Monday, 13 May 2013

And they're out

Chris Huhne and Vicky Pryce are out of jail and already home. Time served, debt to society paid, back to business. That didn't take long, did it?

This blog predicted July for the actual release and it's barely mid-May.

Of course the real punishment for them are the dreaded 'costs'. Huhne has been hit with a £100K bill and Vicky is looking at £50K approx. This is an unusual treat for the authorities - normally they can't get their costs paid because the crim has no money, least on paper the crim has no money - the swag stashed in Spain doesn't count.

Since Huhne is worth about £5M the costs won't hurt him too hard. Somewhat unfortunately the lesser crim, arguably the victim really, Vicky, may find it harder to raise the cash.


chefdave said...

How the heck can a retrial over a speeding ticket (or perverting the course of justice) cost in excess of £150k?

Our 'justice' system has well and truly lost the plot. It's a thinly veiled mechanism for transfering large amounts of wealth into the silk-lined pockets of legal professionals.

I don't like Huhne but thought the whole thing was blown out of proportion in comparison to the original offence. These costs are the icing on the cake.

Nationalist said...

Indeed, and for that matter why is Chris's bill twice that of Vicky's? Chris pleaded guilty - so no trial. Vicky pleaded not guilty and had two trials and yet she gets half the bill. Strange.