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Ex-wife of shamed UK minister 'forced' to admit speeding

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. 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". 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".

Ex-wife of disgraced British MP 'forced to take speeding points'

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. 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". 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".

Huhne's "broken" ex-wife plotted his downfall -court

By Estelle Shirbon 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. 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.

UPDATE 2-British ex-minister faces jail after guilty plea

* Huhne pleads guilty to perverting course of justice * Senior Liberal Democrat's political career in ruins * Judge signals ex-minister likely to go to jail * Case reveals intimate details of Huhne's private life (Recasts, adds background, reaction from Clegg) By Estelle Shirbon

UPDATE 1-UK ex-minister pleads guilty to perverting course of justice

(Adds sentencing details, Huhne to quit parliament) 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. 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.
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