October 21st, 2013

Huhne Becomes Guardian’s Best Man

The Guardian’s efforts to help Chris Huhne on the road to rehabilitation continue with some aplomb. Either Huhne is being super canny and coat-tailing onto the Guardian’s pet causes for their affection, or someone is helping him on the inside. Always worth remembering that Huhne was best man of to Patrick Wintour, the Guardian political editor who wrote today’s front page story. Huhne says that while he was in Cabinet he knew nothing about the controversial Tempura surveillance programme.

“The invasion of privacy is breath-taking. The defence that you have nothing to fear if you have nothing to hide is as outrageous as it was when made by the totalitarian states. Citizens may – for good or bad reasons – want their activity to be private without in any way being illegal. Privacy matters.”

Enjoyable as it is to read Huhne’s opinions on law, order, liberty and privacy, funny he never felt so strongly about the activities of our security services while he was in power and could actually do something about it.


40 Comments

  1. 1
    What a plonker. says:

    Never trust a Libdim.

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  2. 2
    Anonymous says:

    Put him back in Jail.

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    • 12
      cell block H says:

      Nooooooooooooo!!!!!!!

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    • 13
      Ken Clarke says:

      Release him, and all the others.

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    • 26
      No contrition says:

      Surely you are released early from a sentence if you are good …… show contrition .

      Huhne shows none. His parole officer must put him back in jail and allow Huhne to finish off his sentence.

      Do not national papers and TV organizations keep such dubious individuals at arms length?

      How many lags have enjoyed this privilege? Bet its NONE.

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    • 38
      RabbleRouser says:

      I thought he was innocent?

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  3. 3
    Lord Stansted says:

    A chateau bottled nuclear powered **** with added arsenic

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  4. 5
    Eco Warrior says:

    If everyone owned a high powered BMW car and drove it at the speeds you did Chris would it harm the planet?

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  5. 6
    Bermondsey Dave says:

    Do you miss me Chris? I can’t look at a bar of soap without thinking of our special time together x

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  6. 7
    Podiceps says:

    Looking at the Guardian staff, maybe he is their best man.

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  7. 8
    Blue Peter Goldfish says:

    That’s a rather enthusiastic photo lens, zeroing in on a pimple, or is it a blot?.

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  8. 9
    FFS says:

    What a complete tosspot. He really has no shame at all. Must be some kind of “attention seeking” disorder that goes back to early childhood. Fancy he’ll end up like Kerry Katona. We should perhaps be grateful that only the Guardian is giving him the time of day, or before you know it he’ll be on Loose Women, I’m a Celebrity and all manner of other shows for those sad C-list wannabees with the same desperate need to get our attention.

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    • 11
      Paniagua v5 says:

      The best show for him would be pointless.

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    • 17
      Anonymous says:

      Even the most narcissistic person can learn a lesson. It takes a hard hit but the message does get through. Give him a chance, he has to re-invent himself. He could be made to contribute.

      As for Tempora etc. We have known about that for years. Even in the very first years of electronic communication the lines were monitored.

      This is easily proven by the two visits we received from GCHQ. This was a business and we created something that was, in security terms, a little too advanced. The visits stopped all work and the samples were reclaimed. A few years later overseas company produced the same product. We lost the edge we had.

      How did they know? Easy? We communicated on the transatlantic cable about a commercial product. GCHQ is only there to protect itself. It has no idea that the world is ahead of it always. It needs to work with the companies, so we are at the front, and so by cooperation it too leads.

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    • 19
      Hugh Janus says:

      +100

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  9. 10
    Chris Huhne resplendent with his Peckham Rolex says:

    I was only a prawn so knew nothing about Tempura batter until it was too late.

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  10. 14
    Polly Toynbee says:

    Chris’s downfall is the fault of the evil Tories.

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  11. 15
    Anonymous says:

    They really are taking a battering for this tempura programme

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  12. 16
    Blue Peter Goldfish says:

    He will shortly be writing a column for the Guardian telling us how the prison system in this country needs to be reformed (you heard it here first).

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    • 20
      The British media are cunts says:

      Well the old bag he was married to has already done that and all she did was blame men and that all women in prison should be released as none of them deserve to be there.

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      • 34
        Vote for cVnts you get cVnts! says:

        Why do the ‘media’ and newspapers, insist on insulting the public by giving Huhne and is ex wife the oxygen of publicity?

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    • 23
      Anonymous says:

      So what, he has a brief bit of experience. Oh so much more than any other politician with regard to the real world. He is a national asset. To have any practical experience will put him above all those that study these systems only.

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  13. 18
    The British media are cunts says:

    Just like the murderer of Iraqi people Alistair Campbell, Huhne is loved by the BBC. It’s not just him but benefits cheat 5 bellies Smiff who is never off the BBC either.

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  14. 25
    Judge the Guardian by the company it keeps says:

    Lied to his wife to conduct an affair.
    Lied to the Police as to who was driving his car
    Lied to deny his wife’s accusations of lying to the Police.
    The bloke is a serial fucking liar.

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  15. 28
    Hell for Leather says:

    Guido says: “The Guardian’s efforts to help Chris Huhne on the road to rehabilitation continue with some aplomb” etc..

    You just ape that rag by recycling this sort of bilge.

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  16. 29
    Did his ex-wife infer says:

    Likes petrol guzzling cars.
    Frequent flyer.

    Do as I say NOT AS I DO huhne ex weather change hot air overseas energy don’t pollute

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  17. 31
    Irritable Sod says:

    Huhne has a number of axes to grind before he plants them firmly in the backs of those who have thwarted him. Best place to do this from? The Grauniad of course.

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  18. 32
    Penfold says:

    Utterly shameless, this man jumps onto any bandwagon if it gains him a few quid.

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  19. 33
    John says:

    Of course it’s appalling that the shameless Huhne is helping the Guardian give this story legs.

    But worse still is that apparently nobody in our Government is publicly doing much about it. Cameron is keeping quiet in the hope the story will blow over and ignore the fact that his Government have knowledge of it, Labour are keeping silent because they don’t want to admit one of thier own Home Secretaries approved it, and seemingly we have 646 MPs who are happy to sit on thier arses doing nothing about the fact that GCHQ have implemented mass surveillance on the population in direct contravention with the powers and laws approved in Westminster.

    Huhne may be a populist, not to mention a perjuring little wanker, but nobody else seems to give a fuck about this. That is what is really worry me.

    So who did approve the Tempura project as Home Secretary? And have all subsequent Home Secretaries been fully briefed and approved it as well?

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  20. 37
    Nemesis says:

    The twat Huhne was on the BBC and now the Guardian. Having said that they’re almost indentical organisations. Why is this fucking crook being allowed to air his views – he’s a fucking LIAR.

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  21. 39
    Brown OUT & pay me damages says:

    Using vulnerable people’s privacy for commercial purposes. Leeching parasites! Disgusting! The Guardian are no better! Scum!

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  22. 40
    KIM NOVAK says:

    It’s clearly an ‘inside job’ as you suggest. The Grauniad pilloried Aitken and Archer relentlessly for years, never forgetting to add that popular subs’ tag ‘disgraced’ to copy. This swivel-eyed tw@, who lied his way right up to the courtroom door, hasn’t been out six months and is already being rehabilitated by Wintour and Rusbridger. Guido’s bloggers should pounce on every attempt to wipe this numpty’s slate clean.

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