September 17th, 2012

Tim Yeo Admits Wind Farm Bribery

With the government today endorsing Tim Yeo’s Thick of It-style playgrounds for wind farms policy, an old but nonetheless increasingly apt quote from the Energy and Climate change select committee chair has been doing the rounds:

“What we have to do is work harder to find places where wind farms are acceptable but also, secondly, as this is what we’re not yet doing, be more creative about sharing some of the benefits directly with those local communities. Frankly, we need to be prepared to bribe them.”

Guido doubts Yeo would still be so open about his creative methods after recent events


  1. 1
    V1le Labour ruined my Country says:

    All this climate stuff is a taxation and bribery conspiracy.


  2. 2
    the savant says:

    nothing new here … move on


  3. 4
    A W_G says:

    Now watch as Cameron does sweet FA about it! . . . .


    • 31
      Let's make turnbines gone with the wind says:

      Why would Cameron do anything when his (extremely wealthy) father in law receives £1 million a year from a “renewables” company for hosting a wind farm on his land?


  4. 5

    Time Yeo was recycled.


  5. 6
    Stones moved, we think we've found the smell says:

    Law showing his mug on the HOC benches, no wonder people call the place the thieves kitchen, fck them all who cares.


  6. 7
    I hate Parliament so much it hurts says:

    “Frankly, we need to be prepared to bribe them.”

    With our own money. Nice.

    I hated Yeo (my MP) before, but I hate him twice as much now.


    • 10
      Anonymous says:

      “Sharing the benefits” must be a gutting phrase for Yeo to contemplate.


      • 21
        I hate Parliament so much it hurts says:

        I think they should build a wind farm on Tim Yeo’s chin. It could then generate a limitless supply of electricity from all the hot hair that comes out of his mouth.


      • 30
        Very Wealthy Wind Farm Gentry says:

        Look, guys like Tim are batting galliantly away, so chaps like me can make taxpayer subsidised billions.
        It’s only fair that the chumps at the bottom are bled dry, so I can get filthy rich. After all, if Tim plays his cards right, we’ll make sure he is looked after.


    • 70
      Susie says:

      Did you catch this?

      “The far greater financial risk, in my view, is that the developer will offer a substantial sweetener through the form of a planning agreement and St Edmundsbury will say to its council taxpayers ‘Gosh, we are going to get half a million quid to put a new village hall.’ That is where the financial inducement may come to the council and then it will be dangled in front of the voters.”

      From Yeo’s own web site. Speech given to the worried inhabitants of Chedburgh when they objected to a wind farm application. What sort of cynical cnut adopts the very policy he’s warning his constituents about?


  7. 8
    Moussa Koussa says:


    The perfect scenario 2013, and the most likely

    • Zac Floppy Hair resigns his Richmongs constituency
    • Boris MP takes his Richmongs seat.
    • London Mayoral election re-run – Zac Floppy Hair loses to Ken
    ( Very likely )
    • Boris Tory leadership bid fails ( Very likely )
    • Boris pathetic moaning backbencher until 2015.


  8. 13
    AC1 says:

    Dear Guido
    1 Then 2 then 3 then 4 etc.


  9. 14
    Moussa Koussa says:

    You are never gonna learn


    Give us all some strenght.


  10. 15
    P C Simon Harwood says:

    I have no further comment to make on this thread.

    It is a matter of regret that the comment number one ended up beneath comment 8,but I intend to take no further action.


  11. 24
    POO says:

    The Government always has a conflict of interest with the people


  12. 32
    Meanwhile says:

    I was devastated to find out my wife was having an affair but, by
    turning to religion, I was soon able to come to terms with the whole
    thing. I converted to Islam, and we’re stoning her in the morning!


  13. 33
    This ain't what I call free market behaviour says:

    Why has Yeo not been charged? In any other form of public “service”, this nonce would have been banged up.


    • 53
      The Wind that blows very little says:

      Hahahahahahahahhahahahhhaahhahahahhahahah…that’s a good un…….the Green Lobby protect their own……if not they’d be forced to admit that Global Warming is the biggest scam since the South Sea Bubble


  14. 35
  15. 40
    Engineer says:

    The government’s energy policy (if there is a policy) seems to rely on charging extra for electricity, and paying that extra to generators that don’t generate much. My suspicion is that Davey, Patterson and a few others have spotted the flaw in this policy, and are doing something about it.

    Hope so, anyway.

    P.S. Hope Yeo’s business interests go bust. T’would be justice.


    • 56

      We get fed this Wind energy is really clean tosh but the proponents of it do not consider how the masts and turbines were made. Probably in China so all we have exported is the money to pay for it, the opportunity to profit from the manufacture and the carbon emissions which are simply suffered elsewhere. Not to mention all the groundwork and connection to grid work.

      But take away the subsidy and the British taxpayer is pouring profit straight into the pockets of Chinese firms. Are we stupid? Well yes, it would appear…


  16. 42
    nellnewman says:

    What idiots introduced windfarms in the first place. They can’t produce electricity if there’s no wind and they can’t work when there’s too much wind because they catch fire.

    And even when they do work properly, which isn’t often, they are incapable of producing affordable energy or even very much of it.

    They are unsightly, noisy, spoil our views and make locals who live near them poorly.

    Another worthless idea from ….. was it edmilitwit when he was energy secretary?

    We’re better off with his blank sheet of paper at least he can’d do any damage with that!!


    • 55
      There's enough hot air in parliament to power the national grid says:

      You can at least start a fire to cook with with a blank piece of paper but you couldn’t generate enough power to cook the Sunday Lunch with 50 wind farms


    • 58

      The daft political system that has appeared to seize the world has now made the existence of windfarms a self-fulfilling prophecy. So much has been invested in it that it has a momentum all of its own. Pity the only thing that said momentum cannot do is to produce power (the sort that comes out of our electric sockets, that is…)

      Too big to fail. Too futile to perform.


      • 73
        Sobvyus innit says:

        So what is required urgently is a knock-em-down-in-the-middle-of-the-night-and -scarper-sharpish organisation to be set up nationwide.


    • 76
      Windmill Dave says:

      The professionals are in charge now.

      My f-in-law is delighted.


  17. 43
    Jen The Blue says:

    I though Blair was a ******* ****** but this Yeo **** is just as bad.

    Just check out this site to see how bloody useless these industrial monstrosities on our countryside are.


  18. 44
    Labourunionsbbc we are one says:

    It makes my blood boil to think of that ashton woman that was appointed out of malice by the great slug brown.

    There I feel better now.


  19. 61
    RabbieBruce says:



  20. 63
    keredybretsa says:

    What a dodgy geez, brown envelopes under the dining table. Know what I mean!?


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