in operation for years, what is wrong with others suffering too. The value of a pair of new shoes she will wear once or twice…… she puts her cold feet on me, as a sign of love and affection.

    Which dear reader, is an indication of the cost of a cuddle.

    Much is said about Aid to oppressed people, what about Poor Oppressed Husbands being considered too…

    Forget increasing the cost of drink, increase the cost of a Marriage License and save more lives…… Single men live longer than Married ones but Wedded ones are more happy to go, leaving the state to pick up the tab.

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  21. 54
    Mr pontius pilate says:

    I understand his constant claims of wealth are false………could that be true?

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