Ex-energy secretary, Chris Huhne, says EdM's energy price cap is a bad idea pic.twitter.com/X4GW9s73jp
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Huhne – the man who makes Osbo appear a political novice
A long time ago when it appeared that Chris Huhne’s “little local difficulty” might not end in a criminal trial I backed the former LD Energy Secretary at 14/1 for Clegg’s replacement. Subsequent events have clearly made that outcome a very remote possibility.
But it was good to see him back being interviewed by Andrew Neil on the Sunday Politics this morning effortlessly taking swipes at both EdM and the Tories on energy policy.
He raised a point which was new to me – that George Osborne had been responsible for putting green taxes up. This is, of course, something that in Huhne’s absence the blues have blamed the yellows for. With Huhne on the scene that line of attack is going to be more challenging.
Huhne is a great operator – tough, articulate and an effective communicator. He’s also, as recent events have shown, hugely resilient.
I can’t see him making a return to the Commons but he’s going to be on the scene like today.
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