Vicky Pryce stripped of official honour

The economist Vicky Pryce was yesterday stripped of an official honour by the Queen after being found to have brought it into disrepute. Pryce, the ex-wife of former Liberal Democrat cabinet minister Chris Huhne, will no longer be able to call herself a member of the Companion of the Order of the Bath. She received the honour in 2009 for her services to economics following a stint as joint head of the government’s economic service. Pryce was jailed in March after being found guilty of taking speeding points on Huhne’s behalf back in 2003.