Chris Huhne: vultures gathering over speeding claims?

Energy Secretary Chris Huhne Essex Police has met with the Crown Prosecution Service to discuss Chris Huhne's case

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Is it the press pack hunting Chris Huhne, or politicians scenting the chance of a leg-up?

The papers have again been full of reshuffle speculation. But the investigation by Essex Police into claims Mr Huhne passed speeding points onto someone else has been running since May and there may yet be further twists.

I spoke to the energy secretary at a recent constituency meeting, and whilst making a joke at the expense of the many lawyers he has been seeing, he claimed he still had no idea of timings.

After the Sunday Times handed over emails Essex Police released this statement:

"Essex Police can confirm that officers have met with the CPS [Crown Prosecution Service] regarding the material received recently. The CPS have said they intend to take a decision [on whether or not to charge] within weeks."

Whichever way it goes it seems Chris Huhne could get an early reaction from his voters.

The MP who wrote a book on the benefits of Britain joining the Euro is on a list of MPs drawn up by the People's Pledge.

It plans to hold a referendum on Britain's part in the European Union at the start of April.

Peter Henley, Political editor, South of England Article written by Peter Henley Peter Henley Political editor, South of England

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    Comment number 1.

    If he goes to court and is found guilty, can he appeal and lose, then appeal again to the supreme court?
    Don't think so - but DECC with him in charge can. Hope the evidence is very good.

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    Comment number 2.

    So now Chris 'simply incorrect' Huhne has to go to trial, and drag his ex along for the ride. What a nice chap! I hope his replacement pulls the rug out from under those extravagantly subsidised inland wind farms, useless eyesores that they are. Now that we are having a flat calm in coldest midwinter what output are getting from them? Answer came there none.


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