Tuesday, 22 January 2013
The Trial of Chris Huhne
The trial involving Chris Huhne and his former wife Vicky Pryce both accused of perverting the course of justice is likely to set records for being the longest legal process ever. It took Essex police eight months to investigate the charge before the case even came to court and now it had been postponed until January 2013! It begins again tomorrow.
The press keep quoting 'legal reasons' for such a lengthy delay but nobody seems to know what these reasons could possibly be? Forgive me for suggesting that someone is hoping we may all forget about this and then it can be quietly forgotten.
However, 'perverting the course of justice' is a pretty serious crime and carries with it a maximum punishment of 'life imprisonment'. Given that I read an article which stated that his wife could not have possibly been driving the car at the time of the offence I cannot understand what defence the lawyers can be concocting up that would take over a year!
There are suggestions that Mr Huhne is a pretty slippery character. If he gets away with this then those suggestions could be confirmed. He may yet pay a high price for his infidelity!