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Huhne & Pryce - 8 months each

Postby pliptrot » Mon Mar 11, 2013 17:18 pm

This whole episode seems like madness. Not only is it an apparent waste of public money, but the sentences - 8 months in prison for both of them - seem disproportionate. Yes, there is a principal at stake, but compared with the fact that motorists routinely endanger, maim and kill other vulnerbale road users with apparent impunity, this seems ludicrous. Or is it me?

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Postby Pross » Mon Mar 11, 2013 17:33 pm

It's a lesson to let sleeping dogs lie and that revenge isn't always a dish best served cold. Could have all been avoided if she hadn't listened to a journalist trying to 'help her'. Perverting the course of justice is a serious offence even if this is at the lower end of the scale. That driving ban for clocking up 12 points must be looking like a lost opportunity to Huhne now.

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Postby daviesee » Mon Mar 11, 2013 17:42 pm

8 months for perverting the course of justice seems fair enough.
If others have got off lighter for more then there's the injustice.
None of the above should be taken seriously, and certainly not personally.

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Postby Frank the tank » Mon Mar 11, 2013 19:18 pm

The reporter says they could both be out in two month with a tag and certainly out in four.

Is there any wonder the public have little or no faith in politicians. Several times Huhne stood in front of tv cameras and told absolute bare faced lies, and this surely knowing that one day he'd be found out. So what chance of his like being truthful when it comes to what their proper political agenda is.

Not that I believe any of 'em anyway, bunch of lieing,twisting, cheating, untrustworthy sh1ts.
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Postby Canny lad » Mon Mar 11, 2013 19:24 pm

Serves the pair of them right, him for being a lying, smarmy tw@t and her for not keeping her trap shut. Here's hoping he drops his soap in the shower :shock:

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Postby CambsNewbie » Mon Mar 11, 2013 19:35 pm

If they had admitted the offences earlier (or at all in her case) the sentence is reduced. I think the guidelines are if you admit the offence at the interview stage in the police station then the sentence is reduced by 50%, less if you admit it at the pre-trial, less again if you admit it at the trial and the full sentence if you deny it and are found guilty.

I heard the judge was going to try and get all costs back from them, approx £75k for him and approx £35k for her. I really hope he does.

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Postby rodgers73 » Mon Mar 11, 2013 20:05 pm

pliptrot wrote:This whole episode seems like madness. Not only is it an apparent waste of public money, but the sentences - 8 months in prison for both of them - seem disproportionate. Yes, there is a principal at stake, but compared with the fact that motorists routinely endanger, maim and kill other vulnerbale road users with apparent impunity, this seems ludicrous. Or is it me?


There are quite often cases where people lie to the Police to evade speeding fines/points etc and get found out. Some of them are quite comical in terms of the lengths people have gone to avoid the penalties. Most of them seem to end in jailtime, which is right I think - if you send the message out that lying to Police gets you just a slap on the wrist then things could go downhill fast..

If they had both sat in a Police station and lied under questioning about who had been driving it would look less like overkill. But people forget that writing a lie on a form is as much perverting the course of justice as telling that lie to a policeman's face.

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Postby xdoc » Mon Mar 11, 2013 20:17 pm

The sentence is for perverting the course of justice, which is rightly considered as a serious crime, and in theory a judge can recommend a life sentence. Hopefully the media attention this case has attracted will highlight the seriousness of this crime, and with driving offences in particular people will think twice before accepting points on behalf of others.

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Postby Yellow Peril » Mon Mar 11, 2013 21:02 pm

It's a right and proper sentence. Remember a few years back when MP's were trying to trivialise the fraud and theft they had committed with their expenses?

Furthermore he should have been given no credit for his guilty plea. He took it to the wire and only coughes the job after attempts to get the matter thrown out were rejected. If that isn't compunding the offence I don't know what is. No wonder people have no faith in the justice system when people like Huhne can take the p1ss in that way.

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Postby MaxwellBygraves » Mon Mar 11, 2013 21:29 pm

On Huhne, Cameron said 'Huhne case shows no-one, however high and mighty, is out of the reach of justice'.

International war criminal Tony Blair, anyone?
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Postby ooermissus » Mon Mar 11, 2013 21:56 pm

It's longer than the maximum sentence for the offence of assaulting a police officer.

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Postby arran77 » Mon Mar 11, 2013 21:59 pm

Heard this earlier and made me chuckle...

What have Huhne, Pryce and Reading FC all got in common?

They're all going down!

:lol:
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Postby CambsNewbie » Mon Mar 11, 2013 22:05 pm

ooermissus wrote:It's longer than the maximum sentence for the offence of assaulting a police officer.


Well according to CPS you can bite me and take a chunk out my hand without charge so it doesn't surprise me!

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Postby Cornerblock » Mon Mar 11, 2013 22:13 pm

arran77 wrote:Heard this earlier and made me chuckle...

What have Huhne, Pryce and Reading FC all got in common?

They're all going down!

:lol:


But it's only Reading who would love to take three points.

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Postby CambsNewbie » Mon Mar 11, 2013 22:19 pm

Cornerblock wrote:
arran77 wrote:Heard this earlier and made me chuckle...

What have Huhne, Pryce and Reading FC all got in common?

They're all going down!

:lol:


But it's only Reading who would love to take three points.


Very good!

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Postby Slowmart » Mon Mar 11, 2013 23:27 pm

IMHO :D

I was amazed to learn that her defence had a valid legal platform. Marital coercion. WTF.
Huhne tried very avenue to get the trial thrown out. Adjourning the trial 14 times. Due process is fine but that was taking the michael.
Both defendants used their own children as pawns.
Huhne's associates still believe he may have a role to play in politics.
Pryce gave up her ex husband but initially laid a false trail suggesting that a researcher had taken the points. it was only when the press started digging did the true story emerge. Amazing what happens when you start something without control.

They both come across as manipulative self serving individuals. That said watching a family tear itself apart and the strength of emotions is truly a sad state of affairs.
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Postby Tom Butcher » Tue Mar 12, 2013 00:21 am

I have a bit more sympathy for her - initially at least the offence doesn't seem to be about her own self interest. For that reason I think she's been a little bit harshly treated - I know her defence was bullshit but if a barrister told you it had a chance and you were scared of jail time you can kind of understand why she tried it. Maybe a shorter sentence or a lot of proper community service - ie something physical she isn't used to not making best use of her skills.

Him I reckon it's about right.
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Postby RDW » Tue Mar 12, 2013 00:55 am

Frank the tank wrote:Several times Huhne stood in front of tv cameras and told absolute bare faced lies, and this surely knowing that one day he'd be found out.


And imagine, a man like this could easily have become leader of the Liberal Democrats! Luckily, history took a different turn: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Zc8i8ujDHHI

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Postby SoloSuperia » Tue Mar 12, 2013 09:03 am

I have just seen him on TV this morning...........
Giving his soliloquy, don't know the correct way to describe the way I saw it. He seem to be saying "Yes I did these things....But it wasn't really me".
How anyone can defend him is beyond me, he has lied and lied and lied again!
And now kind of wants us to feel sorry for him.
Just feel the bloke has no shame.

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Re: Huhne & Pryce - 8 months each

Postby Graham. » Tue Mar 12, 2013 09:15 am

I seem to remember him saying in a recent interview that it was something "That happened 10 years ago."
He seemed unable to accept that it was something He Did 10 years ago! And he didn't confess until the very last minute have tried every avenue to escape justice.
Bang him (and her) up,I say.


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