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 !

  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?

  3. 3
    BarryW says:

    Exactly!!!!

  4. 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….. :)

  5. 5
    Michelton Colt says:

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

  6. 6
    Al Gore says:

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

  7. 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

  8. 8
    Toxic Labour scum trashed my Country says:

    What a bunch of hypocritical fuckwits.

  9. 9
    He even went to Bradfordistan says:

  10. 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.

  11. 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.

  12. 12
    r supward says:

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

  13. 13
    S. Kype says:

    I’ve got an idea.

  14. 14
    Vote UKIP - don't get owned says:

    Bermuda looks nice.

  15. 15
    Cat Funt says:

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

  16. 16
    Escoffier says:

    Could end up with oeuf on his visage.

  17. 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?

  18. 18
    FFS says:

    or merde in his pantalons.

  19. 19
    Fuck the LibLabCon says:

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

  20. 20
    Doris Goldblatt says:

    GOLD 1,264.70 -31.90 -2.46%

    Oy,Yoi,Yoi,Yoi

    What are we going to do now?

  21. 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

  22. 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.

  23. 23
    City Slicker says:

    Sell pork bellies buy palm oil.

  24. 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.

  25. 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.

  26. 26
    The Bradford Mecca says:

    That Jalsa UK looks massive. Did they close down Bradford for it?

  27. 27
    Ramesses II says:

    Blessed is Ra for he showers us in gold each and everyday.

  28. 28
    Mandy says:

    And a face like a smacked arsehole.

  29. 29
    Mandy says:

    And I must rpt – a face like asmacked arsehole. W ell, you cant say it enough, can you.

  30. 30
    René Artois says:

    Revenir Nicolas, tout est pardonné.

  31. 31
    Things are useful pointer outer says:

    Here, he’s not like an “arsehole”, there is a NEED for arseholes…

  32. 32
    Doris Goldblatt says:

    Shabbat Shalom to all!

  33. 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.

  34. 34
    Dr P Pumpalot says:

    You could strip paint with Ed Daveys breath

  35. 35
    Things are useful pointer outer says:

    Arseholes have a function he doesn’t.

  36. 36
    Dacre says:

    Needs a very close scrutiny, get the Daily Telegraph onto it at once.

  37. 37
    Observant says:

    Spotty boss-eyed bastard looks like he’s filling his nappy.

  38. 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

  39. 39
    Joe says:

    No idea, both communities tend to ignore each other mostly and tolerance only runs one way, one of the many benefits of our cultural enrichments I guess.

  40. 40

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

  41. 41
    The Ministry for Silly Names says:

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

  42. 42
    GOLD > £ says:

    Think long term.

  43. 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.

  44. 44
    FFS says:

    Indeed. Now we can all understand first hand what it would have been like to live at the time of other medieval religious events such as the Spanish Inquisition or the Crusades.

    I’m feeling historically enriched.

  45. 45
    FFS says:

    They don’t want him back either. Let the French down about as much as Cameron is doing to us now. That’s why they are voting for the NF next time. They’ve really had enough.

  46. 46
    Biggles flys undone says:

    Bandits at 2 o’clock, tally oh!

  47. 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!

  48. 48

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

  49. 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

  50. 50
    René Artois says:

    C’est vrai. J’étais sarcastique.

  51. 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

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

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

  53. 53
    The Taxpayer says:

    Department for Energy and Climate Change.

    We can make a 50% saving right there.

  54. 54
    Dave"The One Term Prime Minister" Cameron says:

    Tread lightly bitch.

  55. 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.

  56. 56
    Logic says:

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

  57. 57
    The Internet says:

    Haven’t these people heard of Skype?

  58. 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.

  59. 59
    keh? says:

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

  60. 60
    Someone says:

    Cheap flights are OK. but these flights are not cheap. They cost the taxpayer money.

  61. 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

  62. 62
    Polly says:

    and so are flights to Italy

  63. 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

  64. 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?

  65. 65
    Ailurophile says:

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

  66. 66
    FFS says:

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

  67. 67
    Taxed Enough Already says:

    The hockey stick ideology is a scam for cash.

  68. 68
    FFS says:

    Ah, oui. Pardonnez moi.

  69. 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?

  70. 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”.

  71. 71
    FFS says:

    Just when you thought they were “independent”.

  72. 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 !!!

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

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

  74. 74
    René Artois says:

    Merci beaucoup. Maintenant, je vais en donner un à Yvette.

  75. 75
    gladys minkwater says:

    effing hypocrites

  76. 76

    Never get seen with a green!

  77. 77
    Pinnochio says:

    Al Gore’s nose grew to be considerably longer than Concorde’s.

  78. 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!

  79. 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. 80
    Bishopspric says:

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

  81. 81
    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?

  82. 82
    Inspector Morse says:

    … . -. -.. / .. -. ..-. — .-. — .- – .. — -. / — …- . .-.

  83. 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. 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….!!!!!

  85. 85
    steve klane says:

    what they need is a high speed train

  86. 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

  87. 87
    NE Frontiersman says:

    What language was that?

  88. 88
    Mandy says:

    Ooh, you are awful!

  89. 89
    Nemesis says:

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


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