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.
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.
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