A leading Sunday newspaper has published allegations concerning Chris Huhne’s driving record.
The Sunday Times asked the Eastleigh MP’s former wife to comment on stories said to be circulating Westminster, that Mr Huhne had asked someone take a three point endorsement for him in order to avoid a driving ban.
Vicki Pryce is said to have told the Sunday Times:
“Yes, he did. But, look, there is such huge pressure on politicians to be everywhere at once”
“Unfortunately he still went on to lose his licence and I drove him everywhere for months after that.”
According to the Sunday Times, in 2003 Mr Huhne was convicted of using a mobile telephone while driving a car and was banned for three months.
The headline grabbing Lib Dem politician left his wife last year for his campaign press officer Carina Trimmingham just weeks after Lib Dem had delivered election leaflets showing snaps from the Huhne family album.
Ms Pryce who has written an eagerly awaited book about their relationship entitled ‘Thirty Minutes to Kill the Story’ said she now finds it difficult to look at family photos
A spokesman for Mr Huhne said:
“The allegations made against Chris Huhne are simply incorrect.
“These allegations have been made before and have been shown to be untrue.”
Mr Huhne had been in the news recently for attacking conservative cabinet colleagues and there had been speculation – also denied- that he was positioning himself for a leadership challenge.
Mr Huhne’s allies have told the Sunday Telegraph the allegations are part of a smear campaign.
The photo above shows Mr Huhne, who is said by Ms Pryce to ‘drive like a bit of a maniac’, testing a car adapted to run off the by-products of recycled human waste.
The ‘Dung Beetle’ – a converted Volkswagen – can use the gas generated from a year’s worth of human excrement to travel 10,000 miles.
It is reported that the fart-powered four wheeler can blow the competition off the road – and earn you an automatic ban – by hitting a trouser scorching 114 mph but is probably best enjoyed with the windows open.
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