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UK: Huhne changes plea to guilty

10:26 04 February 2013

Former Energy Secretary Chris Huhne. Dominic Lipinski/PA Wire

Former Energy Secretary Chris Huhne. Dominic Lipinski/PA Wire

FORMER Cabinet minister Chris Huhne today pleaded guilty to perverting the course of justice over claims his ex-wife took speeding points for him a decade ago.


Huhne entered the plea on the first day of his trial at Southwark Crown Court.

His former wife Vicky Pryce denied a charge of perverting the course of justice.

Carina Trimingham, whom Huhne admitted having an affair with in 2010, ending his 26-year marriage to Pryce, was in the public gallery as he pleaded guilty to the perverting the course of justice charge.



  • Another MP who thought he was above the law gets found out. What's the betting he just gets a suspended sentence, and continues as an MP? At least he has now admitted what everyone suspected, MP's lying some things never change!

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    Monday, February 4, 2013

  • Shame he had to lie about it for ten years. I suppose he thinks he's entitled to credit for getting round to pleading guilty at this late stage, but with luck the judge will see through that. He deserves to go down for a VERY long stretch.

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    Monday, February 4, 2013

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