Look how he’s briefing the papers through a “friend” the day before he gets sent down.
“How can she claim they were in a happy marriage for 25 years and at the same time claim he had made her have an abortion. They were not happily married. They weren’t even sleeping in the same bedroom.
“From Vicky’s own description it is a pretty horrendous relationship. I am surprised she didn’t get the champagne out and say ‘thank god I have got rid of you after all these years’. Instead she took out revenge and look where she’s ended up.”
The friend said the series of texts between Huhne and his son had shown him to be a ‘loving father’ while the friend questioned how nurturing Pryce can be if she was prepared to allow her children’s father to go to jail.
“It is humiliating for the children to see their father and mother go to jail,” said the friend, “How can that be an advantage for your children to watch their father go to jail?”
In mitigation – to try to get the sentence reduced – Huhne’s barrister will point out that his client has now lost almost everything. The case has cost him hundreds of thousands of pounds in legal costs, his political career and, even worse, his relationship with his children.
Despite it all, claimed the friend, Huhne is relieved his ordeal is over. “He is pleased that after Monday he will in all probability never have to see her again,” said the friend.
Dear God man, can’t you even manage to be a gentleman about your ex-wife and the mother of your children?