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Breaking: Chris Huhne sentenced to 8 months

Former Lib Dem Energy Secretary Chris Huhne has been sentenced to eight months in jail, a judge has announced at Southwark Crown Court in the last few minutes.

His ex-wife Vicky Pryce was also sentenced for eight months.

It’s worth reading the interview that Chris Huhne gave to the Guardian’s Patrick Wintour before his sentencing at Southwark Crown Court this afternoon. He said:

‘I changed my plea for two reasons. I did not want to go to court and lie. I did not want to perjure myself further. In the past, people have got themselves into further trouble when they have tried to do that. That is the lesson people should learn. People should stop things, essentially.’

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