The £79,000 legal cost of prosecuting Chris Huhne is 'a bargain' according to most taxpayers.
'Excellent value for money,' said Sid Wilshaw from Wolverhampton, while Angela Murdoch from Blackpool said that she particularly liked the 'prosecute one and get the second half-price' offer as the cost of prosecuting Huhne's former wife Vicky Pryce was just £38,000.
'The Pryce is right,' quipped Ms Murdoch. 'Though I'd have preferred two for the price of Huhne.'
'Members of the public should not treat these serious crimes frivolously,' said the judge at Pryce's trial, Mr Justice Sweeney. 'It's not a supermarket checkout, although obviously every little helps.'