“Windmill” Huhne lawyers up, trial set for October 2012

Posted: March 2, 2012 by tchannon in Energy, government, Incompetence, Legal, Politics

As reported here recently 1, 2, Huhne was due and appeared at Southwark crown court today. His legal blade was criminal lawyer John Kelsey-Fry, from recent success getting the Tottenham football manager off a tax evasion charge brought by Her Majesties finest taxidermists. They usually get to stuff people. The trial date was set for October 2012 and expected to last two weeks, unless of course he pleads guilty. More likely will force the prosecution Quixotic style to tilt at windmills.

Of course the case is in papers.

http://www.thisislondon.co.uk/standard/article-24040271-huhne-hires-harrys-lawyer.do

Financial Times is taking it seriously http://www.ft.com/cms/s/0/12c6e99a-6465-11e1-b30e-00144feabdc0.html#axzz1o09rZDCP

Assigned to trial is a judge The Hon Mr Justice Fulford, who according to Debrett is notable for tennis, golf and riding (ie. nothing). His career looks left wing, a guess, and includes the International Criminal Court. However the Daily Mail, not nice when it comes to tolerance wrote this piece when he was appointed during 2007, in the era of the last Labour government. “At last members of the jury, we have a decent judge!” – Daily Mail

He has a Wikipedia entry where my suspicion is confirmed http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Adrian_Fulford but adds an alarm bell,

Alma mater University of Southampton, closest to Huhne’s parliamentary constituency of Eastleigh. This might be a sensible choice if there was one, no sign the judge is windmill associated either way, would be an ill wind.

Okay so the next trick set, why that trial date?

  • Queen’s jubilee, June 2012
  • Olympics (spit) end 12th August.

Any ideas anyone?

Posted by Tim Channon, co-moderator

Comments
  1. Lawrie says:

    The main thing is that Huhne is no longer in charge of windmills. That is a good thing. His replacement from what I read is nearly as loony though so I am sorry for you all.

    Meanwhile in Aus we have our Minister for Communication, Senator Conroy” doing his best to limit communication to those who support the government. Free speech is something Labor and the Greens here feel only belongs to leftoids and should be denied to bloggers like Andrew Bolt and papers owned by Murdoch.

    Welcome to the Peoples Republic of Australiastan.

  2. Bruce says:

    I really fear for Australia. At least if everything goes tits up in the UK, we’ve still got culture to fall back on. (Satire alert, haha, lol, only joking, etc). :-)

    When I look at what’s happening down under I sometimes think Andrew Bolt is the only person talking sense – and look what happened to him with his race/hate problems.

  3. Brian H says:

    Bruce;
    got me! A coughing-laughing fit. You may now cackle in malevolent schadenfreudian glee!
    >:-P

  4. Wayne Job says:

    Why do these people think that they are above and beyond the law, the mind set of these global warming adherents seems no different to a stalinist or a nazi.

    You are wrong we are right, do as you are told for your own good,as we know better. Oddly all that worked before the internet.

    Belatedly they are trying to control the right of free and open debate on the internet, the law of unintended consequences will bite their arse on that one.

    The stacking of the courts with useful idiots will like wise see some rebellion by the usual silent majority that may also see some unintended problems with pitch forks.

    The tide has turned, no longer do we need to cowtow to these politically correct fools it is time to out them, with ridicule and satire as in the past when then also it was the only weapons available. However now the audience is vast as it is not only conveyed by the travelling minstrel.

    LOUD AND CLEAR SHOULD BE THE MESSAGE OF DISCONTENT.

  5. Brian H says:

    Wayne;
    Sure hope that’s how it works out. Not sanguine about the loss of control by Big Money and Big Government, yet.

    BTW, for future reference, “cowtow” has nothing to do with livestock. It’s “kowtow”, A former Chinese custom of touching the ground with the forehead as a sign of respect or submission. In its more extreme forms, repetitiously banging one’s head on the floor as a sign of abject submission.
    ;D