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Chris Huhne changes plea to guilty

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NicholasTeakozy Mon 04-Feb-13 11:03:10

BBC link here. I reckon that's the end of his political career then.

GetOrf Mon 04-Feb-13 16:19:09

Good lord at those texts.

What was he thinking.

GetOrf Mon 04-Feb-13 16:19:38

Yes it's a legal defence pacific, apparently.

CinnabarRed Mon 04-Feb-13 16:20:46

The text exchange between Chris Huhne and his son was so sad. No parent-child relationship should ever break down like that, although I can completely see why this one did.

AnnIonicIsoTronic Mon 04-Feb-13 16:21:12

Dh reckons the moral of the story is "don't piss off your wife"!

GetOrf Mon 04-Feb-13 16:22:44

It is so, so sad.

Will they both go to prison you think?

GetOrf Mon 04-Feb-13 16:23:19

Sad for the kids I mean. To have this happen to their family.

CinnabarRed Mon 04-Feb-13 16:32:00

Just so, GetOrf, just so.

AnyFucker Mon 04-Feb-13 16:32:03

Christ almighty, those texts made the hairs stand up on the back of my neck.

This man is has made an absolute car crash of his life.

Arrogance destroys people, even oneself it would seem.

PacificDogwood Mon 04-Feb-13 16:40:52

Thanks, GetOrf.

Those tests are very revealing as far as the dysfunctional relationships go. Goodness me!

I wonder why she took the points, really, at the time.

CinnabarRed Mon 04-Feb-13 16:45:08

Not in any way excusing the man, but I can kind of see how it happened.

In the middle of an election, working all the hours in the day campaigning, on the road together, and presumably in love at the time...

I can kind of see why she felt she had to take the points, and I can possibly even glimpse why he might have felt so much pressure to keep his driving licence so he could keep on the campaign trail.

limitedperiodonly Mon 04-Feb-13 16:50:06

I feel some sympathy for him. Not much though and it's completely unjustified. I'm just in an oddly charitable mood today.

He and Carina haven't been having much luck in court, have they? Perhaps they should stop fibbing.

Bramshott Mon 04-Feb-13 16:51:59

Reminded me of this thread a few weeks ago where quite a lot of people were saying they WOULD take the points in this sort of situation.

limitedperiodonly Mon 04-Feb-13 17:00:04

God. Like everyone has said, those texts.

bramshott that's probably why I feel slightly sorry for him. It's common but who can tell how it's going to turn out?

I'm interested to know whether Pryce will change her plea. How can she plead not guilty now he's admitted the offence? A guilty plea from her was the thing hanging over his head some months ago.

Oh well, we'll have to wait and see. I'm sure she's getting good advice. Better than the original advice, anyway.

GetOrf Mon 04-Feb-13 17:02:17

I just can't think of those texts without feeling unhappy for the lot of them, including him tbh.

He has made a selection of truly awful decisions leading to this. How can his relationship with his son come back from that? Even in private it would be so hard and now with it all played out in public and the ppssibility of both mother and father being imprisoned.

PacificDogwood Mon 04-Feb-13 17:06:44

I wonder how many husbands would take points for their wives?
Just musing... I could not do my job without a car, DH could - I am going out on a limb here, but I am quite sure if I suggested he took the blame for some speeding I did, he'd tell me were to go in no uncertain terms. And I think he'd be right tbh.
I suppose I could hire a driver grin...

I cannot really believe it has come this far after all this time.

QuickLookBusy Mon 04-Feb-13 17:08:57

Gosh those texts. I don't feel sorry for Hulme after reading them. It looks like his whole family knew he was lying and rather than admitting it all, he decides to make his ex wife and mother of his children look like a liar.

What sort of father does that? No wonder his son hates him.

Tommy Mon 04-Feb-13 17:10:58

yes, the texts. The poor son is shrieking and shouting and the b*****d dad is just trying to placate him with crap "I love you" "I'm always here for you" - yuck

Breadandwine Mon 04-Feb-13 17:18:25

He's been lying through his teeth for over ten years!

I'd throw the book at him - and then add another month for each time he lied!

The lying, cheating, conniving bastard! angryangryangryangryangry

clam Mon 04-Feb-13 17:22:57

"Having taken responsibility"
Oh, so he wants us to think he's somehow doing the honourable thing now? We knew all along he was guilty as sin, as he did, so why the f* did he not "take responsibility" in the first place?

clam Mon 04-Feb-13 17:26:53

When I got clocked for speeding, a number of people suggested I could swap with dh. shock Not that there was even any issue about being near the max, as I had a clean licence. I'd never have considered it, but as it happened I checked the speed camera photo on line and it was me, with ds next to me, clear as day.

HecateWhoopass Mon 04-Feb-13 17:30:30

I can hear the petulance in that statement.

for something that happened ten years ago.


it was ten years ago



SpringyReframed Mon 04-Feb-13 17:30:34

Had to come on to vent here as was tempted to tweet and then thought better of it. What a f*cking Twunt Chris Hulne is.

He reminds me of my stbx who once tried to get me to take his points as after all he was far more important than me. Anyone who has the slightest idea about EA would completely understand why his wife took the points, high flier or not. As for those texts between him and his son they just illustrate how these twunts believe that their actions have no consequences. A few placations and they think they've got away with it.

I hope he gets jailed and hope his family can get over this.

noddyholder Mon 04-Feb-13 17:31:59

He is an arse. How much time and money has he wasted plus made his ex wife look mad even though she was telling the truth all along.

clam Mon 04-Feb-13 17:37:07

Anyone know what the likely punishment is? please let it be custodial

limitedperiodonly Mon 04-Feb-13 17:40:38

The only sympathy I feel for Huhne is that none of us knows what made Vicky Pryce allegedly take the points in 2003.

All I can say is that things have changed in the intervening years.

I feel so sorry for Peter Huhne.

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