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  • UK lawmakers: Spy law needs stronger scrutiny Sat, Dec 6, 2014

    LONDON (AP) — British police have been misusing surveillance laws to access journalists' communications records, a panel of lawmakers said Saturday. More »

  • Huhne Loses Court Challenge Over £77k Costs
    Huhne Loses Court Challenge Over £77k Costs Tue, Oct 28, 2014

    Chris Huhne has lost a court challenge against an order that he must pay £77,750 costs from his prosecution. More »

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  • UKIP Steps Up Bid To Build Four-Party Politics
    UKIP Steps Up Bid To Build Four-Party Politics Fri, Sep 26, 2014

    Nigel Farage and UKIP are attempting to step up from a party of protest to genuine contenders in four-party politics. More »

  • UKIP Poll Reveals 12 'Most Wanted' Seats
    UKIP Poll Reveals 12 'Most Wanted' Seats Tue, Aug 26, 2014

    Internal UKIP polling seen by Sky News has revealed the 12 seats the party is planning to target heavily for the 2015 General Election. Most of the seats are held by the Conservatives and they tend to be situated across the southern half of England. However, two - Grimsby, and Boston and Skegness - are further north. The best chance of victory is likely to be in South Thanet, Kent, where party leader Nigel Farage is standing. More »

  • Chris Huhne Meets Grayson Perry for a Portrait An Hour After Leaving Prison Tue, Jul 22, 2014

    The photos that appeared on social media of former energy secretary Chris Huhne eating breakfast with artist Grayson Perry in a motorway café less than an hour after his release from prison were baffling to many. Perry's portrait of the disgraced former politician will go on display as part of a new exhibition at the National Portrait Gallery, it has been announced today. Huhne's ex-wife Vicky Pryce was sentenced for the same offence and was released on the same day. More »

  • GCHQ's Online Spying Tricks: Rigged Polls, Facebook Propaganda, Skype, LinkedIn … Tue, Jul 15, 2014

    A comprehensive document that lists all the tools and spying techniques used by GCHQ to plant fake information on the internet in order to spy on people and push propaganda has been released by The Intercept, a platform for publishing documents leaked by NSA whistleblower Edward Snowden.Stop DRIP: What The Data Retention and Investigatory Powers Bill Actually Means More »

  • Fresh Blow for Nick Clegg as Chris Huhne Condemns "Colourless Mush" …
    Fresh Blow for Nick Clegg as Chris Huhne Condemns "Colourless Mush" … Mon, Jun 2, 2014

    The new week started badly for struggling Lib Dem leader Nick Clegg after being accused of serving up voters a "colourless mush" capable of "destroying" the party's election hopes. Former Energy Secretary Chris Huhne has stuck the boot in on the embattled deputy prime minster, with an excoriating critique of the Liberal Democrats' position – with the next general election less than a year away. Another insider attack about his party's substance and appeal will be the last thing Clegg needs as he attempts to rally his party in the wake of heavy losses at local and EU elections. An attempt to oust him as leader recently failed, when Lord Oakeshott quit the party in the wake of dismal election results. More »

  • Huhne: Clegg's 'colourless mush' is costing us the election
    Huhne: Clegg's 'colourless mush' is costing us the election Mon, Jun 2, 2014

    Another front opened up in Nick Clegg's fight to maintain his leadership of the Liberal Democrats this morning, after Chris Huhne warned he was "destroying the Lib Dem vote". More »

  • UK judge jailed for lies in case that toppled minister Huhne
    UK judge jailed for lies in case that toppled minister Huhne Fri, May 2, 2014

    A disgraced British judge was jailed Friday for 16 months for a catalogue of lies and deception in a case that brought down government minister Chris Huhne. More »

  • UK judge sentenced to 16 months in jail for lying Fri, May 2, 2014

    LONDON (AP) — A British judge has been sentenced to 16 months in jail after she was found guilty of lying to police investigating a politician's speeding case. More »

  • Judge Constance Briscoe Jailed for 16 Months for Lying to Police Over Chris …
    Judge Constance Briscoe Jailed for 16 Months for Lying to Police Over Chris … Fri, May 2, 2014

    Judge and best-selling author Constance Briscoe has been sentenced to 16 months in jail after being found guilty of lying to police during Chris Huhne's speeding points scandal. Briscoe, 56, was found guilty of perverting the course of justice after twice giving inaccurate statements to police regarding her relationship with Huhne's ex-wife Vicky Pryce and then altering a third to try and cover her lies. Det insp John McDermott, who investigated Briscoe with Kent Police, said the verdict showed no-one was "above the law". Her mother, Carmen Briscoe-Mitchell, unsuccessfully tried to sue Briscoe for libel, claiming the stories in her books were "nonsense" and her daughter a "liar and a fantasist". More »

  • Judge Jailed For Lying Over Huhne Scandal
    Judge Jailed For Lying Over Huhne Scandal Fri, May 2, 2014

    A barrister and part-time judge has been jailed after being found guilty of lying to police over the Chris Huhne speeding points scandal. Constance Briscoe has been sentenced to 16 months after being convicted of three counts of trying to pervert the course of justice. The charges related to the investigation into the disgraced former cabinet minister passing speeding points to his then-wife Vicky Pryce a decade ago. Jailing her, judge Mr Justice Baker told Briscoe if she and Ms Pryce shared anything in common it was "arrogance by educated individuals who considered respect for the law was for others". More »

  • British judge guilty of lying in case that toppled minister
    British judge guilty of lying in case that toppled minister Thu, May 1, 2014

    A British judge will be sentenced later Friday after being found guilty of lying in a case that brought down government minister Chris Huhne. More »

  • Part-time UK judge found guilty of lying to police Thu, May 1, 2014

    LONDON (AP) — A British judge has been found guilty of lying to police investigating a politician's speeding case. More »

  • Who is Constance Briscoe? Judge and Author Convicted of Lying to Police Over …
    Who is Constance Briscoe? Judge and Author Convicted of Lying to Police Over … Thu, May 1, 2014

    Judge and best-selling author Constance Briscoe has been found guilty of lying to police during Chris Huhne's speeding points scandal. The court heard how she twice gave inaccurate statements to police regarding her relationship with Huhne's ex-wife Vicky Pryce, who was jailed for attempting to take the speeding points for Huhne in 2003 to avoid him losing his licence. Following her conviction, Huhne described Briscoe as a "self-publicising fantasist" and predicts the Crown Prosecution Service (CPS) will review her previous cases. If she can make up the witness statements used as the key evidence against me, she is clearly capable of hiding evidence she should have disclosed to the defence in the many cases that she prosecuted for the Crown Prosecution Service. More »

  • Judge found guilty of lying in scandal that brought down minister
    Judge found guilty of lying in scandal that brought down minister Thu, May 1, 2014

    A British judge hailed as a role model was facing jail on Thursday after being convicted of lying to police about her role in a revenge plot that landed a cabinet minister in jail. Constance Briscoe, 56, one of the first black women in Britain to be appointed a recorder, or part-time judge, was convicted of three charges of perverting the course of justice at London's Old Bailey criminal court. Her case was a sequel to the saga of former minister Chris Huhne and his ex-wife Vicky Pryce, who were both jailed for eight months last year for lying to police in 2003 over which of them had committed a speeding offence. Huhne, a senior Liberal Democrat who was energy secretary in Britain's coalition government, was once seen as a potential successor to party leader Nick Clegg, the deputy prime minister, until the scandal ended his political career. More »

  • Judge Guilty Of Lying Over Huhne Speeding Case
    Judge Guilty Of Lying Over Huhne Speeding Case Thu, May 1, 2014

    A barrister and part-time judge has been found guilty of lying to police in connection with the Chris Huhne speeding points scandal. Constance Briscoe was accused of trying to pervert the course of justice during the case involving the disgraced cabinet minister's passing of speeding points to his then-wife Vicky Pryce a decade ago. Jurors had been told Briscoe helped friend and neighbour Vicky Pryce reveal information about Mr Huhne's points-swapping to newspapers after the couple split in 2010. The scandal led to Mr Huhne's resignation and subsequent prosecution. More »

  • Farron: We must damage ecosystems to save the planet
    Farron: We must damage ecosystems to save the planet Thu, Feb 6, 2014

    Opponents of fracking will not be credible unless they are prepared to build large-scale renewables projects and damage the environment in the process, Tim Farron has told Politics.co.uk. More »

  • Constance Briscoe Trial Fails To Reach Verdict
    Constance Briscoe Trial Fails To Reach Verdict Fri, Jan 31, 2014

    The trial of part-time judge Constance Briscoe, charged following Chris Huhne's speeding points case, has failed to reach a verdict. The jury hearing charges at Southwark Crown Court that she lied to police investigating the case has been discharged. During the trial, which started earlier in the month, the jury heard that Briscoe helped economist Pryce, who was a friend and also her neighbour, to reveal information about the points-swapping scandal to newspapers after she and Huhne separated in 2010. Briscoe is accused of providing police with two inaccurate statements about her role as an intermediary between then Energy Secretary Chris Huhne's estranged wife Vicky Pryce and reporters in revealing details of the speeding points saga. More »

  • Vicky Pryce Reinstated As Govt Economics Adviser
    Vicky Pryce Reinstated As Govt Economics Adviser Wed, Jan 22, 2014

    Vicky Pryce, who served a jail sentence for accepting speeding points from her former husband Chris Huhne, will return to a role advising Government ministers. Vince Cable, the Lib Dem Business Secretary, has decided she will continue on a panel of economists that speaks to ministers and civil servants about the "prospects of growth and business investment". "We believe in restorative justice," said a source. What she did we felt in no way affected her judgement or abilities as an economist." More »

  • Lord Rennard suspended by Lib Dems over sex claims
    Lord Rennard suspended by Lib Dems over sex claims Tue, Jan 21, 2014

    The Liberal Democrat party has suspended Lord Rennard after he refused to apologise over sexual harassment claims. More »

  • Judge in dock over role in scandal that toppled Huhne
    Judge in dock over role in scandal that toppled Huhne Wed, Jan 15, 2014

    By Estelle Shirbon LONDON (Reuters) - A British judge hailed as a role model appeared in court on Wednesday as the defendant, accused of lying to police about her role in a revenge plot that landed a cabinet minister in jail. Constance Briscoe, 56, has pleaded not guilty to three charges of perverting the course of justice. Her case is a sequel to the saga of former minister Chris Huhne and his ex-wife Vicky Pryce, who were both jailed for eight months last year for lying to police in 2003 over which of them had committed a speeding offence. Now Briscoe, praised as a role model for overcoming an under-privileged start in life to become a trial lawyer and recorder, is the third high-profile figure whose career and reputation are on the line. More »

  • Denis MacShane Jailed Over Expenses Claims
    Denis MacShane Jailed Over Expenses Claims Mon, Dec 23, 2013

    Former Labour minister Denis MacShane has been jailed for six months after admitting making £13,000 of bogus expense claims. MacShane, 65, used the money to fund a series of trips to Europe, including one to judge a literary competition in Paris. More »

  • Judge Constance Briscoe Pleads Not Guilty
    Judge Constance Briscoe Pleads Not Guilty Fri, Oct 4, 2013

    A barrister and part-time judge has denied perverting the course of justice in relation to the Chris Huhne penalty points case. More »

  • Chris Huhne Lands Top Job At Energy Firm
    Chris Huhne Lands Top Job At Energy Firm Sat, Aug 10, 2013

    Disgraced former MP Chris Huhne has landed a lucrative job at a US energy firm just months after being released from prison. More »

  • Vicky Pryce Is Stripped Of Queen's Honour
    Vicky Pryce Is Stripped Of Queen's Honour Tue, Jul 30, 2013

    Chris Huhne's ex-wife has had her honour for government service cancelled by the Queen, completing her fall from grace. More »

  • Judge Constance Briscoe In Court Over Huhne Case
    Judge Constance Briscoe In Court Over Huhne Case Mon, Jun 24, 2013

    One of the country's most prominent black female judges has appeared in court charged with perverting the course of justice. More »

  • Constance Briscoe Charged Over Huhne Case
    Constance Briscoe Charged Over Huhne Case Wed, Jun 12, 2013

    Leading lawyer and part-time judge Constance Briscoe has been charged with intending to pervert the course of justice. More »

  • Huhne And Ex Free After Eight Weeks In Jail
    Huhne And Ex Free After Eight Weeks In Jail Mon, May 13, 2013

    Chris Huhne and his ex-wife have been freed from prison after serving eight weeks for perverting the course of justice. More »

  • Huhne and Pryce freed from jail
    Huhne and Pryce freed from jail Mon, May 13, 2013

    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. More »

  • Huhne and Pryce's prison ordeal over
    Huhne and Pryce's prison ordeal over Mon, May 13, 2013

    Chris Huhne and Vicky Pryce have been released from prison after eight weeks behind bars. More »

  • Chris Huhne Faces £108,000 Costs Bill
    Chris Huhne Faces £108,000 Costs Bill Mon, Apr 22, 2013

    Disgraced former Cabinet Minister Chris Huhne and his ex-wife Vicky Pryce are expected to be freed on electronic tags next month. More »

  • Ed Balls Admits Speeding On Motorway
    Ed Balls Admits Speeding On Motorway Fri, Apr 5, 2013

    Labour shadow chancellor Ed Balls has admitted speeding - and that he was caught "bang to rights". More »

  • Farage: UKIP A Real Alternative To Main Parties
    Farage: UKIP A Real Alternative To Main Parties Sat, Mar 23, 2013

    UKIP leader Nigel Farage has insisted the party is more than just a vehicle for protest after it came second in the Eastleigh by-election, kicking the Conservatives into third place. More »