According to a pundit on BBC Breakfast, Chris Huhne faces a prison sentence, if convicted of perverting the course of justice. The average sentence for this crime is 32 months and the maximum sentence is life imprisonment. This seems a little over the top for allegedly failing to admit to speeding.
My proud boast is that I have never had a speeding ticket, so I am no boy racer, but Mrs Monk and Ann Widdicombe have both received speeding tickets, confessed to the crime, paid up their fines and collected points on their driving licenses.
I am left wondering if one can be similarly prosecuted for perverting the course of justice if failing to admit to a parking offence, which we Monks have both done recently. Perhaps Mrs Monk might leave me some day and then persecute me by pretending that I had lied about the circumstance of my parking offence.
Would I then face Life Imprisonment?
More to the point, if a parking attendant were to stitch up a motorist, like me for example, with fabricated evidence, would that also constitute a perversion of the course of justice, and if so should the Crown Prosecution Service bang up a few dodgy Parking attendants and throw away the key.
It was also disclosed that Chris Huhne fingered David Cameron in a Cabinet meeting and chastised him over his contributions on the AV debate. For that reason alone Huhne should be let off with a slapped wrist, and given a knighthood for his service to, and support of democracy.