February 12th, 2014

Peter Lilley Puts Tim Yeo on His Little List

Benefit offenders, sponging socialists and young ladies who get pregnant to jump the housing queue, now Peter Lilley can add chairmen of Energy and Climate Change select committees to his little list. Lilley lost it with Tim Yeo when he interrupted his tough questioning of scientist Dr Emily Shuckburgh yesterday:

Worth reading Gallery Guido’s take for more:

“We had a masterclass in passive aggressive responses from Emily Shuckburgh of the Royal Meteorological Society. Her winsome smile, her quiet, disbelieving giggle, her cosy chuckling with allies in the room, her manner of explaining something really, really difficult to a seven-year-old. And almost effortlessly constructing answers just wide enough of the question to confuse the issue, the audience and the questioners.”

Tim Yeo never would be missed, he never would be missed…


  1. 1
    Ah! ????? says:

    LOST It??

    When I lose it people know about it


  2. 4
    The 21st Century says:

    “This plugin is not supported.”


  3. 5
    JH322049234-05324 says:

    Cracks are beginning to show, aren’t they?

    When the watermelon mafia need to resort to this, the end is near.

    Time to move on.


  4. 6
    Skeleton Bob says:

    Has she ever thought of becoming a Liblabcon politician?


  5. 7
    Huhne’s retarded love child Davey says:

    There is no reason for having Cabinet Select committees if they cannot get a simple straight answer, to a simple straight question. Yes Lilley may have let his frustrations show and lost it but the chairman/committee are not fit for purpose and should be scrapped.


    • 64
      Anonymous says:

      Well, as a liblabcon politician he may have just had a brief inkling of what it’s been like for the rest of us for the last 40 odd years.

      As they say, he can dish it out, but he can’t take it.


    • 86
      Ancient Seafarer says:

      As was noted yesterday, Yeo, having been deselected and no longer eligible for further rides on the gravy train, is now pursuing a personal ‘scorched earth’ policy against the government. This explains his his crass idiocy so blatantly on display in this meeting.

      En passant, is not refusing to answers questions from Select Committee members considered as contempt of Parliament (punishable by a considerable stretch within the walls and at her Majesty’s pleasure)?


    • 102
      Maximus says:

      If it isn’t it should be. We’d need to start by despatching that little poison dwarf.


      • 115
        Taking he piss out of decent hard working people watch says:

        Yeo the chairman of this committee and Vaz he chairman of another. Are they having a fucking laugh ?


  6. 8
    Practical Historian says:

    The vast increase in wood burning from the couple of million UK citizens in 1287 caused terrible storms on the south coast.



    • 18

      Population was c. 4.5 million by 1300. It was worse than we thought. And they weren’t citizens, they were subjects, just like we are.


    • 19
      Bill Quango MP/5 says:

      The terrible winter of 1577 was caused by man made global warming and time travel.


    • 105
      Maximus says:

      Recent flooding caused by the current bourgeois fashion for wood stoves – for an outer warm glow to go with the warm fuzzy feeling, that only the exceedingly guilt-ridden and only slightly less stupid could possibly derive from saving the planet from plant food while simultaneously killing every fucking tree to do it.


      • 116
        Anonymous says:

        The current fashion is driven by the fact logs are just about the only thing not being taxed or subsidised by this climate mad government that will give off any heat.


  7. 10
    Skeleton Bob says:

    “And almost effortlessly constructing answers just wide enough of the question to confuse the issue, the audience and the questioners.”

    Sounds just like PMQs.


  8. 12
    Ah! suspect says:

    We won’t find any Tories whishing Tony Benn ill. Get well old leftie.


  9. 13
    Casual Observer 6 says:

    Quite strong words – one hopes they make it into the record.

    Clear conflict of interest from a disgraced chair.

    The Global Warming argument is a crock of shit, always has been, and those who have an interest in keeping the sham going should simply have their funding cut.

    Why this did not happen when the fraud that was climate research at Uni East Anglia was revealed a few years back is a mystery.


    • 66

      I used to think that the select committee system was a good way of getting more out our parliamentary system and that was broadly true in their earlier days.

      Now it has become a way for the parliamentary system to get more out of us.

      Like Quangos, they are-being/have-already-been misused towards the exact opposite of their purpose of foundation.


  10. 14
    Aardvark says:

    The ‘scientist’ is a fucking liar. The smile, the feminine look of dumb submission – hiding another creep, scamming money and power.
    What evil these people do.


  11. 20
    A voice crying in the wilderness says:

    I think it should be fairly obvious by now that God fearing UKIP councillor Silvester has got a better grasp on the weather than all the court climate scientists put together.


  12. 24
    Casual Observer 6 says:

    Some other news before the ‘Lame Duck’ edition of PMQs:

    i) Mark Carney has demonstrated that his ability to set even short term monetary policy is compromised as he rolls back the tie of interest rate rises to unemployment. Good that someone has spoken to this economically illiterate fucktard, but really: Is this Canadian worth the money the public pay ?

    ii) NHS recommending Statins for all. This is a con. There is a practice in veterinary medicine where vet’s will prescribe Statins to pets in order to squeeze cash from concerned pet owners – the pretext will be tenuous waffle about preventing heart disease. Statin’s have pretty much zero effect on people without heart condition, and do not act as preventive, only being effective in those with an existing condition: That is also questionable. This does help make money for the companies which produce the drugs though.

    – Who in government at the moment might have a link to a pharma company which produces this type of drug ?


    • 40
      Man on the Trans-Siberian Railway says:

      I got on the wrong train in Moscow and now I’m going too far, too fast and in completely the wrong direction.
      Now I know how it feels to be a post-Keynesian.


    • 43
      Privatise the BBC says:

      I get the feeling Carney was forced down this nonsensical road of forward guidance to follow fashion.
      It’s pointless and self defeating, stop it now.


      • 93
        Ancient Seafarer says:

        Anyone checked if he has the right work/residence visa(s). As a Goldybogsox plant, it would be a good idea to put him and his family back on the next plane to Canada. They have already done far too much damage to this country and we can manage quite well without them.


    • 44

      Hypertension puts a strain on the heart and not the reverse. It is also a cause of strokes, aneurysms and other varied problems.

      Any decent person who sees a Labour politician on TV, or in real life, is at risk of hypertension.


    • 55
      Hah! says:

      The statins con is outrageous. Someone needs to look into who is getting the brown envelope for this recommendation.


      • 76
        Ah! don't think so says:

        Without statins I would have died years ago. That I am typing this is sufficient evidence for me that they work. Now most statins are out of patent, can’t see where the brown envelopes are going. Only downside is that now I’m unlikely to die of a heart attack, my final demise is going to cost the NHS, ie. you.


    • 71
      Economist says:

      Mark Carney should be sterilised

      Oh sorry

      I mean QE13 should be sterilised

      Otherwise it’s Weimar


  13. 26
    Ffyon says:

    Has anyone seen my Willie?


  14. 30
    Ancient mariner says:

    Just saw the first albatross of spring.


  15. 33
    Ed Moribund says:

    Only high taxation and socialism can prevent flooding.


    • 38
      Former head of the Environment Agency says:

      Not if I attach a limpit mine to each and every pumping station.


      • 39
        The European Union says:

        You’re only allowed to do that becuase we told you to do it !.

        Don’t ever forget we are the most powerfull Government in Europe and set 70% of your laws.


  16. 36
    Marius the Giraffe, victim witness statement before being shot says:

    … and then Herman placed his hand on my rump and said ‘Don’t worry Marius, this is all for a greater EU’. I felt dirty…


  17. 37
    The British media are cunts says:

    Is Tony Benn about to croack it? I’ve still got a bottle of champers left from Mongdela’s death. Bring it on lefties.


    • 48
      JH322049234-05324 says:

      While I won’t celebrate his death, it does foster an interesting question.

      When Tony Benn dies, who will be the most highly respected left winger in this country?

      I can’t think of a single left winger who could be honestly said to be ‘respected’.

      Terrifying, isn’t it? For the left, I mean.


      • 59

        Frank Field? The man told to think the unthinkable over benefits then unceremoniously dumped from Labour’s inner darkness back into the light when he did?


        • 70
          Socialism is a severe mental illness says:

          Field is a good one. He once suggested unruly antisocial (read: ‘chav’) council tenants should be housed in steel boxes, because steel boxes are about the only thing the underclass wouldn’t be able to smash up.

          Labour missed a trick not making Field their leader.


        • 91
          JH322049234-05324 says:

          Yeah, Field possibly… although as mentioned his own circle despise him for suggesting something vaguely reality-based.

          The question is, who do the left respect the most?

          They have almost got to the event horizon of self-loathing where even their own are consumed.


      • 62
        Hah! says:

        I’m thought i’d be hilarious by naming a football left winger, but try as I might, I can’t think of one worth a mention.
        A premiership full of foreigners has seen to that.


    • 51
      Ah! dear says:

      Benn is only ill. You are sick


    • 73
      Axe The Telly Tax & Religion & Kill All Eco-loons says:

      The only thing he was proved right about was the EU, on everything else he was proved wrong.


      • 77
        C.O.Jones says:

        Respect for a politician should not be based on their adherence to their principles.

        It should be based on their achievements in office.

        Benn was a senior Labour MP that held high office and did nothing significant to warrant any attention. He was another useless politician whose time in office was typified by achieving little or nothing of significant merit.


        • 87
          Jack says:

          Actually Benn was one of the architects of the de industrialastion of Britain

          And one of the main causes of Britain having to go cap in hand to the IMF

          Because of his neo Soviet policies

          He and his union chums (some of whom were paid by Moscow) did irreparable damage to the industrial fabic of Britain


          • C.O.Jones says:

            Too true Jack.

            Then he foisted the rest of his family on us. Generation after generation. Another lineage started.


  18. 41
    Privatise the BBC says:

    Global warming religion being exposed for the scam it is then being shielded from the harshness of scientific rigour by a soon to be ex-politician.
    Time’s up.


  19. 45
    A man who loves his job. And himself. says:


    • 50
      JH322049234-05324 says:

      On film?

      As opposed to where?

      What proportion of this man’s life does not involve pushing his face into a camera?


      • 83
        UKIP or bust says:

        Or photo’s of him into ours. Enough already. Just the text will do. I am sick of seeing his disingenuous and smarmy, fatuous face.


    • 58
      Admiring himself in his £2,500 suit, Chuka Umunna says:

      Me me me me me me meeeeeeee! Me me me me me me meeeeeeee! Me me me me me me meeeeeeee! Me me me me me me meeeeeeee! Me me me me me me meeeeeeee! Me me me me me me meeeeeeee! ME ME ME ME ME ME ME ME ME ME ME MEEEEEEEEEEE!! ME ME ME ME ME ME ME ME ME ME ME MEEEEEEEEEEE!! ME ME ME ME ME ME ME ME ME ME ME MEEEEEEEEEEE!! ME ME ME ME ME ME ME ME ME ME ME MEEEEEEEEEEE!!


    • 75
      Mandy from Moscow says:

      What a pleb

      If you are going to be a con artist

      You need to sow some class like me


    • 96
      Ancient Seafarer says:

      Who cares what this little shyte is up to on a daily basis – and usually in full (dark brown) colour?


  20. 60
    Anonymous says:

    Damning as Lilley is part of the same generation as Yeo. They have been colleagues for decades. Lilley must absolutely loathe him. Who doesn’t?


    • 67
      Hah! says:

      Yet, Lilley has always remained within the Tory fold.
      Job, perks and party before country every single time.


      • 78
        Hansard reporter says:

        Lilley started straight under Maggie

        Then got bent during the general collapse of honesty under Blair


  21. 63



  22. 65
    chris says:

    Has anyone seen this, allegedly from an EA ‘Whistle blower’.

    If true, what could be the consequences – would be great if Guido and pals could dig a little deeper..


    The email reads:

    “Dear Inside the EA,

    First of all, please can I ask that you keep my identity anonymous. What I am about to expose could lead to me losing my job.

    I have been following your blog for the last few months. You make some truthful claims but they are only the tip of the iceberg. I have been working for the Environment Agency as a team leader for six years. Your last post on political hypocrisy is what has prompted this email. I can give you the evidence you need showing senior managers in the South West conspiring with Labour MPs to discredit this government over the past two to three years, which I believe have made the floods far worse than they otherwise would have been. The MPs involved are: xxxxx (edited out for legal reasons – Labour MPs based in South West towns and cities)

    I need your assurance you will remove any personal identifiers.

    Let me know if this is of interest to you”

    An unelected government body is “colluding” with the opposition party to dislodge a governing party. Surely not!


    • 72
      Is it that Labour Gayer from Exeter (and the METO)? says:

      There are only three cities in the South West. Exeter. Plymouth and Truro. All Land to the East and North is the West country.


    • 74
      Socialism is a severe mental illness says:

      “An unelected government body is “colluding” with the opposition party to dislodge a governing party. Surely not!”

      As you suggest, it’s not a surprise to anyone – except to David Cameron, who really should have put all the names onto a P45 list way before the last general election.


    • 82
      Hansard reporter says:

      This person should be summoned to give evidence to the Parliamentary Committee

      GCHQ can find out who he is

      We are witnessing the breakdown of Government FFS


      • 98
        Ancient Seafarer says:

        Which of the current batch of committee chairpersons do you think will be honest enough to allow him/her a fair hearing? Better off talking to Guido or Private Eye.


  23. 79

    Photo in the Mail of Chris Smith with his arm outstretched and index finger extended.


    Environment Agency chairman Lord Smith visited the Somerset Levels on Friday, when he pointed out where all the water was
    :-D :-D :-D :-D :-D :-D :-D :-D :-D :-D :-D :-D :-D :-D


  24. 84
    Axe The Telly Tax & Religion & Kill All Eco-loons says:

    Come on eco-loons what is going to happen next to the British weather?

    40 years ago after a few cold snowy winters in the 70s we were headed for a new ice age.

    20 years ago after a few hot summers in the late 80s/early 90s we were headed to become like the Sahara desert.


  25. 85
    Anonymous says:

    How long before: ‘If unwise enough to invest in property affected by flooding fallout, one only has oneself to blame’, becomes: ‘If unwise enough to invest in property affected by fly-fracking fallout, one only has oneself to blame’ ?


  26. 99
    Gordon McMental's one achievemnt says:

    young ladies who get pregnant to jump the housing queue

    Labour spent £1 billion of our money on this problem. Then in 2007, McMental announced that pregnant teenagers would not be getting a council flat. They would be going into a hostel with other pregnant teenagers. By 2012 the teenage pregnancy rate was at its lowest since 1969. Well done, McMental. Your sole achievement, though some say the result had more to do with your recession than your announcement.


    • 107

      The motive was to breed a class of sub human, benefit dependent, labour voting fodder ,something that has from their point of view been a resounding success!


    • 110

      McMental only announced that the pregnant scrubbers would no longer get council flats when he realised they would be needed for the next wave of mass immigration.


  27. 113
    Jimmy says:

    There has been no further increase in his temperature for 24 hours therefore this story is a hoax.


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