Friday, May 2, 2014

Constance Briscoe Jailed for 16 Months

A big day for high profile sentences. Constance Briscoe gets 16 months for lying to the cops investigating Huhne. Clifford up next…

Thursday, May 1, 2014

Constance Briscoe Guilty

She has been found guilty at the Old Bailey of lying to police investigating Huhne. Developing…

Tuesday, March 11, 2014

Quote of the Day

LibDem Scottish Secretary Alistair Carmichael:

“Chris Huhne was the man who had put the ‘t’ into ‘Cancun’.”

Monday, February 3, 2014

Psycho Huhne’s Lecture on Loyalty

It is worth savouring Chris Huhne’s lecture to the Tories in the Guardian this morning. “Whatever happened to loyalty?” he hectors, with a straight face telling us how the LibDems are saintly but the Tories are experts in betrayal. He would know, having betrayed his own wife, his children, his party and knifed rival after rival down the years. Huhne’s column is becoming increasingly unhinged…

Monday, November 4, 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.

Monday, October 28, 2013

RUMOUR: Chris Huhne Off to the Jungle?

Since it’s the Feast of Saint Jude today – the patron saint of lost causes – Guido is praying to him that the rumour Chris Huhne is going into the I’m a Celebrity Get Me Out of Here jungle is true. From a Southwark Crown Court trial to a bushtucker trial?

UPDATE: Sadly St. Jude couldn’t deliver:

Monday, October 21, 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.

Monday, September 23, 2013

Psycho-Huhne Lectures Labour on How to Win

Chris Huhne is laying on the charm in his Guardian column today, praising Ed as “a decent radical with brave instincts”. His attempt at political rehabilitation continues in earnest, with the ex-con offering up views on how Labour could form a progressive coalition with the LibDems:

“There is now a potential Lab-Lib economic programme for a fairer and speedier recovery based on green investment and growth, EU influence and internationalism, help for social mobility, and investment in new town housing whose rents can improve the public finances and raise living standards. Miliband should bury Labour’s instinctive tribalism and quietly let that agenda flourish.”

We all know Huhne has a history of delusion. Reading between the lines, it seems he can see a role for himself in any future alliance.  Though Guido would love Huhne to become the poster-boy for this movement, he’s pretty sure Labour would rather take advice on “how to win” from pretty much anyone else.

Tuesday, September 10, 2013

GuyNews: Chris Huhne 14 Lies in 60 Seconds

He lied and lied and lied again.

Now Vicky Pryce Speaks…

… To give her expert opinion on whether or not we should leave the EU:

“We should not even be contemplating leaving Europe. We should be in there influencing. If we leave we will not be able to do that. It is still the City that attracts the vast majority of foreign financial institutions which want to deal from here to Europe. Why would the City be better off outside the EU?”

She never had the best track record for making sensible decisions. Presumably she’ll be on Newsnight this evening too…


Seen Elsewhere

Left-Wing Anti-Semitism is Nothing New | Dan Hannan
Coe Pulls Out of BBC Trust Race | Mail
It’s Not How You Look, Ed. It’s How You Think | Hugo Rifkind
Mehdi Hasan’s Israel Spin Debunked | Breitbart
Labour’s Muddled Cam Attacks | Janan Ganesh
Ed’s Policies are a Pile of Fudge | Damian McBride
What Ruffley Standing Down Tells Us About Gove | James Forsyth
Tories Say They Could Sack Ruffley | Buzzfeed
Ruffley Supporter Provokes Outcry | HuffPo
Mirror Readies Pennies for Hacking Payouts | Media Guido
How to Win a Twitter Argument | Hopi Sen


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Damian McBride writes in the epilogue to his memoir…

“At the time of writing, nine months from the election, I’ve concluded that Labour currently has no positive messages to communicate to anyone about why they should vote for the party, no policies which will persuade them, and is being run in a totally dysfunctional way.”



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