October 11th, 2013

Ed Davey’s Plane Stupid Air Travel Hypocrisy
Climate Change Department Takes Two Domestic Flights a Day

Turbulent times for the tree-huggers over at the Department for Energy and Climate Change. They love to bash domestic air travel as one of the main culprits for carbon emissions, capping aviation emissions and ramping up tax on cheap holidays. The policy doesn’t come without its baggage though. Ed Davey’s department has blown £148,000 of taxpayers’ money on 668 domestic flights in the last year. That’s not far off two a day. Their friends in high places at DECC-linked public bodies have spent £163,000 on over 1,000 domestic flights. Clearly all that green hand-wringing didn’t really take off…


89 Comments

  1. 1
    Normandee says:

    Don’t do what we do, do what we tell you !

    • 3
      BarryW says:

      Exactly!!!!

    • 25
      Wikipedia says:

      Hypocrisy is the state of falsely claiming to possess characteristics that one lacks.[1] Hypocrisy involves the deception of others and is thus a kind of lie.[1][not in citation given]

      Hypocrisy is not simply failing to practice those virtues that one preaches. Samuel Johnson made this point when he wrote about the misuse of the charge of “hypocrisy” in Rambler No. 14:

      Nothing is more unjust, however common, than to charge with hypocrisy him that expresses zeal for those virtues which he neglects to practice; since he may be sincerely convinced of the advantages of conquering his passions, without having yet obtained the victory, as a man may be confident of the advantages of a voyage, or a journey, without having courage or industry to undertake it, and may honestly recommend to others, those attempts which he neglects himself.[2]

      Thus, an alcoholic’s advocating temperance, for example, would not be considered an act of hypocrisy as long as the alcoholic made no pretense of sobriety.

      • 43
        FFS says:

        That would be fair comment only if Ed Davey and crew were compelled to fly, but in this case Guido has pointed out they were DOMESTIC flights where other means of travel were available.

        • 49
          Agolf shitler says:

          Thing is modern turbo prop aircraft used on many domestic flights are very fuel efficient. On a packed flight 90miles per gallon per passenger is usual, not bad for such a fast form of travel

          • FFS says:

            True, but then we are talking about another level of hypocrisy. The one that claims trains are efficient.

          • Calidius Eroticus says:

            Then I expect the Climate Change Department will encourage us to use turbo prop aircraft travel any day now, won’t they?

    • 34
      Dr P Pumpalot says:

      You could strip paint with Ed Daveys breath

    • 79
      Pullthisoneorboth. says:

      They were forced to take all these flights because HS2 won’t be ready for years.

      And they haven’t put them in their expenses claims – yet.

    • 80
      Bishopspric says:

      Wasn’t that Ed Davey on the Magic Roundabout Team?

    • 85
      steve klane says:

      what they need is a high speed train

  2. 2
    Popeye says:

    Does this mean, that in this day and age, they are unable to do video links for most of their time wasting?

    • 4
      RomaBob...trafficking a kiddie or two.. says:

      Not as good as a nice plane ride at our expense!

      Do not forget all those expenses when they are there doing their very important work….. :)

  3. 5
    Michelton Colt says:

    All at taxpayers expense too. Hasn’t this drongo heard of videoconferences?

  4. 6
    Al Gore says:

    You guys don’t get it – flights taken by climate change crusaders are carbon exempt.

    • 11
      Toxic Labour scum trashed my Country says:

      Yes, don’t forget we will be flying 50,000 climate experts to our next conference. The Department of Energy and Bad Science will be massively represented.

    • 33
      Lady Virginia Droit de Seigneur says:

      Al Gore used to cross the Atlantic more times than Concorde – often to give expensive lectures to high powered investment bankers. His hypocrisy and bullsh*t makes Davey look like a rank amateur.

    • 62
      Polly says:

      and so are flights to Italy

  5. 7
    Jo Swinson's Other Potato Head says:

    Just when I celebrating that poisonous gonk Huhne’s Demise, this fat pucking frickhead with a Zap’s on the forehead and a zipper up the back for the Global Whamming Snake Oil appears like a jick on a dackinthebox

  6. 9
    He even went to Bradfordistan says:
    • 15
      Cat Funt says:

      Who jizzed all our that sign in front of him? Look like a plasterer’s radio.

    • 17
      Joe says:

      It’s not Bradfordistan here in Yorkshire we call the shithole Bradistan, besides it rolls off the tongue far better wouldn’t you say?

    • 52
      It was never meant to be like this. says:

      That is a British politician, visiting a Yorshire town in 2013

    • 58
      Biggles flys undone says:

      Did the hunt fly business class?Wish we’d known when, I’d have scrambled the squadron and shot the fokker down.

      • 73
        JOHN REID (finger on the pulse of british politics) says:

        No he was given a lift on a chauffeur driven magic carpet

  7. 10
    Fuck the LibLabCon says:

    That Hollandaise-Sauce chap seems very worried about the results of yesterday’s opinion poll. The poll showed that a quarter of French voters will support the Front National in next year’s European elections. I expect a long continuous propaganda campaign to start against the Front National any time soon.

  8. 12
    r supward says:

    nice to see the Department for Energy and Climate Change, doing their bit to change the climate

    • 19
      Fuck the LibLabCon says:

      About time too we could do with some global warming round here, it’s been very cold of late.

  9. 13
    S. Kype says:

    I’ve got an idea.

  10. 20
    Doris Goldblatt says:

    GOLD 1,264.70 -31.90 -2.46%

    Oy,Yoi,Yoi,Yoi

    What are we going to do now?

  11. 21
    What a waste of money he and his department is. says:

    A department for Climate change is like a department for the Sun rises everyday

  12. 22
    Ron Barras says:

    I bet the scummers go business class and then uses the air miles to fly off to the caribbean for a luxury holiday.

  13. 24
    Vlad the Loudhailer says:

    That’s £221.55 per flight in the UK! Only the best for those poor, hard working darlings at DECC.

  14. 38
    Gordon Brown says:

    I plan to spend sunday afternoon farting into my cupped hand and smelling it.

    When I have run out of trump, I will be white water coracling

  15. 40

    Build an airport at Kingston and Surbiton. That would go down well with the mongs there.

  16. 41
    The Ministry for Silly Names says:

    Dave’s government can never be taken seriously while he has departments with such silly names.

  17. 46
    Biggles flys undone says:

    Bandits at 2 o’clock, tally oh!

  18. 47
    Is it just me says:

    What is it with all these Ed-bangers and their clamour for anything green?

    Problem with these greens is that they’re all to yellow to admit they’re rEd!

    • 70
      FFS says:

      Why are they all called Ed? What kind of fuckin conspiracy is this? It’s like all those men escaping from child maintenance payments changing their names to “John Smith”.

  19. 48

    Seen an astonishing number of great tits today.— William Price-Hound (@PriceHound) October 11, 2013

  20. 51
    Gone Mainstream says:

    Climate change ministry spends £300,000 on DOMESTIC flights in the UK as coalition row erupts over green energy policies

    http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-2454554/Climate-change-ministry-spends-300-000-DOMESTIC-flights-UK-coalition-row-erupts-green-energy-policies.html

    • 56
      Logic says:

      Close the ‘climate change’ bit of the department entirely. That’ll stop them wasting any more money .

  21. 53
    The Taxpayer says:

    Department for Energy and Climate Change.

    We can make a 50% saving right there.

    • 69
      Blowing Whistles says:

      They’ve seen the light Downunder [Aussie Premier Abbott - binned their CC dept], but is there still darkness in Ed’s corner of the world notwithstanding of course; that Abbott may not be suborned to the EU and doesn’t have to pretend to be in charge?

  22. 55
    Living in 98.221% white Merseyside says:

    What’s wrong with cheap flights and flying everywhere. Just compare the old Speke Airport with today’s John Lennon one.

  23. 59
    keh? says:

    252 business days a year for normal people, so it’s more than 2 a day.

  24. 61
    JOHN REID (finger on the pulse of british politics) says:

    The taxpayer has just given away One billion pounds to foreign investors and big financial institutions, following the sale of part of royal mail
    Watch Dave , Vince and Co as they try to “Polish a Turd” and poo poo the Fact that they grossly under valued this company

    .
    Politicians = the dumbest fuckers on the planet

  25. 63
    JOHN REID (finger on the pulse of british politics) says:

    Just as you thought it was only the European Union who wanted to sponge off us

    http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-2451891/14-Caribbean-nations-sue-Britain-Holland-France-slavery-reparations.html

  26. 64
    Blowing Whistles says:

    Eddie boy has a few other headaches to handle just now; none the least of which is the Wind Farm Navitus project off the Dorset coast – which the public by majority overwhelmingly “DO NOT WANT” and despite the ongoing in denial of the facts and truth – drivel that comes from all of the conflicted of interest and sub-intelligent who bought into the Al Gore AGW CC Carbon Credit – Bullshit what?

  27. 65
    Ailurophile says:

    New drama series on RTE.
    Not suitable viewing for Cats (Schrödinger variety or otherwise).

  28. 67
    Taxed Enough Already says:

    The hockey stick ideology is a scam for cash.

  29. 72
    Joe Public & all Voting UKIP.ORG says:

    All of the helpful examples these para*sites, pim*ps & lee*ches keep

    presenting for when we “VOTE” in the early G*E !!!

    A complete clear out of this stinking cesspit of these mendacious hypocrites

    of Cons*LieLabor*LibDims ONLY interested in themselves is long over due !!!

  30. 75
    gladys minkwater says:

    effing hypocrites

  31. 76

    Never get seen with a green!

  32. 78
    Walt Disnae says:

    Hopefully most of the lib-dorks will disappear from the political scene after the next election. We will never forget the lies these assholes spread before the 2010 election. A plague on their houses!

  33. 83
    Inspector Morse says:

    We managed to create an Empire using ships and the telegraph. These fuckers have to fly around Britain to achieve fuck all.

    • 84
      Joe Public & all Voting UKIP.ORG says:

      Except for piss*ing up the wall, in ever increasing amounts, Tax Payers Money

      which we need to remember when we VOTE in the early G*E………

      along with all of there mendacious, manipulation & utter fuck*ing contempt

      of the real indigenousness population by all of this present shower of

      parasites, pimps & leeches……………..

      BUT We will clear this lot of stinking excrement OUT of the door sooner rather

      than later……something they are going to find out….!!!!!

  34. 86
    David Scrounger Dictator Cameron says:

    Listen, surplus population

    We are allowed to do whatever we like with your money and you cannot ever have it back.

    It is only when you lot succeed in court against our dictatorship that we implement retrospective laws against you scroungers

  35. 89
    Nemesis says:

    Davey is the biggest hypocritical twat in the whole government of twats.


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Rod Liddle on the loony UN sexism special rapporteur:

“There is more sexism in Britain than in any other country in the world, according to a mad woman who has been sent here by the United Nations.

Rashida Manjoo is a part-time professor of law at Cape Town University in the totally non-sexist country of South Africa (otherwise known as Rape Capital Of The World).

Mrs Magoo has been wandering around with her notebook and is appalled by the sexist “boys’ club” culture here, apparently.

I don’t doubt we still have sexism in the UK. But is it worse than in, say, Saudi Arabia, d’you think, honey-lamb? Or about 175 other countries? Get a grip, you doolally old bat.”



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What’s he been doing FFS, mining bitcoins?


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