Vicky Pryce is guilty

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UnexpectedItemInShaggingArea Thu 07-Mar-13 15:05:00

shock

moondog Thu 07-Mar-13 15:07:16

Not much of a surprise eh?
Boy, she really hates him doesn't she?

TheReturnoftheSmartArse Thu 07-Mar-13 15:09:33

God, they're as bad as each other, those two.

You're right, Moondog , she REALLY REALLY hates him! But I don't really blame her!

UnexpectedItemInShaggingArea Thu 07-Mar-13 15:10:05

I'm surprised, perhaps naively so.

So they didn't believe she had been coerced?

He is a vile little man angry

Lottapianos Thu 07-Mar-13 15:13:55

I'm surprised too Unexpected. I could well imagine him coercing her into doing what she was told. Mind you, that's only based on what I've read in papers and seen on TV so hopefully the jury knew better!

moondog Thu 07-Mar-13 15:19:01

Their poor children.
Their arrogance and selfishness has destroyed a family.

CardinalRichelieu Thu 07-Mar-13 15:20:20

Well, that was very bad tactics on her part wasn't it? Grassing your husband up out of revenge, when doing so also puts YOU at risk of being convicted for the same thing... I can't decide whether it's more like a Greek tragedy or a Rumpolesque farce

moondog Thu 07-Mar-13 15:21:25

I think she knew form the start she would go down if he did but it was a price she was willing to play.

CardinalRichelieu Thu 07-Mar-13 15:24:34

Well that is ridiculous if so. What's wrong with considering yourself well rid of a loser husband and getting on with your life. I feel especially sorry for their son Peter, having to hear all about how his father wanted him aborted. I don't think I could ever let my child find that out, even if it meant compromising my case (not that I would ever have gone to court in the first place).

UnexpectedItemInShaggingArea Thu 07-Mar-13 15:34:53

I wonder if there is anyone else who has taken speeding points for their partner who's now bricking it. It puts you in a very vulnerable place to lie on behalf of someone else.

I do feel sorry for her and like Lottapianos can only hope the jury knew what they were doing.

duchesse Thu 07-Mar-13 15:34:57

I guess that's why he pleaded guilty at the last minute. I think he shouldn't be shown any leniency for having pleaded at the 11th hour- it's still a massive waste of police and CPS time. It's my belief that he engineered his tactics to maximum effect for her to suffer greater consequences than him. I also think he a complete and utter little shit.

duchesse Thu 07-Mar-13 15:41:18

Furthermore he had more to gain than her from the transfer of points so it would incomprehensible if he received a lesser sentence. I highly doubt that she forced him to transfer the points to her. He didn't exactly rush forwards to take the rightful blame either. In fact he used the transfer to get at his wife later. I am far more inclined to believe her than him and I hope she appeals.

CardinalRichelieu Thu 07-Mar-13 15:42:32

But did not the whole thing only come to light in the first place because she reported him out of revenge? I would've thought that if you take points for your partner and they are accepted, your chances of getting caught out later are very slim. The DVLA or whatever are hardly going to go back over thousands of old cases trying to work it out unless someone grasses someone else up.

Pagwatch Thu 07-Mar-13 15:47:31

She decided to go to the press to nail him because of his affair.

I think they are as bad as each other.

duchesse Thu 07-Mar-13 15:49:05

Vengefulness is not a crime! Maybe morally it's not very clear-cut and she did court trouble by doing it, but she was being honest in a legal sense by reporting the points transfer. I wonder whether the real problem here is that she tried to get her own back for his despicable behaviour towards her. She is essentially being punished for trying to do the right thing, albeit 10 years late. So to my mind there is NO WAY he should get off more lightly since he is the one who actually did the crime. Being the registered keeper of the car, he was the one who would have filled in the (incorrect) details about who was driving at the time. Therefore, he committed the crime. All she did was keep quiet about it at the time and not drop him in it at back then.

MechanicalTheatre Thu 07-Mar-13 15:51:25

To be honest, I can really see why she grassed him up. I imagine she made a ton of sacrifices for his career, as politicians partners tend to do. He then had an affair and didn't have the decency to tell her til it was about to be splashed all over the papers.

Of course the right thing to do is maintain your dignity. But I can imagine it's very tempting to just want to fuck the person over.

EchoBitch Thu 07-Mar-13 15:53:18

Didn't he get caught driving while using his phone only weeks after the speeding points.
He's an arrogant man and i can see why she took the points even though it was foolish (and wrong) to do so.
So two criminal offenses within weeks.
He had no business being an MP.

duchesse Thu 07-Mar-13 15:53:53

I guess what I'm saying is that she's being punished imo for being a vengeful woman, not a subservient drone who would have left well alone and not even attempted to get her own back. I can totally see why she would have wanted to get own back as well! I hope her legal team appeals.

Xenia Thu 07-Mar-13 15:54:32

She was naive. She also should never have given in to his fait accompli on the points and should have pulled the form from his hand, said - not on your life mate - if your MP career is destroyed your look out. That will teach you not to lie and cheat and speed.

What is very clear is that the real loser in Huhne as he could not wait until a divorce to keep his trousers up so will now have destroyed his relationships with his children for life. He reaped what he sowed. I hope the ex lesbian is worth it.

EchoBitch Thu 07-Mar-13 15:57:48

www.telegraph.co.uk/news/politics/liberaldemocrats/9848966/How-the-truth-finally-caught-up-with-Chris-Huhne.html

16 days later he got a six month ban for using his phone.

Whilst driving a car with personal number plates.

That says arrogant to me.

NicholasTeakozy Thu 07-Mar-13 15:59:34

I'm not really surprised, just a little saddened that he has been believed ahead of her, given that he lied consistently until the opening day of the original trial.

KatieMiddleton Thu 07-Mar-13 15:59:54

He is revolting the way he exploited his family during the election all the while shagging his PR.

I feel very sorry for her. She was shat on from a great height and probably emotionally abused. The abortion stuff was just awful.

I hope she gets a very lenient sentence because she's the one looking after that fractured family and they need her.

moondog Thu 07-Mar-13 16:00:50

Didn't the new girlfriend try to sue a paper for writing about her?
Don't know how that panned out.

I agree with KatieM, I actually feel sorry for her, he treated her and his family appallingly, I hope her sentance is very light, her family absolutely need her.

Appeal, Ms Pryce! What a vile pig of a man everyone above is right. How the Hell do these types end up as MPs? angry

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