December 4th, 2013

Tee Time for Toby & Tim
Observer Pol Ed Helm’s Shared Love of Yeo’s Green

Guido bumped into his old friend Tim Yeo last night who had ‘absolutely no comment to make to you’ about his dying career. He did however confirm something rather interesting about last week’s Observer. Political Editor Toby Helm penned a vainglorious piece about Yeo’s deselection, claiming it was all part of a wider conspiracy to turn back the clocks on Tory modernisation and silence the green agenda:

“It is known that some local Tories in Suffolk dislike Yeo’s enthusiasm for green issues and his support for gay marriage. He is also less strongly Euro-sceptic than some in the party, and makes the argument that the UK’s best interests lie with remaining in the EU.”

The flaws in the piece were immediately obvious. As a former Major minister (of the back to basics variety) Yeo was hardly the poster boy of Dave’s new model army and he only really cares about green issues that feather his nest. Had Helm picked up the phone to anyone in the South Suffolk constituency he would have known the reasons behind the deselection were to do with Yeo’s absenteeism. So who did Toby Helm speak to?

Well Yeo confirmed to Guido last night that he ‘regularly’ plays golf with Toby Helm. How cosy!

Curiously Yeo was an accompanied by a young lady who he introduced to people as his ‘Special Adviser’. Which is an oddity for a backbench MP…


  1. 1
    Hateful says:

    Until he is swinging by the neck from one of those windmills, I don’t want to read another thing about the slimeball

  2. 2
    Best the Yeo Missus doesn't mind the new Spad says:

    The combined cash at bank value for all businesses where Diane holds a current appointment equals £6,403,060, with a combined assets value of £44,349,463 and liabilities of £33,883,348. Roles associated with Diane Yeo within the recorded businesses include: Director, Company Secretary

  3. 3
    All a bit sordid says:

    Yeo is the Tories’ answer to MacShameless

  4. 4
    Nick Ferrari says:

    will no one think of the drowning polar bears in Antarctica?

  5. 5
    Spartacus says:

    another illegitimate yeo child??

  6. 6
    All a bit sordid says:

  7. 7
    Casual Observer 4 says:

    ‘Absolutely no comment to make to you’ : Now there is perhaps scoop quote of the year right there.

    Good work Guido – Clearly doing everything just right at the moment. :-)

  8. 8
    Fair and to the point. says:

    Cocaine N’igella perhaps should have respected her husband instead of being a coke head whore.

    Poor Charles.

  9. 9
    Charles Saatchi says:

    She’ll never work in the baking industry again!!

  10. 10
    The Sun says:

    Any more modern and the Tories might as well call themselves Labour.

  11. 11
    Sorted says:

    I think all environmentalists should find the nearest polar bear and give him a hug.

  12. 12
    Vote UKIP - don't get Heir to Blair says:

    If you have three apples and take two away how many apples have you got left?

    None, the polar bear ate them all.

  13. 13
    Anonymous says:

    “Yeo was an accompanied by a young lady”

    hello hello hello

  14. 14
    The average BBC / Guardian 'journalist' says:

    Thank’s to Global Warming the Arctic Penguin is extinct.

  15. 15
    Sorted says:

    I’ll only believe Yeo is sincere about going green when I see him on an undertakers slab approx. seven days after death.

  16. 16
    bergen says:

    I would have thought the Guardian/Observer in its respect for freedom of information and transperency, would have informed its readers that the writer was a golfing companion of the subject.

  17. 17
    Cherie Blair says:

    Good to know that being an MP’s wife can be so lucrative. Public service deserves rewards.

  18. 18
    Anonymous says:

    Nigella is coming over as a real *itch over the last few months, and she looks so awful, it makes you wonder.

  19. 19
    Anonymous says:

    Yes, i can see how her measuring flour and sugar out on national TV is going to be a real hoot !

  20. 20
    Anonymous says:

    No, its H ELL O.Said in a Leslie Phillips voice !

  21. 21

    Social secretary

  22. 22
    Anonymous says:

    You mean “whom he introduced”.

  23. 23
    "Wee" Lee Bynne says:

    Yes – if you want to be ungrammatical.

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    broderick crawford says:


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    broderick crawford says:


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    broderick crawford says:


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    broderick crawford says:


  28. 28
    Araucaria says:

    A spatchcock spad for a spattlecock.

  29. 29
    Stella says:

    Makes you wonder if Snaatchi is a wifebeater, aye.

  30. 30
    Stella says:

    He must think we’re all green to believe that the dirty bugger.

  31. 31
    Stella says:

    in nine months or so….

  32. 32
    RJ says:

    Why did Yeo’s constituency party elect him in the first place?… A thoroughly despicable man if ever there was one, kids with 3 different women should tell anybody about his unsavoury character and cause honest upstanding citizens to steer a million miles away from him… About a decade ago I saw him standing a few feet away from me aw Wentworth Golf Club during a major event and I was so disgusted that he had been allowed into the course I walked off immediately as people like Yeo should never be allowed on golf courses – no place for cheats at such venues.

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