Speeding former cabinet minister “Windmill” Huhne blown into Crown court

Posted: February 16, 2012 by tchannon in Energy, government, Incompetence, Politics

The former British cabinet minister Huhne together with his former wife appeared today for all of 6 minutes before Westminster magistrates court on a charge of perverting the course of justice.

As expected the case was referred upwards to Southwark crown court, due date 2nd March 2012.

This is an extremely serious charge. The allegation is that Huhne passed off a traffic offence as his wife’s doing, and in the process avoided a driving ban. At the time he was a serving Member of the European Parliament.

Newspaper, Scottish Herald

A wonderful twist of the “you can’t make it up” variety, his father and in part his own business dealings make money from selling traffic speed cameras to the police…

At the time Huhne was a Euro member of parliment. He is a member of the Liberal Democrat party and still forms part of the UK coalition government. He sits as a Westerminster MP for Eastleigh, Hampshire.

Previous threads on the Talkshop

http://tallbloke.wordpress.com/2012/02/03/chris-huhne-charged-with-perverting-the-course-of-justice-resigns-as-energy-minister/

http://tallbloke.wordpress.com/2012/01/11/chris-huhne-feeling-the-heat-fan-my-brow-with-a-wind-turbine/

Comments
  1. fenbeagleblog says:

    As the Huhnatic becomes a legend in his own lifetime, Davey drops into the DECC. But is he controlled by the Green Treens? Dogsby investigates…

    http://fenbeagleblog.wordpress.com/2012/02/16/the-green-treens/

  2. Zeke says:

    National Trust brands wind turbines ‘a menace’

    Monday, 13th February 2012

    UKIP has long been opposed to the creation of wind farms and has always challenged the belief that wind power is an effective form of renewable energy.

    Now, Sir Simon Jenkins, chairman of the National Trust, has said he is “deeply sceptical” of wind power, and has described the turbines that blight the countryside as a “public menace”.

    His comments will be seen as a blow for the government which is steadfastly sticking to its belief that wind power has a credible part to play in meeting Britain’s future energy requirements.

    Only last week Ed Davey, the new Energy and Climate Change Secretary, opened the world’s biggest offshore wind farm off Cumbria last week.

    The government has already installed in excess of 3,500 turbines and is planning a further 800 by the end of this year.

    The National Trust says that it is continually fighting plans for wind farms that threaten more than 700 miles of coastline and 28,500 acres of countryside.

    UKIP believes that wind farms should be subject to democratic local planning procedures with local people being allowed a say through a referendum.

    A vote for UKIP means a vote for a political party that is prepared to fight to protect the coast and countryside from the onslaught of ugly, inefficient and expensive wind turbines.

  3. Hopefully a guilty verdict and custodial sentence follows, it would be some small justice for the extra costs born by struggling families as they decide whether to heat or eat because of rising prices due to green taxes on electricity to pay for Huhne’s mad schemes.

  4. PMT says:

    Vuk, may I suggest “The EX Factor” for huhnesketch.jpg

    Paul

  5. Pete H says:

    Huhne, a rising star or a shooting star?

  6. William Martin says:

    apologies for being ‘off topic’.
    I’m looking for a link or information about German or Russian skeptical blog sites, and in particular about the effects of the current snow storms in Europe and Russia on wind farms.
    any suggestions/leads ?

    [co-mod: No. I've wondered too.
    Basically we have had a blocking high, happens any season but usually during winter or summer. It will I think vanish over the next week, flooding is then an issue.
    Vuk might know some too.
    Try asking.
    http://ecotretas.blogspot.com/
    http://motls.blogspot.com/
    Also worth trawling blogroll links, one can lead to another with a different set.
    ]

  7. P.G. Sharrow says:

    Seems that Watermelons always break the laws that they push to control the rest of us. It is very rare that they are brought to the dock. I’m sure that his friends will get this reduced to a suspended bust as he only wanted to “bend” the rules a little and “everyone” does it!
    We have the same problem over here in the States, Bureaucrats and politicians are all the same, if you belong to the right “club” your backside is covered. I once worked to “get” a crooked politician, it was a very difficult and long project to slice away his protection and allow “the system” to convect him on a very minor crime but he was at least discredited politically. pg

  8. Tenuc says:

    P.G. Sharrow says:
    February 17, 2012 at 5:22 pm
    …I’m sure that his friends will get this reduced to a suspended bust as he only wanted to “bend” the rules a little and “everyone” does it!…

    The Crown Prosecution sentencing guidelines for perversion of justice recommend minimum sentences of four months and maximum sentences of one to two years per incident. However, you’re probably correct and he and his co-defendant will probably get away with a fine and community service if found guilty! Time will tell…

  9. Brian H says:

    No life sentences? Dang.

  10. Tenuc says:
    February 17, 2012 at 6:06 pm

    “….a fine and community service if found guilty!”

    Picking up dead birds at various UK beauty spots possibly?

    This is fracking good news. I’ve instinctively disliked Huhne since he raised his head over the political parapet. Does he drive around with a cardboard cutout of his ex’s head on the front passenger seat, ready for use as speed cameras loom large?

    I see the Lib Dems are already plotting means of rehabilitating him whether he’s convicted or not. That’s what I like – honest, open and trustworthy government, but is such a thing possible these days? We seem to be served by a schizophrenic cabal with an unerring ability to shoot itself in various parts of the body politic, and to plough on with disastrous policies (like NHS “reform”) in the face of rising opposition from all quarters. Tory and LibDem backbenchers seem to be doing a fine job in opposition now that Labour is taking a sabbatical with yet another cardboard cutout on its front bench.

  11. Don Keiller says:

    Pity he isn’t being prosecuted for involuntary manslaughter through his gross negligence.
    There have been deaths in this country from hypothermia, caused directly by Huhne’s insane policies.

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  13. Frankie says:

    Chris Huhne is a Liberal dope
    Green Power… Big Windmills… No hope!
    If his wife’s legal tricks
    He’s unable to fix
    He’ll need to buy ‘soap on a rope’…