– Lord Oakeshott, Liberal Democrat Peer
This is a personal and political tragedy. Chris was a dynamic, decisive, strategic Minister - an object lesson to us all in how to fight in office as in Opposition for the environment, economic growth, Europe and our essential liberties. He never plays a fuddled fiddle in the muddled middle of British politics.
The tougher the task, the stronger you feel with his laser brain and stout heart on your side. We sorely miss Chris as a doughty warrior for liberal and social democracy. It's a bitterly cold day for the future of radical, progressive politics in our country.
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