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…


  1. 1
    Kebab Time says:

    Taxi for Yeo!


  2. 2
    Q says:

    Why no twat watch?


    • 32
      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.


  3. 3
    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.


  4. 4
    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’.


  5. 5
    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.”


    • 48
      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.


  6. 6
    Jeremy Claxon says:

    A c.unt of the highest order.


  7. 7
    You know you love it says:


  8. 8
  9. 10

    Are they going to make Manganese Green?

    Explain, man!


    • 19
      noolamaC says:

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


      • 22

        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.


        • 41
          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.


  10. 12
    Mornington Crescent says:

    Gordon Brown elected… as the most incompetent PM:



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  12. 17
    Biased Broadcasting Corporation says:

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


  13. 18
    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.


  14. 20
    Call me Dave says:

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


  15. 21
    Shadow Leader says:


  16. 38
    Rupert my Hero says:

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


  17. 43
    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


  18. 51
    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.


  19. 55
    keredybretsa says:

    Very interesting conflict!


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