October 29th, 2012

Yeo’s £40,000 From Bust Black Cab Firm Beneficiaries

Regular readers will remember how back in September Tim Yeo quit his lucrative job as chairman of Eco City Vehicles following Guido’s conflict of interest revelations over the summer. There’s nothing like an early resignation to head off increasing scrutiny.

The latest Register of Members’ Interests shows that Yeo pocketed £40,000 for 91 hours work at Eco City over the last year, a generous £440-an-hour. Unlike in previous years, strangely Yeo omitted to declare earnings from Eco City month by month, only to reveal them in bulk when Number 10 came calling. On top of the Eco City cash, Yeo trousered another £15,000 from his green interests in the last month alone. And still he remains as chair of the Energy and Climate Change select committee…

Coincidently Eco City, who make green taxis, will benefit hugely from black cab firm Manganese Bronze going into administration. Stay tuned…


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    Q says:

    Why no twat watch?

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    Deep Froat says:

    Will nobody rid us of this irritating twunt Yeo?

    I’d gladly bung him a fiver to disappear up his own orifice. We don’t need lice like him in politics.

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    Centre Parting says:

    BBC saying that their investigation into the Bristol care homes revealed the situation – shame they didn’t spend more time investigating their own ‘business’.

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    Mathers says:

    I don’t understand how declaring your interests makes any difference ? “Yes, there’s a massive conflict of interest, but as I’ve just said there’s a massive conflict of interest there now isn’t a massive conflict of interest. Any profits I make due to the conflict of interest is therefore entirely coincidental.”

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    Jeremy Claxon says:

    A c.unt of the highest order.

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    You know you love it says:

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    It's all over the Twittersphere says:

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    Are they going to make Manganese Green?

    Explain, man!

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    It's all over the Twittersphere says:

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    Mornington Crescent says:

    Gordon Brown elected… as the most incompetent PM:


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    Aaron D Highside says:

    Why isn’t HM Opposition pursuing this? It’s an open goal and Cameron obviously won’t do anything. I despair. Well done, Guido.

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    noolamaC says:

    I thought it was a prerequisite to be an mp there seems to have been an awful this sort of thing going on in the last 20 odd years

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    Biased Broadcasting Corporation says:

    Can I just recommend Boris’s article in the Telegraph today (link above – ‘seen elsewhere.’) Absolutely brilliant.

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    Sandra in Accounts says:

    Surprise, surprise.

    Yeo left to get on with putting British workers out of a job for his foreign eco fascist paymasters – & limp Cameron just lets him carry on filling his boots.

    Cameron out. Yeo in prison.

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    noolamaC says:

    The Chinese will probably buy it for a song and ship the lot back to China

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    Call me Dave says:

    30 years since Harriet Harman first elected. Labour heroine and champion of women’s rights. Bring on another 30 years!

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    Shadow Leader says:

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    Probably. Like Tata did with Rover and, if I remember correctly, another Indian concern did with the old LTI machinery which made the early Fairways.

    In this case though, it was the Chinese that made the faulty parts leading to a huge recall, as yet undealt with.

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    Kebab Time says:

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    Ed Balls says:

    And let’s not forget he was up against some pretty stiff opposition here .

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    That constitutes a first for him then. To be elected in a free and fair vote. Never happened in the Politburo…

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    noolamaC says:

    Well why didn’t your lot do it when you were in power

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    Curious of Bedford says:

    Is that his shadow cabinet?

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    If her brain were the size of her arse, she’d be dangerous.

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    David Laws, Gayer and Thief says:

    I won’t hear of it. Yeo is a solid chap with the highest standards.

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    Kebab Time says:

    I am not so sure that DUEMA was such a good idea nw

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    One Nation? Wasn’t the last National socialist called Adolf?

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    David Cameron says:

    We really can’t go on like this, we have to restore trust.

    That is why I throw my full weight behind Tim Yeo, an incorruptable man of the highest order, a man of selfless integrity and in who I have the highest regard.

    It is only with people such as Tim in positions of high power and influence, that we can hope to meet the challenges of the future and sleep soundly in our beds, knowing Tim’s impeccable impartiality and honesty, are shaping Britains future.

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    Kebab Time says:

    ha ha, more tea vicar

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    Kebab Time says:

    It was quite funny but a bit long

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    Diane Abbott says:

    Arseist !

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    Care in the Community says:

    By giving retards such as this a proper job.

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    Keith Vaz-o-line says:


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    Rupert my Hero says:

    Typical Tory, supporting British Industry and British Jobs … oh sorry… himself first..

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    V1le Labour ruined my Country says:

    Similar to Ed Multimillionaireband, he’s making money whenever he can.

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    If your arse were the size of your brain, you would have exploded by now.

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    Mornington Crescent says:

    The Chinese (Geely) already own 20% of MB.

    Supply duff steering box to MB; bust the company with the recall costs; have first dibs on the remains of the company; ship everything to China and restart production for half the cost.

    Not a bad strategy, if a little “Angolan”, as Alan Clark used to say.

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    M says:

    By sending in caring BBC presenters to to high light the subject !

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    Morning Cloud says:

    Here’s a thought. Has anyone tied up Jimmy Saviles visits to Jersey with Coastguard records of small vessels advising journey, souls on board etc?

    Just asking

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    Ed Miliband says:

    Take the mickey out of me all you want today. I had the Patriots, giving 7, and over 47. I’m feeling SO good today, I’ll even buy Guido a round. (Not that he’d ever turn me down, more like I wouldn’t usually offer, yeah?)

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    Toon Time.... says:

    I think there is a photo somewhere of Herr Bollocks in his National Socialist uniform :)

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    Oswald and Max says:


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    Stephen Hawking says:

    I shall ponder this concept…

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    Tay King-dePisse says:

    What it must be is so that the entities doing the bunging can brag about having had someone in their hip pocket, and not simply beam with a knowing smile. We all know nobody’s going to do SFA about any of this.

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    This is what corruption looks like says:

    Just in case you wondered.

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    Past catching up says:

    Advocate for P***os.

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    WearyTory says:

    As a Councillor I am staggered as to how lax the regime for MPs is… not only do Councillors have to declare their own pecuniary interests and those of partners and close family members, they have to declare NON pecuniary interests. These include church membership, voluntary work, school governorships, and membership of outside bodies – all unpaid work. They also have to declare children and close relatives in borough schools and homes. If a discussion of travel passes came up, all those Councillors over 60 would have to declare an interest. If a general discussion about schools in the borough came to committee, I would declare my school governorship at the start of the meeting, but could remain and vote. However if there was a specific discussion about ‘my’ school, not only would I have to declare an interest, but I would have to leave the room and not involve myself in decision making at all. When I did voluntary work for Age UK, I often had to leave the room as the Council gave funding to this organisation.

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    Handycock No1 Trougher in Parliament says:

    Tim Yeo is a fool. I don’t declare any of the backhanders I get from my boys, it is none of Parliament’s business, whatever the rules. Boaz.

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    unejekatid tit says:

    in whom…..

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    Welloilbeefhooked says:

    Deflection? We are talking about now.

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    keredybretsa says:

    Very interesting conflict!

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