Rotten to the Core
You would have thought that after the cash for questions scandal and the the expenses outrage, our Dear Leaders would have learned that Joe Public gets a bit pissed off about MP's fiddling the system.
But No. These arrogant, self serving buffoons are at it again.
Tim Yeo MP is Chairman of the Energy and Climate Change Select Committee. A role that demands even handedness and a level of technical competence. My last post was about how technically unsuitable he is for such a role. But really that is simply the tip of the iceberg.
The biggest scandal about Mr Yeo chairmanship is that he is in the pay of the renewables industry.
( See Here ) and ( Here )
Tim Yeo, The Chairman of the Energy and Climate Change Select Committee is also the President of the Renewable Energy Association ("The voice of the renewables industry in the UK" or so they say) and has directorships with an assortment of renewable energy companies that rake in about £140,000 a year.
Can you imagine the hullaballo that would erupt if the Chairman of the Energy and Climate Change Select Committee was found to be a in the pay by (say) BP, Centrica and British Coal? Or that he was (say) president of the Oil & Gas UK? (the UK oil and gas trade body)
You can almost taste the rightous indignation that would spurt forth from the wind industry cartel. Actually I would be outraged too, just as I am about his current real "arrangments".
There is an old saying about who pays the piper calls the tune. But whatever, it is a nice little earner for Mr Yeo all the same.
So is this outrage restricted to one morally challenged member of our ruling elite?
Dream on. ( See Here )
John Selwyn Gummer, now Lord Deben is now Chairman of the Climate Change Committe (CCC) he is also chairman of a company ( Forewind ) which plans to build hundreds of ultra subsidised offshore turbines. But Selwyn Gummer is a busy bloke, he also chairs a lobbying consultancy with a speciality in advising clients how to make money out of Global warming.
The logo of the CCC is "independent advisers to the UK Government on tackling and preparing for climate change".
Are they having a laugh or what?
So is that it? Two dodgy members of the Great and Good? Sorry no. It isn't. This article ( Here ) finds another THREE members of the CCC with questionable allegiences.
Then of course we have Cameron, who personally recommended Gummer for the post. His father in law rakes in around 300,000 a year by hosting a wind farm.
Cleggs wife is a director of a wind energy company.
It goes on and on.
Even after the fiddles, outrages and pocket lining of the last two decades our MP's are still falling over themselves to rake in the cash at the expense of their moral obligation to even handedness and the electorate..
No wonder Public confience in our political establishment is at an all time low.