A BRITISH CABINET MINISTER IS SENT TO JAIL FOR LYING ABOUT HIS OVER-SPEEDING CHARGE. HE ASKED HIS WIFE TO SAY THAT IT WAS SHE WHO WAS DRIVING THE CAR AT THE TIME.
BUT IT WAS NOT INDIA WHERE THE "BOFORS CHOR" ESCAPED SCOT FREE AFTER TAKING $50 MILLION, THE BOFORS COMMISSION, OR LALOO PRASAD OF "FODDER SCAM" WHO IS NOW THE MINISTER IN THE CABINET OF PRIME MINISTER MANMOHAN SINGH. IN THAT PARLIAMENT IN NEW DELHI, SOME OF THE BIGGEST CROOKS AND CRIMINALS OF THE WORLD ARE ENJOYING GOOD LIFE WHILE WIELDING IMMENSE POWER OVER THE MASSES. BUT IN ENGLAND THERE IS NO WAY OUT FOR ANYONE WHO BREAKS THE LAW.
INDIANS SHOULD DEMAND SIMILAR STANDARDS OF LEGAL PROCESS TO BE REGARDED CIVILISED, EVEN FREE.
Former Cabinet Minister Chris Huhne has been sentenced to eight months in prison for perverting the course of justice. His ex-wife, Vicky Pryce, was handed the same sentence.
Mr Justice Sweeney said the pair had decided to act together not to tell the truth and pervert the course of justice. He said Huhne had "fallen from a great height".
Huhne's sentence was reduced by 10% because of his guilty plea, Sweeney said.
The former Eastleigh MP, wearing a dark suit and tie, remained motionless as he became the first former Cabinet minister since Jonathan Aitken to be sent to prison.
Pryce, who wore a black jacket over a silver-grey top, also showed no emotion as she was sent to prison in front of a packed courtroom, which included Huhne's father and partner Carina Trimingham.
Sentencing them trial judge Mr Justice Sweeney said Huhne had lied "again and again".
He told Pryce she had a "controlling, manipulative and devious side".
And he told the former couple: "To the extent that anything good has come out of this whole process, it is that now, finally, you have both been brought to justice for your joint offence. Any element of tragedy is entirely your own fault."