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Vicky Pryce retrial - day one
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Jury are being reminded of their duties and Mr Justice Sweeney says the prosecution case will carry on tomorrow.
She describes the "brutal way" in which Huhne walked out on his wife and family.
Julian Knowles QC asking Ms Oakeshott how hard it is to win a seat in Parliament with reference to Huhne's bid to become Eastleigh MP.
Prosecutor Andrew Edis to ask final questions before court adjourned for the day.
Ms Oakeshott describes Chris Huhne as an "extremely clever individual", "very, very bold" and "very brazen".
"My goal was to expose this very serious allegation," says Ms Oakeshott when discussing her motives behind looking in to the story.
Ms Oakeshott referring to Pryce's feelings about having taken speeding points: "I was very clear that (Pryce) felt very unhappy about having been put in that position and I feel that it had been on her conscience ever since."
She goes on to describe Pryce at this stage of being "exceptionally fragile" and in a "deeply emotional state".
Pryce had "swings in her emotion" about how best to get the speeding points story out in the open, court hears.
Andrew Edis QC has taken a seat and Pryce's barrister Julian Knowles QC is starting his cross examination of Ms Oakeshott.
Jurors being told about the first time it was reported that Huhne had asked somebody else to take points on his behalf
Crown going through emails between the pair discussing how they might run an article in the paper about the speeding points swap story.
Ms Oakeshot: "The most important point she made was that she felt pressured, pushed in to taking these points and she felt she had bee put in an impossible position."
Pryce was "very anxious" about the way in which any of these allegations came in to public domain and "the way her reputation may be affected," Ms Oakeshott tells the court.
The reporter tells jurors: "My hope was that Ms Pryce could be persuaded to talk openly about what happened and that would be the most straight forward way of running the story."
Ma Oakeshott suggested the pair meet for lunch and they discussed politics, economy and the break up of Pryce's marriage to Huhne.
It was at this lunch, she tells jurors, that she first learnt of speeding points swap allegation.
Isabel Oakeshott tells jurors the Sunday Times ran a piece in December 2010 about Pryce's career, family and life as a political wife.
She tells the jury that she and Pryce met as they were at security check going in to conference.
Explaining to jurors how she attended Lib Dem party conference in Liverpool in 2010 where she met Pryce for the first time.
The taped conversations are over and Sunday Times political reporter Isabel Oakeshott is being called to give evidence.
Ms Oakeshott describing decision to tape conversations between Pryce and Huhne: "I'm fairly clear that it was her (Pryce's) idea."
Huhne again urging Pryce not to talk to press about allegations she took speeding points on his behalf.
The third call ends and the fourth conversation is now being played out to the jury.
Huhne: "It's absolute cobblers."
The former energy secretary adds: "They have no story and they cannot have a story unless you give them a story and there is no reason to give them a story because it is not true."
Huhne: "I'm not going to comment about stories on the phone line."
Second conversation ends and a third begins. Pryce is listening in from the dock, a pen in her hand and a notepad on her lap.
He continues: "You are behaving in an entirely unbalanced way'."
Huhne to his wife: "I know what you're up to."
Huhne repeats on the phone that he "absolutely denies" Pryce took his points.
Pryce uses swear words as her voice rises on the taped recording.
"It is my reputation that is on the line as much as yours," she shouts.
Pryce asks her husband "are you a moron?"
Huhne described stories as "nonsense".
The first short telephone call is over and the second is about to be played.
Pryce says: "Somebody told them (the press) that I had taken your points."
Huhne suggests his wife stops telling "ridiculous" stories to the press.
The hearing resumes after the lunch break.
Jurors take their seats and the trial is underway again.
Court about to hear recordings of telephone conversations between Huhne and Pryce.
The court adjourns for lunch and the trial will start again at 2.10pm.
Court hears how Huhne was banned from driving in October 2003 under points totting up rules and fined £200.
He had been caught using mobile phone behind the wheel earlier that year while he had nine points on his licence.
Jurors being told about the process by which speeding points are issued - from the offence to the conviction.
Chronology of Huhne's speeding offences being read out in court including three points in February 2003 which, crucially, brought him up to nine points and close to disqualification under the 'totting up' scheme.
Edis tells court it is possible nobody would have found out about the speeding points swap if Pryce's "desire for vengeance had not overcome her better judgement."
Edis moves on to four telephone conversations between Pryce and Huhne which were taped in a bid to secure proof that former Eastleigh MP had asked her to take points on his behalf.
Crown says after learning of Huhne's affair, Pryce "hatched quite a sophisticated plot" to wreck her husband's career.
In May 2011, Sunday Times printed a story saying someone - without naming who - had taken speeding points on Huhne's behalf.
Oakeshott tells Pryce that the "bottom line is this story will bring CH down" if she is prepared to go on record with "minor risks" that are involved in doing so.
Pryce emailed "I definitely want to nail him."
Crown reading email correspondence between Ms Oakeshott and Pryce discussing running a possible story.
Economist wrote that she "would need reassurance that it would indeed bring CH (Chris Huhne) down."
Jurors hearing how Pryce met Sunday Times political reporter Isabel Oakeshott at the Covent Garden restaurant 'Christopher's in March 2011.
Pryce is sitting in the dock, listening intently and writing notes while Mr Edis continues his opening.
Edis talking about how the story came to appear in national newspapers for the first time.
Crown has also outlined Pryce's defence of marital coercion - that she had no real choice but to take the speeding points on Huhne's behalf.
The defence is only available to wives.
Crown describing the moment Huhne revealed he had been having an affair.
Huhne told her during half time of football match in 2010 that press were aware and that he was writing a statement. Jurors hear how he then went to the gym.
Edis claims Pryce was "distressed" and "she wanted to get revenge".
Edis: "When she decided she needed to reveal what had happened she did not go to the police she went to the papers and her principle concern when she first went to the papers was to keep herself out of the story - as I'm going to put it, to nail him but to protect herself."
Edis outlining chronology of speeding offence and how Pryce came to take points on Huhne's behalf.
Edis has explained how Huhne's car was flashed on M11 in 2003 on his way back from Standtead Airport to London.
Huhne, who had 9 points, filled out a form saying Pryce was driving and she eventually took points on his behalf.
"Between them they cheated the system," Mr Edis says.
Crown: in 2002 an 2003, Pryce was a "very influential person who had a glittering career as an economist in banking."
Edis asks jury: "Do you think she does something just because some man tells her to even if it is her husband?"
Crown tells jury to "pay no heed" to anything that has happened before.
"It starts now," Andrew Edis QC says.
Prosecutor Andrew Edis QC is opening his case by handing jurors their bundles.
Tells the jurors they should feel free to ask him questions by writing them down and handing them to him.
Explaining very slowly and clearly what the jury's role is.
Also explains that the fact previous jury did not reach a verdict is "of no relevance whatsoever in this trial at all."
"In this trial the slate, as it were, is wiped clean and you judge the case afresh but only on the evidence which unfolds before you during the course of the trial."
Mr Justice Sweeney explaining that he is judge of the law and jurors are judges of the facts.
A jury of seven men and five women has been sworn in and charge read out to them.
Judge arrives and there will be some legal discussion before a jury is selected.
Press and members of the public are assembled in court three ahead of the trial of Vicky Pryce.
The ex-wife of shamed former Eastleigh MP Chris Huhne is already sitting in the dock at Southwark Crown Court wearing a patterned grey and white jacket and grey trousers.
She has her legs crossed with a large white folder resting on her knee.
Her legal team, including barrister Julian Knowles QC is sitting in front of her while prosecutor Andrew Edis QC is sitting to the right. Mr Justice Sweeney has yet to appear.