'Trougher' Yeo: we mustn't laugh…

Tim “Trougher” Yeo MP has been caught with his trousers down.

Some of you, I know, are expecting me to gloat. And I must agree that on the face of it it does look pretty shoddy.

Tim Yeo, after all, is the Chairman of the Energy and Climate Change Select Committee. Its job is to “examine the expenditure, administration and policy of the Department of Energy and Climate Change (DECC) and its associated public bodies.” Therefore, clearly, it would be an issue of grave concern if an MP with such an influential regulatory role were found to be abusing his power by offering to grant special behind-the-scenes favours to green vested interest in return for wodges of cash.

Yet this, it would seem on first glance, is what Yeo has been caught…

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