Ed Davey Insists There’s No Electoral Pact with Labour
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LibDems’ Latest Cringeworthy Victory Stunt: “It’s Time to Show Boris the Door”

They’ve “smashed the blue wall“, they’ve burst “Boris’ bubble“, now they’ve “shown Boris the door“. You know your stunt has flopped when it makes the Ed Stone look like grown up politics…

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Davey Forgets LibDems’ Own Fuel Duty Policy

Guido was surprised to see Sir Ed Davey during PMQs today claim that rural communities are “bearing the brunt of record fuel prices”, and calling for the expansion of the rural fuel duty relief scheme. Has anyone bothered to tell him his own party’s policies?

Not only have the LibDems repeatedly voted against the government’s fuel duty freezes – and this year’s fuel duty cut – the party’s own flagship climate policy, released back in September, actually calls for “reinstating the indexation of road fuel duty”. That would mean a return to regular yearly increases in the tax – and as indexed against RPI, would mean an 11% hike in the tax.

The policy also calls for “graduating VED (Vehicle Excise Duty) by fuel efficiency and increasing rates for fossil fuel vehicles overall“, which amounts to another tax hike on rural drivers. Still, when you’ve got a rural by-election looming, it’s best not to let your own policies get in the way…

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Ed Davey Refuses to Answer Coalition with Labour Question
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Ed Davey Apologises to Parliament Over Questions Linked to Solar Fund He’s Paid to Advise

Yesterday Ed Davey interrupted Commons proceedings for a point of order, in which he informed the house that he had failed to declare his interests when asking two questions in May and June of last year, graciously thanking the Standards Commissioner for “her time and care in rectifying this matter”. Guido immediately smelt something fishy, now the report – over two months in the making – has finally been published:

“Your second question of 4 June 2021 (“To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy… what steps his Department is taking to cease investment in new fossil fuel projects) is different in its nature.

It specifically concerns national investment in fossil fuel projects, which by inference would include fossil fuel supplied energy plants. One of your outside interests involves working with an investment fund that invests in, and owns, solar energy plants; an alternative energy source to fossil fuel powered energy supplies. It is my conclusion that a third party could reasonably perceive a link between your question and your outside interest, and might reasonably think that your question was, at least in part influenced by that outside interest”

Responding to the Commissioner, Davey claimed “All of these questions were tabled because of my long-standing interest in climate change”. Guido’s sure the £18,000 a year he makes from Next Energy Capital has no bearing on his interest.

To recap: Davey rakes in cash from Next Energy Capital, which manages Next Energy Solar Fund Limited (NESF) – a fund that’s “invested £1,025,000,000 in high quality, diversified solar assets, and currently owns 94 operating solar plants”. Last year he asks a question directly linked to this interest without declaring it. In November 2021 he parades all over the airwaves pointing the finger of sleaze at the government over the Owen Paterson situation, without any hint of irony. Dodgy Dave‘ move over, Dodgy Davey’s in town…

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Davey Defends Met “Stitch Up” Claims: “This May Be a Cock Up… It Could Be Something Worse”
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