November 4th, 2013

Psycho Huhne Versus “Fictional Stories”

Is there a better argument against state regulation of the press than the last politician to be jailed after newspapers exposed his criminality coming out and backing it? Huhne’s latest rehab rambling in the Guardian reads like a spoof:

“What’s all the fuss about the royal charter meaning the end of press freedom? The royal charter doesn’t establish any regulation of the press – but the fourth estate still needs urgently to re-establish credibility…  If the Sun could not make up fictional stories when accuracy is too boring, time-consuming or costly, how would it make money?”

Huhne moralising about people “making up fictional stories”. Another reason to bring up those famous words again:

“What I want to say is these allegations are simply incorrect, they’ve been made before and they’ve been shown to be untrue, and I very much welcome the referral to the police as it will draw a line under the matter.”

Credibility has never really been Huhne’s strong point.


142 Comments

  1. 1
    Selohesra says:

    Comments turned off on his column too !

  2. 2
    He has not repented and should serve his discount behind bars says:

    Once a Huhne always a Huhne.

  3. 3
    Winston's thoughts says:

    “Lies, Damn lies and Politicans”

  4. 5
    Revolution now please says:

    How much has he claimed for heating! Or does he get a rebate for the amount of hot air he produces?

  5. 6
    Axe The Telly Tax & Religion & Kill All Ecoloons says:

    Guido what is with this advert saying “Physical activity delivers a lifetime of benefits”?

    Surely your average Liebore voter has proved the exact opposite, that sitting on your fat arse all day delivers a lifetime of benefits.

    Kerching!!!!

  6. 7
    Anonymous says:

    The Guardian’s rehabilitation of convicted criminals carries on apace I see.

    I look forward to their seance with Jimmy Saville to get his opinion on child protection laws.

  7. 8
    Huhne has no Shame says:
  8. 9
    Kim Jong Un says:

    Huhne makes me look positively erudite.

  9. 11
    Axe The Telly Tax & Religion & Kill All Ecoloons says:

    Cameron and Davey keep telling us to switch our supplier to get a better deal.

    Well in 18 months time the voters will do exactly that.

    Vote early,vote often,vote UKIP :-)

    • 17
      NRG and H2O Watch says:

      It’s the Standing charges that hurt. The energy companies were told to introduce them (this has NOT been reported much by the MSM) and the water companies have ramped them up on metered customers.

      The result is that even if you are frugal and wear a jumper or flush the bog with water from the rain butt you hardly save any money as the daily standing charges overshadow most savings made.

      • 22
        Axe The Telly Tax & Religion & Kill All Ecoloons says:

        Time for both water and power to be renationalised.

        Labour would win a landslide by putting renationalisation at the heart of their manifesto.

        • 27
          Four-eyed English Genius says:

          You don’t remember how crap the utilities were when nationalised, then?

          • One party state in all but name says:

            They are crap now, and ripping you off blind to boot.

          • Doctor Mick says:

            They were even more crap and expensive before when they were state run. Some people just never learn.

          • Axe The Telly Tax & Religion & Kill All Ecoloons says:

            Funny how most of our privatised water and power companies are owned by foreign state owned ones.

            Why don’t other countries see the glorious benefits of privatisation of water and power?

          • Anonymous says:

            Another one that confuses technology with service.

            Back in those days we had cast iron pipes for gas, and screw thread fittings. We had no road saws or ground pipe detectors.

            We has gas works in every town and local staff.

            The privatization happened 5 years after the very first IBM PC.

            The privatization ignored the development of the system for their profits and got rid of all the staff. This left them to kill with impunity any poor person with gas explosions. Even when reported, multiple times, they ignored the gas leak at a famous location until it blew up a lady.

            The nationalized service was all together better for her.

        • 31
          Are you too young to remember Nationalisation? says:

          Wrong Wrong Wrong.

          Most of the current rises are down to government interference. The last thing we need is the government running them completely again. It just creates a very strong unionised workforce that has total power over the country’s energy supplies. One of the best things Mrs T did was to get rid of the CEGB and its organised labour. FFS a job at the power station was like winning the pools.

          • A non emouse says:

            Getting rid of the CEGB was one of the few bad things that she did. The adulterer Parkinson caused the demise of an industry where Britain’s leadership was world class. State ownership of power is as vital as the military in keeping the UK independent of malign foreign influence.

          • altruism in industry says:

            I read that government is to sell off the supply structure that provides fuel for the armed forces. If an enemy wanted to infiltrated a country and bring it to it’s knees prior to invasion they should take tips from the current crop.

        • 126
          Displaced Brummie says:

          Don’t renationalise, repatriate, instead.

        • 142
          profaporteous says:

          GO on a ‘SO LO’ tariff. Save a fortune

      • 46
        Anonymous says:

        Policy: We hurt all, to punish the few.

        You have qualified as not being relevant as you are not an average person. We define the model of the “average person” and will cater only to those people. All other people will be ignored in their plight.

        By doing this we can determine exactly how the policies are working as we only look at the model and not the reality.

        We therefore can claim success in failed situations.

        This basic procedure is now universally accepted after we redefined the world in a model so that we could blame everything on the average man.

    • 25
      British Bulldog says:

      Vote UKIP and you vote for internet trolls who want to “kill all ecoloons” and all they do is let Ed Miliband walk into Downing Street.

      No thanks.

      • 35
        Observer says:

        Bulldog?!
        I think not. More a poodle…

        • 58
          Any vote for tha LabLibCon show, is a wasted vote says:

          Poodle? Shivering beggars mongrel, more like.

          Socialist Cameron is a paid up ecoloon, any difference between Marxist Miliband and Socialist Cameron is purely cosmetic.

          They both agree on the final destination, they merely bicker over the price and timetable.

      • 48
        Second Best is not Good enough says:
      • 62
        One party state in all but name says:

        Yeah, vote Tory or you’re get mass immigration, EU in our faces, PC dogma rammed down our throats, endless warmongering, curbs on free speech, more global warming scams, more islam, stagnant wages, another housing bubble…… So different from what we have now!

        When are you liblabcon tribalists going to realise the game’s up?

        • 76
          Hold the front page! says:

          Miliband and his lefty cabal are instrumental in
          the shameful censorship of our British press.
          They’re not to be trusted.

          • Ancient seafarer says:

            Cabal or coven?

          • Any vote for tha LabLibCon show, is a wasted vote says:

            None within the LabLibCon alliance of liars, looters and traitors should be ‘trusted’.

            Any trust invested in them will be taken as a sign that you want more of the relentless crypto-fascist shite, they push onto us.

        • 92
          Anonymous says:

          Article 45:

          “It shall entail the right, subject to limitations justified on grounds of public policy, public security or public health:”

          Does a breakdown of law and order by the largest influx of economically and social divided people qualify as a limitation. How do we exercise these controls given to us?

          First though, how do we find a single politician that can predict anything in the real world and see the imminent train wreck.

  10. 14
    Anon says:

    “If the Sun could not make up fictional stories when accuracy is too boring, time-consuming or costly, how would it make money?”

    He may well be a liar but we shouldn’t discount the point he is making that newspapers tend sacrifice good journalism for the sake of good headlines. It’s a valid and legitimate point.

    • 18
      Axe The Telly Tax & Religion & Kill All Ecoloons says:

      Get back to the Grauniad you lefty mong.

    • 19
      Isn't that treason? says:

      The Sun may have it’s faults.
      But at least it never printed “a handbook for terrorists”.

    • 36
      Doctor Mick says:

      The Sun never made any pretence to provide “good journalism” and if Huhne’s point is that tabloids are sensational then that is still no excuse for press regulation by the state.

      The politicians are trying to dictate who can and can not publish and in that endeavour they will fail, in no small part because of the internet.

      • 45
        HEARDITALL says:

        The next move of course is to try to control the internet !

        • 50
          Doctor Mick says:

          If the Chinese can’t do it then our lot have no effin chance.

          • Chairman Mao says:

            The Chinese can. Google Hong Kong is a great help.

          • 100wpm says:

            So Huhne, a former journalist, backs state control over
            our free newspapers while also presumably supporting
            the Guardian’s right to publish leaked files.
            It makes absolutely no sense.

      • 132
        Lefty_Mong says:

        It’s a shame you guys don’t speak up in defense of the press when Camaron is calling G. Greenwalds partner a terrorist nearly as loudly as you do about the Royal Charter. Funny that.

  11. 15
    Keep Our Press Free says:

    Only those with something to hide wish to censor the press.

    • 28
      Axe The Telly Tax & Religion & Kill All Ecoloons says:

      UKIP is the only party that supports a free press.

      I urge all newspapers to call on all their readers to vote UKIP at every opportunity.

    • 135
      nuke says:

      What a lazy opinion. And totally wrong.

  12. 16
    Tristram Hunt(Prime Minister Designate) says:

    How can Prime Minister David Cameron get away with this?

  13. 21
    Alan Rubbisher says:

    Which grand piano shall I play today?

  14. 24
    Prime Minister David Cameron says:

    Labour offers living wage tax breaks http://dlvr.it/4G1TRS

    Hear ! Hear !

  15. 29
    A nincumpoop says:

    See the story about that terrorist disguising himself in a full-face burka.

    The police have distributed a photo.

    Bless ‘em.

  16. 37
    OUT DAVE OUT DAVE OUT DAVE OUT says:

    The destruction of Press freedom is taking place under Dave’s watch.

    Dave is personally responsible for failing to stop it.

    • 44
      bergen says:

      His link to Common Purpose is very worrying , especially as it wasn’t declared at the time.

      • 56
        Casual Observer 3 says:

        Syr!a was nearly Common Purposes first war.

        It did not happen and they ceded much to Russ!a.

        The hammer needs to fall on Common Purpose and Cameron is the striking pin.

    • 47
      Axe The Telly Tax & Religion & Kill All Ecoloons says:

      Marvel at the achievement of the last and worst ever Tory PM:

      1. End of the sanctity of marriage

      2. End of 300 years of press freedom

      3. End of free speech

      4. Doubled the national debt

      5. 40% hike in energy bills

      6. Immigration heading for 1 million a year

      7. Decimation of our armed forces

      8. £11 billion a year in foreign aid

      9. £50 million a day in EU Danegeld

      • 70
        Flying over the Westminster Village says:

        End of free speech?

        Well I think David Cameron is a sanctimonious arrogant fat rich count.

        So there, I have said it now.

        • 80
          Malcolm Muggeridge says:

          You might not like what a person thinks within his head but even if you pass all the laws you like you cannot stop him thinking it.

      • 74
        Ancient seafarer says:

        I thought you might have added at No 10 ‘failed to close the BBC and abolish the telly tax”.

      • 83
        Any vote for tha LabLibCon show, is a wasted vote says:

        Please don’t forget Dismal Dave’s ecoloonacy.

        Where he appauds windfarms such as the London Array as ‘great achievements’ for Britain.
        While conveniently ignoring the fact that every single job created by this economic farce, is subsidised by tax payers to the tune of £1.5 million each, for every year of operation.

        Then there is his slavelike devotion to the EU demanded HS2, which will waste billions, never make a penny profit and will need taxpayer subsidy every year of it’s life.

        Cameron’s response to justified critisism? He claims that not building HS2 would ‘betray the north’.

        What a worthless socialist weasel he is.

        • 93
          Ancient seafarer says:

          There are already perfectly good train lines to/from the north. All they need is a few quid spent on a bit of modernising and refurb, which will not come to anything like 50 billion quid.

          Can’t somebody please chuck this traitorous loon off Westminster Bridge?

      • 96
        HEARDITALL says:

        There can be no doubt that Cameron has no intention whatsoever of winning the next general election because he knows Miliband will find it easier to avoid holding an EU referendum than himself.
        His reward will be a nice Brussels sinecure a la Kinnock from where he can further pursue the aims of his friends at Common Purpose.

  17. 43
    Eric Leach says:

    Guardian must be nuts employing Hulne and publishing his stuff. The guy is a wrong’un. It’s a bit like a broadsheet paying Tony Blair to write and publish a piece on war crimes.

  18. 49
    fed-up in britain says:

    cameran has no intention of being fair to the press .He adopts the position of the last person who sat on his face. A coward a two faced lair.Destroying this once great country.

  19. 51
    Casual Observer 3 says:

    Huhne fictionalized his mothers obituary in the Indy.

    That should tell all.

  20. 57
    Prime Minister David Cameron says:

    Samantha came back from town with Kerry Katona and Katie Price..

    I said “You silly cow, I said get me a pair of slippers”

  21. 59
    Police Notice says:

    A terror suspect who has gone missing after changing into a burka on a visit to a mosque is being hunted by police.

    If you see a person in a burka, do not approach him / her but ring 999 immediately

  22. 64
    Long John Silver's parrot says:

    When Huhne was standing to be Leader of the Liberals a couple of years ago against that Nick Clegg I thought to myself they were a pair of shifty bastards.

  23. 66
    {}[]~# says:
  24. 75
    Calamity Clegg, Chief Cockroach says:

    LibDems inveterate liars and hypocrites. Who would have thunk it ?

  25. 82
    Sir Nob Skelpoff says:

    FOOLS.
    Controlling the press will just turn more folk to the internet as the press will become even more banal. Most of the real news is broken first on Blogs like this one anyway.
    Control the internet next? Ask the 1000′s of Chinese bloggers if that’s possible…besides, the cats already out of the bag anyway.

    • 112
      kitler says:

      They already had the press by the balls, the surreal McC*nts fairy tale proves that. This will be remembered as pointlessly counterproductive hand overplaying.

  26. 86
    Titifer says:

    With this terror man running around in a Burkah, does it mean that the plod have got to check all Burkahs for a pair of tits?

  27. 90
    The Police Federation says:

    We think Chris Huhne would make a great police commissioner. He certainly has our support.

  28. 104
    Prime Minister David Cameron says:

    Nigel Farage among guests on The Agenda tonight

    http://www.itv.com/news/update/2013-11-04/nigel-farage-among-guests-on-the-agenda-tonight/

  29. 106
    Nigel Farage doppelganger says:

    Shame this fat little turd is still aloud to voice his hypocritical opinions.
    He should flushed down the toilet with the rest of the other liberal turds.

    I would use the Guardian to wipe my arse on but i fear i would get more shit on my arse than i would remove it.

  30. 108
    nellnewman says:

    So Huhne is now writing fictional rubbish for the graudian alongside pollytwaddle. That says everything there is to say about that newspaper.

  31. 113
    mraemiller says:

    Last time I looked he had no less than 6 complaints in at the PCC. Might be an idea for someone to look at how many have been rejected for being too hilariously stupid.

  32. 114
    Anonymous says:

    BBC: Keir Starmer said under a British “mandatory reporting” law, those who failed to act could be sent to jail.

    Another example of hit the people when the problem is the inadequate legal system.

    We did report the crimes. Many people did. But you ignored them. So now you want to go after the innocent instead of the criminals. How brave you are?

    After receiving intimidation, from a senior police officer that did not want to investigate a crime, I know exactly were the problem is. When a police officer raises his voice and accusing you of being a problem for even telling them, there is no point in continuing. So how if the Police do not record the crime,are we to avoid jail, when it is their corruption that makes the evidence point to us as failed informant.

    The guy is completely raving idiot.

    • 118
      Kier Starmer says:

      I was named after Kier Hardy you know. And it was because of the intelligence of Baroness Scotland under my friend Tony Blair that I became head of the CPS.

    • 128
      HEARDITALL says:

      I remember what happened to Nick Griffin when he tried to report the criminal muslim grooming gangs, it was he who was prosecuted!!!

  33. 116
    Mark oaten's glass coffee table says:

    c­u­nt

  34. 124
    Justice for him at a Pryce says:

    Don’t listen to him. He’s a proven liar.

  35. 129
    Observer says:

    Perhaps the Government will give Huhne a job heading the Privy Council press police.

  36. 131

    A Master of Porkie Pies and fop Hunocrit!


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