Chris Huhne Could Be Charged In Days
The end of Chris Huhne saga is drawing closer as what is widely regarded as the last obstacle to charging Huhne is gone.
Just before Christmas 2011 Essex Police made it clear that they want Huhne and his estranged wife Vicky Price charged with perverting the course of justice and lesser speeding charges.
Sources at the Crown Prosecution Service said they expect a decision to be taken in “weeks rather than months”.
The publishers of the Sunday Times today dropped their challenge to a police bid to obtain emails relating to the Chris Huhne speeding case.
Times Newspapers Ltd were expected to ask the High Court in London to quash a Crown Court order requiring production of the emails to Essex Police.
Times lawyers also wanted Lord Justice Toulson and Mr Justice Cranston to declare that a judge sitting at Chelmsford Crown Court erred in law when he issued the order last October.
The case concerns emails between Vicky Pryce, Mr Huhne’s ex-wife, and Isabel Oakeshott, the Sunday Times political editor.
It follows allegations that the Energy Secretary asked his former wife to take speeding points for him.
But today the publishers withdrew their application.
A Downing Street spokeswoman today declined to speculate on whether Mr Huhne could remain a minister if he is charged with an offence, saying only that members of the Cabinet are appointed by the Prime Minister and are subject to the ministerial code.
Vicky Pryce sent more than 100 emails to the Sunday Times the contents of which are believed to very damaging to Huhne, police already have a text message between Huhne and his son that discusses the consequences of a potential prosecution.
At the hearing, Andrew Edis QC, for Essex police and the Crown Prosecution Service, said: “It will now be possible to move proceedings on towards a charging decision. However, there is a criminal investigation.
“It is, therefore, conceivable that one outcome will be that there will be charges and therefore criminal proceedings will follow.
“There may be criminal charges which may in due course be tried.”
Posted on January 21, 2012, in Anthropogenic Global Warming, Global Warming, Green Jobs Lie, Green Lies, Junk Science, Lib Dem, Renewables, Wind Power and tagged Chris Huhne. Bookmark the permalink. 4 Comments.