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Tuesday
Jan222013

Keeping schtum - Josh 196

 

 

"Eastleigh’s high profile MP Chris Huhne appearing today along with his former wife Vasiliki ‘Vicky’ Pryce on charges of perverting the course of justice in relation to a 2003 speeding conviction." reports the Eastleigh News.

We are not allowed to say much as there is a gagging order on the proceedings, but you can comment on the online story, linked above, but be aware "Comments which fail to praise Mr Huhne may be deleted!!"

Via numerous mentions on Twitter.

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Reader Comments (24)

Nice one Josh, talk about hitting the nail on the head.

(have you left out an "R" in perverting above?) Or was it done to catch us out?

Jan 22, 2013 at 10:05 PM | Registered Commenterpeterwalsh

*********** *** *** Green Deal Farce ***** **** insulation *** ** ** Huhne ****** *** unthreaded.

Jan 22, 2013 at 10:08 PM | Registered CommenterPharos

As always, done with style, CH with everything crossed, maybe at sometime tomorrow it will include his eyes?

Jan 22, 2013 at 10:11 PM | Registered CommenterGreen Sand

"Comments which fail to praise Mr Huhne may be deleted!!"

Crikey - I thought you were just being a bit sarky - it's one of those things where you don't know if the article author is extracting urine.

Jan 22, 2013 at 10:14 PM | Registered Commentertomo

Love the headline in the Eastleigh News:

Huhne perversion trial starts today

Jan 22, 2013 at 10:24 PM | Unregistered CommenterBilly Liar

I hope they like my "nice" comment about Mr Huhne...read on.

"I've never met anyone as nice as Mr Huhne

Mind you, I've never met Mr Huhne."

PW

Jan 22, 2013 at 10:29 PM | Unregistered CommenterPeter Walsh

Chris ever listen to K-Billy's Super Sounds of the 70s ?

Jan 22, 2013 at 10:46 PM | Unregistered Commenterjamspid

I think that Chris Huhne is a wonderful human being. May Lords Oxburgh and Deben also be rewarded for their sterling efforts to save the plannit.

Jan 22, 2013 at 11:10 PM | Unregistered CommenterBrent Hargreaves

Mr Huhne is by far the biggest ****head ever.

High praise indeed.

Jan 22, 2013 at 11:12 PM | Unregistered CommenterBruce

"Comments which fail to praise Mr Huhne may be deleted!!"

And it would not be a surprise if that includes the court transcript.

Jan 22, 2013 at 11:21 PM | Registered CommenterGreen Sand

**** *** Huhne.

Jan 23, 2013 at 12:34 AM | Unregistered CommenterAthelstan.

"And this evening, Mr Huhne, your specialised subject is...?"

Jan 23, 2013 at 2:01 AM | Unregistered CommenterDaveR

Well, if the Eastleigh News is on the case, we can all rest easy knowing that fearless journalism has not perished.

Reminds me of the stern 1914 admonishment in the press: “We give this solemn warning to Kaiser Wilhelm: The Skibbereen Eagle has its eye on you."

Jan 23, 2013 at 3:24 AM | Unregistered CommenterRick Bradford

The comments posted after the article in the Eastleigh News are hilarious!

Jan 23, 2013 at 7:34 AM | Unregistered CommenterDoug UK

The article and comments in The Eastleigh News are terrific, and might well become an all-time classic. Watch out, Bishop, you' ve got competition!

Jan 23, 2013 at 8:38 AM | Unregistered CommenterHuhneToTheSlamme

"am quite sure that Chris Huhne is as innocent as any of our politicians (upstanding servants of the public to a man, or woman) and I am confident that he will be able to convince the court that the assertions made about who was driving that night are completely untrue.

I am also sure that I speak for everyone when I say that the British judicial system is a wonderful institution, and I hope that all MPs will be able reap the benefit of it in the not-too-distant future…"

Amen!

Jan 23, 2013 at 10:42 AM | Unregistered CommenterAdam Gallon

I read the article earlier this a.m. and returned to add a polite comment but the link is now not working and I failed to find the piece at Eastliegh news.
Too many comments from the Bishop's readership perhaps.

Jan 23, 2013 at 11:08 AM | Unregistered CommenterG.Watkins

'Page not found' now I'm afraid.

Jan 23, 2013 at 11:11 AM | Unregistered CommenterLadbroke

The text of the article can be found at Guido's, see comments 46 and 74.

Here are some of the comments that I saved before it disappeared:

fenbeagleblog on January 22, 2013 at 2:05 pm
I’m sure the nice mr Huhne will sort out this misunderstanding.

bob on January 22, 2013 at 7:18 pm
Chris Huhne, lovely fellow

Eastleigh Xpress on January 22, 2013 at 7:19 pm
Cheers Bob
That’s exactly the kind of thing our MP needs to hear right now.

D P Dance on January 22, 2013 at 7:52 pm
I too would like to add my of praise for Mr. Huhne. He is a god among men, He is kind to his old Mum, a wonderful landlord, and as honest as the day is long. I am unworthy to lick the ground on which he walks.

John Parris on January 22, 2013 at 8:27 pm
As a staunch defenderof free speech, I wonder if Mr Huhne might be concerned at the caveat attached to this comments column
” Comments which FAIL TO PRAISE Mr Huhne may be deleted!! ” Surely we live in a free society… or do we… ? Is there some hidden agenda here ? Are we seeing balanced reporting ? I have to wonder… !

TomO on January 22, 2013 at 10:12 pm
I’m sure that whatever the outcome, Nick Clegg will welcome Mr. Huhne back into participating fully in LibDem politics and bringing his invaluable talents back to the Front Benches or The House of Lords – his presence is sorely missed at the moment. After all, if Peter Mandelson can, a man of Mr. Huhne’s calibre can surely rise above this minor setback.

peadarfromoirelandP on January 22, 2013 at 10:23 pm
I’ve never met anyone as nice as Mr Huhne.
Mind you, I’ve never met Mr Huhne

Dodgy Geezer on January 22, 2013 at 10:56 pm
I am quite sure that Chris Huhne is as innocent as any of our politicians (upstanding servants of the public to a man, or woman) and I am confident that he will be able to convince the court that the assertions made about who was driving that night are completely untrue.
I am also sure that I speak for everyone when I say that the British judicial system is a wonderful institution, and I hope that all MPs will be able reap the benefit of it in the not-too-distant future…

Losferwords on January 22, 2013 at 11:44 pm
Mr Huhne is a top bloke and as honest as the day is long. I particularly appreciate his sterling work at the Department of Climate Change and his promotion of expensive green projects. To accuse Mr Huhne of developing policies which are driving thousands of old people into fuel poverty is as cruel as this nasty allegation of perversion, and this has clearly now gone too far.

Socratese on January 23, 2013 at 7:54 am
Mr. Huhne is a nice man – transparently honesf, he helps old ladies across the street and is kind to his wife. ( Will this do?)

Latimer Alder on January 23, 2013 at 8:02 am
Please do not think that I am not praising the ever so wonderful Mr Paul-Huhne (may all blessings be upon him – this saint among men!) when I send great praise to your headline writer for his/her masterly:
‘Huhne perversion trial starts today’
Genius

Hairy Doug on January 23, 2013 at 8:03 am
Just thought I’d comment on what a great bloke Mr Huhne us. I put all my money into wind turbines and I think he’s fantastic.

Nic Cleg on January 23, 2013 at 10:22 am
Things should go well in court for Chris Huhne, since as I’ve said before, he’s good at getting his points across.

Jan 23, 2013 at 12:51 PM | Registered CommenterPaul Matthews

The Eastleigh News story was probably removed because Huhne is not 'on trial' today - the matter is listed 'for mention', usually legal discussions about how the trial will be handled (though a 'for mention' hearing can proceed to sentence if the defendant decides to plead guilty).

As there have already plenty of run-of-the-mill pre-trail hearings in R v. Huhne & Pryce, my guess is this time Huhne's lawyers are pushing to get the case dropped, as Huhne was boasting it would be. http://tinyurl.com/ccey79c and the embarrassment which reporting details of this could cause Huhne's supporters is the reason for the gag.

I imagine they hope to emerge victorious and issue a brief statement along the lines of 'following lengthy and complex legal arguments, the CPS have abandoned the prosecution. Mr.Huhne has been completely vindicated and is on his way back to the cabinet, now please move along".

Jan 23, 2013 at 2:33 PM | Unregistered CommenterPhil D

Always save interesting pages, it's in the file menu of your browser.

Jan 23, 2013 at 3:26 PM | Unregistered CommenterJohn Silver

Wow, a high government official on trila for what we could call obstruction of justice gets a non-public trial?
It is good to be a corrupt official in twilight times.

Jan 23, 2013 at 3:55 PM | Unregistered Commenterlurker, passing through laughing

Talking about media and newspapers.

Donald Trump wants to bye the New York Times.

What a result

http://blogs.telegraph.co.uk/news/timstanley/100199760/donald-trump-wants-to-buy-the-new-york-times-if-nothing-else-it-might-improve-the-headlines/

Jan 23, 2013 at 4:59 PM | Unregistered Commenterjamspid

Google's cache of Eastleigh News story:
http://webcache.googleusercontent.com/search?q=cache:HtBLT5ClQtsJ:www.eastleighnews.org.uk/news/2013/01/22/huhne-perversion-trial-starts-today/

Jan 23, 2013 at 8:30 PM | Unregistered Commenterjaymam

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