September 11th, 2012

Tim Yeo Quits Lucrative Green Job
MP and CEO Walk From Eco City Following Guido Revelations

Last month Guido revealed that Tim Yeo’s cab-selling company Eco City Vehicles was set to profit from a change in the law agreed by their own CEO Peter Da Costa – yet another conflict of interest from the chairman of the Energy and Climate Change Committee. Following the revelations here and here, Yeo has quit as a director of the company. Da Costa is also standing down. With the lobbying mission accomplished, now Yeo is running for cover…

There has been speculation in recent weeks that No. 10 have become increasingly worried about Yeo’s outside interests, raising questions over whether he could stay as the Energy Select Committee chairman while having such high level interests in green businesses. Some see Yeo’s “man or mouse” attack on the PM was a tanks on lawn warning shot from the golf fan. The loss of his Eco-City job means he’s down over £3,000 per month, but don’t feel too sorry for him – Yeo remains a director of ITI Energy, AFC Energy, Eurotunnel and  chairman of TMO Renewables. Guido will say it once again – just because the conflict of interest is declared, it’s still a conflict of interest.


90 Comments

  1. 1
    Kebab Time says:

    Result!

    Meanwhile Baroness ashton is *a joke* > http://t.co/wZdaPfjV

  2. 2
    Anonymous says:

    Lord “Gummer” Deben is replacing Yeo – its just a different snout at the same trough – move along, nothing has changed here…

  3. 3
    50 Calibre says:

    Good.

  4. 4
    The only way is bumsex says:

    OK, so he’s a bit of a geezer.

    At least he knows it not for stirring your tea with.

  5. 5
    Time for Kebab Time to go says:

    the time is neigh

  6. 6
    White Van Stan says:

    Now that he has admitted his guilt & conflict of interest Yeo should donate his ill gotten gains to Help For Heroes.

    Its the right thing to do.

  7. 7
    Yeo can't be serious says:

    And it is Euro Tunnel that is going to make mucho wonga by laying a massive power cable to bring power in from France when the English windmills ain’t turning.

  8. 8
    Sandra in Accounts says:

    Moving on to spend more time with his (OUR) money, no doubt

  9. 9
    tim yeo mash potato says:

    scum, the fucking lot of em!

  10. 10
    Sophie says:

    Komment Macht Frei allowing comments on Liam Fox interview to call for celebrations at the death of Lady Thatcher.

    Seems that Lady Thatcher does not have the same rights as others according to The Guardian.

    Vicious leftist nutters on the comments pages there – almost deranged.

  11. 11
    the savant says:

    Goodness .. every body’s quitting today .

    Perhaps jowell can now spend more time with her estranged crooked Tory erstwhile opposite number and the two can conjure ways to further shaft the Btitish tax mug by submitting initial low ball offers for various environmental projects only to increase them astronomically once they have been accepted by HMG . Shades of the Olympic tender ??

  12. 12
    Richard says:

    Ealier I posted that I would not vote in order remove support for Continuity Brown candidate David Cameron

    Thinking about things whilst sweeping up, I guess the best thing to do would actually vote Labour.

    Abstaining is a bit limp, voting Labour would really show my strength of feeling against the Cameron camp

  13. 13
    jgm2 says:

    I can’t believe it costs too much money to lay a power cable across the channel or through the tunnel. Might actually be cheaper to do it underwater since the specialist ships already exist. Unlike the train they’d have to build.

    It’d make it harder for the Eastern Europeans to sell for scrap if it was underwater too.

  14. 14
    Freddie Fraudster says:

    How crass of you Guido. It’s all done because we care about the planet. Honest

  15. 15
    the savant says:

    when she wasn’t she ever ??/!!!

  16. 16
    Anti Fabian says:

    ‘… the second best paid female politician on earth despite never winning an election.’
    Now that’s a joke.

  17. 17
  18. 18
    jgm2 says:

    almost deranged.

    Fixed that for you.

    It’s good though. It lets the bedwetters reveal their true colours. Always accusing others of being mindless ‘haters’ and then exhibiting the very behaviour they imagine in others.

    Oh, yeah, yeah, the T*ries are the ‘nasty’ party whereas we are the caring party. We only hate for the right reasons.

    Fucking imbeciles. And they hate it when you point it out too.

  19. 19
    Tay King-dePisse says:

    Good gracious, taxicabs emit too much pollutant– isn’t it convenient that Tim has a solution to that very problem! And yet there are those who say we always ought to have people who are “experts” in their fields serving on those committees which regulate those fields (full stop, without asking for any vetting as to whether they’re self-interested?)– can you say “regula-Tory capture”, kiddies (though it would be the same under Labour, FFS!)?

  20. 20
    Solar Panels That Break After Three Years, Google It says:

    It’s because the Chinks and con men like Al Gore conned the whole world into buying shoddy solar panels and windmills that break after a few years into their ‘DECADE guarantees’ and it ends being cheaper having to buy new ones than try and repair the shoddy as shit bodge job broken ones.

    They took the money and ran and now the ponzi scheme is imploding while they spend all the money they earned from stupid mugs like our government on new brand new shale gas installations that will power there countries for hundreds of years while we starve to death or get mugged having to buy supplies from them at rip off prices.

  21. 21
    Tarquin Bendybus says:

    Stop pointing that out or you’ll make Willow and Zabrina cry.

  22. 22
    SP4BS says:

    The power goes both ways.
    Countries have different oddities in their electricity needs and consumption.

    And france does have plenty of windmills these days.

  23. 23
    jgm2 says:

    Thanks to global warming we won’t need so much energy because it’ll be so much warmer.

  24. 24
    SP4BS says:

    I wonder if shale gas will break after three years. I have an uneasy feeling that we are getting rather a lot of corporate spin on this issue.

  25. 25
    Tarquin Bendybus says:

    Isn’t that a bit odd?

    I don’t think Dave will make the tax cuts required. So I’ll vote for Ed because I definitely know he’ll raise my taxes.

    Nose face spite?

  26. 26
    annette curton says:

    He should be removed from office, then we will know there is no conflict of interest.

  27. 27
    Snotrocket says:

    Congrats on getting Yeo to move on, Guido. Now can you do the same for Deben. If you need more info see Bishop Hill today: http://www.bishop-hill.net/blog/2012/9/11/to-the-trough.html

  28. 28
    Tarquin Bendybus says:

    The Yanks haven’t had much trouble becoming gas exporters with theirs.
    The anti-shale is the same bunch as the anti-GM foods mob.

    Idiot lefty eco Luddites who want everyone to live in a yurt and make clothes from their own hair.

  29. 29
    Gordon Brown says:

    I am trying to decide whether to emit a lion roar or a tiger roar in the off licence when purchasing a Lion Bar

    I think a lion roar may be a little obvious but I may not get my point across with a tiger roar

  30. 30

    Or indeed the travelling brethren from the Emerald Isle.

  31. 31
    jgm2 says:

    Naaah. They want you to live in a yurt and use a man-drawn wooden plough to feed yourself. They’ll be jetting about the world from eco-conference to eco-conference held in ‘ecologically endangered locations’ like the Maldives, Rio, Bora Bora etc.

    Because they care too much.

  32. 32
    Richard says:

    As a small family business I owner, I always look long term, even to the next generation

    We need a Labour government to lay waste to the country so we can have a clean start

    The punk concept of “Destroy” is nearly always misunderstood

    It is necessary to destroy the old in order create the new

    Brown did not break the economy, he chickened out at the last minute.

  33. 33
    jgm2 says:

    Tarmac your dr*ive, shur? I have a shpare load from the job we’re doing at Teshco’s c*ar-park, shur …

  34. 34
    Lard Prescott says:

    while you’re there, get us a twix. Get the big one. The double pack..or see if they’ve got any kit Kat instead. Four finger bars. And the four pack , four finger ones..get two of those 4 packs instead of the mega-twix…or get both..Yeah, get two of the kit kat multipak and two of the twix.

    And see if they’ve any penguins

  35. 35
    SP4BS says:

    On your knees and swallow it whole.

  36. 36
    Alex Salmond says:

    You can keep the North Sea Oil.
    We are going to empty Loch Lomand by night, by pumping the water to the tops of surrounding mountains and then let it run down again driving turbines. The Welsh have done it and they never have power shortages.

    Critics say it’s a load of Trossachs.

  37. 37
    jgm2 says:

    He was voted out at the last minute. If he hadn’t bottled out of the election that he would have won then he’d have completed his mission by now.

  38. 38

    I think you’ll find that removing him from orifice will be more challenging, however.

    The man seems to think he’s still 18 – what the fu.ck, apart from the money, do women see in this badly ageing Lothario? He must have the CSA on speed dial!

  39. 39
    jgm2 says:

    Loony Alex has covered the Scottish countryside with a squillion windmills. Nobody seems to have told him that (just occasionally) there is no wind in Fucking Scotland so he’ll need to make alternative arrangements for those days.

  40. 40
    Lard Prescott says:

    ..and I’ve just read about this pi wot goes on for ever and ever. First of all you buy 22 pies then try to share it among 7 people. Miracle happens.

  41. 41

    And I’ll have´a family sized bag of chocolate buttons – no make that three – not the white ones though.

  42. 42
    Eric Pickles says:

    Same for me.

  43. 43
    Lord Stansted says:

    The French interconnect already supllies more power than the sum total of all UK wind – see for yourselves at

    http://www.bmreports.com/bsp/bsp_home.htm

  44. 44
    Lard Prescott says:

    Talking about miracles. Remember that chap with just a few loaves and fishes.?Story was he fed 3000. Wish he’d come to ‘ull. With me as Commissioner he’d be safe enough.

  45. 45
    Lord Stansted says:

    +1

  46. 46
    SP4BS says:

    Such schemes are pretty damn useful when you’ve got nuclear power.

  47. 47
    AC1 says:

    SACK Yeo.

    Dave needs to get a grip (amongst other things) on his parties green rent-seeking.

  48. 48
    Workshy says:

    What’s a conflicted job. What are the requirements for getting one and does it pay well?

  49. 49

    He needs to learn from history, jgm2 – William Wallace, a decent and brave Scot who loved his country, failed to keep winning, and it was his fellow Scots who betrayed his whereabouts to the Brits, so that they could execute him, the bastards!

    They’ll exile him to Dundee on the dole, when they find out it’s a tartan wrapped Ponzi scheme.

  50. 50
    jgm2 says:

    Unlikely while his father-in-law is making a killing from the windfarm scam.

  51. 51
  52. 52
    Loungelizard says:

    Moving about Scotland as I sometimes do I’ve yet to come across anybody who’s employed by this fantastic influx of wind farm jobs. No one in the communities surrounding the farms has seen a penny of this green wave of prosperity lauded by Alex. The lairds seem to do ok but that’s as far as it goes.

  53. 53

    (Jumps out of packing crate…) SURPLIES!!!!!!!

  54. 54
    Ed Moribund says:

    Today’s word is pre-endogenous consumption.

    Please phone the BBC and say what a wonderful idea it is.

  55. 55
    Vince says:

    What’s their telephone number?

  56. 56
    Dibble says:

    That, will be the day!

  57. 57
    Ed Moribund says:

    Why have the windmills if you’ve already got nuclear power?

    I have a dog that protects my house. But sometimes he’s poorly and so isn’t very effective.
    So I employ a 24/7 home security sand monitoring service as back up in case the dog isn’t up to it.

  58. 58
    Loungelizard says:

    I thought William Wallace was a Welshman.

  59. 59
    annette curton says:

    Remember the maximum imbecile declaring that our Green projects would put us at the fore front of world re-newable technology and create 500,000 jobs. Waiting!.

  60. 60
    Laughing all the way to the bank says:

    Not forgetting that he gets paid £14,582 for chairing a select committee. A job that he does in the time he is paid to play at being an MP. That’s if he is not away attending green company board meetings, writing for Country life or visiting Dubai and Uganda

    http://www.publications.parliament.uk/pa/cm/cmregmem/120903/yeo_tim.htm

  61. 61
    jgm2 says:

    French/Norman descent. Like all our aristocracy.

  62. 62
    British Jobs for British Workers says:

    It’s created a lot of Jobs in Sweden where our windmills are mad and in Holland who we pay to plant them in the sea for us.

  63. 63
    jgm2 says:

    But all the subsidies go to British companies.

    Don’t they?

  64. 64
    annette curton says:

    Windmills are mad, typo classisimo!.

  65. 65
    High Speed Gas says:

    The extraction technology is improving all the time in that it is becoming much cheaper and more efficient. There was a very interesting prog on the radio about it. The Majors haven’t really joined in yet so there’s a lot further to go.

  66. 66
    SP4BS says:

    He was 7 feet tall, and killed with fireballs from his eyes, and bolts of lightning from his arse.

    … for one millisecond the film admits the semi-mythical nature of his story.

  67. 67
    The only way is bumsex says:

    Hung like a donkey – and not afraid to use it.

  68. 68
    The only way is bumsex says:

    Once a cun*t, always a cun*t.

  69. 69
  70. 70
    Famines and Firing Squads says:

    Nobody does hatred and intolerance quite like the Left.

  71. 71
    OnBenefits says:

    You wouldn’t be mocking free enterprise would you?

  72. 72
    OnBenefits says:

    Send Scameron there then

  73. 73
    OnBenefits says:

    “We need a Labour government to lay waste to the country so we can have a clean start”

    No need to wait – Cameron & Osborne are doing it right now.

  74. 74
    "Senior Tory" says:

    “David Cameron is no Margaret Thatcher. He’s our Ted Heath.”

  75. 75
    In Other News says:

    “Scotsman wins tennis match”

  76. 76
    SpAd U Like says:

    Even natural Tory voters in the home counties are now in panic mode at this atrocious coalition. Heath was a One Nation Tory who cared about poor people a bit. Cameron is a petty dictator in comparison.

    We must constantly pick Cameron up for his inconsistent say one thing do the opposite approach to politics. Cameron is a lightweight PR maestro and certainly no economist. He gets hammered at PMQs and just whinges about Labour rather than ever answering a PMQ.

    “Does anyone really believe that David Cameron came into politics to create a more responsible capitalism? The public are not going to buy it.” said Ed Miliband. Cameron doesn’t seem to have any problem about breaking contracts or reneging on manifesto or coalition agreement promises, or kicking the needy.

    Ed Miliband’s criticisms of short-termism and predatory capitalism seem far more in tune with the British people in 2012. Cameron is trying to connect the over-leveraged, anti-industrial, unearned rentier, financial-services economy of the south-east to a deep British (imperial) identity. Over 50% of the Tory party funds come from the bankers. Soon the Tory party motto will be Arbeit macht frei

  77. 77
    Moussa Koussa's pet meerkat says:

    John & Norma?

  78. 78
    Moussa Koussa's pet meerkat says:

    If Gummer has taken over then it’s more of the same

  79. 79
    Moussa Koussa's pet meerkat says:

    You are wrong. They aren’t windmills they are midge splatters.

  80. 80
    Cynical-old-bag says:

    She’s probably made her whack out of it and it’s time to reap the benefits.

  81. 81
    Handycock No1 Trougher in Parliament says:

    Tim Yeo is spineless for quitting. Politics is all about making money and personal advancement, a little bad publicity should not detract an MP from this singular aim. Look at me, I am still at it and no one has had more bad publicity than me and my boys. Boaz.

    http://therantingkingpenguin.blogspot.co.uk/2010/10/handycock-rides-gravy-train.html

  82. 82
    Cynical-old-bag says:

    Ed Miliband’s criticisms of short-termism and predatory capitalism seem far more in tune with the British people in 2012.

    If the cap fits……………

  83. 83

    If that’s all it took, I’d have been up to my neck in poontang…. erm, oh yes, I was!

  84. 84
    Living in 98 percent white Merseyside says:

    All Tories have their snouts in the trough. Disgusting bunch of crooks. And they try to tell the rest of what we should or shouldn’t do. T*ssers!

  85. 85

    William Wallace was actually 6 foot 6 inches tall and was a brilliant strategist, but the film just used a racist alcoholic to play him in order to fit in with the modern role we in Scotland seem to have adopted for ourselves.

    I am the new Tartan messiah, and will lead my people to a brave new Caledonian dawn!

    Please leave your message after the beep…..

  86. 86
    Living in 98 percent white Merseyside says:

    He was born a Brit and Novak was born a Yugoslav.

  87. 87
    Living in 98 percent white Merseyside says:

    Off yeo go you dirty so and so. Remember that one?

  88. 88
    Living in 98 percent white Merseyside says:

    I suppose though they only have to be caught with their pants down once and from the on it’s a case of may as well be hung for a sheep as for a lamb or whatever.

  89. 89
    keredybretsa says:

    In the interest of conflict even if he quit all his extra ‘nice big earners’ he would still be getting his share of brown envelopes!

  90. 90
    Jess The Dog says:

    MP salaries should be means tested


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