Former Cabinet minister Chris Huhne has pleaded guilty to perverting the course of justice on day one of his trial at Southwark Crown Court in London.
Before today he had vigorously denied the allegation that he got his former wife to say she was driving when he was caught speeding on the M11. In other words Mr Huhne was lying to his back teeth.
No doubt today’s plea was Chris Huhne’s attempt to escape a period in clink although the judge seems to be revving up to send him down.
Tricky by-election coming up for Dave and Nick…