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swapping penalty points? can you get someone else to take em

Post by falkor » Thu May 19, 2011 6:29 pm

On the evening of March 12, 2003, Vicky Pryce, one of Britain’s most senior economists, was enjoying a three-course meal at the London School of Economics
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Vicky Pryce went to ground last night after she was revealed to be the person who
allegedly took speeding points on behalf of her husband, Chris Huhne, the Energy Secretary


By Steven Swinford and Mark Hughes6:39AM BST 17 May 2011

With her husband, the Liberal Democrat MEP Chris Huhne, at the European Parliament for the day and not flying back until late, she addressed a conference at the LSE’s Old Building before attending the dinner with 10 of her peers.

It was an unremarkable evening for Miss Pryce, who, as chief economic adviser to the Department of Trade and Industry, was sought after for her views.

Fast forward eight years, however, and her presence at the dinner that evening has become a critical factor in Mr Huhne’s future as a Cabinet minister.

As he fights claims that he persuaded his wife, from whom he is now estranged, to accept speeding points on his behalf, their movements on the day of the offence have become pivotal.

With the police considering an investigation, the question of whether Mr Huhne, the Energy Secretary, can keep his job would appear to hang on what exactly happened that evening.