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Friday, February 03, 2012

Chris Huhne charged with perverting course of justice

Chris Huhne, Vicky Pryce and a speed camera.
The energy secretary, Chris Huhne, has been charged with perverting the course of justice for his alleged penalty points problem. Keir Starmer has just read out the reasons the CPS think they have a case. This was over claims Huhne asked his wife to accept penalty points for speeding on his behalf. Something that many people do and continue to think acceptable behaviour. The government is tackling speeding by being more harsh with points. So perhaps a high profile court case will stop the speeders, mainly executive types and boy racers from my observations.

Anyway, Nick Clegg has a cabinet reshuffle matter to discuss with David Cameron. Huhne needs all his energies in fighting his case rather that fighting for or against other kinds of energy. So Clegg is hotfoot from his weekend shindig in Eastbourne for the LibDems and will be making his way back to London.

I think they've plumped for Jeremy Browne. He finds favour with the quite a few Tories as being a politically malleable sort, very much signed up to the coalition.

Anyway, it all kicks off now. Vicky Pryce, his ex-wife is also charged. Expect fiery exchanges in court. One could almost see this as a Greek tragedy, both for Pryce and Huhne.

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