Huhne keeps referring to the fact that these allegations have apparently been made before and been shown to be untrue. When Chris?
Guido has been digging for days and cannot see where these specific allegations surfaced before the ninth of this month. He understands, however, that a former female staffer complained earlier this year to the PCC’s pre-publication and harassment service saying that false allegations were being put to her. Obviously, given the nature of the complaint, the PCC are being extremely tight-lipped here.
If Huhne is referring to this incident as the allegations being “made before and shown to be untrue“, then he is denying he pressurised a staffer, but that’s not the allegation being made by Vicky Pryce. Was yesterday’s TV denial, slammed for style, also void of any real substance?
Labour are right to highlight the fact that Huhne’s attempts to clear his name, while in hiding, are hindering his ability to do his job as Secretary of State. His attempt to avoid the House today has been crushed. Get the popcorn ready for 16.30…