Tim Yeo - The Weblog

formerly dedicated to the gentle stalking of one of our finest Conservative MPs

Monday, June 18, 2007

Closure notice

Tim Yeo has been pardoned and this micro-site has now closed.

The past content remains in its archived state, but no new content should be expected and comments have been disabled.

Monday, January 23, 2006

My, my, my... it has been a while, hasn't it?

Tim Yeo's official website is finally live after a delay of only 29 short months.

I am happy to provide the house-warming gift of Google-juice.

(Link added right at the top under 'contacts'.)

Monday, June 13, 2005

Potential candidate thinks there are too many candidates

BBC - 'Too many' after Tory leader job: Potential Conservative leadership candidate Tim Yeo has suggested there are too many contenders in the running for the party's top job. At least eight MPs have been named as possible successors to Michael Howard. Mr Yeo said the "plethora of would-be leaders" from the more liberal wing of the party should support one person.

And which person would that be?

Tuesday, May 10, 2005

If it's true... well done, Tim!

Independent - Howard's strategy is slated by leading Tory moderniser: One Tory MP said he had received phone calls from supporters of David Davis sounding him out on his position on the eve of the election. He said: "They were very keen that a leadership battle should take place as soon as possible so Malcolm Rifkind shouldn't consolidate his position." He predicted the modernisers could gather around Mr Yeo, who has argued that the party is out of touch on issues such as homosexuality and single-parent families. Mr Yeo also refused to mention immigration and asylum on his campaign literature.

Take a look at that last point and compare it to the approach taken by the Dipstick in Guildford. If it's true, I'm happy to re-open the offer of amnesty.

Please think about it, Mr Yeo.

Monday, May 09, 2005

Get your butt online, son!

Guardian - Soames and Yeo leave Tory front bench: Two of Michael Howard's shadow cabinet resigned today, as speculation mounted about the timing of and frontrunners in the Conservative leadership race. Tim Yeo, the shadow environment and transport secretary, quit in order to have free rein to debate "non-traditional issues" ahead of the contest... Whilst it was not immediately clear if Mr Yeo - firmly on the liberal, modernising wing of the party - would stand himself, he said the party has focused too much on its core voters during the campaign.

Hmm. I know of a great way Tim could modernise and hook up with all sorts of supportive liberal-types from the left and right... maybe - just maybe - this time he'll listen.

Thursday, January 20, 2005

Tim Yeo reaches for the sky

Conservatives.com - Tony Blair ditches climate change targets: Tim Yeo, Shadow Secretary of State for the Environment, today expressed his disappointment to the growing anger expressed in response to the revelations that the Prime Minister has been trying to weaken the progressive European position on climate change targets.

Our hero said: "This is outrageous from a Prime Minister who has tried to identify himself publicly with what he has called the greatest threat to mankind this century."

There's this, too...

Independent - Blair's greenhouse gas policy 'scandalous': "This is scandalous. Blair is saying publicly that climate change is the greatest threat to mankind this century. But privately he is trying to get the EU to downgrade their targets."

Now, *this* is more like it. When Tim Yeo was shadow minister for health, education and assorted condiments, he obviously felt shackled by the domestic nature of his remit. Now he's (almost) in charge of the environment, he can tackle issues that influence the whole damn planet.

He's using some mighty fine words - and he has the Conservative's excellent track record of environmental concern and action to back them up.


Friday, January 07, 2005

Tim Yeo: the quest for leadership continues

Evening StarTories 'back in the human race': On the day that his party launched its campaign for this year's general election, top Suffolk Tory Tim Yeo warned it was only just rejoining the human race. Mr Yeo, who is MP for South Suffolk and shadow environment and transport secretary, said the two and a half years after the last election had been "wasted."

Daily Mail - No need to be so 'umble, Mr Yeo (requires subscription): One can only wonder what other Tories think of the Yeo comments. Consider all those rank-and-file party workers... who are now told that they have been working hard for a party whose member, presumably including themselves, barely qualify as human beings. The only rational - but noet creditable - explanation is that (Tim Yeo) has decided to put down his marker for a party leadership contest after an expected defeat in May.

This is perfect... absolutely perfect! Hurrah!

Now we know Tim Yeo has a plan, and it is - we are pleasantly surprised to discover - totally in keeping with our own.

We (the peeps behind the Tim Yeo weblog) plan to back Tony Blair in the upcoming general election, and we were quite worried that this would require us to abandon Tim Yeo in what many would assume to be his hour of need.

Now we know that we can back Blair to our heart's content, safe in the knowledge that Tim Yeo fully expects his party to lose the next election and is in fact counting on it as part of his bid for leadership.

I say again: Hurrah!

"Tim Yeo for Tory Party Leader," the posters shall say, together with a suitably witty strapline, "One Party! One Race!"

It's all going to be very exciting...