Tim Yeo - The Weblog

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

Friday, July 18, 2003

Tim Yeo hits the top!

I'm sure you'lll be happy to know that today, for the first time ever, this weblog is the No.1 search result for 'Tim Yeo' in Google.

We look forward to a long and productive campaign of bringing Yeo-related news to the fore right up until the next election and beyond.

Thursday, July 17, 2003

Tim Yeo calls for Ofcom cost cuts

Claims that Tim Yeo called for cost-cutting at Ofcom before it even got off the ground because he wants to start his holidays early are offensive in the extreme.

The following quote makes clear what his intentions are:
"Ofcom should have less staff than the existing regulators currently have in total and it should spend less than existing regulators currently do."

Our hero obviously knows that the new media regulator is designed primarily to stifle the activities of altruistic media giant Rupert Murdoch, and he wishes the beast to be kept on a very short leash. Smart idea.

Wednesday, July 16, 2003

Tim Yeo: watching and waiting

I know the holidays are just about to begin, but when everybody gets back to work, I think it's important that this blog start to examine questions our hero tables in parliament (rather than just simply following him around the news sites).

They're devilishly easy to track down via the UK Parliament Advanced Search function.

In fact, here are two questions about the printer ink and toner cartridge recycling industry from last Friday.

More to come.

Monday, July 14, 2003

Tim Yeo says 'no' to wind farms

Tim Yeo has rightfully attacked Labour's ridiculous plans for offshore turbine fields.

"Claiming that one home in six could be supplied with electricity generated by offshore wind power sets a new standard of absurdity," said Mr Yeo, before being cruelly edited by CNN.

Conservatives.com gives us the full quote in all its glory, where Tim goes on to say:

“While we all want more electricity to be generated from renewable sources, off shore wind requires enormous capital investment and carries high transmission costs."

Indeed. Why muck around building new renewable-source power stations when there are plenty of fully-functional coal-burning and nuclear stations just lying around? Also, just who is going to pay to have all that electricity loaded onto boats and shipped back to the mainland?

Labour clearly haven’t thought this through.

Friday, July 11, 2003

Tim Yeo cracks the whip

Tim Yeo: government's failure to proceed with a swift overhaul of company law undermines its pro-business stance.

"It is both disappointing and rather strange that after such a long period of gestation, the government can still not bring the thing forward," said our hero.

We welcome this and similar calls to address issues as soon as possible, rather than letting them drag out so long that they become a joke.

Thursday, July 10, 2003

Tim Yeo tackles university slackers

Conservative Party - New skills white paper is timid and half-hearted.

Tim has bravely pointed out that too many young people are wasting their time educating themselves to a level above their station. The focus should instead be on vocational training (ditch digging, boot polishing, and so on).

Tuesday, July 08, 2003

Tim Yeo keeps employees in their place

The very idea that a firm could be fined for not communicating with their staff is ludicrous in the extreme. Staff should speak when bloody well spoken to. And they should be bloody well spoken to when and only when the boss sees fit to do so.

So there.

Mr Yeo says over at this entry at Conservatives.com that: "Compelling companies with as a few as 50 employees to consult and inform their workforce about a range of managerial decisions is potentially burdensome and not necessarily the best way to achieve best practice."

Right on! And how dare the Guardian respond to this brave stance by referring to foolish assertions? They want their heads looked at, they do.

Friday, July 04, 2003

Tim Yeo - 'work till you drop'

Conservatives back end to mandatory retirement age.

Yeah, Tim's got it right on this one. What is it with these lazy bums that want to retire before their time? They should tie this to pensions nice and tight so the lazy so-and-sos have no choice but to carry on until death claims them. They we can recycle their corpses and feed the nutrients to the young.

Wednesday, July 02, 2003

Tim Yeo - old news but good news

"Tim Yeo has broken ranks with the Shadow Cabinet by calling for cannabis to be made available for medicinal use, and for an open debate on whether the drug should be decriminalised."

Tuesday, July 01, 2003

Tim Yeo: the man with no face

Dave has written in to point out that Tim Yeo is the only board member of Genus Plc (a fast-growing agric-technology company) whose face does not appear on the website.

We’d hate for them to choose one of the increasingly filthy images being featured here, so have instead stolen an image from the interwebnet, and formatted it to suit the page in question:

An email has been sent to the company to let them know that this image is available. That is all.

Tim Yeo takes action!

Question tabled Thu 26 Jun, answered Mon 30 Jun:

Mr. Yeo: To ask the Prime Minister pursuant to his answer of 10 February 2003, Official Report, column 582W, on e-mail addresses, when he expects an e-mail address by which members of the public may contact him to be made available; and if he will make a statement on the reasons for the delay in making such an address available.

The Prime Minister: I can confirm that an e-mail address will be made available during August. It had been hoped to make an e-mail address available earlier in 2003 but the high number of visitors to the No. 10 website over the last few months, has meant that more work has been necessary to ensure the robustness, integrity and security of the system.

He's a man of action, our Tim - which is why we've now provided you with important contact information so you can send him a congratulatory message and/or ask him to table a question relating to an issue you care about.