Huhne 'mocked by prison guard'

Disgraced former Cabinet minister Chris Huhne was allegedly mocked by a prison officer on his first day at Wandsworth jail, The Sun reports. Huhne and his ex-wife were both jailed for eight months over a speeding points scandal dating back a decade

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Report: Huhne 'mocked' by officer on first day in jail

The disgraced former Cabinet minister Chris Huhne was allegedly mocked by a prison officer on his first day at Wandsworth jail, the Sun reports.

According to the newspaper, the officer announced on the Tannoy system: "The right honourable member for Wandsworth North — down to the office".

Chris Huhne outside Southwark Crown Court as he arrived to be sentenced earlier this week. Credit: Press Association

Fellow inmates are said to have reacted with laughter as Mr Huhne left his cell to pick up his morning meal.

The newspaper also reported that the Justice Ministry declined to say whether an inquiry would be launched into the alleged incident.

Mr Huhne was sentenced to an eight month jailed sentence along with his ex-wife Vicky Pryce for perverting the course of justice over a speeding points scandal.

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Tory MP wants an appeal over 'lenient' Huhne sentence

A Conservative MP is to ask the Attorney General Dominic Grieve to appeal against the "unduly lenient" eight month jail sentences for Chris Huhne and his ex-wife Vicky Pryce, according to The Sun's Whitehall correspondent, Emily Ashton:

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Tory MP David Burrowes will today urge the Attorney General to appeal the Huhne and Pryce sentences for being "unduly lenient"

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Lord Ashdown does not rule out Huhne comeback

Former Liberal Democrat leader Lord Ashdown has told ITV's The Agenda that although it was unlikely Chris Huhne, who was jailed for eight months today, would return to public life, it was not impossible.

Former Liberal Democrat leader Lord Ashdown. Credit: David Jones/PA Archive

He said: "I personally believe in redemption. You never say never in politics but if I ever said never about anything I'd say it about this. I don't think so.

"I don't say he can't ever comeback to public life provided that process of catharsis is gone through...my own view is that a period of silence rather than public statements might be a better course to follow but let's see what he says."

Watch The Agenda on ITV at 10.35pm

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Chris Huhne apologises for speeding points lies

Chris Huhne has apologised for the lies which led him to be jailed for eight months for perverting the course of justice.

Former Cabinet minister Chris Huhne has been sentenced to eight months in prison. Credit: Jeff Moore/Jeff Moore/Empics Entertainment

The former Cabinet minister gave interviews to Channel 4 News and The Guardian hours before he was sentenced, where he said he felt "awful that people I love have been dragged into this gruelling experience".

The disgraced ex-MP told The Guardian: "I am sorry. I want to say that to family, to friends, to constituents and to colleagues, and more broadly to everybody who cares passionately about the causes I care about, including saving the planet for our children and our grandchildren."

And he admitted to Channel 4 News: "I certainly lied and lied again, and part of it was about saving my career but it was also partly to try and avoid the consequences for my family."

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