Huhne’s silence has been laughably broken:
“All I want to say is simply that these allegations are simply incorrect. They have been made before and they have been shown to be untrue. And I very much welcome the referral to the police as it will draw a line under the matter. I don’t want to say any more than that. I think the police can get to the bottom of this.”
Straight out of the Labour spin book… Huhne’s phone-call to his wife proves how unwelcome this new, not old, story is. A shifty, quiet, low key, yet ultimately calm denial with no reference to the wife. Huhne ran away from further questions, but has finally broken cover. His frown didn’t look very welcoming.