December 10th, 2012

Yeo’s Lump for Dump

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Believe it or not, David Willetts gave an interview that caught Guido’s eye in the Times this weekend. Speaking about what the government was doing to boost Britain’s scientific standing in the world, Two Brains let the cat out of the bag regarding a certain conflicted MP:

“A new scientific field known as “synthetic biology”, which finds ways of using specifically-designed bacteria to solve medical and industrial problems, will be handed £50 million of the new money. Mr Willetts said that he had been particularly taken by one company, TMO Renewables, that had designed a micro-organism capable of turning human waste into biofuels.”

Tim Yeo, the man in charge of the Energy and Climate Change select committee, is paid £5,400 per month as chairman of TMO. His company lobbies the government for funding and Willetts signs off a tranche of taxpayers’ cash for them to turn poo into fuel. Whiffy…


74 Comments

  1. 1
  2. 2
    At least Two Brains says:

    nothing to see here, move along please….

  3. 3
    a vegetarian says:

    so do you Stavros

  4. 4
    Fatty Bully says:

    Why is Willets called two brains?

  5. 5
    Owen Jones says:

    Chris Tarrant is being interviewed live on Radio 5 this afternoon. So it wasn’t him that got ‘yewtree’d’ this morning then…

  6. 6
    Time for Kebab Time to go says:

    “Whiffy” – “This Stinks”

    Is there an echo here?

  7. 7
    Operation Yewtree says:

  8. 8
    Vote UKIP says:

    He’s not just taking the piss then.

  9. 9
    Owen Jones says:

    Leveson warns of trial by social media http://j.mp/YUjbw4

  10. 10
    Tim ( not nice-but dim ) Yoyo says:

    If the Labour party can turn the UK into a pile of shit, why can’t I turn piles of shit into energy ?

  11. 11
    Vote UKIP says:

    So it isn’t just Man U players who have money thrown at them.

  12. 12
    Lard Pressclott of Beams, Bellies, Banjos, Bulimia, two Jags & Shags. says:

    Why am I called ‘two Jags’ ?

  13. 13
    Jeffrey Bernard says:

    Good question to which the answer is far from obvious. Using bacteria to convert waste into biofuels has been around for years and is scarcely cutting-edge technology …

  14. 14
    Roscoe Rules says:

    Where there’s arse there’s brass

  15. 15
    Well it's a thought says:

    Opportunities R us, nothing to see here, move along, MPs know better than the plebs.

  16. 16
    Cap'n Birdseye says:

    Smell moi fishy fingersCap’n Birdseye

  17. 17
    Angry taxpayer says:

    This is not “whiffy” Gudio

    It is straight corruption

    MPs of the same party using taxpayer’s money to enrich each other

    The problem is that the whole of Parliament and the Government and the Press is so deeply corrupted now that no one gives a shit

    Sad days

  18. 18
    Rupert my Hero says:

    Where there is Muck, there is money.

  19. 19
    Jimmy says:

    In other news, missing Cashcroft associate turns up safe and well

  20. 20
    Gonk III says:

    Cold fusion also answered World’s problems. Actual result…SFA

  21. 21
    Lord Jensen Interceptor says:

    Willets is Yeo’s rentboy.

  22. 22
    I Remember You Hoo says:

    I have no idea why. Apparently he can’t even change a lightbulb. Though he is ‘clever’ enough to be in government.

    http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/newstopics/mps-expenses/5304988/David-Willetts-skills-minister-who-cant-change-a-light-bulb-MPs-expenses.html

  23. 23
    Lord Lucan says:

    Pump and Dump baby! Willets is long and wants to get out…

  24. 24
    I Remember You Hoo says:

    How come the police are only investigating old men, who may well be dead before they ever go to tial? And why have no politicians who have exceedingly dubious connections, not been arrested and questioned under caution?

  25. 25
    Plato says:

    Erm…teenagers couldn’t have committed crimes 40+ years ago?

  26. 26
    Empty Ed's brother taking bungs says:

    WHile you are at it Guido

    here is an interesting bung from a foreign goverment for ex Foreign Secretary David Milliband

    “Payment of £64,475 from the UAE Ministry of Foreign Affairs, PO Box 1, Abu
    Dhabi, UAE. (Registered 29 November 2012)
    Transport and accommodation to Sir Bani Yas Forum on Future of Middle East, 15-
    18 November 2012, provided by Foreign Ministry of UAE; cost £4,935. Hours: 3 days work. (Registered 29 November 2012″

    Is it now normal for MPs to sell themselves to foreign governments?

  27. 27
    Mark Oaten says:

    I’ll be in charge of quality control

  28. 28
    He deserves a slow death says:

    This man should be hung upside down by his testicles.

  29. 29
    Harriet Harperson says:

    Reporting this is ok since it is about white male Tories.

    If you report anything bad about the Labour Party you will get it in the neck. I’m a real QC, honestly, they told me that, even though I was just a solicitor and left the legal profession to become a politician, I am a real QC, so my legal opinion counts for a lot, especially when I say the court of public opinion takes precedence over the rule of law.

    I am a real QC. I am a real QC. I am. If you say anything else I’ll have you charged with sexism and sent for diversity re-education.

  30. 30
    Common Sense says:

    It should be obvious to anyone that posting an image, personal details, expression of certain opinions onto the perma-press of the net, or even communicating across it that there could well be negative consequences.

    This should not need special mention. Leveson himself has already fallen foul of this with the Straub debacle.

    The fact that so many are willing to do this without thinking about the consequences is of interest. This is a reflection of the erosion of the notion of personal responsibility, and a false sense of security regarding anonymity and the perverse contradictory belief in public privacy.

    What Leveson fails to mention is the flip side. That flip side being, that perfectly reasonable views, opinions, images and information once posted onto the internet (or elsewhere) could be used in the future or even now by a government hostile to those interests expressed against the individual.

    The argument for censorship is still weak. Regulation could well place currently fine content into a position posing serious legal liability to those who originally posted it. From a civil liberty point of view, introducing regulation poses a far greater risk to individual freedoms than continuing with the status quo: Even if prosecutions were not pursued retrospectively, the coercive political barrel which many may then find themselves over would be intolerable.

    Reminding people of the current negative personal consequences that poor posts can have would not hurt.

  31. 31
    T.B£iar - the People's Messiah says:

    Absolutely !

  32. 32
    I Remember You Hoo says:

    What child abuse at the BBC magically stopped in 1972? And no politician of any age is implicated in child abuse any way?

    Pull the other one Harriet.

  33. 33
    Anonymous says:

    “why no politicians”? For the same reason that the majority of the thieving bast*rds were not prosecuted for fiddling parliamentary expenses & allowances;
    because they were politicons.

  34. 34
    Jimmy the Dhimmi says:

  35. 35
    God Parent 2 says:

    This all smells of the camal trumps

  36. 36
    offshore person says:

    trust a poli to be first to the dung heap

  37. 37
    Plato says:

    Fair point; you’re probably right.

  38. 38
    Not surprised says:

    All perfectly legal and above board – well within the rules which we set up ourselves. Regards your MP.

  39. 39
    Anonymous says:

    police as authority figures are becoming the past….when police want the community to police itself and report crimes or suspected crimes or just gossip at the coffee shop counter.

    http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/uknews/crime/9733896/Met-wants-public-to-report-crimes-at-counters-in-mosques-and-coffee-shops.html

  40. 40
    Anonymous says:

    They are already working slavishly for a foreign regime: EU.

  41. 41
    This was Harriet's joke writer says:

    She’s about as funny as genocide.

  42. 42
    BBC childrens television producer says:

    We started digging around historical cases of child abuse committed by white men so as to deflect from the current cases of child abuse committed by Muslim men.
    Sort of shot ourselves in the foot though.

  43. 43
    Tom Catesby says:

    Another very unpleasant smell of self interest and greed from the Westminster septic tank.

  44. 44
    Great Granddad:Prime Minister in Waiting, New Utopia Party says:

    There are mighty few sewage works around the world that haven’t been harvesting methane for fuel at least since the ‘fifties. Few of them sell it – they burn it in their own processes. Nothing new here except for some funding.

  45. 45
    keredybretsa says:

    Now it is really stinky poo time. This is a real, scratch my back and I’ll pass the beige envelope under the table, situation. Innit?

  46. 46
    this septic pile says:

    quite right

  47. 47
    Rab Butler says:

    Conflict of interest in public life.
    How about all the Ministers, MPs, coppers, councillors, civil servants etc who are freemasons and who have sworn blood oaths with daggers, skulls and coffins to look after brother freemasons before all else.

  48. 48
    Bongolander says:

    You have already been described earlier as a Querulous Cow – you are now proving in in spades (oh, can I say that on here?)

  49. 49

    I wonder who is helping his constitutants seeing as he is on how many company boards which must take up most of his time. Another question, other than his work on the committee, how many times as he actually stood up and spoke or asked a question in the house, it is probably a similar number to mr brown

  50. 50
    Hank the Cat says:

    With Harman and Clarke calling for the internet to be regulated (this blog) by the troughing thieving MP’s do not forget all they have to do is put pressure on the ISP’s to block the site. Pirate Bay was blocked and ISP’s put under pressure. but they got round it lasted for a couple of weeks, in fact the number of people using sites like Pirate Bay and Kickass torrents have increased

  51. 51
    Bongolander says:

    Bacteria turning shit into fuel? My great great great great grandfather did that in 1746. Used to be known by its scientific name back then: composting.

  52. 52
    Abu Derbyshire says:

    Can he explain why it is not much easier for those who know and live in the area – ie the Arabs – to sort out the future of the middle east themselves without banana wielding twerps getting their 64K’s worth in ?

  53. 53
    Abu Derbyshire says:

    … and the usual dollop of highly organised corruption.

  54. 54
    Abu Derbyshire says:

    Don’t tell everyone how to do it, they’ll all want to join in.

  55. 55
    The voice of reason says:

    Yes.

  56. 56
    Public Opinion says:

    Both barrels. And why are we still funding you ?

  57. 57
    Machiavelli says:

    Despite the threat – it is curious that this blog is getting a lot of advertising of late.

    What is the PR and spin angle here ?

    People will look at it and feel sympathy for those lambasted and public opinion will shift in favor of censorship ?

    Granted the content is on the money, but there is no such thing as a free lunch.

  58. 58
    M Cliford Westminster Escort Agency says:

    Absolutely.

  59. 59
    Mouthful says:

    Isn’t yeo on the board of ITI energy. Another company in the energy hunt. Be interesting to know how much he gets paid from them.

  60. 60

    Yes – as long as you go short on the “… in a woodpile” reference – the man in the red dress and the big wig at the high table disna like it!

  61. 61

    SHUT UP!

    And pay your licence fee. We might move everything to then moon in a couple of years, when Madchester becomes old hat, so we need the money – YOUR money, cretins.

    Yes please dahling, two lines on the glass for me……..sniiiiiffffff!! Sniiiiiiiiffff!! – so kind.

  62. 62

    Or you could just change a letter or two in a name, fake something that sounds similar, or simply put “in my personal opinion” and you are more likely to be as sound as a pound. Smashing!

  63. 63

    Why has Gordmong blacked up, young James? And how the fuc.k did the foreign police find him, when the good folk of Kirkcaldy and Cowdenbeath haven’t seen hide nor hair of the Huhne for a good 12 months?

  64. 64

    And cold fusion WILL be a reality in no more than 5 years time….. from whatever point in the future you care to be at.

  65. 65
    Anonymous says:

    He IS a (corrupt,troughing) piece of sh1t. Hence the stink.

  66. 66

    Or Whitechapel and Tower Hamlets – apparently the three things smell the same.

  67. 67

    Cold fusion WILL be up and working in just 5 years time!

    And always will be.

  68. 68
    Watt Tyler sez says:

    Well fuck me sidewise, what a chiseling canute. Why are we sitting on our flabby bottoms? Time for that march on London. Men of Kent and Men of Essex lets do it again. Meet Gravesend/ Tilbury.

  69. 69
    Watt Tyler sez says:

    Evening Rab
    Do you know for a fact that chiseling piece of dirt is a Freemason? I am and I abhor this type of behavior. Brother or not, I cannot condone this type of action.

  70. 70
    Harry Stottle says:

    Very dry,I like it.

  71. 71
    Harry Stottle says:

    My reply is to number 25

  72. 72
    Handycock (Teen Fondler) says:

    It ain’t me either. Boaz.

  73. 73
    Tom Cobely says:

    Where’s there’s muck, there’s Brass.
    Oink oink.

  74. 74
    neilfutureboy says:

    By comparison Bristol Space have, for years, been unable to get any support from the British govenment. Coincidentally their Ascender, a suborbital plane derived from the SR53 British rocketplane of 1960, needs £50 million to get built and could then be bootstrapped into a fully orbitasl commercial shuttle.

    http://www.bristolspaceplanes.com/projects/ascender.shtml

    Either a shit eating microbe is more necessary to Britain than a commercial spaceplane. Or it is bunging an MP £5K a month that does it. There seems to be no 3rd possibility.


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