WATCH: Bilderberg Lizard Ken Clarke Answers Urgent Question

On fine form…

WATCH: Sky News: Tim Yeo Reported to Met Police

Via @liarpoliticians

FLASHBACK: Watch Guido v Yeo on Newsnight

On Newsnight back in 2010, Guido accused disgraced Tim Yeo of using House of Commons banqueting facilities to wine and dine a group of environmental investors, while at the same time raising money for AFC Energy, a company of which he is the chairman. “That’s an absolutely outrageous allegation” came his particularly amusing reply. Three years later, mixing politics and business comes back to haunt him…

WATCH: Alex Jones Meltdown on Sunday Politics

TV gold.

Watch: Tim Yeo Stung By Sunday Times
Offered To Be £7,000-a-Day Advocate and Lobby Government

It’s all over for Tim Yeo. The Energy and Climate Change select committee chairman has been stung by the Sunday Times, offering to become a paid advocate for a fake firm for £7,000-a-day.

“The reporters approached Yeo posing as representatives of a solar energy company offering to hire him as a paid advocate to push for new laws to boost its business for a fee of £7,000 a day. He told them he could commit to at least one day a month, despite the fact that he already held four private jobs and was in negotiations to take a further two. Setting out what he could offer, the MP said: “If you want to meet the right people, I can facilitate all those introductions and I can use the knowledge I get from what is quite an active network of connections.” Asked if that extended to government figures, Yeo replied: “Yes.” The House of Commons code of conduct forbids members from acting as paid advocates, including by lobbying ministers. Yeo also said he could help them by guiding them on submitting evidence to his own committee, which he described as “a good way of getting your stuff on the map”.”

Confirming what we knew all along: Yeo is one of parliament’s most shameless Honorable Members. Guido has hunted him for years, you can read all this blog’s stories on Yeo here. Westminster is for sale…

UPDATE: Funny that he mentions his “active network”, on Newsnight a couple of years ago Guido accused Yeo of of abusing his position as an MP to facilitate a green investment network. He threatened to sue…

Mercer Feared Guido Would Get Him Again
Wet Blanket Standards Commissioner Least of Crook’s Worries

As disgraced cash-for-questions Tory Patrick Mercer plotted his dodgy Fiji deal, there was one thing concerning him above all else:

“Do you know the website Guido Fawkes? Guido Fawkes will be all over this. Like a dose of clap. He really will. Trying to find out where the corruption is in it.”

He wasn’t worried about being caught by the Parliamentary Standards Commissioner, he was worried about Guido. This blog uncovered Mercer at it with lobbyists in 2011, when he took £10,000 from a security company and sponsored a pass for its Managing Director. The authorities did nothingThe warning signs were there, the complaint went in, but the corruption continued…

By the admission of a crooked MP, the rules are so weak that an Honourable Member thinking of taking cash for questions or selling amendments to lobbyists dismisses the threat of reprimand. Guido and the rest of the free press are the only ones guarding the guardians. As someone, somewhere once said: sunlight is the best disinfectant…

WATCH: Scottish Tory Leader Car Crash Interview

Not the finest hour for the Scottish Tory leader Ruth Davidson. Asked about referendums and leadership challenges the former BBC journalist seems to have forgotten her TV training. Fairly painful viewing…

WATCH: ConHome Executive Editor Plays ITV’s The Chase

“Head of media relations and archaeologist”… 

WATCH: Miliband Dodges Tax Question

He says that Labour will pay tax on their dividends, but that wasn’t the question was it Ed? The key point is that John Mills avoids paying tax himself by giving the money to the party in shares. For some […]

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WATCH: Boris Thanks Coulson for the “Career Advice”

And sticks it to Dave, who he is “absolutely increasingly confident” will win in 2015. He sounds it…[…]

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WATCH: ‘Anonymous’ Launch Operation EDL

“We will begin the systematic and comprehensive dissemination of your cult. We will further expose your falsities and your attempts to censor, to your members, to the British public, and to the world as a whole. You will fall, we

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WATCH: Clifford in Court

Just what did he mean by “never asking for anybody’s birthday certificate”?

UPDATE: Max has pleaded not guilty to 11 counts of indecent assault.[…]

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