Not for Vicky Pryce the tried and tested methods of revenge; prawns in the curtain rail, dialing the speaking clock in Lagos, nor even the more exotic version perfected by Lady Sarah Moon: cutting off one arm of all his suits and delivering his wine to grateful villagers. She resisted the potentially criminal ‘Bobbit’ manoeuvre.
No, the lady has class. She merely let it be known how much she had enjoyed being a panellist at a December 2003 debate held by the London School of Economics – and the leisurely dinner held afterwards.
It was for others to speculate as to how she had managed to be held responsible, and thereby collected points on her licence, for driving a car owned by the couple which was seen speeding towards their home, co-incidentally from the direction of Stanstead airport where Chris Huhne had recently landed on a flight from Strasbourg.
Should Vicky be convicted of perverting the course of justice, along with Chris, she will still emerge victorious in the annals of ‘Perfect Revenge’ as the victim of his perfidy. Her many friends in the Liberal-Democrat party will have done all the work for her.
Her political skills deserve a more substantial challenge than merely landing Carina Trimingham with the Booby prize of the year. Perhaps a safe seat could be found for her?
*Ms Trimingham’s ongoing case (IHJ/11/0860) against the Daily Mail whereby she claims damages for ‘invasion of privacy’ because the Daily Mail published pictures and stories concerning her previous very public wedding to a Ms Julie Bennett was amended by application on the 14th December 2011. It should explode nicely in the tabloids around the time that Chris Huhne can expect this one to die down…that’s what happens when you leave your wife and run off with a bisexual PR expert.
*Update: The charges will be ‘Perverting the Course of Justice’ against Huhne and Pryce. 16th February is the court date.