Posts Tagged “vicky pryce”

7 years on: 2 ‘myths’ about the Clegg-Huhne leadership race that persist

by Stephen Tall on December 18, 2014

It’s 7 years to the day since Nick Clegg was formally elected leader of the Lib Dems. Over at the Telegraph, professional Labour contrarian Dan Hodges has penned what I’d call a fair-minded piece (Clegg’s critics would call it a generous whitewash) (…)

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Vicky Pryce stripped of her honour – but who are the Honours Forfeiture Committee to decide?

by Stephen Tall on July 30, 2013

Vicky Pryce — the former wife of Chris Huhne, who was imprisoned earlier this year for perverting the course of justice after admitting taking speeding points on his behalf — was today stripped of the honour she was awarded by the Queen in 2009. As the BBC reports: The economist, who was made a Companion […]

Huhne / Pryce: I just don’t see how ‘prison works’ for anyone here

by Stephen Tall on March 12, 2013

His crime was speeding then lying (and lying some more). Her crime was lying and self-immolating revenge. Last night they spent their first night in prison. Few people will spare much sympathy for either Chris Huhne or Vicky Pryce. They are, as Mr Justice Sweeney said yesterday when sentencing the pair to eight months each, […]

Huhne / Pryce: this is a human drama, not a political story

by Stephen Tall on March 7, 2013

It was the number of voicemail messages on my mobile (having been holed up in meetings for my non-political day-job) that alerted me a story had broken this afternoon. A clutch of requests from news stations eager to know what the political fall-out for the Lib Dems would be from Vicky Pryce being found guilty […]