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don4l

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4,221 posts

64 months

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Chris Huhne seems to be in need of some friends at the moment. I wonder where they all are? Does he have any friends, or has he stabbed too many allies in the back?

First we see revelations about possible PCOJ with the speeding points. Next, somebody leaks a letter from Vince Cable, which attacks Huhne's ridiculous windmill plans.

There are rumours that Huhne is avoiding the press today, and he apparently failed to appear in the House for his own energy bill today.

This video shows the kind of person that we are talking about: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rIke19Wkr14


Personally, I feel that the sooner he goes the better.

Don
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Stu R

20,904 posts

103 months

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Certainly seems to be skating on thin ice doesn't he?

If he's not gone soon he's got some friends in high places!

turbobloke

63,236 posts

148 months

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Hope so.

My, won't we all miss him.

jsc15

446 posts

96 months

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According to Guido Fawkes, today is the day that Huhne starts qualifying for a ministerial pension (365 days in the job). Would't put it past him to resign tomorrow

F i F

24,354 posts

139 months

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I wouldn't put it past him to resign, claim the expenses payment that former ministers can have because they are not allowed to take paid employment for one year.

Then next day after resignation go knocking on the door of various energy and windmill manufacturers.

Note, I'm not saying he has done this, I'm saying I would not be in the slightest surprised IF he did it. Just to be clear in this litigious age.

Should somebody tweet it?




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Tsippy

6,435 posts

57 months

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Stu R said:
Certainly seems to be skating on thin ice doesn't he?

Is that thin ice due to the planet warming too? hehe


don4l

Original Poster:

4,221 posts

64 months

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Stu R said:
Certainly seems to be skating on thin ice doesn't he?

If he's not gone soon he's got some friends in high places!
That's the point. He doesn't seem to have any friends.

I get the impression that he has been a bit ruthless on his way to the top. Being ruthless can reap dividends in the short term, but eventually you end up with too many enemies.

The bookies seem to have him as odds on favourite to be ne next cabinet minister to leave his post.


Don
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thinfourth2

30,834 posts

92 months

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turbobloke said:
Hope so.

My, won't we all miss him.
And his replacement will overturn all the climate change legislation and be a voice of sanity in parliament


Nope


It will be another slimy clone saying anything to get to the top, the name and face may change but the person won't

MX7

7,902 posts

62 months

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don4l said:
This video shows the kind of person that we are talking about: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rIke19Wkr14
This is where Clegg should have realised that he isn't capable of being part of a team. "Let me finish." That's the rhetoric you use against opposition, not your party, or your boss.

Clegg's inability to spot talent is astounding. Laws, I believe, would be the most useful asset from the LibDems, and deserves another shot.

Tsippy

6,435 posts

57 months

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thinfourth2 said:
turbobloke said:
Hope so.

My, won't we all miss him.
It will be another slimy clone saying anything to get to the top, the name and face may change but the person won't
Whoever takes over the department will have one aim, to appear 'greener' than Huhne, could be a potential disaster for the economy.

Zod

27,172 posts

146 months

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He has to go. He's a . Clegg hates him too.

He's also a moron. Look at Blair and Brown;in public you're supposed to pretend at least that you get on.

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randlemarcus

9,557 posts

119 months

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MX7 said:
Laws, I believe, would be the most useful asset from the LibDems, and deserves another shot.
Damned shame he got found guilty of six counts of wrongful expenses today then. Let's wait and see what the punishment might be before we restore him to the Cabinet...

MX7

7,902 posts

62 months

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randlemarcus said:
MX7 said:
Laws, I believe, would be the most useful asset from the LibDems, and deserves another shot.
Damned shame he got found guilty of six counts of wrongful expenses today then. Let's wait and see what the punishment might be before we restore him to the Cabinet...
Hopefully nothing.

"But the Parliamentary commissioner for standards has made clear in his report that there is no evidence the MP made his expenses claims with the intention of benefiting himself or his partner"

He's one of, and possibly the, sharpest of the LibDems in my opinion. What he did was stupid, but was influenced by something very personal. The punishment should be minimal.

Zod

27,172 posts

146 months

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MX7 said:
Hopefully nothing.

"But the Parliamentary commissioner for standards has made clear in his report that there is no evidence the MP made his expenses claims with the intention of benefiting himself or his partner"

He's one of, and possibly the, sharpest of the LibDems in my opinion. What he did was stupid, but was influenced by something very personal. The punishment should be minimal.
I agree. He could legitimately have claimed the money anyway, but chose to keep hi relationship quiet.

tinman0

18,231 posts

128 months

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MX7 said:
Clegg's inability to spot talent is astounding. Laws, I believe, would be the most useful asset from the LibDems, and deserves another shot.
There is no talent in the LibDems though. They are a party that existed purely to appeal to people who won't vote Labour or Tory. There isn't any real substance to the party, and there has been no real scrutiny on their candidates until now.

Trouble is that the each time a Liberal is put under a bit of scrutiny they fall apart.

Frankly its amateur night.

MX7

7,902 posts

62 months

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tinman0 said:
MX7 said:
Clegg's inability to spot talent is astounding. Laws, I believe, would be the most useful asset from the LibDems, and deserves another shot.
There is no talent in the LibDems though. They are a party that existed purely to appeal to people who won't vote Labour or Tory. There isn't any real substance to the party, and there has been no real scrutiny on their candidates until now.

Trouble is that the each time a Liberal is put under a bit of scrutiny they fall apart.

Frankly its amateur night.
Possibly, but without some involvement from the LibDems there will be no coalition. With no coalition, we might get Miliband.

Stu R

20,904 posts

103 months

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don4l said:
Stu R said:
Certainly seems to be skating on thin ice doesn't he?

If he's not gone soon he's got some friends in high places!
That's the point. He doesn't seem to have any friends.

I get the impression that he has been a bit ruthless on his way to the top. Being ruthless can reap dividends in the short term, but eventually you end up with too many enemies.

The bookies seem to have him as odds on favourite to be ne next cabinet minister to leave his post.


Don
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Agree for the large part Don, but surely he must have some 'closet' friends to have held on this long? with so many people against him it's a miracle he's lasted this long IMO. Either that or everyone's happy to let him squirm on his own for a bit while the media do their thing hehe

thinfourth2

30,834 posts

92 months

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Tsippy said:
Whoever takes over the department will have one aim, to appear 'greener' than Huhne, could be a potential disaster for the economy.
Same st different tie

V88Dicky

5,290 posts

71 months

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thinfourth2 said:
Same st, same green, ecomentalist tie
Fixed that for you wink

Jasandjules

52,170 posts

117 months

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Of course he has to go - He's a Lib Dem who broke a speed limit and thereby not only killed the planet by driving a vehicle instead of using public transport but killed hundreds of children and bunnies doing it.....
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