Tag: Chris Huhne

Huhne to Renege on Fees Pledge?

Eastleigh’s Liberal Democrat MP Chris Huhne looks poised to rip up another election pledge after Business Secretary Vince Cable  showed the government the green light to raise university tuition fees. Prior to the election Liberal Democrat policy was to oppose any rise in fees and accordingly last January Mr Huhne pledged his opposition as part of a campaign…

Government to axe ‘warmfront’ grants

The government are to continue the previous administration’s policy of gradually withdrawing ‘warmfront’ grants which entitles the elderly and needy to free insulation for their homes it has emerged. Chris Huhne the Energy minister, has announced that grants are to be phased out and replaced by loans under the new ‘green deal.’ In future loans…

Clegg: No Lefties thank you

Deputy Prime Minister and Liberal Democrat leader Nick Clegg has told Labour supporters who voted for Lib Dem tactically that there was no point in them doing so. Speaking to the Guardian newspaper on the eve of the Liberal Democrat annual conference he said that he appreciated a lot of disaffected labour voters had transferred…

Tories: We won’t fight Huhne

The Conservative party chairperson Baroness Warsi has indicated that the Conservatives may not be contesting Eastleigh in a bid to unseat MP Chris Huhne at the next General Election. Both Chris Huhne the Energy minister and Baroness Warsi were attending a press conference called by the coalition to attack the Labour Party’s record in government.…

Fame at last

Eastleigh shoppers may have noticed a familiar face staring down at them from the town’s newsagent shelves. Chris Huhne (for it is he) has entered the political gallery of fame which is the front page of satirical weekly ‘Private Eye’. This weeks front cover shows Mr Huhne apparently being congratulated by fellow pancake catcher and…

It’s Superhuhne!

There’s something mighty beautiful in Chris Huhne’s relationship with Carina Trimingahm. I believe it will establish him as something of a hero in the eyes of Britain’s younger, more macho male voters. Firstly his relationship involves a younger woman (a situation most young male voters will sympathize with). Secondly he clearly has the “x-factor”: That…

Botley Home plans in a Pickle

Campaigners in Botley opposed to the building of 6000 new homes may soon have cause to celebrate . The new communities secretary, Eric Pickles, has written to all local authorities telling them the coalition government will be abolishing regional house building targets. “The previous government gave a green light for the destruction of the Green…