UK: Don’t weep for disgraced energy tsars…
…they’ll struggle through somehow.
It’s been three months since he’s stepped out of prison and he’s already landed a high-profile public job.
Yes, I’m referring to none other than the infamous and disgraced former Energy Secretary Chris Huhne.
He committed a crime back in 2003 when his now ex-wife Vicky Pryce took speeding points for him in fear he would be banned from driving – and repeatedly lied about what happened.
Cutting a long story short, he was sentenced to eight months in prison along with his ex-wife for her part in the deception but was released after just eight weeks (a surprise or maybe that was expected for a “privileged” offender?). He has since landed what is reportedly a £100,000 job for two days a week at a biomass energy company in the US.
Now what I find amusing is that the firm’s website showers praise on him, with his biography mentioning his achievements whilst in UK Parliament and also referring to him as “one of the pioneers in calling for political action to deal with global warming”.
It always helps to know where the bodies are buried.