Huhne - after (Sir) Fred, will the government condemn one of their own?

Will Huhne get charged

  • Yes, because the coalition is a fierce upholder of standardsgovernment

    Votes: 7 21.9%
  • No, because it's business as usual and MPs look after each other regardless

    Votes: 25 78.1%

  • Total voters
    32

FORMER_FYRDMAN

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Book Reviewer
#1

FORMER_FYRDMAN

LE
Book Reviewer
#3
The Chris Huhne decision on whether to prosecute him has been trailed more times than an England World Cup triumph. Given that Fred the Shred was thrown to the wolves, does anyone think that the coalition is ready to be as ruthless with one of their own to set a similar example?

Chris Huhne to learn if he will be charged with asking ex-wife to take penalty points - Telegraph

(Edit to add - apologies for the extraneous 'government' in the poll options, please edit accordingly if you know how)
 

FORMER_FYRDMAN

LE
Book Reviewer
#4
#5
I don't think anyone in a position to interfere with the CPS decision to prosecute or not, gives enough of a toss about Huhne one way or the other, to make the effort of bringing improper influence to bear. I think it will be a genuine CPS decision.
 

FORMER_FYRDMAN

LE
Book Reviewer
#7
I don't think anyone in a position to interfere with the CPS decision to prosecute or not, gives enough of a toss about Huhne one way or the other, to make the effort of bringing improper influence to bear. I think it will be a genuine CPS decision.
It potentially alters the balance of the Coalition if they lose Huhne and it raises the possibility of having to bring back that other Lib Dem goblin who got pinged for dodgy claims to restore the balance - not an easy call politically.
 

FORMER_FYRDMAN

LE
Book Reviewer
#8
Either way, the length of time it's taking the rozzers/CPS to make a decision makes you wonder just how on the ball they are.
That's true - I thing the Telegraph has used this headline on three separate occasions - it's get like the death scene in a Victorian melodrama. I think it's giving someone other than Mr. Huhne some sleepless nights.
 
#9
I'm pretty certain that this frantically awful man will be let off any charge. This will mean he will continue to ensure that all our lights go out in about ten or twelve years time. This man is dangerous!
 
#10
If Huhne gets prosecuted I'm going to start looking intently to the East and keeping a watch our for blokes on Camels.
 

Bouillabaisse

LE
Book Reviewer
#12
It potentially alters the balance of the Coalition if they lose Huhne and it raises the possibility of having to bring back that other Lib Dem goblin who got pinged for dodgy claims to restore the balance - not an easy call politically.
Except that's precisely what they want to do. They'll think that Laws has "served his time" and can be brought back into the govt, but they need to get rid of a Lib Dem to do it. And presumably Laws has learned that he's not he minister of state and to keep his mouth shut in public. After all, the Telegraph didn't discover his little indiscretion without help from a certain Chancellor's supporters...
 
#13
There will be insufficient evidence to warrant a prosecution.

Maybe the woman will be prosecuted for wasting police time?
 
#14
#18
Huhne to be charged with being a perv....no perverting the course of justice, his ex also.

So far so good. Now we need a good jury.
 
#19
Best news of the week. I truly hope he crashes and burns. He is the worst example of the modern politician and should have been kept well away from a ministerial briefcase. However, experience tells me that if he is charged and found guilty he will be allowed to retire gracefully into the background for a year or so before re-appearing again as a MEP or similar.
 

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