Monday, June 30, 2014

Yeo Cashing in On Way Out of South Suffolk

Money grubbing Tim Yeo’s deselection by South Suffolk’s Tories has resulted in them not hearing another word from their MP since February. How things change, it was only in December that he was sending them Christmas cards for the very first time. However Tory councillors on the planning committee at Babergh District Council in South Suffolk have noted an application in Yeo’s name to build a new dwelling in the garden adjacent to his house (application here). One local tells Guido “It is quite clear that Yeo means to cash in and sell up.”

Guido always suspected that Yeo’s devotion to his constituency was less than genuine given he actually lived over a hundred miles away in Sandwich in Kent. Local Tories say that since they got rid of Tim 4 members resigned in protest and some 100 members joined and donations are on the up. They select a replacement candidate next month.

Wednesday, February 12, 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…

Tuesday, February 4, 2014

Yeo Voted Against Key Gay Rights Legislation

Tim Yeo has been telling anyone who will listen that South Suffolk Tories kicked him out because of his support for gay marriage. As Guido pointed out this morning, this is laughable. Pink News are pointing out that not only was Yeo absent for no less than thirteen crucial votes on gay rights throughout his career, he actually voted against an equal age of consent for homosexuals. But why break the habit of the lifetime and tell the truth…

Tim Yeo: Conniving to the End

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, Coffeyyour boy took one hell of a beating.

Via @liarpoliticians.

Monday, February 3, 2014

Tim Yeo’s Greatest Hits

From leadership contender to loser in nine years, Tim Yeo bites the dust. Guido has been exposing his absenteeism and conflicts of interest for the best part of a decade. As far back as 2007 Guido reported his hypocrisy in lobbying for an end to unnecessary air travel as he flew around the world on golfing jollies. In 2010 Guido accused 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. Yeo’s denial to Guido on Newsnight that it was “absolutely outrageous” is particularly amusing today.

Later that year Yeo put his name forward for the chairmanship of the Energy and Climate Change select committee. Guido warned at the time, “MPs look set to elect a man completely tied up with an industry that he would be responsible for the checks and balances on”. They didn’t listen.

By 2012, Yeo’s conflicts of interests were adding up. He was now earning over £100,000-a-year from his green investments as he lobbied the government to stop green cuts. Then there was Yeo’s dodgy taxi firm dealings – he resigned from the company when Guido started sniffing round – and his call for extra flights to China just as one of his companies signed a huge deal in the country.

2013 saw Yeo stung by the Sunday Times, offering to become a paid advocate for a fake firm for £7,000-a-day. The cops took an interest but Yeo survived. Though not for long…

Read all Guido’s stories on Tim Yeo, dating back to 2005, here.

VICTORY: Tim Yeo Deselected

CCHQ:

“The South Suffolk Conservative Association have voted not to re-adopt Tim Yeo MP as their candidate for the next General Election.  Selection for the South Suffolk constituency will be opened in due course.”

Yeo sobs:

“It has been a privilege to serve as MP for South Suffolk since 1983. I will continue to work for all my constituents until the General Election next year. I am immensely grateful to all those Conservative Party members who voted for me to continue as their MP. I now ask them all to campaign for my successor with the same loyalty and dedication they have shown to me. I will give my full and unqualified support to whoever is chosen as the candidate here in South Suffolk. I wish him or her every success.”

82% turnout. Tories not releasing vote breakdown figures. Bye!

Saturday, February 1, 2014

Yeo in De-Nile About Prospects

Guido is told the Yeo deselection vote is neck and neck, there is even a suggestion that Monday’s result could be decided by a single figure margin. So where has the absentee MP decided would be the best place to spend the weekend? Resisting the lure of the golf course, Yeo has flown to Cairo, perhaps to take refuge in a sand bunker:

Who does he sphinx he is?

Monday, January 27, 2014

Any Way the Wind Yeos, Nothing Really Matters to Tim

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 IpswichHis 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…

Video via Ipswich Spy.

Tuesday, January 21, 2014

Yeo: Judge Me By My Record

Tim Yeo grimaced his way through an interview on the BBC News channel this morning, saying through gritted teeth that he was “quite happy to be judged on my record”. Worth taking a look at his career highlights then:

  • Forced to resign in disgrace in 1994 over a second love-child scandal, this time with a Conservative councillor, after he had told constituents: “It is in everyone’s interests to reduce broken families and the number of single parents. I have seen from my own constituency the consequences of marital breakdown.”
  • Failed in his bid to become Tory leader.
  • Golfing correspondent for Country Life and the Financial Times.
  • Became chairman of the Energy and Climate Change select committee despite company directorships at energy firms TMO Renewables, AFC Energy and ITI Energy, lobbying the government on green energy policy while earning thousands each month from green energy companies.
  • Hosted events on the Parliamentary Estate for green investments firms without properly declaring interests and refused to say if he took  a cut:
  • Exposed by an undercover Sunday Times investigation offering to coach an energy company boss for an appearance before his committee.
  • Spends all his time playing golf, ignoring his constituents in South Suffolk.

Judge away…

Vid via @liarpoliticians

Monday, January 20, 2014

Guy News Special Report: Tim Yeo Must Go


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