September 14th, 2012

Yeo Refuses to Deny He Benefits From Conflicts of Interest

Readers will be aware of how Guido has shone light on Tim Yeo’s conflicts of interest over the last few weeks. Yeo makes a six-figure sum from his green investments while serving as chair of the Energy and Climate Change select committee. When asked this week if used his position to benefit financially Yeo gave a markedly cagey response, going on to accuse Guido of trying to undermine him:

“I do get frustrated when people say, ‘he’s just saying this green stuff in order to promote his businesses’, because the oldest business interest is five years old and no one who’s looked at what I’ve been saying for 20 years can possibly say I’ve changed my views because of that. The pieces I’ve read have not been in the Guardian or the Financial Times, they’ve come from journalists who have very, very strong views of their own. I think they’re looking at ways to undermine my credibility – they can see I’m a rather influential and persuasive advocate of greener policies.”

Note how he dodges the question of whether he benefits financially from the green policies he advocates. No.10 have started to ask questions but still Yeo insists there’s nothing to see here. Though he remains silent on why he stood down from Eco City Vehicles this week. 


  1. 1
    YO! says:

    To all single mums made pregnant by former Tory ministers in the 90s, I say: Yeo!

  2. 2
    Forkbender says:

    Guido do you profit from advertising your column in the Daily Star?

  3. 3
    Forkbender says:

    You could go back to the 80’s as well

  4. 4
    EffOff says:

    Another slimy trougher.

  5. 5
    Dilligaff says:

    Shone. Employ a sub.

  6. 6
    jgm2 says:

    Dilligaf. One ‘f’.

  7. 7
    Bearded raghead in Durka Durka Street says:

    Do not be making funs of our nonce prophet! He was a holy nonce!! Allaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaah!

  8. 8
    Pawn Sandwich says:

    “shined the light” is correct ie

    da dude shined da light in der dark room.

  9. 9
    Quisling Dave says:

    I know that man! He’s got some frightfully good ideas!

  10. 10
    smoggie says:

    Yeo’s a Conflict of Interest Deniar.

  11. 11
    English (as she is now taughted) says:

    Yo am on de ball der! innit!

  12. 12

    Why did you not pick up on Spelman and her interest in bio crops ?

    They are all in this together

  13. 13
    jgm2 says:

    think they’re looking at ways to undermine my credibility – they can see I’m a rather influential and persuasive advocate of greener policies.

    I agree 100%. They are looking to undermine you. Because you are in an influential position to pursue these insane ‘green’ policies. And that is costing us all a huge amount of money, making a small fraction of the population insanely rich but at the expense of every other fuckers soaring leccy bills. Which would be border-line acceptable if it would make any fucking difference at all to the environment. But it wont. While we’re breaking ourselves on the wheel of eco-lunacy the Chinese, Yanks, rest of the fucking world is burning nice cheap fossil fuel as quickly as they can pump it out of the ground.

    The madness is compounded by the fact that (even minutely) reducing our consumption of fossil fuels reduces demand (minutely) so actually makes it cheaper for every other fucker to burn.

    It is utter fucking madness.

    I see it in the same way as looking to undermine (say) the Maximum Imbecile – because (at the time) they were in an influential position to pursue their insane economic policy.

  14. 14
    jgm2 says:

    Is that bio-fuel crops? I think he (Guido) did pick up on that.

  15. 15
    You mean . . . ? says:

    A single mum was made pregnant AGAIN?

    Well blow me down – or up.

  16. 16
    smoggie says:

    No conflict there.

  17. 17
    the Maximum Imbecile says:

    you calling me insane?

  18. 18
    Tim Yo! says:

    She was single. I then made her a mum. Wahey!

  19. 19
    Dave H says:

    ‘Shined’ or ‘has shone’

  20. 20
    TomCatesby says:

    Yeo doesn’t need any ‘help’ from Guido, the press ofr anybody else to undermine his credibility.

  21. 21
    I hate Parliament so much it hurts says:

    “they’re looking at ways to undermine my credibility”

    What credibility? Yeo is my local MP and he is, to put it bluntly, an arrogant little wanker.

    I’d almost (almost) consider voting Labour just to get rid of him.

  22. 22
    smoggie says:

    Whether he benefits financially or not; whether he is swayed in his duty in government by his financial interests or not, is irrelevant; the opportunity is there and so is the perception.

    It is conflict of interest and he should go. The guy is brazen.

  23. 23
    Oh yeah, what happened to that idea ? says:

    Gordon hows your plan to create full employment by employing an army of cavity wall insulators coming along ?

  24. 24

    Never mind that. Who has got pictures of Kate’s baps?

  25. 25
    jgm2 says:

    He’s having ‘em deliver laptops to ‘poor’ people instead.

    Did anybody ever get one of these mythical laptops or did some ‘supplier’ just pocket the 200 million?

  26. 26
    To Be Fair says:

    To be fair, Guido cannot be guilty of underming Yeos credibility since he hasn’t got any to start with.

  27. 27
    nellnewman says:

    yeo, prezza and gore. Dodgy folks who’ve made personal fortunes out of a con.

  28. 28
    Pawn Sandwich says:

    Like those HIPS insperctors, £350 for someone to tell you to get more loft insulation. Thanks Mr Blair.

  29. 29
    Mythical person watch says:

    I think Gordons cleaner may have got a couple.

  30. 30
    Pawn Sandwich says:

    I know of one person, her kids could not do their homework on it because she was on facebook all the time.

  31. 31
    Jim Devine says:

    Was she related to my “cleaner”?

  32. 32
    jgm2 says:

    Apparently they’re a bit blurred. The photos. Not her hooters.

  33. 33
    jgm2 says:

    Ah yea. Another effort to enforce full employment by inventing another certificate. FENSA. That’s another one. Get your windows fitted by a FENSA registered fitter. And get a FENSA certificate.

    What the fuck was that all about? Some MP work for Pilkingtons or Anglia Windows or something?

  34. 34
    Aunty Matter says:

    I hope Guido posts them.

  35. 35
    Tickler says:

    one rule for the government a totally different set of rules for us plebs!! Fu*k ‘em all!

  36. 36
    Loungelizard says:

    It’s the same for the loch Ness Monster, always blurred.

  37. 37
    I hate Parliament so much it hurts says:

    HIPS were brilliant. Nothing more typified Parliament’s petty insanity than them.

    We paid over £400 for one. The inspector (read: “clueless tit”) wouldn’t go into the attic (ladder->climb->health n safety->risk->verboten) but nevertheless put “no loft insulation” on his report, even though the loft was fully insulated. And the ‘inspector’ said our home had no double glazing, even though it was fully double glazed. We suspected a copy-and-paste dodgy dossier.

    More than £400. For that. And the buyer never read the HIP, because they’d had one done on their house and their HIP was a pile of crap, too. So they just got a surveyor to check our house, like any normal person.

  38. 38
    jgm2 says:

    I reckon her sister could clean up with a ‘tasteful’ Penthouse photoshoot.

  39. 39
    Toss Pot says:

    Sir, you besmirch the reputation of us wankers!!

  40. 40

    allegedly , her and her husband run Britain’s biggest GM / Bio crop research company , when she became minister for the environment she transferrd her shares into his name

  41. 41
    Glyn H says:

    I always thought of him as quite a big wanker.

  42. 42
  43. 43

    Lets not forget Cameron’s father in laws massive Wind farm subsidies

  44. 44
    jgm2 says:

    Ah, but surely it came with a couple of bar charts. In colour. ‘Present Energy Efficiency’ ‘Potential Energy Efficiency’.

    A fucking scam of the first order.

    Same as the PV Solar cell scam. When the government was thinking of cutting the subsidy fro 45p (or whatevet) per unit to 20p (or whatever) all these twats with Transit vans and ladders swooning about the place going on about how their industry was being ruined. Ruined I tell you. Didn’t exist 18 months ago, only exists because of massive subsidies. But it was now being ‘ruined’.


    Reason enough to slash the subsidies.

  45. 45
    DYKEVISION says:

    Wonderful Tweet this morning:-

    ‘There has been a significant ‘hardening’ of William and Kate’s response to the publication of the topless photos’. Peter Hunt #royal

    Oh eaarr missus! What a silly bunt.
    BBC Royal ‘correspondent’, not for long!

  46. 46

    Here you go mate !

  47. 47
    Anonymous says:

    So when are you going after Deben (Gummer) then ?

  48. 48
    Chukwit says:

    Tim Yeo is a bad breathed bully

  49. 49
    jgm2 says:

    I have no problem with GM crops. Fucking good idea. Improved yield. Cheaper food. Less pictures of African children with flies crawling around their mouths on TV.

    All in favour.

    Safeguards needed of course but essentially a good idea.

  50. 50
    Selohesra says:

    How about republishing those pics of Kate Middleton topless? – just in the interest of media freedom of course

  51. 51
    Freddie Fraudster says:

    I have only been conflicted for 5 years.

    Except he doesnt mention all the business interests that went before. What a shit

  52. 52
    Leftluver says:

    While we’re on about conflict of interest
    India giving EU bailout fund $10B and we give India how much?????

    Well done Eton shits

  53. 53
    Jack says:

    Business as usual at the HOC then?

  54. 54

    Take you Uncle Tom routine somewhere else and sod off Diane – we don’t want to be accused of dividing and ruling.

  55. 55
    Observer says:

    It should, indeed, be “shone”. MailOnline also appears to be sadly lacking in the subs department.

  56. 56

    The taxpayer spends a fortune clothing these royal parasites
    and they can’t be bothered to even wear them !

    can’t wait for the Prince Edward and the Donkey photos

  57. 57
    stroppycow says:

    An absolute tragedy – so many survived that is.

  58. 58
    maybe. says:

    prince william could have a few.
    Will there be a royal statement?

  59. 59
    Barry says:

    Guido, the past tense of shine is shone, not shined.

  60. 60
    jgm2 says:

    Only a matter of time before one of ‘em lands on somebody and kills them. Or a car and kills everybody in it.

  61. 61
    Plato says:

    I think that you are going too far with this one Guido.

    Is someone paying YOU?

  62. 62

    The sooner we move to “Human 2.0″ the better – Human 1.0 has been a qualified success in the trial stages over the last 150,000 years, but we can do much, much better. GM crops – what do you think selective breeding has been doing in crop farming? It’s just that Pharming does it quicker.

  63. 63

    It’s about conflict of interests not rights or wrongs of GM crops

  64. 64
    National Socialist says:


  65. 65
    jgm2 says:

    I agree. She should never have been let anywhere near ‘environment’ since she would be so obviously ‘conflicted’. Just as Yeo should have to excuse himself any time there’s a debate on solar or green issues. Because he’s too financially invested in the outcome.

    And as for lawyers passing laws.

    I would ban them from even standing for parliament.

  66. 66
    jgm2 says:

    He’s not going nearly far enough. This green religion is a false God and Yeo is a false prophet and should be banished.

  67. 67
    Mad, Bad & Dangerous Gordon McRuin ( Member in absentia ) says:

    British jobs for British workers !

  68. 68

    HE certainly thinks he wanks highly.

    What a complete:


  69. 69
    I hate Parliament so much it hurts says:

    I think we Dave kindly gave India £1.25billion, which they either spent on Mirage jets, a moon program, a Mars lander or another dozen nukes. Or maybe they just blew it all on a big party.

    If there’s one single reason why Cameron’s not going to be PM after 2015, it’s his foreign aid policy.

  70. 70

    I KEEEL you for mentioning the prophet!!!! You are an infidel!!!!

    Sorry we are not able to take your call personally, but your call to Tower Hamlet Council is important to us, so please leave a message after the call to prayers:

  71. 71
    bergen says:

    His constituency party must have a collective IQ in double figures to have continued to select him for years- and he sits for a blue-rosette-on-a-donkey seat.He can therefore do as he likes and stick two fingers up to the rest of us.

    Using public office as a means of enriching himself is his profession.

  72. 72
  73. 73

    What – Nessy has got nice baps!?

    I’m offski to Google Images!!

  74. 74
    Aunty Matter says:

    Link dead

  75. 75

    Can we get all planes to circle over Tower Hamlets to open their undercarriage then?

  76. 76
    jgm2 says:

    Would be less of a risk on the approach to Boris Island. I suppose they could bomb a windsurfer or a powerboat but they’re less likely to go through somebodies roof.

  77. 77
    Thick as a Planck says:

    You’re loosing your wisdom.

  78. 78
    eyeball says:

    not online yet. in the mag today

  79. 79
    I hate Parliament so much it hurts says:

    Adbul, his four wives and eight children leave Heathrow’s International Arrivals lounge in a hire car, en-route to their £1.2million taxpayer-funded house in Islington, via the benefits office, when suddenly Mustaffa from Cairo drops from the wheels of a passing 747, splats on their car and kills the lot of them.

    Now that would be funny.

  80. 80
    Leftluver says:

    These eton pair must be brain dead if they think they can win the next GE-its the arrogance that pisses me of sorry guys you cant take us for granted again.

  81. 81
    a non says:


  82. 82

    If they do it over the Tate Modern, they could always pretend it’s an installation depicting the ” juxtapositional relationship betwixt man and mother earth ”
    entitled “WHOOSH – CLANK CLANK CLANK – WHEEEEEE – thud”

  83. 83
    Ivor Tapeworm says:

    Government subsidy = excuse to put the price up. Customer gains nothing.

  84. 84

    Do he fall OUT of a Virgin?

  85. 85

    OK you lot…

    *Do you wanna buy some?*

  86. 86
    Oiveigh says:

    There was a young nun from Siberia
    Endowed with a virgin interior
    Until a young monk
    jumped into her bunk
    and made her the Mother Superior.

  87. 87
    headmistress says:

    Yep, “shined” is wot you done to yer shews innit?

  88. 88
    Oiveigh says:

    Dave’s grandchildren will benefit from their grandad’s environmental “expertise”.

  89. 89
    headmistress says:

    Yes, definitely.

  90. 90

    Good to see you’re back Ivor!

  91. 91
    Anonymous says:

    Bergen says “Using public office as a means of enriching himself is his profession.”
    So why pick on him when the whole of the membership of the HoC is doing the same thing?

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