Chris Huhne's jacket is hanging on a shoogly peg.

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  1. Another politico on the way to nick by the looks of it:

    Police today passed a file on Energy Secretary Chris Huhne to the Crown Prosecution Service, in relation to allegations that he asked another person to take penalty points for speeding.

    Mr Huhne's former wife Vicky Pryce claimed in a newspaper interview in May that the Eastleigh MP had tried to pass on his points to someone else. It was subsequently alleged that the individual involved was Ms Pryce herself.
    The speeding offence is alleged to have taken place in 2003 when the then MEP was driving home from Stansted Airport after flying back from the European Parliament. Mr Huhne has vigorously denied asking anyone else to take the points.

    A spokesman for Essex Police today said: "Essex Police can confirm that a file has been passed to the Crown Prosecution Service today."

    The CPS must now decide whether any charges should be brought against Mr Huhne.

    The CPS said the file would be assessed by a lawyer in its Special Crime and Counter-Terrorism Division, who will decide whether charges should be brought.

    "We will look at it and then we will make a decision on whether anyone should be charged with anything," said a spokeswoman.

    "We don't know how long it is going to take. It will depend on what is in the file.

    "Depending on what is in the file, we may ask the police for more information or seek advice from counsel."

    News that the file had been passed to police came as Mr Huhne was cleared of wrongdoing over his election expenses following an investigation by the Electoral Commission.

    The probe was prompted by complaints that Mr Huhne had under-reported the amount spent on his campaign. But the Commission today said it was taking no action against the Eastleigh MP, after finding only minor discrepancies in his election expense returns.

    The Commission found that the cost of his campaign website was £45.15, rather than the £35 reported, but noted that this still left him well within spending limits.

    And it found that the decision to allocate spending totalling around £5,400 to the national Liberal Democrat campaign, rather than to Mr Huhne's personal campaign for the Eastleigh seat, was "reasonable and in line with Electoral Commission guidance".

    The Commission asked the party to review its procedures, after it failed to declare in its own returns the cash attributed to the national campaign by Mr Huhne's team. And Mr Huhne was told to take more care with campaign literature, after the Commission found some letters did not accurately carry their printer's name, as they are required to.

    Welcoming the Commission's findings, Mr Huhne said: "The Electoral Commission is very clear that the campaign was properly within the legal limits, as I always maintained, and I am delighted that we have such a clear conclusion to this investigation.

    "This is the second review caused by misinformed and politically-motivated complaints, and it now means that all the complaints concerning my campaign have been rejected.

    "My agent, Anne Winstanley, has been painstaking and meticulous in preparing the proper returns in accordance with the law."

    Chris Huhne 'speeding' file passed to CPS - UK Politics, UK - The Independent
  2. And Piers Morgan may well face questions about phone hacking, what a week for good news.

  3. Hell hath no fury like a woman who's blokes run off with a Lesbian.
  4. Looks more like he run off with a bloke tbh. A lesbo walt perhaps?

  5. I wonder if , no when , he is charged he makes a statement along the lines of ….. "If it falls to me to start a fight to cut out the cancer of bent and twisted journalism in our country with the simple sword of truth and the trusty shield of British fair play, so be it. I am ready for the fight. The fight against falsehood and those who peddle it. My fight begins today. Thank you and good afternoon." …. If he does he will doubtless follow the MP who originally said it and end up going to jail then coming out a reformed man who has seen the light .
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  6. And an author for the chartered holiday set?
  7. TheIronDuke

    TheIronDuke LE Book Reviewer

    I had quite forgotten about that oily git. If nobody else has bagged him, can I have him on the Dead List?

    If Huhns Doris keeps her gob shut the CPS is****ed and the Norwich Pharmacal is a tough one to prove in court. Their lovely children (no doubt chums with Charlie Gilmour who is currently enjoying his Gap Year) prevailed upon her to button it. To save them embarrassment at school. Bless.

  8. Oh, it was Aitken. I was thinking Archer, an easy mistake to make. All weasels tend to look similar.
  9. Nothing will happen to Huhne. CPS is under the control of one man and he's very easy to "influence".

    CPS shouldn't be allowed to decide on whether to prosecute - it should be stripped totally of that function.
  10. Agreed - a 'Tony Crony' I believe.

    "Keir Starmer - Director of Public Prosecutions

    During his 20-year career, Keir has earned a reputation as one of the country's most gifted lawyers, and an expert in the field of human rights. Appointed Queen's Counsel in 2002, he was named Human Rights Lawyer of the Year in 2001 and QC of the Year in Human Rights and Public Law in 2007. He is the author of several leading legal textbooks and is a Visiting Fellow at Essex University. From 2003-2008, he was the Human Rights Advisor to the Policing Board in Northern Ireland, publishing several reports. He was Joint Head of Doughty Street Chambers before taking up the role of Director of Public Prosecutions in November 2008.

    As DPP, Keir is responsible for prosecutions, legal issues and criminal justice policy

    This deluded and dangerous man, Huhne, should be removed from any position in government at the earliest opportunity.
  11. I do hope that is a typo of some sort because if he was being investigated for an overspend of £15.15 then the UK is in bigger trouble then I thought.
  12. What does shoogly mean?
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  13. Ah from Porridge Wog land,no wonder I've never heard it.