Yeo fibbed his way through an interview with Channel 4 News last night, telling viewers with a straight face that he was booted out because of his views on gay marriage. Anyone who has ever been to Suffolk knows that is his most laughable spin yet – you can’t throw a quiche in Aldeburgh without hitting four interior designers. They kicked him out because he was a useless, arrogant toad.
Cameron, Osborne, Gove, May, Poulter, Ruffley, Coffey – your boy took one hell of a beating.
Dave resisted temptation to stick the boot into Arnie Graf at PMQs today, though Alec Shelbrooke’s question was amusing nonetheless. Labour are trying to kick back at the story with references to Lynton Crosby’s status. Awkwardly that line doesn’t hold much water, Crosby is one guru who definitely does have a visa…
The Daily Politics reports that Priti Patel has asked the UK Border Agency to look into Arnie Graf. Poor Chris Leslie as ever has no idea what’s been going on…
One more week of voting down in South Suffolk as absentee MP Tim Yeo tries to grease up his local association.
Fast forward through the above video of Tim Yeo meeting with concerned constituents on Friday about windmills being built in the area and, at any given point, rather than listening to their worries, chances are you will see their MP absent-mindedly playing with his phone. For almost the entire hour, other than when he was speaking of course. Perhaps he was texting the Prime Minister…
As chairman of the Energy and Climate Change Select Committee, Tim Yeo was instrumental in setting targets for building windmills across the country. Yeo has raked in a fortune from his involvement in “green energy” firms and is outspoken in their support, even telling wind turbine makers that with opponents, “frankly, we need to be prepared to bribe them”. The wind turbine manufacturers who help to finance his trade association will be shocked to discover that, rather than bribing locals, he is backing them in opposing the building of windmills in his constituency near Ipswich. His attachment to wind energy has been blown away as he fights to hold on to his seat as local Tories vote on whether or not to reselect him.
Radio 4 went down to Sudbury at the weekend to speak to some of his constituents and get their say. Their report found that two thirds of the people they stopped did not have a kind word to say about troughing Tim:
South Suffolk Conservative Assocoation, you have been warned…
You can’t hide those Nick Clegg eyes…
Andrew Neil gives Farage a bit of a bashing over his knowledge of some of UKIP’s more colourful policies, at least according to their website:
To be fair, who can argue with the traditional train colours stuff…
It’s that time of year again. David Ward, still a LibDem MP thanks to his party’s renowned disciplinary processes, is back comparing the Israel-Palestine conflict to the Holocaust as he marks Holocaust Memorial Day. It’s becoming an annual affair.
Any reasonable person can see this is pretty out of order. Not that his party will do anything about it…
If she’s well enough to Call Clegg maybe she should go and work in a call centre…
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Dan Hodges on Team Miliband:
“‘Poisonous’, was the picture painted by one former senior advisor. ‘Dysfunctional,’ said one shadow cabinet member. ‘A bunch of medieval courtiers, not an office,’ said another. The most positive description I could get was ‘It’s a work in progress. They’re learning. Slowly. But they are learning.’”