Any budding playwrights or screenwriters out there? You could do worse than sharpening your keyboard to attempt a script based on the Huhne/Pryce scenario. It’s got the lot:
-A woman scorned
-A woman of Greek descent scorned, nonetheless, cue the bouzoukis and “Zorba’s Dance” as the plot unfolds
-Stanstead Airport (don’t knock it)
-A fast car with a personalised numberplate
-High civil servantry and economic wonkery
-Personal failings on a classical scale
-Revenge gone wrong
-Trying to wriggle off the hook
-Trying to implicate others at the last moment
-The Great British Jury
-The not-so-Great British Jury
-A Judge allegedly lying to the police
-More twists than a turkey twistler
-Arrogance and fatal flaws by the yard
A real whirlwind, as the protagonists whizz around and around, as “Zorba’s Dance” gets faster and faster and they finally get nabbed and are “guilty”. It would be a real Greek tragedy but for the fact that no one died.
I suggest a good title for the film or play would be “Lose-Lose” (the opposite of “Win-Win” – see what I did there?)
The real tragedy is for the children of the family. I hope the flippancy of this post does not underplay that.
What a crazy, daft, stupid, idiotic episode on so many levels! This sort of thing only seems to be happen to highly intelligent people for some reason.