Monday, 4 February 2013
Another Lying Politician
I think Liberal Democrat Chris Huhne is going to need a bit more than an appearance on Oprah Winfrey to get any sympathy after being charged with persuading his then wife, Vicky Pryce, to take speeding points on his behalf so that he could avoid a driving ban.
The politician has spent the last three years describing the allegations against him as 'untrue' 'wild' and 'incorrect' backed down as he took the dock, stating that actually, he did get his wife to take the points for him after all.
After saying that he hoped the Crown Prosecution Service would find he had no case to answer and wishing to 'draw a line under the matter', it turned out that the investigation wasn't dropped and the evidence wasn't lost as he presumably hoped so with just a matter of presenting the evidence to the court, Huhne entered a guilty plea at the last minute to gain a lighter sentence as he now gets 10% off his sentence.
As we saw with the expenses scandal, our politicians will lie and cheat and consider us wrong for questioning them and once again someone who feels qualified to make laws for the rest of us to obey is revealed as believing they don't apply them personally.
Only yesterday, the day before his court appearance, he said 'I'm innocent of these charges and I intend to fight this in the courts and I'm confident that a jury will agree' which makes it even more shocking that 24 hours later he was saying 'Having taken responsibility for something which happened 10 years ago, the only proper course of action for me is to resign my Eastleigh seat in Parliament'.
Integrity and honesty not big for the British members of Parliament it seems and i hope that when the judge comes to hand down the sentence, he takes into account the wasting of the police and courts time.