January 17th, 2014

Another Tim Yeo Lobbying Scandal

Scrapbook have got hold of a letter sent on behalf of Tim Yeo to all members of South Suffolk Conservative Association, begging them not to deselect the poor hard done by lamb:

Not only do the rules state that campaigning is not allowed, how did Sir Kenneth Carlile get hold of the addresses of all the members? Guido has a surprise for troubled Tim later…


  1. 1
    kenneth clarke says:

    kenneth carlisle

  2. 2
    Lord Loinwash says:

    Yesterday’s men.

  3. 3
    D$ says:

    Breach of the Data Protection Act ?

  4. 4
    asiaseen says:

    Clarke, Carlisle, what’s in a name? They both begin with C so must be interchangeable.

    • 12
      Stan says:

      Lets just settle on Hunt

    • 16
      Psyche the Dog says:

      Fawksey has changed it but it was noted too busy wanting to boot into Ken Clarke

    • 28
      Sid Viscous says:

      I expect this chap thinks it’s important: “Clarke James Carlisle (born 14 October 1979) is an English former footballer who played as a defender and was chairman of the Professional Footballers’ Association.”

      Vote UKIP.

  5. 5
    Anonymous says:

    Errrr Kenneth Carlisle :-))

  6. 6
    Too fast? says:

    Passing off.

  7. 7
    Stan says:

    One troughing fake Tory defends another shocker.

  8. 9
    WoRaft Chihuahua says:

    Carlisle is an idiot to involve Wyken in this. His wife has built that name in to a much-loved brand which the Country Life set adore and support with their custom. These are the same people, like the good folk of Clare, who loathe Tim’s windmills.

    He should at least have had enough sense to use un-headed paper and write in his personal capacity rather than putting the business in conflict with his own customers.

    But what has it to do with Kenneth Clarke?

  9. 10
    Fly on the wall says:

    Wouldn’t it be luvverly if all those who received this mendacious letter returned it whence it came with “I refer you to Arkell v Pressdram” scribbled across the top!?

  10. 11
    Sherlock H says:

    Something fishy with that missing kid. Story doesn’t add up. Time for waterboarding.

  11. 13
    General Pinochet says:

    How many pesos did Senor ‘Yo’ have to part with for that desperate plea. Back in Chile, in the good old days, you never got anywhere without bribing someone…………either that or you disappeared!

    Viva El Presidente Farage…………down with Van Rompuy! Viva la revolution!

  12. 15
    A Leading HoC Trougher says:

    RULES , RULES they are only for little people to comply with,
    just like paying Income Tax, which applies to everyone else
    except us…..

    Now when are we going to get our over due 15% increase
    salary ? Which is much more important than this piddling
    little matter of stupid rules…..

  13. 20
    Ziggy says:

    If this individual is re-selected then is this a formal statement by the Tory party on MP’s ethics?

  14. 22
    gra smi says:

    Get him out! Get him out! Set the dogs on him! Countermand that last order they are already devouring him.

  15. 23
    melvin says:

    If I were Yeo’s Association Chairman, I would be screaming blue murder about the release of membership data, both to Yeo and CCHQ and the Party Chairman.

    Unless of course the Chairman is pro-Yeo?

  16. 24
    Tory Hackette says:

    As a Tory party constituency officer I know how the re-selection process works. The ‘clique’ of 30 people the letter refers to will be the Executive Committee who refused to rubber stamp his re-selection. Executive Committees have representatives from each branch, association officers (elected by the full membership) and councillors. They are the people who do all the work and are in contact with the electorate. They run functions to raise money, write and deliver leaflets, recruit and maintain members and knock on doors and speak to the general public. If these people are unhappy with him he is in trouble. Under the rules the MP can send out one letter to all members through the association. Quite clearly the Data Protection act has been breached in this case.

    • 25
      NE Frontiersman says:

      Was Sir Kenneth Carlisle himself possibly approved in his time by one of these small caucuses he now finds so unrepresentative?

    • 26
      Gone UKIP says:

      And what is going to be done about it? Nothing. The smell of fear and desperation coming from all elected Tories is delicious.

  17. 29
    nick says:

    Isn’t Yeo Millibands brother in law and a friend of Heuhne?

  18. 30
    Edinburgh Skanky Shitty says:


  19. 32
    fjpickett says:

    “campaigning is not allowed”

    Although he did manage to send all the members a Christmas card this year, the first time for most of them…

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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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