Tuesday, March 12, 2013

Huhne Jailed: What the Papers Say

As Huhne wakes this morning after his first night in HMP Wandsworth, click above to see how the papers have covered his downfall. Inside Time, the national newspaper for prisoners, was not immediately available. 

You can watch his mea culpa on Channel 4 News in full here:

“I lied and lied again.”

Monday, March 11, 2013

GuyNews Special: Chris Huhne “Going Down” Musical Tribute

For the saga in full, including how Guido hunted Huhne, click here.

Huhne and Pryce Sentencing Sweepstakes

Chris and Vicky have arrived at court as they await sentencing at 2pm. To mark the occasion you can win a copy of Lee Rotherham’s “The EU in a Nutshell: Everything you wanted to know about the European Union but didn’t know who to ask”, by entering Guido’s Huhne and Pryce Sentencing Sweepstakes. The rules are simple: leave your prediction – in months – for how long Huhne will get, then how long Pryce will get, in the comments.

In the event of a suspended sentence, your guess will still be counted. In the event of a tie names will be drawn out of a hat. Not long to wait so get guessing…

UPDATE: Guido will also be throwing in a dozen “I’ve Been Kissed By Chris” stickers for the lucky winner.

WATCH: Huhne Arrives At Court

His last few steps as a free man…

Via ITV.

Sunday, March 10, 2013

Huhne Going Down Tomorrow Afternoon

Southwark Crown Court – Court number 3

BEFORE THE HONOURABLE MR JUSTICE SWEENEY (2)

SITTING AT 02:00 PM

For Sentence

HUHNE Christopher

PRYCE Vasiliki

Order made under Contempt of Court Act 1981

Friday, March 8, 2013

Huhne Fights to the Bitter End

Chris is a fighter to the bitter end, this is the email he sent to the PCC this evening:

huhne

From: Chris Huhne
Sent: 08 March 2013 16:10
To: Charlotte Dewar, PCC
Subject: Harassment complaint

Dear Charlotte Dewar,
My partner, Carina Trimingham, and I have been harassed by press photographers as we left and returned to our home in London today.
Under Clause 4 of your Code journalists must not persist in photographing individuals once asked to desist. We ask that you make editors aware of our request that this activity now cease. We have been frequently photographed over the last few weeks and there is no public interest in further photographs of us being taken or in the continued presence of photographers outside our home.
I would be grateful if you would make editors aware of our position.
Yours Chris Huhne
Smile for the speed cameras…

LISTEN: Guido on What Next For Huhne

Yesterday evening Guido and Fleetstreet Fox took to the airwaves on BBC Radio London to offer their opinion on what comes next for Chris Huhne. Roll on Monday…

Huhne and Pryce Sentenced Monday

Monday 11th March, 2pm, Southwark Crown Court.

One last weekend of freedom…

Thursday, March 7, 2013

Pryce, Briscoe, Oakeshott Emails In Full

Damning Pryce Emails Point to Another LibDem Cover Up

The original Sunday Times report on Huhne and speeding referred to Westminster rumour and speculation about him taking points. Well guess who it was talking about the case…

Emails shown to the Pryce jury point the finger at the very top of the LibDem establishment, who once again seem very good about ignoring things they do not want to hear:

  • 12 March 2011: 

Pryce to Sunday Times: “Other possibility would be to tell NC or his close associates (having coffee with Miriam this PM) that the papers are on to him … (that also might have the added benefit of NC not wanting any more scandals and ease him out anyway …).” 

  • 9 April 2011:

Pryce to Sunday Times: “Actually I had told Vince and Rachel about points before when the three of us were having supper about a month ago – they were horrified at the time but VC has probably forgotten it by now. He was v tired that night.”

  • 18 April 2011:

Pryce to Sunday Times: “Having lunch with Miriam c tmr. Should I hint at anything? I told Vince there is something hanging over him [Huhne] and he wanted to tell Clegg.”

  • 26 April 2011:

Sunday Times to Pryce: “To what extent is Clegg aware that something is hanging over Huhne (you mentioned it to Miriam, didn’t you?)”

Pryce: “Yes, I have told VC, Miriam C, MOak (Matthew Oakeshott) … and a few other Lib Dem Lords and others working close to NC.”

A spokesman for Vince Cable says:

“Vince and Rachel have no recollection of the issue of points being raised with them over the course of dinner with Vicky Price on 28 January 2011. They have consulted their personal records which confirm that the issue first came to their attention in May 2011 when the story broke in the press.”

What sort of personal records did they keep? A diary? 

A Lib Dem spokesman says: “Vince, Matthew and Miriam are all clear that the allegation about driving points was not raised with them.” A spokesman for Miriam Clegg says: “I have never ever been told by Vicky or anybody else about the traffic points story. I got to know about this when everybody else did.” Lord Oakeshott says: “Vicky must have been under a lot of pressure, but I am sure she never raised the points with me.” Remind you of any other recent outbreaks of yellow amnesia? 

UPDATE: Vicky Pryce claims Huhne made his millions from “dodgy investments” relating to his father’s speed camera company.


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Rod Liddle on the loony UN sexism special rapporteur:

“There is more sexism in Britain than in any other country in the world, according to a mad woman who has been sent here by the United Nations.

Rashida Manjoo is a part-time professor of law at Cape Town University in the totally non-sexist country of South Africa (otherwise known as Rape Capital Of The World).

Mrs Magoo has been wandering around with her notebook and is appalled by the sexist “boys’ club” culture here, apparently.

I don’t doubt we still have sexism in the UK. But is it worse than in, say, Saudi Arabia, d’you think, honey-lamb? Or about 175 other countries? Get a grip, you doolally old bat.”



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What’s he been doing FFS, mining bitcoins?


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