Chris Huhne is innocent
His Grace hates to disappoint, but it is none of the above. As much as he would rather like Chris Huhne to be guilty of perverting the course of justice, and thereby face a lengthy term (if not life) in prison, like all British citizens, the Secretary of State for Energy and Climate Change is innocent until a jury returns a verdict to the contrary.
Some of the reporting around this case is reminiscent of the media frenzy which ensued when the name of an effeminate, introverted, poetry-reading, blue-haired male became associated with the murder of Joanna Yeates. Poor Chris Jefferies was found guilty before he had even been questioned.
Chris Huhne is not effeminate or introverted, and neither does he possess blue hair (though what he does in private is his affair). He may like poetry (though this is unlikely), but he quite definitely gives the impression of being male. The febrile right-wing blogosphere in particular has already found him guilty because he is an odious, left-leaning Liberal Democrat responsible for adding £1000s to our energy bills. To be fair, the fact that Mr Huhne is a politician and there’s something of Jonathan Aitken’s ‘simple sword of truth and the trusty shield of British fair play’ about his vehement denials, does elicit greater suspicion.
But this speculation must cease forthwith. Chris Huhne is innocent until a jury of twelve good men and true determine otherwise. He has already lost his honour, dignity and reputation (or what little he had): let us not prejudice due legal process and deny him a fair trial.