February 15th, 2013

Tim Yeo’s 2.5 Million Conflicts of Interest

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It always amuses Guido how Tim Yeo somehow manages to remember more and more interests to declare each time the authorities come calling. This time round Yeo has disclosed that his remuneration from alkaline fuel cell technology company AFC Energy has included a mere 2.5 million share options to date. 2.5 million reasons why him being chairman of the Energy and Climate Change select committee is all the more inappropriate.

Meanwhile things aren’t going so well at Yeo’s taxi company Eco City Vehicles. It’s share price has plummeted after they only sold a handful of their green taxis during the last year. If only Yeo hadn’t had to leave in such mysterious circumstances…


116 Comments

  1. 1
    Keith Vaz-o-line says:

    He makes me look like I have virtue.

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    • 9
      Dibble says:

      Aside from gagging issues and lawyers letters…… Half a million quid in damages? That’s our money innit?

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      • 19
        Anonymous says:

        MP should not do any other jobs. They get £65,000 a year plus many can claim up to £20,000 for additional house; isn’t it enough? This is public service not job to make contacts and money.

        Ministers should not be allowed to go and work back in the same industry they were responsible for when they leave parliament.

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          James 'BBC Trougher' Purnell says:

          As a failed Labour minister, I have to disagree. My new post, gained without any justification whatsoever, demonstrates just how well an ex minister can do if there’s a highly remunerated post in a left wing organisation available.
          My salary will be around £300,000 of your tax money. See! I won!

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    • 12
      Anonymous says:

      He’s just like Huhne, nonchalant of his own crookedness and brimming over with a sense of entitlement.

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      • 17
        God's Holy Trousers says:

        Lets just hope he comes a cropper like that toerag Huhne, but I wont be holding my breath.

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      • 18
        Arse fuck for freedom says:

        And lets not forget another troughing Tory re the climate change scams…

        The tangled tale of Lord Deben and a dodgy Severn barrage
        http://www.telegraph.co.uk/comment/9498568/The-tangled-tale-of-Lord-Deben-and-a-dodgy-Severn-barrage.html

        “At the centre of the picture is David Cameron, who last month nominated Lord Deben (formerly John Gummer) as the new chairman of the influential and supposedly “independent” Committee on Climate Change, set up to advise government on energy policy under the Climate Change Act. This is despite the fact that Lord Deben’s array of environmental business interests includes chairmanship of Forewind Ltd, a consortium of four energy firms planning the world’s largest, and most heavily subsidised, offshore wind farm in the North Sea. “

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          SP4BS says:

          I often find it wierd that people are blindsided to how great the severn barrier would be. I don’t get how they can be 100% cynical about wind power and 100% gullible about tidal.

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        • 23
          Arse fuck for freedom says:

          oops!…I left out the pertinent bit…

          “Lord Deben’s suitability will be assessed on September 4, when he is interviewed by the Commons select committee on energy and climate change, chaired by Tim Yeo MP. Yeo was a junior environment minister under Lord Deben when the latter was environment secretary in the 1990s.”

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        • 40
          Anonymous says:

          Government policies didn’t reduce CO2 it only ended up moving industry and jobs to countries like China. It was one of the stupidest policy any government could come up with.

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      • 55
        yeah, right... says:

        I’m old enough to remember Tim Yeo from the dog days of the last Conservative government. He was one of the many and various ministers who busied themselves getting mistresses pregnant all the while John Major was imploring the nation to discover a new moral code.

        Hasn’t the boy done well?

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      Handycock Immigrant Trafficker says:

      Me too Keith. Still all us politicians are at it, I don’t know why these idiots criticise us, it is our duty to get involved with business, like what you do and I do with my boys, the immigrants, and the planning permissions in Portsmouth. Boaz.

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      Polly's Villa in Tuscany says:

      They are all troughing scum

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  2. 2
    One Term Dave says:

    It is indicative of the fucking useless tosser that I am that I have not sacked him.
    ps vote Conservative.

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  3. 3
    LOL says:

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  4. 4
    Synic says:

    The corruption continues unabated among the thieving politicians.

    Dave crows from the top of the dung heap as usual.

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  5. 6
    Ted Heath says:

    Dave makes even me look like good.

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  6. 7
    Call me Dave says:

    I will stand behind Tim Yeo until such a time as I do not

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    • 21
      T'Old Fella says:

      Your absolute confidence Dave is absolutely over powering, your loyalty to your fello travellers is astounding, I am sure that young Timothy will be gratified and dare I say overwhelmed by your continued support. NOT

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      • 91
        Anonymous says:

        Looks as though Tim is a cert for elevation to the HoL.
        Sorry for using the word “elevation”; expect you will have your own ideas as to which variety of it would be more suitable for Tim.

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  7. 8
    Ed Balls - Shallow Chancer says:

    Back to Ed’s blank sheet of paper then

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    • 16
      SP4BS says:

      Its a good sound bite though.

      10p doesnt sound much. “not much tax”. its great innit.

      And how come politicians talking about tax don’t know about percentages. perhaps it sounds a bit like difficult sums. And lets face it nobody wants difficult sums to be involved with economic planning.

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      • 26
        T'Old Fella says:

        How do simples do you want it to be, income £20.00 expenditure £19.05 happiness, income £20.00 expenditure £20.05 misery, there that was easy to understand wasn’t it

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        • 30
          SP4BS says:

          If I rack up an unpaid credit card bill of a quid in the next 20 years, I’ll still be happy.

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          • T'Old Fella says:

            I’ve never had one of those things and am unlikely to ever have one at my time of life, far too easy to overspend (you still have to pay back which is the reason so many get swamped with massive credit card bills) Their is another reason why I have never had a credit card but I cannot say as it would be a breach of confidence

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    • 109
      Point of Information says:

      Sure that should be: FFS, not IFS.

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  8. 11
    Tim ( not nice-but dim ) Yoyo says:

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  9. 13
    Centre Parting says:

    I know ‘innocent till proven guilty’ but Piers Morgan on Radio 2 at the moment – you would have thought the BBC would have learn’t from having Vicky Price on.

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  10. 15

    Tiny, Tiny, Tiny I think is the formula here.

    It also reminds me of the once invincible Lonrho boss who lost out to Mohammed Al Fayed.

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    • 27
      T'Old Fella says:

      Not him that was described as the unacceptable face of capitalism

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        JabbaTheCat says:

        “Rowland, originally Roland Walter Fuhrhop, was born on 27 November 1917 in a World War I detention camp for aliens in India, as the child of an Anglo-Dutch mother and a German trader father. After World War I the Fuhrhops were refused entry to the United Kingdom, and settled in Hamburg, Germany. In the 1930s, he was briefly in the Hitler Youth.”

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        • 92

          Hitler Youth, like the outgoing Pon Tiff? (see how I got around the mod bot!)

          Did Tiny get rid of a bunch of nuns, so that he would have a place of contemplation and prayer?

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  11. 22
    Al Gore says:

    Get in on the ground floor and fill yer boots.

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  12. 24
    Red Egg Millitit.....oh nooooo says:

    Green energy = clean politics ?

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    • 39
      T'Old Fella says:

      Has politics ever been clean it is the art of deception, trying to delude fellow politicians, members of the opposition, the general public, in many ways it is like history written by the victors (they won so they were right) a true historian writes history not just taking what leaders say via spin machines, you think spin machines are a new phenomenon, have you read any Shakespeare history plays dealing with the succession of the Tudors and the Plantagenets

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  13. 25
    EU calling all horses says:

    Still think it’s time to remove all MPs wages and use it to repair our pot holed roads, after all MPs are doing the work because they believe in helping the public and constituents and are not there to gain from anything that is part of their work in helping the public and certainly not there to help in making laws that are only in place to help them make more money.

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    • 49
      T'Old Fella says:

      It might do them some good to get out and fill some of those holes themselves, get their hands dirty show how it should be done (they are always telling everyone else how to do their jobs) we could all go out a watch them funnier than watching them in the HoC

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  14. 31
    ordinary joe says:

    No wonder i’m skint , i must have misplaced those 2.5 million quids worth of shares i’d totally forgotten about

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  15. 32
    ordinary joe says:

    The FSA employs 1,800 people . What the fuck do they actually do ?

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  16. 33
    Anonymous says:

    timmy is a keen european and therefore has many interests.

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  17. 34
    Alan Rusbridger, spindly pianist says:

    Today I will be playing a lot of Humbug by the Arctic Monkeys.

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    • 76
      Bert says:

      ^^

      What makes me think the poster of these daily bulletins is a disgruntled Guardian hack?

      Resign, sir, for the sake of your conscience, and take up honest toil! Then at least you will no longer be breathing the GMG effluvium.

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  18. 35
    Denis MacShame says:

    What do you expect from a Tory politician?

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  19. 36
    bergen says:

    I’ve long since ceased to be angry. We have to accept that British politics is now more corrupt than it has been for nearly 200 years and on a par with the third world to which we are rapidly approaching.

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    • 46
      SP4BS says:

      silly. you really think they were all realy nice chaps all the way through the 20th century.
      Its dodgy but its fairly average stuff, even for the 1st world. Perhaps you really are scandinavian.

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    • 67
      T'Old Fella says:

      Politicians have always been corrupt, conniving, self interested beings there is nothing new. A truely straight upright politician would not last in the pit of snakes.

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    • 70
      restore the monasteries says:

      I agree with bergen(hide),to let it wind you up,is to damage your health and happiness…Rise above it ,as their is precious little that can be done about it,except to realise that it is they who do not know what real life is about…(there)

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  20. 37
    Yeo Ho Ho says:

    Well I’ve got to do something to secure my future when Dave leads us to annihilation in 2015.

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  21. 43
    Margaret Moran says:

    Many thanks for all the supportive messages. My recovery continues apace. In Spain at the moment for for bit of winter sun.

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  22. 44
    ordinary joe says:

    I heard yesterday on the radio that Ed Reallyblands 10p tax plan to tax mansions would over £2,000,000 value would cost £100,000 per mansion per year and was totally unworkable

    Ah well back to a blank piece of paper
    or he could use the “bankers bonus” to pay for it , like every other immature idea he comes up with

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  23. 45
    Julie Kirkbride says:

    This man is a disgrace to the Conservative party.

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  24. 47
    Failed States R Us says:

    We hear that UK is about to join our club.

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  25. 49
    Residing in 96.99% white Merseyside says:

    Is he one of the “Real Conservatives” people on this blog go on about?

    Include me out!

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    • 68
      single to Dale st please says:

      Oh I don’t know, the “Real Conservatives” appear to have been Bliar and Brown , these so called conservatives we have in now are far more left then the unmentionables, this one I think we could call an old style Liverpool docker, ducking and diving,jumping and hiding, forgetting birthdays and holidays.

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    • 73
      T'Old Fella says:

      Are those folks from Camden being relocated to Liverpool

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  26. 51
    Call me Dave says:

    You have to laugh don’t you.
    When I talked about the UK being dragged down by a ‘Culture of Entitlement’ I bet you never guessed I was talking about the House Of Commons did you?

    Suckers the lot of you.

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    • 85
      T'Old Fella says:

      You are very correct there Dave Boy, now what about setting an an example to the rest of the UK population and reduce mps and members of the lords expenses, allowances and pay, go on Dave show how strong you are.

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      • 100
        Cabin(et Office) Boy says:

        The boss says he’ll get back to you when he has finished nailing his raspberry jelly to the wall.

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      Paniagua says:

      Why is there a picture of Galen from Planet of the Apes down at the bottom?

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      • 63
        No Hat Tip for Guido says:

        If only Huhne were to get 3 years pani agua

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        • 87
          David Cameron's Police Outrider ( now reinstated) says:

          In these austere times, now that this person has resigned ,I would like to know what prior to Thursday was done to recover taxpayer property?

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  28. 58
    Is there ANYONE in entertainment who isn't a pervert? says:

    Coronation Street actor Michael Le Vell has been charged with a string of sex offences, including raping a child.

    Greater Manchester Police said he is also accused of indecently assaulting a child and sexual activity with a child.

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  29. 59
    CAPTAIN TURDSEYE says:

    Wait till you find out whats in processed fish products “Me Hearties”

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  30. 60
    Pope on a Rope says:

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  31. 69
    A screaming newspaper headline says:

    MP might be less than totally honest shock!

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    lol says:

    I was visiting my daughter the other day and asked if I could borrow a newspaper. My know it all daughter sarcastically laughed and said “This is the 21st century, we don’t wast money on newspapers, here you can borrow the laptop’. ” Well I can tell you now that fly didn’t know what the fook hit it !!

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  34. 83
    RK says:

    Yeo is one of the new Conservative Europhile group that has been set up.

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    • 98
      Bollocks to getting a pseudonym says:

      Why do they need a new pro-EU group? They already have one. It’s called the Conservative and Unionist Party.

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  35. 84
    Next! says:

    Have the FSA tested for strange animals in Salamis yet.?

    Seek and you shall find sayeth the lab assistant

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  36. 89
    No Shit Sherlock says:

    http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/business-21471637

    UK retail sales fall unexpectedly in January

    WTF, lets see no Jessops, HMV, BlockBuster, Republic, ….

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  37. 102
    J Snow-Balls Esq says:

    *doubt

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  38. 103
    Margaret Hodge's book keeper says:

    2.5 million share options aint wot they used to be. They are really tiny. tiny. tiny.

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  39. 112
    keredybretsa says:

    They’ll nail him in the end. Interest of Conflict.

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  40. 116
    Dessert rat says:

    Taxis are black you soft twat

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