Huhne faces jail over points lie
Chris Huhne was last night facing jail and a humiliating end to his political career after dramatically admitting lying to avoid a speeding penalty.
After nearly two years proclaiming his innocence and fighting to have the case dropped, the former energy secretary pleaded guilty on the eve of his trial to making ex-wife Vicky Pryce accept points on his behalf.
Huhne, 58, immediately announced he was standing down from parliament – sparking a by-election in marginal Eastleigh that could test coalition relations to the limit – and voluntarily removing himself from the Privy Council.
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