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. 3
    hmph says:

    interesting reversal

  4. 4
    A W_G says:

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

  5. 5

    Time Yeo was recycled.

  6. 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.

  7. 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.

  8. 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.

  9. 9
    I hate Parliament so much it hurts says:

    How did the first comment end-up down here?

  10. 10
    Anonymous says:

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

  11. 11
    Lou Scannon says:

    Time Yeo was on his bike, certainly.

  12. 12
    I hate Parliament so much it hurts says:

    Is the Richmong’s constituency where Tony Blair lives?

  13. 13
    AC1 says:

    Dear Guido
    1 Then 2 then 3 then 4 etc.

  14. 14
    Moussa Koussa says:

    You are never gonna learn


    Give us all some strenght.

  15. 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.

  16. 16
    AC1 says:

    MK is a poor mong.

  17. 17
    Jimmy says:

    Yeo Dirty Rat.

  18. 18
    Moussa Koussa says:

    jesus christ !!!!!

    what the f*ck has any of this to do with blair…like so many neo nuts, just blinkered 24/7

  19. 19
    David Cameron (Leader of the Nasty Party) says:

    My right honourable blogger raises a very good point.

  20. 20
    Mattie the Modbot says:

    So the last shall be first, and the first last : for many are called, but few chosen.

  21. 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.

  22. 22

    Nah. The spelling has gone down the plug’ole ‘ere so why not the maffs?

  23. 23
    I hate Parliament so much it hurts says:

    So it would seem. Cheers for the tip!

  24. 24
    POO says:

    The Government always has a conflict of interest with the people

  25. 25

    Hello! Are you the new Archbishop?

  26. 26 says:

    Mohammed Ali, what the f*ck has Tim Yeo to do with Boris? Dickhead.

  27. 27
    Semi-french speaker says:

    C’est parce que nous frenchies son taking over via l’EU. Les papiers sont toute en Francais.

  28. 28
  29. 29
    Semi-french speaker says:


  30. 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.

  31. 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?

  32. 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!

  33. 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.

  34. 34
    Robert Zimmerman says:

    Everybody must get stoned

  35. 35
  36. 36
    Half Charlie says:

    What a great idea!
    You have to hand it to the muzzies they do have full pussy control.

  37. 37
    Very Wealthy Wind Farm Gentry says:

    Keep your uninformed opinions to yourself.

    Man made global warming is the most serious problem that has ever faced earth since man made global cooling in the 1970’s and 1980’s.

    It is important to not follow the money as this only confuses the issue. No, listen to the words of wisdom from Tim, Al, Dave and Mike, they understand the threat and are wisely investing huge amounts of money, to save us all.

  38. 38
    vot eez zis strenght ov vich yew speek? says:

    Give us all some what?

  39. 39
    plod 666 says:

    You’re a wrong ‘un

  40. 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.

  41. 41
    The not-atall blinkered TUC says:

    Maggie! Maggie! Maggie! Out! Out! Out!

  42. 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!!

  43. 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.

  44. 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.

  45. 45
    Miguel de Cervantes Saavedra says:

    The way things are, it seems you’ll have as much success fighting windmills as this gentleman did:

  46. 46
    Kebab Time says:

    I was first and then it got deleted – now back to trying to get 4 more rather than 3 – but 1000 is really close

  47. 47
    hmph says:

    Hello, are you the new 81lly/KebabTime

  48. 48
    Pedisequus XCIV says:

    Especially for you :

  49. 49
    Pedisequus XCIV says:

    FFS !
    Especially for KT :

  50. 50
    Desperate Times...friends are few and far between says:

    Is it the next Tory Election Broadcast ?

  51. 51
    Desperate Times...friends are few and far between says:

    Of course he is…he’s Cleggies “Enforcer” at the Dept of Education to keep Gove in line

  52. 52
    The Book of Tony says:

    “……….for whither thou goest, I will go; and where thou lodgest, I will lodge: thy people shall be my people, and thy God my God:”

  53. 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

  54. 54
    Do "Cash Cows" give off methane ? says:

    You’ll be saying speed enforcement cameras are designed to make roads safer next

  55. 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

  56. 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…

  57. 57

    If you want me to answer that, you had better put a question mark at the end of your statement to signify its purpose.

  58. 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.

  59. 59
    the mystic mould with the appearance of the face of Jesus says:

    what is peculiar about 1000 ?
    surely 1111 is more interesting ?
    or 1234 ?
    or heaven forbid 4321

  60. 60
    Leccy burner says:

    Spelling error. You added an ‘h’ to ‘treat.

  61. 61
    RabbieBruce says:


  62. 62
    bergen says:

    Are we on a Sunday School trip?

  63. 63
    keredybretsa says:

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

  64. 64
    Anonymous says:

    you really are a sad f***wit.

  65. 65
    taC eht abbaJ says:

    Tim Yeo, the Joe Biden of the Tory Party…

  66. 66
    taC eht abbaJ says:

    You would have to stick the windmill up his arse, as that is where he mostly speaks from…

  67. 67
    welloilbeefhooked says:

    why give him the pleasure? if you know what i mean.

  68. 68
    welloilbeefhooked says:

    little govieboy,hopefully

  69. 69
    welloilbeefhooked says:

    he goes on to say \i,m sat on his knee and he,s just give me a hot tip.

  70. 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?

  71. 71
  72. 72
    Ho hum says:

    Ok, so would you like to buy some tulips instead then?

  73. 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.

  74. 74
    Sobvyus innit says:

    Oi! Will you kindly stop revealing all my passwords. Thank you.

  75. 75
    David Lawless, Benefits Cheat says:

    Rules are for little people.

  76. 76
    Windmill Dave says:

    The professionals are in charge now.

    My f-in-law is delighted.

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