19 May 2011

The Huhne saga drags on and on. Super-injunction, please?

You may by now be wishing that there was a super-injunction around the Chris Huhne speeding affair but the saga moved on a little today. Essex police have confirmed what seemed to be pretty clear from their movements this week, that there is a police investigation into a possible criminal offence.  Huhne, I’m told, is still expecting to be interviewed by police next week and despite some rumours on the internet, he has NOT been interviewed already.

As for the flurries around Nigel Farage and whether or not he recalled being on a late flight with Huhne back from Strasbourg on the relevant night (which would mean Vicky Pryce could not have been at the wheel of the car), I understand he has now chatted to Essex police and isn’t so sure that he was on the same flight as Mr Huhne in March 2003. So this drags into next week and quite possibly beyond. At this point, we don’t know if police have found documentary evidence that suggests wrongdoing or whether they are proceeding without that. So not much new but given the rumours flying around I thought I’d pass on what little I know.

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One reader comment

  1. Ray Turner says:

    We’ll have to wait and see what happens I suppose.

    Eastleigh has already had a problem with one of its previous MP’s (remember our last Tory MP, Stephen Milligan..?), so I find it sad to see the current encumbent being questioned by the Police. This sort of thing is not good for the reputation of the town…

    But I wonder what the longer-term political implications might be…?

    The Milligan incident gave the Lib Dems the break they needed locally, gaining the seat from the Tories and successfully holding it at every election since then.

    The local Council has also become a Lib Dem stronghold, since it has been represented by a Lib Dem MP at Westminster, bucking the national trend at the recent local elections…

    So I wonder whether the events that are unfolding now might cause Eastleigh to swing in a different direction in future…?

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