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Huhne to learn his fate tomorrow

Prosecutors to announce tomorrow whether Energy Secretary will be charged by police.

The news has just broken that the Crown Prosecution Service will announce tomorrow whether it will press charges against Chris Huhne over claims he asked his former wife Vicky Pryce to accept speeding penalty points on his behalf. Keir Starmer, the Director of Public Prosecutions will make a statement live to TV cameras at 10am.

Huhne himself will reportedly be notified "shortly before" the announcement. If the Energy Secretary is charged and likely forced to resign from the cabinet, the smart money is on Ed Davey, the employment minister and Vince Cable's deputy, replacing him.

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