April 22nd, 2013

Huhne Offers to Settle For £85,000 Discount

Huhne has some nerve, offering to cough up just £25,000 of the £110,000 asked for by the prosecution in legal costs. Given that his lies cost the taxpayer over £300,000, once again Huhne is sticking two fingers up at those he used to represent. Guido hopes he enjoys his day out from prison…

UPDATE: Huhne and Pryce are expected to be released after two months, with Pryce being let out on May 12 having served just a quarter of her sentence.

UPDATE II: Huhne could be out as soon as May 13.

UPDATE III: The following may be reported:

“In the course of the submissions made on behalf of Christopher Huhne that he should not be responsible for the entirety of the prosecutions costs application against him, the court was referred to the applications he made for witness summonses that resulted in documentation relating to Constance Briscoe coming to light, which led to allegations being made against her.”


87 Comments

  1. 1
    Throbber says:

    what a Hunt

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  2. 2
    DaiDerbyshire says:

    keep him there until he coughs up

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    • 16
      Labour is off its ED says:

      I agree with you Dai.

      Huhne is a millionaire several times over and he should be made to pay his own costs
      plus the CPS costs.

      If not, he should definitely stay in the clink until he does pay up.

      His sort give crooks a bad name. What an effin tosser!

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      • 41
        Yvonne from The Colliers Arms Clydach says:

        Are you telling me there is a possibility that he could be released early if costs issues are still outstanding?

        That would be taking the piss as they say here in Clydach.

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      • 86
        Tom Catesby says:

        There should be no question of a rebate for Huhne over court costs etc, A wealthy individual like that, who increased costs in the first place by needlessly extending the legal process by continual lying and falsehood. It now seems likely that his detention will shortly end, what sort of message does that send to the rest of us, when the likes of Huhne and others of his former M.P. colleagues spend less time in detention than the rest of us would and in easy open jails, surely, they should shoulder the full costs, that would be a least fair to the public and taxpayer and may possibly act as a deterrant to some future bent and arrogant politico.

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  3. 5
    genghiz the kahn says:

    Al Beeb ticker.

    LATEST:Vicky Pryce to be released on electronic tag on 12 May having served two months of eight month sentence for perverting course of justice

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    • 25
      The British Legal System says:

      Two months prison and two months with a tag.
      2+2 out of 8 months.
      British justice – we mollycoddle our criminals (if they have money and influential friends)

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      • 30
        Screwed Taxpayer says:

        Go to prison. Get fed and watered and entertained. Get lots of lovely bennies again when you get out.

        Never forget this is LibLabCon PC wonderland.

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        • 37
          The Public Sector Money Tree says:

          Why would anyone concerned about the state of their health ever want to leave prison early. The food is great and the gymnasiums in some of our prisons are Olympic standard. If the lcoals near Holloway ever got to see the wonderful swimming pool and gym at that establishment (or the hairdressing suite) they would likely as not knock the walls down to get in.

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    • 87
      Tom Catesby says:

      I thought 4 months was half of 8 months?

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  4. 6
    Buster Gasket says:

    LibDem rehearsals for Huhne’s prison break thwarted http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-wales-north-east-wales-22249420. Huhne throws toys from pram.

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    • 77
      the savant 10.4 highway patrol says:

      even brig o doom s haircut looks noncey

      how long before he s being questioned a la so vile , rudolf paris and shavidson ??

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  5. 8
    Kun Tea Bollox says:

    When did it become optional to pay for your legal costs? Typical MP behaviour. I hate them all.

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  6. 9
    Screwed taxpayer says:

    And the ex Mrs. Huuhne is to be let out with a tag after serving only 2 months of a supposedly 8 month sentence.

    The length of sentences is a meaningless farce perpetuated by the PC judiciary encouraged by weak corrupt politicians.

    Proper sentencing is what is required to deter criminals. In particular, Life should mean Life — nothing less.

    Deterrence is what we want, not televisions, counselling, table tennis and general luvving care for the scum of society.

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    • 53
      Son Altesse Marie A Nette says:

      Quite right. Let them eat bread and water.

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      • 58
        just a thought says:

        How long before the BBC start employing Pryce as an economic “expert”….

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        • 78
          the savant 10.4 highway patrol says:

          well .. HMG already DO apparently as a chief ecnomist and if you ll excuse my french i ll wager her having to walk the streets into whitehall every morning and pound them again at night does not come cheap to the taxpayer iliteriat.

          wonder if her post has been left “open”.?? Is She being considered as on “gardening leave “??

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  7. 10
    Sarah says:

    He made enough money from his fathers shares issue from his speed camera company.

    Pay up scumbag.

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  8. 11
    Joseph Alan Jones says:

    Bung the bugger back in again. This time mouldy bread and water only.

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    • 18
      Crush the lying bastard once and for all says:

      In solitary. Breeze block walls etc. etc.

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      • 79
        the savant 10.4 highway patrol says:

        neither of the above would be entertained by the european court of human rights to which he would immediately appeal .

        they would rule a basic minimum of rib eye steak alternating with lobster thermidore washed down with either a decent bottle of Fleurie or a couple of pints of Black Velvet according to palate .

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  9. 13
    Take pity says:

    well he needs to pay for:

    a personal driver
    Thrashers consultants
    Another rental in preparation for retirement income that has been cut
    Various kids to support
    Making up for losses from bad investments
    Vicky Pryce income tit
    Hotels, office and other MPs perks
    Make over for Carina

    and protection from all those bad people out there

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    • 54
      PC 54 says:

      As he would seem to be safer within the high walls, perhaps that is where he should remain. For his own safety, you understand..

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    • 80
      the savant 10.4 highway patrol says:

      don t you mean a full bore gender reassignment job for carina ….which can now be obtained free gratis on the National Stealth so no outlay there then not by chris spitoon at any rate

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  10. 14
    bibulous lout says:

    If he’d kept it in his trousers, he could have saved his marriage, his family, his job, his freedom and his cash!

    Kind of ironic that the advert at the bottom of this webpage is for a “vitality” supplement for men. #postmodern irony

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  11. 15
    Casual Observer says:

    Separate issue. Why is Camercnut getting involved in responding to the squealing by the nurses union?

    Hasn’t he got a Health Secretary whose job it is to tell the nurses just to fuck off and look after the patients properly?

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    • 26
      Nogbad the Bad says:

      Dave has been told that the nurses are no longer held in such high regard. Too many people have seen their relatives being neglected while people in uniforms huddle behind the Nurses “Station” discussing each-others social lives. To be fair most do a good job.

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      • 32
        Bury the evidence says:

        “To be fair most do a good job.”

        The dead tell no tales

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        • 40
          Long John Silver's parrot says:

          If Cameron gets involved in anything then he does so because in the short term at least he thinks there is a fair chance he will look good in the eyes of the public.

          You can fool some of the people…………………….etc etc

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          • Vote UKIP says:

            Cameron is a weak gutless bastard, solely interested in gay marriage and getting on prime time TV.

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  12. 17
    Justin Mashytboks says:

    I’ll miss Chris when he leaves

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  13. 21
    NobodyElse says:

    what a t*rd.

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  14. 22
    Anonymous says:

    Ford Open Prison? Butlins has more security.

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  15. 23
    Fishy says:

    Of course, looking further ahead to a General glection, you see that Milibandwagon has his own UKIP problem, not from UKIP itself (although a proportion of labour voters will head off in the direction of Sqn Leader Farridge), but in immigrant areas from RESPECT.

    This is the real reason why Miliband’s meeting with Galloway (so far unreported by the BBC) Galloway’s party continues to make inroads in inner city areas where Labour thought it could harvest votes from grateful incomers – the reason that it opened the floodgates in the first place.

    Labour’s plan, ‘to rub the right’s nose in it’ and to subvert democracy is at risk of blowing up in their faces…unless Miliband can get Galloway on-side.

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    • 24
      Fishy says:

      Sorry – should read:

      …This is the real reason why Miliband’s meeting with Galloway (so far unreported by the BBC) is so important…

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      • 43
        Nogbad the Bad says:

        Labour has previous on this issue. Remember how Ken “Red Ken” Livingstone was expelled from the Labour Party when he stood against Labour candidate Frank “Uncle Albert” Dobson in the London Mayoral elections. After Ken “Red Ken” Livingston had won the vote, he was allowed back in to the Labour Party by Tony “Despicable Slimeball” Blair.

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  16. 44
    Viv says:

    If Huhne gets a ‘discount’, can the rest of us get a discount on our tax bills?

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    • 49
      LibDimsLieLaborCons says:

      Fcuk off of course not, we have to be kept in the 7 stars lifestyle

      which is our rights under the EUSSR ECHR………

      So get back to work you revol*ting sme*lly Ple*bs……we will always know

      whats best for you…..which has always been fcuk all, so be grateful !!!

      you fcuking to*ssers

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      • 72
        Universal Hiss says:

        I’ve just had a delightful conversation with British Gas,winding up my uncle’s estate.He owes them £602.Fine,will be paid after probate. You get 60 days says the delightful person with the Indian accent.We then pass the account to one of our associates.Debt collector?No reply.

        Being an executor really opens one’s eyes.I always thought this country was shit & couldn’t get much shittier but I was wrong.All I’ve had is a I’m sorry for your loss,couldn’t give a toss & where is our money attitude.Spits.

        And the very,very,very worse of the lot is AOL/Talk fucking Talk. I hope they all die.Soon.

        So,I’d like to be a Huhne & offer everyone 25%. Except Talk fucking Talk.Obviously.

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  17. 47
    Anon...........but Voting UKIP.ORG says:

    these para*sites, lee*ches & pim*ps are so totally ingrained with charging

    anything & every thing to the continuous flowing taxpayers Money teet,

    they just cannot change nor do they wish to……

    Perhaps we will be lucky when he’s out on day release from his 5 star

    holiday camp & some appreciative Tax Payers will quickly show him how the

    Ty-burn Neck Tie is easily fitted & it will be a once in a lifetime real experience

    with no repeats required for the (un)fortunate recipient ………….

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  18. 48
    DaiDerbyshire says:

    what a joke! – it’s no wonder there’s no respect for the law in this country

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  19. 50
    Iain Duncan Smith says:

    Huhne is a valued member of the Coalition and you plebs have no right to criticise him

    I will make this so by introducing retroactive laws

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  20. 51
    Just a Thought says:

    ouch!

    It makes £60 Fixed Penalty and three points now look very attractive!

    Just plain old hubris…

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  21. 52
    John Tandy says:

    Whatever he ends up paying will have come from the Public purse ! bet he ends up as an member of the EU Parliament like Lord Meddlesome who was forced to resign from the Government not once but twice, before coining it as a EU Commissioner with B Liars help and buying a £6 million home in London with EU taxpayers cash, via salary & pension ! Jobs for the boys !

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  22. 56
    Barry says:

    He should also be asked to repay the amount he received for the period when he hung on as an MP, all the while falsely protesting his innocence.

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  23. 57
    I hate Hugh Grant cos he's a moron says:

    It could be that all the spin, much of which he encouraged, saying he was worth millions was just that spin & in fact the guys probably broke or at least not worth as much as he always claimed to anyone who would listen

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  24. 59
    Cleo says:

    Let the Huhne sell one of his houses to pay the costs.
    He lied to the country for about 10 years- we shouldn’t have to pay a penny.

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  25. 60
    Angie Merkin says:

    Every household should have one.

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  26. 61
    Phil says:

    The man is a complete tosser. His legal costs would have been virtually ‘nil’ if he’d told the truth at the outset. Lying cretin.

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  27. 62
    Chris The Leatherman says:

    I think the Huhne story can be left alone now. He is doing his time and whatever discount he can negotiate between himself and the CPS is up to them, although any discount would be a nonsense. Huhne is not a murderer, a rapist or child molester but to read some of the comments on here you would think he is. Could we all get a sense of proportion? The man’s life has been ruined.

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    • 67
      ThosTids says:

      Huhne is a very dishonest man. He pleaded guilty to get the discount in time in jug. There is no reason why he should have any respect for serving time. It was a lot less pain than going to Public boarding School. And a shorter term than the Easter Term!
      He will suffer nothing given his wealth.

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    • 74
      Universal Hiss says:

      You are joking? He’ll walk into an army of well paid green jobs on boards that are dedicated to take as money from you & I & plant it into the already deep pockets of himself & his ilk.

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  28. 66
    ThosTids says:

    Let’s look at what he paid his Leading Counsel. I should think the Brief was marked at £25,000 and £5,000 a day refresher. How many weeks did the trial last? Oh yes. Don’t forget VAT at 20%. And I bet his team of solicitors weren’t doing it for CPS rates either. I like the saying familiar in Civil cases of “Equality of firepower”. It cuts both ways. BUT the Silk’s fee will have been fixed by the CPS before the trial and I don’t think they permit conditional fee agreements at the Criminal Bar! Mr Huhne is a very rich man and can pay every penny of the prosecution costs. He could have saved every penny by admitting his guilt when accused of it. He might even have kept his job! As it is with a criminal record and time inside, he’s an absolute certainty to be appointed to lead the Lib Dems after Clegg and Cameron form their new Party “The Social Liberals” after both the coalition Parties rusticate both of them after the debacle that is due to happen at the next General Election, if they last that long.

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  29. 68
    Jimmy says:

    Not a mention of the fragrant Constance…

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  30. 70
    marco marc says:

    Is Connie inside yet ? Vikkie the Greek will be tootling around again in a mere two months …

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  31. 76
    the savant 10.4 highway patrol says:

    Oliver says:
    April 22, 2013 at 2:54 pm
    Who would pay £100k when you can pay £25k?
    Moralising knobs online perhaps.

    INDEED OLIVER AND YOU PRESUMABLY APPLAUD THIS SPINELESS LIMP WRISTED WET FISH HAND SHANDY HANDSHAKE ALL IN CAHOOTS TOGETHER JUDICIAL SYSTEM WHICH PERMITS THIS TO OCCUR DO YOU ?? WANKER !!

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  32. 81
    superman says:

    Make him pay full amount or no remission. Simple!

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  33. 82
    AK says:

    Afain they Stuff the taxpayer these people just don’t care they should be made to pay or increase jail term for none payment

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  34. 84
    Nemesis says:

    The cheating bastard should pay back every penny it’s cost the taxpayers. What a distasteful he is. He has the sort of face that deserves slapping every night.

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