February 3rd, 2014

Yeo’s Woes are Direct Challenge to PM’s Authority

Well that was a bad judgement call from Downing Street, with Cameron and Osborne spending their political capital hopelessly backing Tim Yeo. Senior Tories are paranoid that this is just the beginning of the de-selection woes and the crack in the dam is rapidly expanding. Associations are going to get a taste for this sort of accountability and direct action. 

No. 10 say the deselection “is a matter for the constituency”, but that’s a funny way of describing a direct challenge to the PM’s authority. While the Chancellor hilariously described Yeo as “politician of principle”, just last week Dave wrote:

“You have served your constituency of South Suffolk for over three decades – a record of which you can be enormously proud. I very much hope that you will be selected to stand as the Conservative representative in this seat again, so that you can fight to continue representing your constituents in the next parliament as you always have done in the past, with tenacity and commitment. Your considerable expertise in rural issues and the environment has been of real benefit to our party and our country. You have always provided a strong voice for the people of South Suffolk and it would be a great loss to your constituents, to parliament, and to the Conservative Party if the South Suffolk Conservative Association did not re-select you so that you can continue providing that steadfast representation.”

The hard-working people of South Suffolk politely disagreed. Let the uprising begin.

UPDATE: 


174 Comments

  1. 1
    Hugh janus says:

    Taxi for Yeo!

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    • 6
      John Smith says:

      Calling it a bad judgement is a bit rich seeing as the crosshairs above didn’t appear until he’d been shot? Seems that others also had their doubts about the result..?

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    • 7
      UKIP or bust says:

      And we still pay the fare.

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    • 13
      Oaf Spotter General says:

      Cameron’s judgment yet again shown to be completely wrong. The man is an oaf.

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      • 16
        The Oaf Society says:

        Withdraw that remark or face action.

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      • 35
        David Cameron says:

        It was not a matter of judgement. I didn’t get where I am today by allowing the grass-roots to take out my loyal supporters in Parliament.

        Yeo was a useful tool. Now those farmers in Suffolk will probably select someone so right-wing that if I ever do get back into power he will be a continual thorn in my side and have to be “neutralised”, rather in the manner I dealt with Liam Fox and am currently dealing with Theresa May.

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      • 51
        Ah! Think says:

        Just a clever ploy. Perhaps that’s why he’s PM, and I’m not.

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    • 67
      A Right Fucking Bastard says:

      If Cameron & Osborne can’t see why this fucking despicable piece of shit has been quite properly given the bullet then they fucking deserve everything they’ve got coming to them.

      Yeo- a fucking vile degenerate troughing fucking cockweasel, trampling all over people’s rights & interests in the name of eco-fucking-mentalism and those cumting windmills.

      When the revolution comes (not the Lefty one, the real one that can’t be far off), I want to be part of the squad that interrogates this spunkbubble after his arrest.

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    • 82
      Wullie Hill says:

      Probably only as far as the Lords. Anyone willing to take a bet?

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    • 109
      Táxpáyér says:

      The message is.

      Local democracy works best.

      Unfortunately that’s not the message that Camoron and other EUSSR/gaia worshippers will be getting.

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      • 150
        Wake me up before you Yeo Yeo says:

        If those two muppets endorsed him, they can’t be trusted with anything. The two red scrotes will be even worse. I despair for the UK.

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  2. 2
    nell says:

    Obviously dave and georgie had a bit of a mad moment. Hopefully now they’ll see the light.

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    • 38
      Ah! Think says:

      Guido needs a different graphic once the bullet has hit the target,

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      • 65
        Bilda Berger says:

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        • 159
          Psyche the Dog says:

          I quite agree with the local committees of political parties should choose their candidate and not central offices of political parties, I bet they get fed up of being told who should stand in a super safe seat. The darlings who the central offices nominate scratch the eyes out of rivals to get jobbies for life constituencies, so you get people who have real knowledge of the area they want to represent, how many in all parties had daddies who were MPs. Geedes this is something that all parties must address, but I fear will not happen.”
          That little comment about the Curse of Cameron, like saying, ” XXXX has my full confidence and backing”, shortly after, they leave with their tails between their legs, maybe Dave is the heir of Gordon not of B’Lair.

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  3. 3
    Sue says:

    Only the decapitation of every social democrat in Cameron’s cabal of Europhiles & troughing eco-loons will do.

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  4. 4
    Raving Loon says:

    Bring on full primaries!

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  5. 5
    M'Banned M'Banned says:

    The French comedian at the centre of the Nicolas Anelka racism row has been banned from entering the UK, the Home Office has said.

    Dieudonne M’bala M’bala had said he would visit the West Bromwich Albion striker, who faces a ban for performing the comic’s “quenelle” gesture.

    The “quenelle” is considered by some to be anti-Semitic.

    The Home Office said it banned individuals if there were “public policy or public security reasons”.

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    • 39
      FFS says:

      Hmmm, can they actually ban EU citizens from travelling to other EU countries?

      If so, why don’t they make more of a habit of it?

      Got a feeling this is going to blow up in May’s face.

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    • 50
      Legal Beagle says:

      That sounds very close to abolishing freedom of speech

      “Public policy”

      Who defines that?

      And this French comedian performed for months last year and this witoiut any public order problem

      After NSA/GCHQ it seems another basic freedom is being suppressed

      PS he is currently performing in Swirzerland where they still believe in freedom

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      • 114
        Blowing Whistles says:

        How many fucking times do I have to correct you, you ‘owned’ spineless shyster blathering legal mouthpiece – it’s “Freedom of Expression” – you rhetoric and jargon bashing deluded twat.

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    • 52
      Owen Paterson says:

      Guido’s blog should be shut down for “public policy reasons”

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    • 167
      Graham says:

      So why do they allow any jihadist spouting Muslim shi (ite) s into the country ? Islamisation of the UK is becoming unstoppable.

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  6. 8
    Lord Stansted says:

    Come Election time, there’ll be a few more “de-selections” – vote UKIP

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    • 43
      Ha Ha I Love it says:

      You can bet your green wellingtons on that!

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      • 66
        Gooey Blob says:

        No, only vote Ukip in seats where Ukip are best placed to beat Labour. If the Tories or Lib Dems are more likely to stop Ed’s hard left party, vote for them instead.

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        • 81
          Ex Tories now UKIP says:

          We don’t care if the loony nerd Miliprat gets in.

          We want LibLabConning gay marriage debt doubling Dave out, whatever the cost.

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          • I dislike socialists intensely says:

            Miliband and Balls will trash and ruin the country if they ever get in
            and by voting UKIP that will happen.

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          • The 90% who dont vote UKIP says:

            Thank you for showing why UKIP supporters are the political equivalent of self-harming, suicide-bombing nutjobs who don’t care how far down the pan the country goes so long as “Dave” gets what’s coming to him.

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          • FFS says:

            Good. I have more and more come to the conclusion that the whole stinking edifice needs to be burnt down to its foundations and started again:

            Police – corrupt like hell, war on drugs just a sham – they are the dealers best buddies, covering up some MPs kiddie fiddling, ending the careers of other MPs when it suits them.

            Parliament – full of foreigners and homos. According to Chris Smith the commons is 15% gay. Not representative at all and full of corruption at every level

            BBC – corrupt and crooked, costing 4x as much as ITV with the same output.

            NHS – not fit for purpose – set up to serve foreign doctors rather than British patients

            Immigration – used to gerrymander the entire corrupt political system

            Charities – corrupt at every level and full of Labour placemen.

            Civil Service – corrupt, self-serving and dishonest

            The British public – 50% corrupt, amoral, money grubbing mental health outpatients thanks to 60 years with no real moral direction shown to the nation by those in power.

            If it takes 5 years of Millband to bring this nation to its knees that might be the starting point we need to resurrect this country from the appalling state it has sunk to.

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          • Let them hang together says:

            As if the Tories give a shit about Britain.

            They are first and foremost an internationalist business party, and more than willing to sell the country out to globalist interests at the drop of a hat.

            Their hostility towards the ordinary English (we’re fat, idle, lazy, thick, stupid, drunk etc… never fcuking good enough for them ) is little better than that of Jackass Straw and Milliwatt.

            So you can shove your party along with your fellow Labour scum and the Lib Dem perverts.

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        • 90
          Vote them all out says:

          What may have started out as a Tory anti-EU protest party has grown beyond that.

          It’s become more like the anti-corrupt British establishment party. So your pleas to do the tories – an integral part of that corrupt British establishment – a favour, are rather falling on deaf ears.

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          • Get real says:

            And Nigel Farage, millionaire former-City trader, now a career politician who has been busy enojoying the pay and expenses of his Brussels sinecure for the past 15 years, isn’t part of the “corrupt British establishment”? ROFL.

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          • Anonymous says:

            Pardon?
            Can’t heaar you.

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          • Get Real yourself toryboy says:

            Farage made his money doing a real job, not being a politico.

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          • FFS says:

            Here’s a clue. Farage made his money BEFORE becoming a politician, not during or after.

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  7. 9
    Even the homophobes here should find this funny says:

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    • 21
      Faux Phobias says:

      A homophobe would be someone who is afraid of the genus Homo, or perhaps at a pinch, accepting poetic licence, Homo sapiens.

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      • 54
        A narcissist says:

        It’s from the Greek ὁμός, ‘same’, so presumably it’s fear of being the same. The proper name for fear of homosexuals would be cinaedophobia, from κίναιδος, a homosexual. But you can’t go back and correct words that have been invented already.

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        • 138
          Jimmy says:

          “One can tell it is a phoney word, (invented by the homosexual lobby), because the first half of the word “homo” has a Latin root, while the second half “phobia” has a Greek root…Anyone who uses it, is uneducated.”

          [demetri marchessini, lemon party spokesman on gay sex and presumably opponent of television]

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    • 92
      Vote them all out says:

      Is ‘homophobe’ one of those makey uppey words used to brow beat people into accepting things they really don’t agree with?

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  8. 10

    The only wind policy Dave seems to have is flatulence.

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  10. 12
    WelshRacer says:

    If there is one thing you never do with a local Conservative constituency organisation

    is tell them

    how wonderful their MP is
    what a good job he/she is doing
    how awful it would be to deselect them

    because the response is likely to be in the shape of the Churchill V sign……. reversed.

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    • 17
      Lord Stansted says:

      That Cameron actually thinks Yeo was doing a fine job shows how much the idiot is out of touch.

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      • 172
        Fly on the wall says:

        That is because they are both in the ‘windmill industry’. All (both) in it together…

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  11. 14
    Rickytshirt says:

    I very much doubt this would have happened without the threat of Ukip upsetting the apple cart at the GE. Not to detract from Guido’s hard won scalp, of course.

    Who’s the next wet for deselection?

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  12. 18
    Gordon Brown says:

    I did wish Tim well the other day.

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  13. 20
    The British Public says:

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  14. 22
    Ed Burke says:

    And another one bites the dust…

    But hardly a challenge to the PM.

    While the Boy George’s language may have been a little foolish,like Yeo or not (not, obvs) I don’t think they had a choice but to offer public support to a senior member of their Parliamentary party. Knowing full well that most Assocs would ignore them entirely – it’s just what we do.

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  15. 23
    M102 says:

    No mention here of Handycock jumping ship this afternoon?

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    • 36
      Lard Everard says:

      LibDems = Limpets.

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      • 83
        VftS says:

        He didn’t jump ship. He did a deal with his limpDum chums. He still gets to attend all the relevant meetings, but “will not have a vote”.
        And the local party are keeping him as ward candidate at the next council elections.
        (follow Guido’s link above right to The News. And read the comments)

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  16. 26

    Yeo wasn’t properly backed by PM – his endorsement came two weeks after postal ballot and many South Suffolk Tories told me that it seemed like a “form letter” suggesting that he “had to write it but didn’t believe it.”

    Yeo also wasn’t deselected for his green views, he was deselected (as Guido rightly points out) because he is in Sandwich playing golf (or Cairo!) and is invisible in the constituency. Telling that one local journo tweeted that he would never answer the phone unless he wanted something in the paper, then expected hacks to jump to it.

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  17. 27
    Cymro oddi ar y llinell says:

    I am a man of principle: but I have others….

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  18. 29
    Lord Stansted says:

    Yeo’s departure still not reached the Daily Telegraph. They’re going on and on about someone called Philip Seymour Hoffman. WTF?

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  19. 31
    Casual Observer 6 says:

    The break down figures must have been pretty damning for Yeo.

    The CCHQ positive briefings suggesting this was going to be a close call demonstrate the truly shoddy state that Cameron’s leadership is in.

    Come on Dave, you have 35 mins left to do something awesome today and demonstrate that the critics are wrong and the tax payer is getting the very best value for money in paying your wage.

    Cut awesome – just come out in support of the local association and grass roots. You could win some votes back off of Nigel if you did that…

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  20. 32
    Kipper Tie says:

    I am con – siderably more elictable than Yeo

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  21. 33

    Boris 4 South Suffolk?

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  22. 41
    Blowing Donkey Whistles says:

    Unbelievably poor judgement by Dave if he genuinely means those words of support for Yeo. How can he keep on missing public sentiment by such a wide mark? Everyone knew Yeo was a troughing cnut. If you get deselected its because you’re a cnut and people who vote for you think you’re a cnut.

    He’s doing all he can to fcuk up the Tories chances for 2015. Fortunatley for him Millitwat seems to be fcking everything up for Labour in far more spectacular fashion.!

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    • 47
      Paniagua V5.1 says:

      Yeah, Its like Cameron works for the left and Miliband works for the right.

      What the hell gives?

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    • 57
      Legal Beagle says:

      When you look at his friends and collaborators on trial you know where

      Cameron has more than a problem of “bad judgment”

      He is surrounded by crooks and takes advice from the brazen gangster Blair

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    • 89
      liblabcon grand coalition to hold onto power? says:

      Yeah, if one were a cynic one would think the liblabcon are angling for a grand coalition in 2015 to lend their joint high treason an air of democratic legitimacy. A liblabcon grand coalition to ram through their EU political union agenda.

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      • 105
        Vote them all out says:

        Wouldn’t surprise me in the least. A Government of National Unity or some such self proclaimed bollocks to disguise the final smashing of democracy.

        The corrupt political class are determined to ram through their pro-EU, pro eff-nick replacement policies regardless of what the native population think.

        The only question is are they being bribed or blackmailed to do so, and by whom.

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        • 170
          Graham says:

          All instructions for the destruction of the UK come from Obersturmbahnfuhrer Merkel through her glove puppets Barroso and van Rompuy. It’s Germany winning WW3 without firing a single bullet.

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    • 139
      Blowing Whistles says:

      Indeed BDW – so the people out there in the region have at last started to take back some control. Nice moniker there; should have thought of it myself … oh but then again you are not in front of BW are you al la Guido’s mantra?

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      • 149
        Blowing Donkey Whistles says:

        Have you never blown a donkey whistle? It much like a vuvuzela only slightly smaller!

        If I was blowing from behind would that not be tromboning? Better ask our bum sex crazed PM for clarification.

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        • 169
          Blowing Whistles says:

          BDW – your either in front of BW (which you are not) or you’re way behind. But hey keep up the blowing – ‘cos Whistleblowers are now becoming a force to be reckoned with.

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  23. 42
    Ah! Think says:

    It’s about time Sally sent another #*innocent face*

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  24. 45
    Revenge says:

    Time for an ethnic muslim female lesbian candidate to be imposed on South Suffolk by Central Office, methinks.

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  25. 46
    Yeo oh heavo oh says:

    Nice for Yeo he will have more time to fly to more foreign golf courses, hoped his 30 years of networking has helped him to get a job, surely Camoron can give him a nice job, in the greenery of the EU corruption.

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  26. 48
    Lost in the wilderness. says:

    There are some great grass root Conservatives that could kick the shit out of the incumbants in so many of their ‘safe’ seats. Cameron should try to sieze back the missed initiative and re energise his party by promoting the produtive ‘young guns’. Else he will be the Last dead duck standing. Gove is an asset but where is the great leader’s backing in the face of media/labour attacks? Shuffling/mumbling in a dark corner is where he can be be found. A great time to bury Labour and he is nowhere to be seen.

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    • 86
      lojolondon says:

      Yes, but the people you describe are properly Conservative. So they will tell him to get stuffed when it comes to Europe, HS2, windmills and all sorts of things – they will do what their constituents and voters request and demand, and who will shovel all the rubbish through parliament then?? Dave wants yes-men to toe the party line, not do-gooders who want to represent their constituents best interests!!

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  27. 53
    Sue says:

    In this post democratic age crooks like Yeo are impossible to flush.

    He will be back as a Lord at the helm of some super-eco-loon-quango.

    They will again laugh in our faces.

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  28. 60
    Little Johnny B13COW says:

    The Yeos have it: the Yeos have it.

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  29. 61
    The British media are cunts says:

    Female BBC reporter on Radio 5 showed her utter hatred for Gove. Even the BBC seemed embarrassed by her rabid reporting.

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  30. 62
    lojolondon says:

    Shows how out of touch Cameron is – to believe he rated Yeo and say that he represented his constituents. Cameron is next (let’s hope) because we want a conservative government with a Conservative PM.

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  31. 62
    Harridan Harmanhater says:

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  32. 68
    LibDems says:

    We don’t deselect our MPs. We accept that they are all hypocrical corrupt lying deviants and weirdos. But since all LibDems are like that, what would be the point of change?

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  33. 69
    Owen Jones says:

    He just had to be a Tory !

    Conservative councillor denies repeatedly beating woman http://dlvr.it/4rQdc0

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  34. 71
    P l e b says:

    How much will his ‘loss of office’ payoff be?

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  35. 72
    Ah! the score says:

    World Cup Pub Opening Ban Overruled By PM

    Who gave him the authority?

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  36. 73
    Ed Twelvety Balls says:

    I have been watching Sesame Street. Today I learned about the letters P and L. I also learned about the number 6, which is one less than 4.

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    • 91
      This is a contrived story to help Cameron look cool says:

      Today we learned about F and U, followed by C and K and then O, F, and F.

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  37. 84
    Prime Minister David Cameron says:

    We must aggressively and robustly Frack, even in urban areas, such as school playing fields and parks.

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  39. 94
    Ed Dafty, LimpDim MP, Climate Change Chieftain says:

    LIES. ALL LIES.

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    • 142
      The Chinese Communist Party says:

      You fookeen ryin engrish bas’ard!

      You tewl us we kiwl crimate we take over wor’d with communism!

      We try kiwl crimate, rot of co2, cost rot of money – we no kiwl crimate!

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  40. 96
    Gordon Brown says:

    Best wishes to Tim Yeo and his upcoming battle to avoid deselection, something I myself could never be subject to, as I am beloved.

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  41. 101
    Anonymous says:

    Cameron and Osborne were ill advised to support Yeo he was a gonna once Guido gave all and sundry the griff,these MPs of all parties just dont get it,when McIntosh spoke in the HOC defence questions she was cheered,this for a woman who has said she will stand against the Tory candidate at the next election.Yeo neednt worry he will have a parliamentary pension of approx 52k a year courtesy of us.Dughber shouldnt be crowing about this either giving to number of troughers and useless Hunts in the Labour PLP,Riordan,Munn and and the ginger minger from Salford spring to mind.

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  42. 104
    1984centric says:

    I suppose it’s too much to hope for the Tories to self-destruct as the Republicans are doing in the states, with a loony-right fringe terrifying their politicians and driving them into unelectability…

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  43. 110
    P l e b says:

    ‘Lobbying will be the next big political scandal.’ So said Cameron, apparently.

    Let’s hope for more leaks before 2015, such as Paterson with Monsanto (GM) and other pro-fracking Tory MPs with their oil cronies

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    • 137
      Cake and won't eat it says:

      How come Eco loons trust the government funded scientists over man made global warming yet in the same breath say the scientists are 100% wrong about fracking and GM crops?

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  44. 111
    Anonymous says:

    Was Philip Seymour Hoffman a methodone actor?

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  45. 115
    ASA invent the law says:

    This Mark Wallace chap is wrong. He assumes that people who are opposed to windmills spring up everywhere are not environmentally minded.

    Nothing could be further from the truth.

    I actually care passionately for the environment and for that reason I hate it being destroyed by these giant windmills. I also detest rich people getting even richer while ordinary people have to pay more for their electricity for these windmills. I

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  46. 116
    Facesitter says:

    In the local Anglia TV News its been claimed for a while Yeo was being deselected because he voted in favour of gay marriage against his local party’s view on the subject.

    So the small minded homophobic bigots have won in this case

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    • 136
      STFU Gay Mafia says:

      Gay mafioso — and he likes face sitting as well — what a disgusting perv

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    • 146
      Chris Smith says:

      Oooh yeah bigot. Love that word.

      I’d love a nice big bigot thrust up my bum. Bum bum bum. Ooooh yeah. It’s all I think about, having my bum pierced by strangers. Oh god yeah. I’ve got HIV from being bummed by strangers but I don’t care I just love it. Right up the shitter, hard. Me and a few blokes down in the local woods.

      You shouldn’t think badly about us because we are gay. I mean, if you heard there was a bunch of blokes gang fucking a woman they had just met in the woods and they all got HIV because of it you’d be perfectly sympathetic right?

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    • 158
      Suck it up Adolf says:

      Don’t you just hate democracy, eh?

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  47. 121
    Voice of Treason says:

    There is something going on at the Tory party grass roots if they are de-selecting their candidates, against Cameron’s wishes and support, I think we should be told.

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  48. 126
    Little Nell says:

    In this case it would seem to be over the small matter of trousering big wads of cash from Green Energy Firms while pretending to be neutral on the matter as the Chairman of the Parliamentary Committee involved with Green Energy Standards, etc. The apparent Hypocrisy obviously was just too much. I have no doubt that we will see him in that other place soon ,pocketing £ 300 hundred pounds a day of our money, mark my words the gravy train has not seen the last of Tim.

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  49. 131
    Just wonderin' says:

    Has anyone thought about his human rights?

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  50. 148
    Fish says:

    I see that there is an update above; a tweet from someone called Michael Dugher

    I was just wondering, is he someone important? Is he someone who we should be taking notice of and looking out for his future utterances?

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  51. 171
    Nemisis says:

    He’s such an obnoxious, arrogant twat that the Tories will be better for being without.

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