Chris Huhne ordered to pay £78000 costs for speeding points case

Chris Huhne ordered to pay £78000 costs for speeding points case Former Lib Dem Cabinet minister argued that £25,000 was a reasonable sum, but judge had no hesitation in overruling him.
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Chris Huhne fights claim for £100,000 prosecution costs

Former energy secretary offers to pay £25,000 towards cost of bringing speeding-points caseThe jailed former energy secretary Chris Huhne is fighting a claim for more than £100,000 prosecution costs as it emerged both he and his former wife could be released from prison in early May.The ex-MP has offered to pay just £25,000, a quarter […]
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Chris Huhne finding prison fascinating, says Jonathan Aitken

Former cabinet minister who served time in 1999 for perjury says he has been writing to Huhne, who is in good healthChris Huhne, the disgraced former energy and climate change secretary who has been jailed for perverting the course of justice, is finding imprisonment fascinating, according to Jonathan Aitken.Aitken, who spent seven months in prison […]
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Vicky Pryce transferred to open prison in Kent

Wife of former minister Chris Huhne, also serving an eight-month jail term, moves to East Sutton Park after four days in HollowayVicky Pryce, the disgraced economist and wife of the former energy minister Chris Huhne, has been transferred to an open prison in a grade II listed building just four nights after being sentenced to […]
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Chris Huhne and Vicky Pryce sentences ‘unduly lenient’

Conservative MP David Burrowes has written to the attorney general asking him to review the eight-month sentences The Tory MP David Burrowes has written to the attorney general, Dominic Grieve QC, asking him to review the eight-month sentences imposed on Chris Huhne and Vicky Pryce on the grounds that they are “unduly lenient”. Any request […]
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Chris Huhne and Vicky Pryce: what the judge said

Extracts from the remarks of Mr Justice Sweeney as he sentenced the former cabinet minister and his ex-wife To Huhne and Pryce No doubt you thought that you would get away with it. After all, only you [Huhne] had been in the car at the time of the offence, it had taken place at night, […]
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Huhne and Pryce: what is the normal sentence for their crime?

Usual sentences for perverting course of justice are between four and 36 months but can be longer The eight month prison sentences imposed on Chris Huhne and Vicky Pryce are well within the normal range for such offences but slightly longer than many had expected. The judge, Mr Justice Sweeney, at one point in his […]
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Vicky Pryce is not the villain of this piece | Barbara Ellen

Even in her disgrace, the former wife of Chris Huhne should not be pilloried So it all went wrong for Vicky Pryce. Her “marital coercion” plea didn’t work, her glittering career is in ruins, she’s to be sentenced alongside her former husband, Chris Huhne, for lying about the speeding points. Then there were all those […]
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Lib Dems’ mood transformed despite Huhne and Pryce’s disgrace

Delegates arriving at spring conference are buoyed by Eastleigh byelection victory Two of the Liberal Democrats’ most senior figures – Chris Huhne and Vicky Pryce – may be preparing for jail, but the bulk of delegates arrive at the party’s spring conference in Brighton like convicts reprieved from death row. The victory in the Eastleigh […]
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Chris Huhne: the personal and the political | Editorial

The former energy secretary’s guilty plea means a heavyweight loss not just to the Lib Dems but to national politics as a wholeIt is sometimes alleged that if about 1,300 postal votes had not got caught up in the Christmas mail in 2007, Chris Huhne would have defeated Nick Clegg and become leader of the […]
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