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Chris Huhne charged by the CPS

3 February 2012

10:01 AM

3 February 2012

10:01 AM

The CPS was building up to a bang, not a whimper, after all: the Director of Public Prosecutions has just announced that Chris Huhne and Vicky Pryce will have criminal charges brought against them
for ‘perverting the course of justice’. Both will appear in court on 16 February.

We have not yet heard from the minister himself, although there are reports that he will resign to ‘clear his name’, etc. And even if he didn’t volunteer to leave, all signs are that
Cameron and Clegg will act on the advice of the cabinet secretary and shunt him out anyway. And his replacement? As it stands, the Lib Dems’ Ed Davey is the favourite to take over at DECC in a
limited reshuffle.

UPDATE:
You can watch and read Keir Starmer’s statement here.

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