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Another snuffle in the trough?

Tim Yeo seems to have wangled himself one last desperate chance to prolong his political career - having been thrown out by the leadership of his constituency association he has thrown himself upon the tender mercies of the members instead. It seems that there will be a vote on Yeo's future.

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I'm not a fan of Yeo but a full membership vote seems more representative IMHO - based on the idea of referism vs. some kind of local party "gathering" deciding his fate. Open primaries for local seats were touted a few years ago, not seen any lately...

@The Bish - you have started to include pictures with posts, how about a link to the source and context as well ?

Nov 30, 2013 at 10:09 PM | Unregistered CommenterMorph

He doesn't suppose the executive council is responding to hoi polloi.

Nov 30, 2013 at 10:09 PM | Unregistered Commenterkim

The man has no principles. His local party should do what my local party has done, after our MP decided to stand down. Tell him he is not wanted: then hold a primary with all electors invited: he can stand as an independent. If he wishes.

Nov 30, 2013 at 11:30 PM | Unregistered CommenterPeter Stroud

Has anyone spotted the obvious slant in the Guardian article? It is quite amazing really if you re-read it. It paints Yeo in a completely different light to that of the usual tory lobby fodder they write about. They quote his gay and pro eu credentials. They paint him, alongside other pro green tories, as some sort of hero figure. To demonstrate my point consider this line in the article:

The watchdog said the newspaper had used "subterfuge, misrepresentation and selective quotation" in its report.

Funny isn't it - be they a mass murderer, fraudster, crazed conspiracy theorist or whatever - as long as they're green they're ok with the Guardian.

Very telling if you ask me.

Dec 1, 2013 at 12:21 AM | Unregistered CommenterPaul

I'm fairly certain that the Guardian doesn't approve murderers and fraudsters who happen to be green.

Chris Huhne, jailed for perverting the course of justice, has a column in the Guardian.

Dec 1, 2013 at 3:01 AM | Unregistered CommenterMooloo


HAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAAH.........oh god the pain.......good one...

Thanks mate...

Dec 1, 2013 at 6:03 AM | Unregistered Commenterjones

Oh, lest we forget,

I'll stop now...Sorry....

Mooloo's fault for starting it.

Dec 1, 2013 at 6:15 AM | Unregistered Commenterjones

It is, at the very least, arguable that the use of crops for fuel pushed up food prices and led to some deaths from starvation.

A similar case, probably even stronger, can be put for the effect of green levies on fuel prices contributing to the 10s of 1000s of excess of winter deaths. A search on the Guardian web site on 'winter deaths' quoted fuel poverty campaigners as claiming that high energy prices were a cause but blamed the energy companies. Neither of the articles I read mentioned the green levies.

To suggest that the Guardian tolerates 'green' murderers is perhaps a bit over the top but they are supportive of green policies that are killing poeple now.

Dec 1, 2013 at 6:20 AM | Unregistered CommenterRon

Its deja vu - Jan 2004 again.

Local party ousts Yeo: Whips blame MP for failing to reconcile constituency to his problems after fathering child in an affair

Dec 1, 2013 at 8:54 AM | Unregistered CommenterAlan Reed

Indeed you're correct Mooloo. The Guardian does not approve of those I described as long as they are green but purple prose got the better of me in the same way that extreme dire warnings by those who fall for the green guff exaggerate their position.
Green levies are only part of the problem. The hidden costs in our energy bills consist of upgrading the grid to wire up to wind farms.

Dec 1, 2013 at 9:06 AM | Unregistered CommenterPaul

Pigyer: (lat) to trough


Dec 1, 2013 at 9:27 AM | Unregistered Commenterssat

Showed this to my daughter studying A level Latin. She was horrified. There's no Y in Latin, she informed me, and dismissed it all as pig Latin.

However, it would appear Yeo has been successful in persuading his colleagues that there is no F in 'troffing'.

Dec 1, 2013 at 1:18 PM | Unregistered CommenterAnon

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