Vicky Pryce, the former wife of Liberal Democrat politician Chris Huhne, has today tendered her resignation from the Cabinet and the position of Energy Secretary, a role everyone had thought that her ex-husband had been performing.
‘I know a lot of people think that my former husband has been at the wheel of the Department of Energy and Climate Change,’ said Ms Pryce today, ‘but despite what the evidence might suggest, in fact I was in the driving seat all along. It is therefore only right that as I prepare to clear my name of charges of perverting the course of justice, I stand aside and allow another Liberal Democrat to be brought into the Cabinet. Perhaps Chris Huhne, for example.’
Although commentators are now suggesting that this could be the end of Ms Pryce’s career in frontline politics, she remains upbeat. ‘If they do give my Cabinet job to Chris Huhne, no one will notice if I turn up and do it instead. Have you seen photographs of us? You can’t tell us apart.’