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Friday, 20 January 2012

Is Chris Huhne speeding towards the exit door?

The Energy and Climate Change Secretary Chris Huhne is under pressure after the Sunday Times dropped its challenge to Essex Police regarding emails. The Sunday Times is handing them over and the Director of Public Prosecutions will now have to decide whether to proceed.

Mr Huhne has claimed that his then wife, Vicky Pryce, was driving him back to London from Stansted Airport in Essex. Miss Pryce, he claims, drove through a contraflow on the M11 and broke the 30mph speed limit. This is  (at the moment) a matter of record, because she received three points on her driving licence for the offence.

Mr Huhne who has been under pressure over this issue, however, since his former wife Vicky Pryce went public claiming  that she had not actually been driving, but her former husband had. And he made her take the penalty points for him. If true, Mr Huhne could be prosecuted for perverting the course of justice. Not surprisingly, he maintains that his ex-wife is mistaken.

This new twist that the Sunday Times are no longer going to fight the police and give them the evidence they require Mr Huhne must be getting ready to pack his ministerial bags for the last time before speeding to the exit door. Unless their is a major reshuffle there will likely be one Lib Dem out - one Lib Dem in.

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