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.
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?
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