Chris Huhne's ex-wife Vicky Pryce to go on trial accused of takng his speeding points

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Chris Huhne's ex-wife Vicky Pryce will stand trial today over claims she took his speeding points after he dramatically admitted lying yesterday.

The former Cabinet minister and Eastleigh MP is facing jail after finally pleading guilty to lying over who was driving his car when it was clocked speeding in March 2003.

After nearly two years proclaiming his innocence and fighting to have the case dropped, Huhne changed his plea at the start of the pair's trial at Southwark Crown Court, promptly resigning as Liberal Democrat MP for Eastleigh and ending what was once a promising political career.

Respected economist Pryce, 60, has already pleaded not guilty to perverting the course of justice by taking her then-husband's points and is expected to adopt a defence of marital coercion at the start of her trial at Southwark Crown Court today.

Huhne's attempts to have the case against him thrown out can now be reported after he yesterday admitted lying, despite last week telling the court he was not guilty.

Huhne was granted unconditional bail until sentencing, but Mr Justice Sweeney warned the 58-year-old to have ''no illusions whatsoever'' about the sentence he could receive.

Perverting the course of justice carries a maximum life prison term - but the average is around 10 months.

Allegations over the point swapping arose in 2011 after Huhne left Pryce the previous year for PR adviser Carina Trimingham, ending the couple's 26-year marriage.

After pleading guilty yesterday, Huhne immediately announced he was standing down from parliament - sparking a by-election in marginal Eastleigh that could test coalition relations to the limit.

Speaking outside court, he said: ''Having taken responsibility for something that happened 10 years ago, the only proper course of action for me is to resign my Eastleigh seat in Parliament, which I will do very shortly.''

Liberal Democrat leader Nick Clegg said he was ''shocked and saddened'', but that Huhne was doing the right thing by quitting the Commons.

He also voluntarily removed himself from the Privy Council - giving up the Right Honourable title granted to senior politicians.

But there was no sign of him handing back the £17,000 severance payment he received when he quit the Cabinet to fight the charges last February.

The developments sent shockwaves through Westminster, where Huhne had been telling friends he expected to be cleared.

The MP was only narrowly beaten by Mr Clegg for the party leadership in 2007, and until his tumultuous downfall was still regarded by many as the Deputy Prime Minister's natural successor.

His exit now raises the prospect of a major coalition clash in the by-election for his seat.

Huhne had a majority of 3,800 at the 2010 general election, but Eastleigh is viewed as a key target seat for the Conservatives if they are to get an overall majority in 2015.

There is also the prospect of UK Independence Party (Ukip) leader Nigel Farage, who previously stood unsuccessfully in the seat, making another run for Parliament.

Eastleigh Borough Council's Liberal Democrat leader Keith House said he was ''very sad'' about ''hard-working MP'' Huhne's resignation.

''The Liberal Democrats have a solid base in Eastleigh. They have won every election here for eight years and we will go forward,'' he said.

The Tory candidate is likely to be business consultant Maria Hutchings, 51, who famously assailed Tony Blair over care and education for her autistic son during the 2005 general election campaign.

A local party source said: ''Maria is popular in the local party and has already been campaigning in Eastleigh.''

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8:24am Tue 5 Feb 13

FoysCornerBoy says...

This promises to be an absorbing by-election contest with some major tests for the three main parties and the 'one trick pony' UKIP.

It would make sense for the by-election to take place at the same time as county council elections both to save money and to ensure a good turnout in Eastleigh and surrounding areas.

I look forward to the parties' big beasts joining the campaign which can allow local people to scrutinise their policies on the local economy (life after Fords), welfare benefit reforms (which will start to kick in from April), local authority public service cuts, the environment (energy alternatives like wind and biomass) and the future of our NHS (plans for the Moorgreen Hospital).

This could be fun.....
This promises to be an absorbing by-election contest with some major tests for the three main parties and the 'one trick pony' UKIP. It would make sense for the by-election to take place at the same time as county council elections both to save money and to ensure a good turnout in Eastleigh and surrounding areas. I look forward to the parties' big beasts joining the campaign which can allow local people to scrutinise their policies on the local economy (life after Fords), welfare benefit reforms (which will start to kick in from April), local authority public service cuts, the environment (energy alternatives like wind and biomass) and the future of our NHS (plans for the Moorgreen Hospital). This could be fun..... FoysCornerBoy
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8:31am Tue 5 Feb 13

Forest Resident says...

Huhne should be forced to pay back the 17k severance just for starters! Like the Police officers that his government colleagues continue to vilify, he should be stripped of his pension entirely along with any other assets he holds which were funded by the tax payer. It is evident by his actions that he has sought to evade justice until the very last opportunity, he has consistently lied to the public he was elected to represent and he he has done so to the cost of alienating his own children, the man is quite clearly morally bankrupt. Good riddance to another self serving elitist career politician, it's just a shame there's still another few hundred left to go!
Huhne should be forced to pay back the 17k severance just for starters! Like the Police officers that his government colleagues continue to vilify, he should be stripped of his pension entirely along with any other assets he holds which were funded by the tax payer. It is evident by his actions that he has sought to evade justice until the very last opportunity, he has consistently lied to the public he was elected to represent and he he has done so to the cost of alienating his own children, the man is quite clearly morally bankrupt. Good riddance to another self serving elitist career politician, it's just a shame there's still another few hundred left to go! Forest Resident
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10:44am Tue 5 Feb 13

Paramjit Bahia says...

As a Liberal Democrat Huhne obviously did what Lib Dem often do i.e. Lie to people.

But he obviously couldn't resist lying even to the law. So having committed the serious crime he must now do the time.

Surprisingly Lib Dem who are usually eager to issue statements suddenly went very quite yesterday. The reason may not be the shock of their hero Huhne pleading guilty to serious crime but the by-election it will cause.

It will be an opportunity for people in Eastleigh to deliver verdict upon promises made by Lib Dem during last general election, which they broke within few days by jumping in bed with CONservatives.

Now they and the Tories should be made to answer for their record which in my view is far worse than even that of last Conservatised NuLabour under banker's buddy bungler Brown.

If NuLabour want to do well in this by election then rather than imposing one of the leadership's favourite side kick as candidate on local party, they should be looking for somebody in their Hampshire membership who still believes in old Labour values, so that voters may have choice of alternative to right of Thatcherism, which has now been adopted by leaders of all three main parties.

That is why Alan Lloyd who has contested this constituency as Labour candidate before could be NuLabour's best bet.

As LibDem (who are already very low in opinion polls) vote will collapse due to this affair and Tories will also be under pressure because of their pro rich and anti ordinary people record in office and whatever of their support left is likely to be divided between them and UKIP, with Alan's local government experience and reputation for hard work and helping the people, NuLabour may even win this seat.
As a Liberal Democrat Huhne obviously did what Lib Dem often do i.e. Lie to people. But he obviously couldn't resist lying even to the law. So having committed the serious crime he must now do the time. Surprisingly Lib Dem who are usually eager to issue statements suddenly went very quite yesterday. The reason may not be the shock of their hero Huhne pleading guilty to serious crime but the by-election it will cause. It will be an opportunity for people in Eastleigh to deliver verdict upon promises made by Lib Dem during last general election, which they broke within few days by jumping in bed with CONservatives. Now they and the Tories should be made to answer for their record which in my view is far worse than even that of last Conservatised NuLabour under banker's buddy bungler Brown. If NuLabour want to do well in this by election then rather than imposing one of the leadership's favourite side kick as candidate on local party, they should be looking for somebody in their Hampshire membership who still believes in old Labour values, so that voters may have choice of alternative to right of Thatcherism, which has now been adopted by leaders of all three main parties. That is why Alan Lloyd who has contested this constituency as Labour candidate before could be NuLabour's best bet. As LibDem (who are already very low in opinion polls) vote will collapse due to this affair and Tories will also be under pressure because of their pro rich and anti ordinary people record in office and whatever of their support left is likely to be divided between them and UKIP, with Alan's local government experience and reputation for hard work and helping the people, NuLabour may even win this seat. Paramjit Bahia
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12:05pm Tue 5 Feb 13

southy says...

I wonder how much time soap boy Huhne will get, it be interesting to compair with that Ex-Tory Cabnet MP who got it easy and only got short time
I wonder how much time soap boy Huhne will get, it be interesting to compair with that Ex-Tory Cabnet MP who got it easy and only got short time southy
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12:15pm Tue 5 Feb 13

ohec says...

U.K.I.P is the only chance we have of putting (or at least starting) to put this country back on its feet, there is little difference between the three main parties in their policies and there is little difference in the way they all lie and cheat not to mention U turns. Politics in this country have reached an all time low all our politicians are interested in is lining their own pockets, the whole idea of having law breakers sitting in parliament and the lords is abhorrent and immediate expulsion for any law breakers should be mandatory. Somehow our politicians need to regain the publics respect and to do that they need to listen to the public they are elected as a voice for the people not to fulfil their crazy ideas against the majorities wishes, we should set up an inexpensive way of having referenda on major issues like same sex marriage and our E.U. membership and the only reason we are not allowed to have a referendum is because they think they know the answer and don't like it but in or out the public deserve their say.
As for Cris Huhne he should forfeit all of his benefits and be forced to repay every penny that his prosecution has cost he knew from the outset he was guilty but thought his position and continual lies would get him off.
U.K.I.P is the only chance we have of putting (or at least starting) to put this country back on its feet, there is little difference between the three main parties in their policies and there is little difference in the way they all lie and cheat not to mention U turns. Politics in this country have reached an all time low all our politicians are interested in is lining their own pockets, the whole idea of having law breakers sitting in parliament and the lords is abhorrent and immediate expulsion for any law breakers should be mandatory. Somehow our politicians need to regain the publics respect and to do that they need to listen to the public they are elected as a voice for the people not to fulfil their crazy ideas against the majorities wishes, we should set up an inexpensive way of having referenda on major issues like same sex marriage and our E.U. membership and the only reason we are not allowed to have a referendum is because they think they know the answer and don't like it but in or out the public deserve their say. As for Cris Huhne he should forfeit all of his benefits and be forced to repay every penny that his prosecution has cost he knew from the outset he was guilty but thought his position and continual lies would get him off. ohec
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12:53pm Tue 5 Feb 13

southy says...

ohec wrote:
U.K.I.P is the only chance we have of putting (or at least starting) to put this country back on its feet, there is little difference between the three main parties in their policies and there is little difference in the way they all lie and cheat not to mention U turns. Politics in this country have reached an all time low all our politicians are interested in is lining their own pockets, the whole idea of having law breakers sitting in parliament and the lords is abhorrent and immediate expulsion for any law breakers should be mandatory. Somehow our politicians need to regain the publics respect and to do that they need to listen to the public they are elected as a voice for the people not to fulfil their crazy ideas against the majorities wishes, we should set up an inexpensive way of having referenda on major issues like same sex marriage and our E.U. membership and the only reason we are not allowed to have a referendum is because they think they know the answer and don't like it but in or out the public deserve their say.
As for Cris Huhne he should forfeit all of his benefits and be forced to repay every penny that his prosecution has cost he knew from the outset he was guilty but thought his position and continual lies would get him off.
If you get a UKIP, BNP, Tory, Green or First party win that would not serve in the public interest as if a vote of no confidence came up in the House of Commons they all would vote with the government, the only partys that are likely to vote against the government would be Labour and/or TUSC if they decide to put a candidate up for this by-election.
[quote][p][bold]ohec[/bold] wrote: U.K.I.P is the only chance we have of putting (or at least starting) to put this country back on its feet, there is little difference between the three main parties in their policies and there is little difference in the way they all lie and cheat not to mention U turns. Politics in this country have reached an all time low all our politicians are interested in is lining their own pockets, the whole idea of having law breakers sitting in parliament and the lords is abhorrent and immediate expulsion for any law breakers should be mandatory. Somehow our politicians need to regain the publics respect and to do that they need to listen to the public they are elected as a voice for the people not to fulfil their crazy ideas against the majorities wishes, we should set up an inexpensive way of having referenda on major issues like same sex marriage and our E.U. membership and the only reason we are not allowed to have a referendum is because they think they know the answer and don't like it but in or out the public deserve their say. As for Cris Huhne he should forfeit all of his benefits and be forced to repay every penny that his prosecution has cost he knew from the outset he was guilty but thought his position and continual lies would get him off.[/p][/quote]If you get a UKIP, BNP, Tory, Green or First party win that would not serve in the public interest as if a vote of no confidence came up in the House of Commons they all would vote with the government, the only partys that are likely to vote against the government would be Labour and/or TUSC if they decide to put a candidate up for this by-election. southy
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12:55pm Tue 5 Feb 13

southy says...

The likely date to be set for this by-election is May 2nd
The likely date to be set for this by-election is May 2nd southy
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2:47pm Tue 5 Feb 13

ohec says...

southy wrote:
ohec wrote:
U.K.I.P is the only chance we have of putting (or at least starting) to put this country back on its feet, there is little difference between the three main parties in their policies and there is little difference in the way they all lie and cheat not to mention U turns. Politics in this country have reached an all time low all our politicians are interested in is lining their own pockets, the whole idea of having law breakers sitting in parliament and the lords is abhorrent and immediate expulsion for any law breakers should be mandatory. Somehow our politicians need to regain the publics respect and to do that they need to listen to the public they are elected as a voice for the people not to fulfil their crazy ideas against the majorities wishes, we should set up an inexpensive way of having referenda on major issues like same sex marriage and our E.U. membership and the only reason we are not allowed to have a referendum is because they think they know the answer and don't like it but in or out the public deserve their say.
As for Cris Huhne he should forfeit all of his benefits and be forced to repay every penny that his prosecution has cost he knew from the outset he was guilty but thought his position and continual lies would get him off.
If you get a UKIP, BNP, Tory, Green or First party win that would not serve in the public interest as if a vote of no confidence came up in the House of Commons they all would vote with the government, the only partys that are likely to vote against the government would be Labour and/or TUSC if they decide to put a candidate up for this by-election.
The trouble is that there is no difference between the three main parties so voting for them is a pointless exercise, that closet gay Cameron keeps saying they will do this and they will do that AFTER the next election, does he really think the electorate are that stupid. Labour are like a load of headless chickens following a right turkey, and i stand more chance of winning the lottery than the LibDems do of being elected so all in all we are in a right old pickle, unless you read this column nobody has ever heard of the T.U.S.C so i will be voting for U.K.I.P who are getting stronger by the day and are starting to worry the main parties. We have to get away from this Tory Labour see-saw because all that happens is one party gets in and spends a fortune reversing what the other party did and visa-versa but most of all we need a leader with balls (you better make that backbone).
[quote][p][bold]southy[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]ohec[/bold] wrote: U.K.I.P is the only chance we have of putting (or at least starting) to put this country back on its feet, there is little difference between the three main parties in their policies and there is little difference in the way they all lie and cheat not to mention U turns. Politics in this country have reached an all time low all our politicians are interested in is lining their own pockets, the whole idea of having law breakers sitting in parliament and the lords is abhorrent and immediate expulsion for any law breakers should be mandatory. Somehow our politicians need to regain the publics respect and to do that they need to listen to the public they are elected as a voice for the people not to fulfil their crazy ideas against the majorities wishes, we should set up an inexpensive way of having referenda on major issues like same sex marriage and our E.U. membership and the only reason we are not allowed to have a referendum is because they think they know the answer and don't like it but in or out the public deserve their say. As for Cris Huhne he should forfeit all of his benefits and be forced to repay every penny that his prosecution has cost he knew from the outset he was guilty but thought his position and continual lies would get him off.[/p][/quote]If you get a UKIP, BNP, Tory, Green or First party win that would not serve in the public interest as if a vote of no confidence came up in the House of Commons they all would vote with the government, the only partys that are likely to vote against the government would be Labour and/or TUSC if they decide to put a candidate up for this by-election.[/p][/quote]The trouble is that there is no difference between the three main parties so voting for them is a pointless exercise, that closet gay Cameron keeps saying they will do this and they will do that AFTER the next election, does he really think the electorate are that stupid. Labour are like a load of headless chickens following a right turkey, and i stand more chance of winning the lottery than the LibDems do of being elected so all in all we are in a right old pickle, unless you read this column nobody has ever heard of the T.U.S.C so i will be voting for U.K.I.P who are getting stronger by the day and are starting to worry the main parties. We have to get away from this Tory Labour see-saw because all that happens is one party gets in and spends a fortune reversing what the other party did and visa-versa but most of all we need a leader with balls (you better make that backbone). ohec
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6:02pm Tue 5 Feb 13

southy says...

ohec wrote:
southy wrote:
ohec wrote:
U.K.I.P is the only chance we have of putting (or at least starting) to put this country back on its feet, there is little difference between the three main parties in their policies and there is little difference in the way they all lie and cheat not to mention U turns. Politics in this country have reached an all time low all our politicians are interested in is lining their own pockets, the whole idea of having law breakers sitting in parliament and the lords is abhorrent and immediate expulsion for any law breakers should be mandatory. Somehow our politicians need to regain the publics respect and to do that they need to listen to the public they are elected as a voice for the people not to fulfil their crazy ideas against the majorities wishes, we should set up an inexpensive way of having referenda on major issues like same sex marriage and our E.U. membership and the only reason we are not allowed to have a referendum is because they think they know the answer and don't like it but in or out the public deserve their say.
As for Cris Huhne he should forfeit all of his benefits and be forced to repay every penny that his prosecution has cost he knew from the outset he was guilty but thought his position and continual lies would get him off.
If you get a UKIP, BNP, Tory, Green or First party win that would not serve in the public interest as if a vote of no confidence came up in the House of Commons they all would vote with the government, the only partys that are likely to vote against the government would be Labour and/or TUSC if they decide to put a candidate up for this by-election.
The trouble is that there is no difference between the three main parties so voting for them is a pointless exercise, that closet gay Cameron keeps saying they will do this and they will do that AFTER the next election, does he really think the electorate are that stupid. Labour are like a load of headless chickens following a right turkey, and i stand more chance of winning the lottery than the LibDems do of being elected so all in all we are in a right old pickle, unless you read this column nobody has ever heard of the T.U.S.C so i will be voting for U.K.I.P who are getting stronger by the day and are starting to worry the main parties. We have to get away from this Tory Labour see-saw because all that happens is one party gets in and spends a fortune reversing what the other party did and visa-versa but most of all we need a leader with balls (you better make that backbone).
UKIP will not get in, theres not much difference between Torys and UKIP just that UKIP is a bit more Right Wing, And to many people know this all ready more and more this is beginning to look like a Labour win.
The TUSC have a number of people standing in the County Election on May 2nd, but heres the delemer for TUSC if they stand they might split the Labour Vote, and just let in a party that will vote with the government like UKIP will.
What people needs to look at here is who would be the most likely to vote against the Government in a vote of no confidence and bring the General Election early, People do not want these cuts thats being force on us, they don't want this government, and want to get rid of this government at the earlist possible moment.
This is not going to be a by-election on any thing else, just those who vote no in a vote of confidence.
This seat will give Labour what it needs to push for that vote in government.
[quote][p][bold]ohec[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]southy[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]ohec[/bold] wrote: U.K.I.P is the only chance we have of putting (or at least starting) to put this country back on its feet, there is little difference between the three main parties in their policies and there is little difference in the way they all lie and cheat not to mention U turns. Politics in this country have reached an all time low all our politicians are interested in is lining their own pockets, the whole idea of having law breakers sitting in parliament and the lords is abhorrent and immediate expulsion for any law breakers should be mandatory. Somehow our politicians need to regain the publics respect and to do that they need to listen to the public they are elected as a voice for the people not to fulfil their crazy ideas against the majorities wishes, we should set up an inexpensive way of having referenda on major issues like same sex marriage and our E.U. membership and the only reason we are not allowed to have a referendum is because they think they know the answer and don't like it but in or out the public deserve their say. As for Cris Huhne he should forfeit all of his benefits and be forced to repay every penny that his prosecution has cost he knew from the outset he was guilty but thought his position and continual lies would get him off.[/p][/quote]If you get a UKIP, BNP, Tory, Green or First party win that would not serve in the public interest as if a vote of no confidence came up in the House of Commons they all would vote with the government, the only partys that are likely to vote against the government would be Labour and/or TUSC if they decide to put a candidate up for this by-election.[/p][/quote]The trouble is that there is no difference between the three main parties so voting for them is a pointless exercise, that closet gay Cameron keeps saying they will do this and they will do that AFTER the next election, does he really think the electorate are that stupid. Labour are like a load of headless chickens following a right turkey, and i stand more chance of winning the lottery than the LibDems do of being elected so all in all we are in a right old pickle, unless you read this column nobody has ever heard of the T.U.S.C so i will be voting for U.K.I.P who are getting stronger by the day and are starting to worry the main parties. We have to get away from this Tory Labour see-saw because all that happens is one party gets in and spends a fortune reversing what the other party did and visa-versa but most of all we need a leader with balls (you better make that backbone).[/p][/quote]UKIP will not get in, theres not much difference between Torys and UKIP just that UKIP is a bit more Right Wing, And to many people know this all ready more and more this is beginning to look like a Labour win. The TUSC have a number of people standing in the County Election on May 2nd, but heres the delemer for TUSC if they stand they might split the Labour Vote, and just let in a party that will vote with the government like UKIP will. What people needs to look at here is who would be the most likely to vote against the Government in a vote of no confidence and bring the General Election early, People do not want these cuts thats being force on us, they don't want this government, and want to get rid of this government at the earlist possible moment. This is not going to be a by-election on any thing else, just those who vote no in a vote of confidence. This seat will give Labour what it needs to push for that vote in government. southy
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11:08pm Tue 5 Feb 13

Shoong says...

southy wrote:
ohec wrote:
southy wrote:
ohec wrote:
U.K.I.P is the only chance we have of putting (or at least starting) to put this country back on its feet, there is little difference between the three main parties in their policies and there is little difference in the way they all lie and cheat not to mention U turns. Politics in this country have reached an all time low all our politicians are interested in is lining their own pockets, the whole idea of having law breakers sitting in parliament and the lords is abhorrent and immediate expulsion for any law breakers should be mandatory. Somehow our politicians need to regain the publics respect and to do that they need to listen to the public they are elected as a voice for the people not to fulfil their crazy ideas against the majorities wishes, we should set up an inexpensive way of having referenda on major issues like same sex marriage and our E.U. membership and the only reason we are not allowed to have a referendum is because they think they know the answer and don't like it but in or out the public deserve their say.
As for Cris Huhne he should forfeit all of his benefits and be forced to repay every penny that his prosecution has cost he knew from the outset he was guilty but thought his position and continual lies would get him off.
If you get a UKIP, BNP, Tory, Green or First party win that would not serve in the public interest as if a vote of no confidence came up in the House of Commons they all would vote with the government, the only partys that are likely to vote against the government would be Labour and/or TUSC if they decide to put a candidate up for this by-election.
The trouble is that there is no difference between the three main parties so voting for them is a pointless exercise, that closet gay Cameron keeps saying they will do this and they will do that AFTER the next election, does he really think the electorate are that stupid. Labour are like a load of headless chickens following a right turkey, and i stand more chance of winning the lottery than the LibDems do of being elected so all in all we are in a right old pickle, unless you read this column nobody has ever heard of the T.U.S.C so i will be voting for U.K.I.P who are getting stronger by the day and are starting to worry the main parties. We have to get away from this Tory Labour see-saw because all that happens is one party gets in and spends a fortune reversing what the other party did and visa-versa but most of all we need a leader with balls (you better make that backbone).
UKIP will not get in, theres not much difference between Torys and UKIP just that UKIP is a bit more Right Wing, And to many people know this all ready more and more this is beginning to look like a Labour win.
The TUSC have a number of people standing in the County Election on May 2nd, but heres the delemer for TUSC if they stand they might split the Labour Vote, and just let in a party that will vote with the government like UKIP will.
What people needs to look at here is who would be the most likely to vote against the Government in a vote of no confidence and bring the General Election early, People do not want these cuts thats being force on us, they don't want this government, and want to get rid of this government at the earlist possible moment.
This is not going to be a by-election on any thing else, just those who vote no in a vote of confidence.
This seat will give Labour what it needs to push for that vote in government.
I would say UKIP has a better chance than your party, y'know the... oh I can't remember what they are called now, something to do with 'Bedroom Tax' right?
[quote][p][bold]southy[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]ohec[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]southy[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]ohec[/bold] wrote: U.K.I.P is the only chance we have of putting (or at least starting) to put this country back on its feet, there is little difference between the three main parties in their policies and there is little difference in the way they all lie and cheat not to mention U turns. Politics in this country have reached an all time low all our politicians are interested in is lining their own pockets, the whole idea of having law breakers sitting in parliament and the lords is abhorrent and immediate expulsion for any law breakers should be mandatory. Somehow our politicians need to regain the publics respect and to do that they need to listen to the public they are elected as a voice for the people not to fulfil their crazy ideas against the majorities wishes, we should set up an inexpensive way of having referenda on major issues like same sex marriage and our E.U. membership and the only reason we are not allowed to have a referendum is because they think they know the answer and don't like it but in or out the public deserve their say. As for Cris Huhne he should forfeit all of his benefits and be forced to repay every penny that his prosecution has cost he knew from the outset he was guilty but thought his position and continual lies would get him off.[/p][/quote]If you get a UKIP, BNP, Tory, Green or First party win that would not serve in the public interest as if a vote of no confidence came up in the House of Commons they all would vote with the government, the only partys that are likely to vote against the government would be Labour and/or TUSC if they decide to put a candidate up for this by-election.[/p][/quote]The trouble is that there is no difference between the three main parties so voting for them is a pointless exercise, that closet gay Cameron keeps saying they will do this and they will do that AFTER the next election, does he really think the electorate are that stupid. Labour are like a load of headless chickens following a right turkey, and i stand more chance of winning the lottery than the LibDems do of being elected so all in all we are in a right old pickle, unless you read this column nobody has ever heard of the T.U.S.C so i will be voting for U.K.I.P who are getting stronger by the day and are starting to worry the main parties. We have to get away from this Tory Labour see-saw because all that happens is one party gets in and spends a fortune reversing what the other party did and visa-versa but most of all we need a leader with balls (you better make that backbone).[/p][/quote]UKIP will not get in, theres not much difference between Torys and UKIP just that UKIP is a bit more Right Wing, And to many people know this all ready more and more this is beginning to look like a Labour win. The TUSC have a number of people standing in the County Election on May 2nd, but heres the delemer for TUSC if they stand they might split the Labour Vote, and just let in a party that will vote with the government like UKIP will. What people needs to look at here is who would be the most likely to vote against the Government in a vote of no confidence and bring the General Election early, People do not want these cuts thats being force on us, they don't want this government, and want to get rid of this government at the earlist possible moment. This is not going to be a by-election on any thing else, just those who vote no in a vote of confidence. This seat will give Labour what it needs to push for that vote in government.[/p][/quote]I would say UKIP has a better chance than your party, y'know the... oh I can't remember what they are called now, something to do with 'Bedroom Tax' right? Shoong
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10:32pm Wed 6 Feb 13

wake up says...

WHAT DO POINTS MAKE ? prizes,,, mr huhne has won an all expences trip to winchester prison with spending money & bars of soap,,, dont forget to send your exwife a postcard lol huhne you corrupt lying piece of scat
WHAT DO POINTS MAKE ? prizes,,, mr huhne has won an all expences trip to winchester prison with spending money & bars of soap,,, dont forget to send your exwife a postcard lol huhne you corrupt lying piece of scat wake up
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