Wednesday, March 13, 2013

Carina’s Car Trouble

Huhne’s Lies Cost Taxpayer £333,472

Guido has been busy crunching some large taxpayer-shaped numbers this morning. After Clegg suggested Huhne should “pay amends” for his crime, by Guido’s calculation the bill comes to over £330,000.

Huhne took his MP’s salary for the year and a day after he quit as a minister, also pocketing a £17,000 severance payment. Using the average cost of recent by-elections, Eastleigh is estimated to have left the taxpayer with a £95,000 bill. The CPS say the cost of investigating and prosecuting Chris and Vicky reached £117,599, while the average national cost of imprisoning criminals puts Huhne and Pryce’s stay at Her Majesty’s pleasure at almost £40,000. A grand total of £333,472…

Tuesday, March 12, 2013

@ChrisHuhne Tweets

Just before he changed his plea to guilty, Chris Huhne suspended his official Twitter account. With perfect timing that very same account, @ChrisHuhne, is now tweeting again:

With over a thousand re-tweets @ChrisHuhne is reaching more people than ever before.

An insight into life inside HMP Wandsworth…

Huhne and Pryce Sentencing Sweepstakes Winner

Congratulations to @AngusCurran, who correctly guessed that both Chris and Vicky would be sentenced to 8 months. He wins 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”and a dozen I’ve Been Kissed By Chris stickers.

Get in touch with your address…

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

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

Sunday, March 10, 2013

Huhne Going Down Tomorrow Afternoon

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…

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The lefties are attacking because the panellist is a millionaire and lives in a London home worth upwards of two million. Someone had best tell them he’s called Ed Miliband.


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