Crick Does Huhne Tonight

“Michael Crick is in reception” may be the five words politicians most fear, but Camp Huhne are putting a brave face on it. Crick has ruined a few politicians in his time and Huhne is his next target. Guido called Huhne HQ (like a real journalist, not a blogger) and got an answerphone (like a house, not a political HQ). So Guido called the mobile of Huzzey the Huhney Monster and spinmeister for the man.

“Michael Crick is turning your man over on Newsnight tonight, what is your line?” “The narrative” he explained, is that it is just like when Cameron had to hold the line about drugs use, Huhne will show strength in adversity. “But isn’t Crick going to say that he fiddled his Euro-parliament expenses?”

“It’s an old story” he said. “I guess everybody in Brussels fiddles their expenses” Guido ventured. “Listen I have gotta go, let’s do lunch”…

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