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The Liberal Democrats were gathering for their spring conference today as the party became embroiled in new allegations of a cover-up after emails claimed that senior figures were told privately that the former Cabinet Minister Chris Huhne had broken the law months before his speeding point swapping allegations became public.

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A prominent barrister and judge was arrested and dropped as a prosecution witness in the trial of Chris Huhne’s ex-wife after she allegedly lied to police about her role in trying to ruin the career of the former Energy Secretary, a court heard today.

Lord Rennard, former Lib Dem chief executive

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This scandal could hardly come at a worse time for an already bruised party

Lord Rennard played a pivotal role in Nick Clegg’s rise but now might reveal the sexual misconduct allegations engulfing the peer

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Chris Rennard turned the party into credible election winners, writes Martin Hickman

Tough call: a scene from Reginald Rose’s jury drama, Twelve Angry

Is the jury out? An author of a book on the system, makes the case for the defence

The remarkable list of questions passed to the judge in the Vicky Pryce case has prompted serious questions about whether 12 members of the public are really the best people to dispense justice. But what are the alternatives?

Conservative candidate for the Eastleigh by-election, Maria Hutchings (right), with Prime minister David Cameron

Eastleigh by-election: Tory candidate in state school "insult"

Maria Hutchings seems to suggest higly intelligent children don't get "the right sort of education" at state-run schools

Vicky Pryce 'succumbed to a sustained campaign of bullying over husband’s speeding points', court hears

Vicky Pryce succumbed to a sustained campaign of bullying and pressure before she made the fatal decision to take her husband’s speeding points during “three critical seconds” that saw her end up in the dock, a court heard today.

It’s now accepted that learning has to be profitable to be valid

Sussex University has decided to go private - and the students aren't happy

Tory candidate accused of looking up Wikipedia for her Eastleigh campaign

The Tory campaign in the pivotal Eastleigh by-election got off to an embarrassing start today with their candidate embroiled in a plagiarism row.

Eldest daughter of Vicky Pryce 'urged mum not to take speeding points for Chris Huhne'

The tearful eldest daughter of Vicky Pryce said today that she had urged her mother not to take speeding points for her husband, the former cabinet minister Chris Huhne, despite him constantly badgering her to do so, a court heard.

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Disgraced former MP Chris Huhne 'pressured' ex-wife Vicky Pryce into having an abortion, court hears

Vicky Pryce said she fell pregnant in 1990 and was pressured into aborting the baby because it was 'bad timing'

Clegg says he 'sympathises' with calls for Huhne to return £17,000 severance package

Nick Clegg stopped short today of calling on Chris Huhne to return his £17,000 ministerial severance pay but sympathised with demands for him to "pay amends".

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