Chris Huhne http://www.globalpost.com/taxonomy/term/29905/all en UPDATE 1-UK ex-minister pleads guilty to perverting course of justice http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130204/update-1-uk-ex-minister-pleads-guilty-perverting-course-justice <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Thomson Reuters </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>(Adds sentencing details, Huhne to quit parliament)</p> <p>LONDON, Feb 4 (Reuters) - Former British energy secretary Chris Huhne pleaded guilty on Monday to perverting the course of justice by persuading his then wife in 2003 to accept penalty points on her driving licence for a speeding offence he had committed.</p> <p>A senior member of the Liberal Democrats, the smaller party in Britain's ruling coalition, Huhne resigned from his cabinet post in February 2012 when he was charged.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130204/update-1-uk-ex-minister-pleads-guilty-perverting-course-justice" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Chris Huhne Chris Huhne Liberal Democrats Politics Politics of the United Kingdom Thomson Reuters Mon, 04 Feb 2013 12:15:41 +0000 5745243 at http://www.globalpost.com UPDATE 2-British ex-minister faces jail after guilty plea http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130204/update-2-british-ex-minister-faces-jail-after-guilty-plea <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Thomson Reuters </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>* Huhne pleads guilty to perverting course of justice</p> <p>* Senior Liberal Democrat's political career in ruins</p> <p>* Judge signals ex-minister likely to go to jail</p> <p>* Case reveals intimate details of Huhne's private life (Recasts, adds background, reaction from Clegg)</p> <p>By Estelle Shirbon</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130204/update-2-british-ex-minister-faces-jail-after-guilty-plea" target="_blank">read more</a></p> British people Chris Huhne Chris Huhne Entertainment Law Politics of the United Kingdom Thomson Reuters Mon, 04 Feb 2013 15:45:17 +0000 5745474 at http://www.globalpost.com Huhne's "broken" ex-wife plotted his downfall -court http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130207/huhnes-broken-ex-wife-plotted-his-downfall-court <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Thomson Reuters </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>By Estelle Shirbon</p> <p>LONDON, Feb 7 (Reuters) - The inside story of how the "broken" wife of a British minister plotted to destroy his career after he left her for another woman came out in court on Thursday when the journalist at the heart of the drama gave evidence.</p> <p>Isabel Oakeshott, political editor of the Sunday Times, said high-flying economist Vicky Pryce was constantly on the verge of tears over the breakdown of her marriage to politician Chris Huhne, whom she still loved, in the weeks when she plotted his downfall.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130207/huhnes-broken-ex-wife-plotted-his-downfall-court" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Chris Huhne Chris Huhne Oakeshott Politics Vicky Pryce Vicky Pryce Thomson Reuters Thu, 07 Feb 2013 15:15:21 +0000 5748945 at http://www.globalpost.com Ex-wife of disgraced British MP 'forced to take speeding points' http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130207/ex-wife-disgraced-british-mp-forced-take-speeding-points <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Agence France-Presse </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>The ex-wife of disgraced former British climate change minister Chris Huhne told her trial on Thursday that he had put pressure on her to admit a speeding offence on his behalf.</p> <p>Vicky Pryce said she refused point-blank when Huhne asked her to take the speeding points, but a few weeks later she received a letter nominating her as the driver and "exploded".</p> <p>Greek-born Pryce, a 60-year-old senior economist, said when she refused to sign the letter and admit the offence her husband told her she was being "ridiculous".</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130207/ex-wife-disgraced-british-mp-forced-take-speeding-points" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Chris Huhne Chris Huhne Eastleigh Vicky Pryce AFP Thu, 07 Feb 2013 18:00:47 +0000 5749178 at http://www.globalpost.com Ex-wife of shamed UK minister 'forced' to admit speeding http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130207/ex-wife-shamed-uk-minister-forced-admit-speeding <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Agence France-Presse </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>The ex-wife of disgraced former British climate change minister Chris Huhne told her trial on Thursday that he had put pressure on her to admit a speeding offence on his behalf.</p> <p>Vicky Pryce said she refused point-blank when Huhne asked her to take the speeding points, but a few weeks later she received a letter nominating her as the driver and "exploded".</p> <p>Greek-born Pryce, a 60-year-old senior economist, said when she refused to sign the letter and admit the offence her husband told her she was being "ridiculous".</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130207/ex-wife-shamed-uk-minister-forced-admit-speeding" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Chris Huhne Chris Huhne Eastleigh Vicky Pryce AFP Thu, 07 Feb 2013 18:46:06 +0000 5749255 at http://www.globalpost.com Former UK minister forced me into abortion, ex-wife tells trial http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130207/former-uk-minister-forced-me-abortion-ex-wife-tells-trial <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Thomson Reuters </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>By Estelle Shirbon</p> <p>LONDON, Feb 7 (Reuters) - A former British cabinet minister pressured his ex-wife into an abortion because having the baby would have damaged his career, she told a criminal court on Thursday.</p> <p>On the second day of Vicky Pryce's trial, which is evolving into a cautionary tale of sex, deception and politics, she said Chris Huhne had told her of the affair that was to shatter her marriage while she was watching a World Cup football match.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130207/former-uk-minister-forced-me-abortion-ex-wife-tells-trial" target="_blank">read more</a></p> British people Chris Huhne Chris Huhne Politics Politics of the United Kingdom Vicky Pryce Thomson Reuters Thu, 07 Feb 2013 20:16:03 +0000 5749338 at http://www.globalpost.com UPDATE 1-Ex-wife to be retried in case that toppled UK minister http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130220/update-1-ex-wife-be-retried-case-toppled-uk-minister <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Thomson Reuters </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>* Jury in trial of Vicky Pryce fail to agree on verdict</p> <p>* Ex-husband Chris Huhne pleaded guilty in same case</p> <p>* Protracted scandal ended his political career (Adds date of retrial, details, background)</p> <p>By Estelle Shirbon</p> <p>LONDON, Feb 20 (Reuters) - The ex-wife of fallen British minister Chris Huhne will face a retrial for perverting the course of justice by helping him dodge a driving ban in 2003, after a jury failed to reach a verdict on Wednesday.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130220/update-1-ex-wife-be-retried-case-toppled-uk-minister" target="_blank">read more</a></p> British people Chris Huhne Chris Huhne Legal procedure Vicky Pryce Thomson Reuters Wed, 20 Feb 2013 16:15:36 +0000 5761201 at http://www.globalpost.com URGENT ¥¥¥ UK former minister Huhne, ex-wife jailed for obstructing justice http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130311/urgent-uk-former-minister-huhne-ex-wife-jailed-obstructing-justice <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Agence France-Presse </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>Former British energy minister Chris Huhne and his ex-wife were both jailed for eight months on Monday for perverting the course of justice after she took his penalty points for a speeding offence.</p> <p>Huhne had earlier admitted passing the points to economist Vicky Pryce in 2003 in a bid to avoid a driving ban. Pryce had used the defence of marital coercion but was convicted by a jury last week.</p> <p>dk/rjm/mfp</p> Chris Huhne Chris Huhne English criminal law Vicky Pryce AFP Mon, 11 Mar 2013 17:45:35 +0000 5779960 at http://www.globalpost.com UPDATE 2-Fallen UK minister, ex-wife jailed over speeding lie http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130311/update-2-fallen-uk-minister-ex-wife-jailed-over-speeding-lie <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Thomson Reuters </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>* Tale of revenge and adultery gripped British public</p> <p>* Family feud played out in media (Adds quotes, background)</p> <p>By Estelle Shirbon</p> <p>LONDON, March 11 (Reuters) - Disgraced energy minister Chris Huhne was jailed for eight months on Monday for lying to police about a speeding offence in 2003, in the final chapter of a bizarre tale of adultery and revenge that has gripped the British public.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130311/update-2-fallen-uk-minister-ex-wife-jailed-over-speeding-lie" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Chris Huhne Chris Huhne Government of the United Kingdom Vicky Pryce Vicky Pryce Thomson Reuters Mon, 11 Mar 2013 19:00:22 +0000 5780028 at http://www.globalpost.com Fallen UK minister, ex-wife jailed in revenge 'tragedy' http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130311/fallen-uk-minister-ex-wife-jailed-revenge-tragedy <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Agence France-Presse </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>Disgraced former British minister Chris Huhne and his ex-wife were jailed on Monday in a bitter saga of revenge that began with a driving offence and ended in adultery and the destruction of his political career.</p> <p>A judge said that "any element of tragedy is entirely your own fault" as he sentenced Huhne, a former Liberal Democrat party leadership contender, and Vicky Pryce to eight months imprisonment each for perverting the course of justice.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130311/fallen-uk-minister-ex-wife-jailed-revenge-tragedy" target="_blank">read more</a></p> British people Chris Huhne Chris Huhne Politics of the United Kingdom AFP Mon, 11 Mar 2013 19:31:00 +0000 5780062 at http://www.globalpost.com Fallen UK minister, ex-wife jailed in revenge 'tragedy' http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130311/fallen-uk-minister-ex-wife-jailed-revenge-tragedy-0 <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Agence France-Presse </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>Disgraced former British energy minister Chris Huhne and his ex-wife were jailed on Monday after a bitter saga of revenge that began with a driving offence and ended in adultery and the destruction of his political career.</p> <p>A judge said that "any element of tragedy is entirely your own fault" as he sentenced Huhne, a Liberal Democrat party leadership contender, and Vicky Pryce to eight months imprisonment each for perverting the course of justice.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130311/fallen-uk-minister-ex-wife-jailed-revenge-tragedy-0" target="_blank">read more</a></p> British people Chris Huhne Chris Huhne Politics of the United Kingdom AFP Mon, 11 Mar 2013 20:45:32 +0000 5780097 at http://www.globalpost.com UPDATE 1-Fallen British minister, ex-wife jailed over speeding lie http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130311/update-1-fallen-british-minister-ex-wife-jailed-over-speeding-l <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Thomson Reuters </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>* Tale of revenge, adultery gripped British public</p> <p>* Family feud played out in British media</p> <p>By Estelle Shirbon</p> <p>LONDON, March 11 (Reuters) - Disgraced former British energy minister Chris Huhne was jailed for eight months on Monday for lying to police about a speeding offence in a bizarre tale of adultery and revenge that gripped the British public.</p> <p>Huhne's ex-wife Vicky Pryce, a prominent economist, also was jailed for eight months for her role in the deception.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130311/update-1-fallen-british-minister-ex-wife-jailed-over-speeding-l" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Chris Huhne Chris Huhne Pryce Vicky Pryce Thomson Reuters Mon, 11 Mar 2013 22:15:13 +0000 5780167 at http://www.globalpost.com Fallen UK minister, ex-wife jailed in revenge 'tragedy' http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130311/fallen-uk-minister-ex-wife-jailed-revenge-tragedy-1 <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Agence France-Presse </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>Disgraced former British energy minister Chris Huhne and his ex-wife were jailed on Monday after a bitter saga of revenge that began with a driving offence and ended in adultery and the destruction of his political career.</p> <p>A judge said that "any element of tragedy is entirely your own fault" as he sentenced Huhne, a Liberal Democrat party leadership contender, and Vicky Pryce to eight months imprisonment each for perverting the course of justice.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130311/fallen-uk-minister-ex-wife-jailed-revenge-tragedy-1" target="_blank">read more</a></p> British people Chris Huhne Chris Huhne Politics of the United Kingdom AFP Tue, 12 Mar 2013 03:45:37 +0000 5780310 at http://www.globalpost.com Fallen British minister and ex-wife freed from jail http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130513/fallen-british-minister-and-ex-wife-freed-jail-0 <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Agence France-Presse </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>Britain's disgraced former energy minister Chris Huhne and his ex-wife were both freed from prison on Monday after serving a quarter of their eight-month sentences for swapping speeding points.</p> <p>Huhne, 58, and his former spouse Vicky Pryce had been jailed in March for perverting the course of justice, after she took penalty points on her driving licence in 2003 so that her then husband could avoid a driving ban.</p> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-wire-copyright"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><a href="http://www.afp.com/" class="button wire afp"></a></p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/terms-use#afp"><span>Copyright AFP, 2013.</span></a></p> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130513/fallen-british-minister-and-ex-wife-freed-jail-0" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Chris Huhne Chris Huhne Liberal Democrats Politics of the United Kingdom Social Issues Vicky Pryce AFP Mon, 13 May 2013 20:05:55 +0000 5836969 at http://www.globalpost.com Disgraced British ex-energy minister lands job with U.S. firm http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130812/disgraced-british-ex-energy-minister-lands-job-us-firm <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Thomson Reuters </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>LONDON (Reuters) - Former British minister Chris Huhne has taken up a senior job at a U.S. renewable energy firm, less than three months after he was released from prison where he was serving time for lying to the authorities about a speeding offence.</p> <p>Huhne, a Liberal Democrat who was secretary of state for energy and climate change in Britain's coalition government from May 2010 to February 2012, will work for two days a week for Zilkha Biomass Energy (ZBE), official documents show.</p> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-wire-copyright"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><a href="http://thomsonreuters.com" class="button wire reuters"></a></p> <p><span>Copyright Thomson Reuters, 2013.</span></p> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130812/disgraced-british-ex-energy-minister-lands-job-us-firm" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Chris Huhne Chris Huhne Government of the United Kingdom Secretary of State for Energy and Climate Change Technology Thomson Reuters Mon, 12 Aug 2013 13:02:35 +0000 5907956 at http://www.globalpost.com