Articles tagged with Chris Huhne
by Laurence Durnan / 19 May 2011 12:22
If you feel sorry for Nick Clegg, spare a thought for his poor rivals. With personal poll ratings plumbing uncharted depths for a Liberal Democrat leader, one might assume ambitious Padawans would emerge, glistening with promise, into the political limelight. Not so much.
Widely tipped as a future leader of his party, David Laws looked to be the surprise star of the coalition before he was forced to resign after just 17
by Amber Elliott / 18 May 2011 13:52
It was never going to be an easy task for David Cameron – defending his justice secretary over an interview he hadn't heard.
Just minutes before PMQs started, Ken Clarke told BBC Radio 5: "That includes date rape and 17 year-olds having intercourse… Serious rape, I don’t think many judges give five years for a forcible rape, frankly, the tariff is longer for that and a serious rape where there’s violence and an
by Jerry Hayes / 16 May 2011 09:18
The Mail on Sunday’s Simon Walters has become the Pierrepoint of British politics. Chris Huhne has been led from his cell to a dimly lit room. As hurried prayers are muttered by St Vincent Cable, he turns his ear to see if the condemned man wishes to confess. There is a curt shake of the head before his saturine features are covered with a cloth bag. Seamlessly, Danny Alexander shackles his legs. There is
by Jerry Hayes / 06 May 2011 12:56
Really, really, stupid political judgements are like Number 11 buses and women. You wait and wait with mounting frustration and then suddenly you can’t swing a handbag without hitting one.
And the last few days have produced a cornucopia of serious and dangerous, political crap. Let’s have a peek.
That old lefty porker, Bob Crowe, announced on the eve of pivotal elections that his union will paralyse the capital with strikes. Chris
by Ben Duckworth / 04 May 2011 16:59
The rest of this week is going to be all about the elections and referendum. The AV polls point to a No triumph, the Scottish and Wales campaigns aren’t going too well, and if they lose many councillors and control of key Northern councils, the Liberal Democrats will have a mini-crisis to deal with over the weekend.
How will the party cope with the ‘stress test’? And how will the most prominent Lib
by Harry Cole / 27 Apr 2011 09:20
It seems that the heat and regal excitement has whipped one or two people who should really know better into a bit of a frenzy. In the last few days some wild accusations, ugly names, barmy ideas and frankly bonkers predictions have been bandied about.
The AV gloves came off last week, but nobody was expecting the Yes campaign to bring a knife to the fight. Mandy says it will hurt Dave, the No
by Caroline Crampton / 20 Apr 2011 08:20
Chris Huhne has urged the prime minister to step in to stop the No to AV campaign telling "downright lies" that could affect the future unity of the coalition, Andy Grice reports in today's Independent. He cited in particular the claims about AV requiring voting machines (which Jo Swinson tackles in an interview with TP here), or a change to AV costing £250m that would come out of public spending. Huhne said:
by Chris McCarthy / 15 Mar 2011 10:26
All day Chancellor George Osborne attends a meeting of EU finance minister in Brussels.
All day Michael Gove, Lord Adonis, Lord Hill and David Laws attend the Spectator education conference.
10:00 The British Medical Association begin an emergency meeting to discuss and vote on the government’s plans for reforming the NHS.
11:45 Justice Secretary Kenneth Clarke publishes the draft defamation bill.
14:30 Energy secretary Chris Huhne attends
by Patrick Macfarlane / 10 Mar 2011 10:00
10:00 Sir Gus O’Donnell, cabinet secretary, discusses the constitutional implications of the new Cabinet Manual at a select committee hearing.
Energy secretary Chris Huhne addresses the Welsh Assembly’s sustainability committee on the subject of the government’s Energy Bill.
20:30 Lord Freud, the welfare minister,and Labour MP Frank Field launch a Demos report on ‘progressive conservatism’.
And EU High Representative Baroness Ashton convenes an emergency meeting on
by James McMeekin / 22 Feb 2011 10:05
1:00pm Defence secretary Liam Fox delivers a speech to think tank Civitas
3:00pm Energy and climate change secretary Chris Huhne visits a Good Energy wind farm in Cornwall
5:00pm Ian Paisley addresses the Oxford Union
8:00pm Margaret Thatcher’s former press secretary Sir Bernard Ingham also addresses the Oxford Union
What’s been said
The Daily Mail’s Richard Littlejohn enquires: “What on earth is call me Dave doing
by James McMeekin / 16 Feb 2011 10:05
11:00am Small business minister Mark Prisk participates in a live Q&A on The Guardian website
12:00pm PMQs. International development is likely to be top of the agenda.
4.30pm Business secretary Vince Cable chairs a meeting of the Green Economy Council. Energy secretary Chris Huhne and environment secretary Caroline Spelman will also be in attendance.
Also today, transport minister Norman Baker delivers the keynote address at the second