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Josh - WHAT - no windmills on the hills behind him..??

Feb 3, 2012 at 2:14 PM | Unregistered CommenterDavid

Huhne supporters (believe it or not there are some!) say the loss of Huhne’s "intellect" is a blow to the Government.

I beg to differ. If he was half as clever as he thought he was, he wouldn't have got himself into this mess in the first place.

Like many arrogant narcissists who find themselves in positions of power, he let his gonads do the thinking.

Feb 3, 2012 at 2:16 PM | Unregistered CommenterDon Keiller

Windmills in chasm... well, I can dream, can't I?

Feb 3, 2012 at 2:40 PM | Registered CommenterJosh

Surely the Noddy car should be covered in solar panels with a windmill on top.

Feb 3, 2012 at 2:45 PM | Unregistered CommenterPhillip Bratby

Loss of Huhne's intellect....

That reminds me of H. L. Mencken's comment when told that president Harding was dead: "How did they notice?"

Feb 3, 2012 at 3:17 PM | Unregistered Commentertty

The danger posed by Huhne was that he was doing the bidding of a foreign power using as justification fraudulent science.

Unchecked, he would have killed millions as we enter the new Little Ice Age, which Abdusamatov thinks will be like the Maunder minimum, 70 years.

Feb 3, 2012 at 3:28 PM | Unregistered Commentermydogsgotnonose

I am not clear if the title of this piece is "End of the Road" or "Off the Cliff".

Feb 3, 2012 at 3:30 PM | Unregistered CommenterDon Pablo de la Sierra

Don, me neither and I guess we will have to wait quite a while to find out.

Feb 3, 2012 at 3:47 PM | Registered CommenterJosh

Now Cameron got rid of him any chance of getting rid of his useless wind turbines and save everyone £800 on electricity bill

Feb 3, 2012 at 4:09 PM | Unregistered CommenterJAMSPID

Nice one, Josh!

Hey, folks, don't worry - not only is the Huhne replacement a mini-Huhne:

"I am pleased that Ed Davey has agreed to take up the post as the new Secretary of State for Energy and Climate Change. Ed has a lifelong commitment to the environment, to green issues. He has shown as a minister a formidable grasp of the details of Government policy.",

the Huhne-master himself will be back, unless he's going to prison:

"He has been really a pioneer in new, ground-breaking policies which I believe will stand the test of time. If he clears his name, as he wishes to, I have made it clear to him that I would like to see him back in Government in a key position."

Thus spoke the Clegg ...

Feb 3, 2012 at 4:25 PM | Unregistered CommenterViv Evans

No chance. The policy rolls on until the country is green all over and bankrupt. The policy is EU policy and Cameron doffs his cap to his EU masters.

Feb 3, 2012 at 4:36 PM | Unregistered CommenterPhillip Bratby

Davey isn't as far as I can tell going to sell the UK economy for an EU Commissioner post.....

Feb 3, 2012 at 5:07 PM | Unregistered Commentermydogsgotnonose

my message to Chris Huhne;

Perverting the Cause of Justice is Real, its Here, its Happening now, and we need to act Now if we are to having any chance of preventing catastrophic eco-politician induced bullshitting of the public

wonder if he's worried about dropping the soap in the shower

Feb 3, 2012 at 5:17 PM | Unregistered CommenterPoetic Justice

We may be "out of the frying pan and into the fire" with his replacement.

Oh dear!

Feb 3, 2012 at 5:18 PM | Unregistered CommenterJohn de Melle

HURRAH !!! He's TOAST !!

Feb 3, 2012 at 5:25 PM | Unregistered CommenterHuhneToTheSlammer

I would go for the little car having a windmill on top and a few serfs running behind blowing on it to help speed him over that cliff.

Feb 3, 2012 at 5:45 PM | Unregistered CommenterAJC

Loss of Huhne's intellect....

That reminds me of H. L. Mencken's comment when told that president Harding was dead: "How did they notice?"
I think it was Dorothy Parker on President Calvin Coolidge - when told he was dead, she said "How can they tell?"

Another one which comes to mind that might be apposite here is:

"Oh, don't worry about (X) ... (X) will always land on somebody's feet."

Can't let the chaps take credit for all the good lines!

Feb 3, 2012 at 5:47 PM | Unregistered Commenterjohanna

For anyone interested, my distant brother's view of Huhne's intellect and his downfall:

brother: 16:11

Chris Huhne resigns over speeding offence charges

Fucking toy town mate. is that what politicians do there? dodging tickets in the most over-saturated-video-surveillance-society. He'll throw it all away for a couple of points? Jesus Christ.

lapogus: 16:15
He probably had 6 or 7 points already. If you get 10 you lose your license...
There have been many happy people on Bishop Hill today, and Dellingpole's blog on the Telegraph had to be shut down...

brother: 18:30
that is the good thing about the US there's no speed cameras

brother: 18:30
Because people shoot them

brother: 18:36
Still he should've just let his license go.

brother: 18:37
Obviously thick as shit.


Feb 3, 2012 at 7:05 PM | Unregistered Commenterlapogus

Brilliant, as ever, but he should be holding "My map" upside-down.

Feb 3, 2012 at 7:18 PM | Unregistered CommenterOwen Morgan

What has Huhne and a wind turbine got in common?

They've both run out of puff

Feb 3, 2012 at 7:50 PM | Unregistered CommenterMangoChutney

There are, unfortunately, a few speed cameras in the US.

We're doing pretty well at getting them ripped down, though.

And yes, quite a few do get shot up. Quite deservedly so.

I'd imagine there's some jurisdictions where they could balance their budgets if they auctioned off the right to shoot up their cameras. Get a whole lot of YouTube hits too, no doubt.

Feb 3, 2012 at 8:42 PM | Unregistered CommenterJEM

Ain't the second Amendment wonderful -- the Right to Shoot Speed Cameras. Wish I had it in Ireland.

Feb 3, 2012 at 11:10 PM | Unregistered CommenterDon Pablo de la Sierra

Praying for the Gore Effect - Ed Davey to get stuck in snow on his first day in.

Feb 3, 2012 at 11:47 PM | Unregistered CommenterPharos


"Ed Davey to get stuck in snow on his first day in."

Yo dude, magic!

Now remind me who is Ed Davey?

Feb 4, 2012 at 12:32 AM | Unregistered CommenterGreen Sand

So, beyond the blue horizon ... can one reasonably imagine Monbiot, Ward, Carrington, Hickman, Richter, Nurse, Beddington and their ilk in little bumper-cars** heading in the same direction?!

**dodge-em cars? ... that's the trouble with having spent part of one's distant childhood in the U.K. and the other part in Canada ... can't quite remember the culturally-correct terminology!

But whatever they're called, I do remember one Saturday on the roof of Lewis's (are they still around?) in Birmingham in one of those little cars which resulted in my first ever TV appearance ... didn't have another one for about, well, let's just say far more years than I care to divulge!

Feb 4, 2012 at 5:44 AM | Unregistered CommenterHilary Ostrov

From over at the BBC..

"Mr Huhne is entitled to a ministerial severance payment of £17,207. Asked whether he would be taking it, the prime minister's spokesman said: "That's a matter for him."

Give me a few moments and I will stop banging my head on the desk! Any bets on if he does or does not?

Feb 4, 2012 at 7:30 AM | Unregistered CommenterPete H

Bet he goes for legal aid as well!

Feb 4, 2012 at 7:36 AM | Unregistered CommenterPete H

Here's some video footage from 2006 featuring Ed Davey, Chris Huhne's successor:

Best quote, though, is from Lynne Featherstone: "Only 10 years, literally, to save the planet. And for those of you out there who think climate change is not going to happen, it's not so important, then all I can say is: go and see the Al Gore film, An Inconvenient Truth".

Feb 4, 2012 at 9:20 AM | Unregistered CommenterAlex Cull

Matts alternative cartoon starring windmills instead of Noddys car

Feb 4, 2012 at 9:21 AM | Unregistered CommenterBreath of Fresh Air

Beat me to it!
At least there's somebody at the Telegraph who's not taken in.

Feb 4, 2012 at 9:47 AM | Unregistered CommenterMike Jackson

In the UK we have the crime of "Involuntary Manslaughter"
One aspect that comes under this legislation is
"that caused by the defendant's gross negligence".

Given the fact that the policies so rigorously pursued by Huhne have directly increased fuel poverty in the UK, he is undoubtedly responsible for some deaths from hypothermia in the UK.

He should be charged as such.

Feb 4, 2012 at 1:09 PM | Unregistered CommenterDon Keiller

Hey, everyone - don't you see the connection..?
All this freezing weather - what has caused it..? Obvious really - its due to the resignation of the Climate Change Secretary..!

Feb 4, 2012 at 1:52 PM | Unregistered CommenterDavid

'I first came across him – or, rather, didn’t come across him – when he and I were due to debate the climate at the annual jamboree of a massive hedge-fund in Spain three years ago. Huhne only found out that I was to be his opponent when he reached Heathrow Airport. He turned straight around and went back to London.' Christopher Monckton

Feb 5, 2012 at 12:13 AM | Unregistered CommenterPharos

Is that Huhne in his electric car, consulting his map to estimate distance to the next charging station?

Feb 5, 2012 at 4:59 AM | Unregistered CommenterIndur M. Goklany

Indur - probably. But it probably wouldn't be too far, as I read recently that there are now more charging points in the UK than electric cars!

Feb 5, 2012 at 8:29 AM | Unregistered Commenterlapogus

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