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UK: Climate overlord sells taxpayers down river — for £7,000 per day

June 9, 2013

You can tell climate alarmists by the company they keep.

“The reporters approached [House of Commons Climate Change and Energy Committee Chairman Tim] 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”.”

Guy Fawkes’ blog

If I were an alarmist I’d be sniffing my armpits right now, wondering where that stench is coming from…

UPDATE: Yeo has stood down as Chairman of the Commons Select Climate Change and Energy Committee in order to ‘clear his name’. Good luck with that, Tim!

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