Chris Huhne cleared over election expense claims

As Mark Pack reported over on his blog, for the second time allegations over Chris Huhne’s election expenses that were strongly backed by Paul Staines and Harry Cole have collapsed after the Electoral Commission investigated them:

The review concluded that one item had been under-reported by £10.15 (sic) but that otherwise the expenditure in the short and long campaign had been properly recorded and declared.

Regularly readers may recall how stridently both of them attacked people who disagreed with their claims over Huhne’s election expenses (such as in this thread, which includes Paul Staines daring anyone to bet that Chris Huhne would still be a minister on June 1st; he was).

Reading their blog you would be forgiven for not knowing that the Electoral Commission had rejected their claims. That is because they managed to report the Electoral Commission ruling without actually mentioning that it cleared Chris Huhne and rejected their claims.

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8 Comments

  • That’s weak even for you Guido.

  • Reading the article above, who would guess that the CPS has just been sent a file relating to a potential charge against Chris Huhne of perverting the course of justice?

    And according to press reports, the police now have not only a tape of the infamous phone call, but an affidavit from Vicky Pryce and and text messages from the man himself to his son warning him that his mother might end up “in Holloway.”

    Surely the allegations about election expenses are the least of Chris Huhne’s concerns at the moment.

  • So when Guido’s last lot of mud throughing doesn’t stick you just through a bit more.

  • Guido Fawkes is the best argument for the print media I’ve ever seen.

  • It gives me huge pleasure to see stainless Paul Staines thoroughly fawked by losing his bet on Chris being forced out by June 1st.!

    He has turned what should be a creditable investigative journalism blog into very personalized witch-hunting.

    An investigative journalist is quite dispassionate in his dealings; Satines is not.. He decides on guilt before it is proven. His tone is that of a rottweiller on a scent.
    I noticed that in his excitement over the driving allegations he referred to information from his “boy in blue”. If he has obtained confidential information from the police perhaps this contact should be investigated along with the other corrupt police. And his relationship with Fawkws examined.
    Elizabeth

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