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Huhne pleads guilty


Chronos the 2nd

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Story.

Chris Huhne admits perverting the course of justice and lying but I am a tad confused was he lying or 'spinning' as it was pointed out to me in another thread "There's a big difference between politicians and businesses who tend to 'spin' rather than lying outright"

So perhaps this is all a misunderstanding?

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Quickbeam

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"admits perverting the course of justice and lying" Where is there not a lie in that?

There's no sympathy from me for lawmakers that break laws.

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spider9

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Simply another example of "Beware the scorned woman", (even after 10 years!!) I suppose.

More interesting to watch how her case develops, 'marital coercion' is an interesting defence.

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HondaMan

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Given his (political) background and other factors which have been referred to and even proven by way of statements and evidentially, I think he should receive the maximum sentence permissable AND pay ALL the costs unnecessarily incurred by his lying. That should also include the prosecution costs and wasted court costs

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fourm member

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You need to look up the meaning of the word 'tend'.

Starting a new thread just to pursue a vendetta is petty in the extreme.

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chub_tor

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One definition of tend - "Regularly or frequently behave in a particular way or have a certain characteristic"

So would that be for spinning or lying or both?

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Nontek

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Spin, to my simple mind means to rotate swiftly in a circular motion

Whereas, also my opinion, Politically - Spin means Lie, full stop!

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Jock1e

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Just wondering if his wife will also be charged can they charge the one without charging the other.

He asked and she did it. So I suppose both are to blame.

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johndrew

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If Huhne deserves a custodial sentence for this (and I think he does), should all those MPs who lied about their expenses be treated similarly?

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spider9

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Jock1e "Just wondering if his wife will also be charged"

She was in the dock with him, her trial starts today, according to a previous BBC linked story - and her defence is said to be 'marital coercion' as I said earlier, at 8-41am.

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Jock1e

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spider9

Ok I never noticed thanks for updating me.

Unfortunately it was a well know fact that others were doing the same and getting friends or family to take the points for them.

I think in those days it did not matter to some drivers as basically they were only after the revenue that the fines produced.

But I think it was Luton that started using the photo of drivers to make sure that they had the correct person.

Jail sentences were given to some that tried to cheat by getting someone else to take the points.

Not saying Luton was the first place to do it,Just the place that I remember.

I suppose it was not just the fines that drivers were worried about it was also either loosing their no claims discount or having a steep rise on their insurance premiums.

It was against the law but I bet it would surprise us all how many actually did it.

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