As Chris Huhne's legal team fought to get his case thrown out, his fractured relationship with his son Peter was revealed in a series of text messages read out to the court.
The messages, revealed for the first time today, showed distraught Peter Huhne's anger at his father about the break up of his parents' 26-year marriage.
CH?: Just tried you, ring back within five
PH: Then pick up, pick up your f***king phone.
PH: I don't want to speak to you , you disgust me.
CH: Hope you are okay I'm visiting Gran on Saturday, would you like to come?
PH: No I will see her without you.
CH: Peter, just to say, I'm thinking of you and I love you very much. It would be great to talk to you, Dad.
PH: F**k off
Then he tried to write to son.
PH: So nice to see our entire relationship reduced to lies and pleasantries in that letter. Do you take me for an idiot. The fact you said your parents were happier as a result of their divorce was disgusting...
......when you were having affairs makes me sick.
You are the most ghastly man I have ever known. Does it give you pleasure that you have lost most of your friends.
CH: I understand that I have really offended you but I hope that the passage of time will provide some perspective... I love you and I will support you...
PH: You are right - the perspective involves me getting angrier with every day that goes by. You just don't get it.
CH: Happy Christmas. Love you, Dad.
PH: Well I hate you, so f**k off.
CH: Tiger, Have you had any news from St Peter’s (Oxford college) yet? Love Dad
CH: Congratulations, I'm really proud of you, Dad.
CH: Well I'm proud and I love you, Dad.
PH: Leave me alone, you have no place in my life and no right to be proud. It’s irritating that you don’t seem to take the point. You are such an autistic piece of s**t. Don't contact me again you make me feel sick.
CH: I hope you are okay, just to let you know I'm thinking of you lots and love you.
PH: You couldn't think about anyone but yourself. You are a pathetic loser and a joke. Have fun with your (not said but referred to CT)
CH: Hope you are okay. Saw a book reference and thought about you, MI6 used to be full of people who did languages at Oxford. Love you.
CH: I do hope your exams are going okay, despite everything over the last few weeks. Thinking of you, love you, Dad. PS It’s grandad's birthday today.
PH: Don't text me you fat piece of s**t.
PH: Are you going to accept your responsibility or do I have to contact the police myself and tell them what you told me?