Huhne faces Commons points jibe

Chris Huhne - the embattled Cabinet minister accused of asking his estranged wife to take the rap after he was caught speeding - should drive Rupert Murdoch to the airport in the wake of the phone-hacking scandal, a Labour MP said today.

To roars of laughter in the Commons, Dennis Skinner (Bolsover) said the media mogul should be told to quit the UK, adding the "final humiliation" would come by way of a lift to the airport from the Energy Secretary.

Mr Skinner told the Commons: "Isn't it convenient that this absent Prime Minister has been able to dodge the real questions about what did he know about criminal activities from Murdoch, when did he know it?

"And isn't it time, based upon the British public's reaction, that we sent this non-taxpaying Murdoch back from whence he came and for the final humiliation, get the Secretary of State for Energy to drive him to the airport?"

Mr Huhne is facing a police investigation in to allegations he persuaded his estranged wife Vicky Pryce to take the speeding penalty points on his behalf so he could escape a driving ban.

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