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‘Eco-Davey’ Still Pocketing Thousands from Private Jet Company

July 7, 2020

By Paul Homewood



Guido exposes the latest hypocrisy from an ex Lib Dem Energy Secretary!


Despite running on a very green leadership platform, Sir Ed Davey has continued pocketing thousands from a couple who make their money from renting out 23,000 private jet flights a year.

After Guido discovered last week that 80% of Layla Moran’s leadership funds coming from European royalty, it’s only fair to give Davey’s dosh the same scrutiny. Over the last year, Sir Ed has pocketed £16,500 from Chris and Tina Leach, the duo behind private jet rental company Air Charter. As Guido previously reported, he’s been taking their cash for seven years…

Davey’s LibDem leadership platform is centred around a £150 billion “Green Revolution”. In a video on his campaign website, Davey tells LibDem members:

“Too many political leaders would let us sleepwalk into a global catastrophe. Boris Johnson and Donald Trump have never cared about the Climate Emergency… we owe it to our children and grandchildren to fight for our planet”

Sir Ed also accuses Boris and Trump of serving those with vested interests in pollution. Davey’s clearly more than au fait with polluting private punters…


Davey’s predecessor as Energy Secretary, of course, was the convicted criminal Chris Huhne. Huhne, after getting out of jail, landed a plum job as Chairman of Ziklha Biomass – Europe.

Zilkha produce wood pellets from trees harvested in Alabama forests, and Huhne is responsible for developing business from biomass businesses in Europe. The fact that Huhne himself actively pursued policies promoting the biomass industry prior to being locked up is, naturally, pure coincidence!

  1. David Allan permalink
    July 7, 2020 10:54 am

    Just another grasping hypocrite.

  2. Harry Davidson permalink
    July 7, 2020 10:56 am

    Hypocrisy are repression are the new liberalism.

  3. Gerry, England permalink
    July 7, 2020 12:02 pm

    Are swamp is just as bad as that in the USA it’s just that we have nobody to drain it and little chance of a competent person emerging such is our political dross.

  4. MrGrimNasty permalink
    July 7, 2020 12:48 pm

    And of cause Davey is not just a pea-brained hypocrite of a politician.

    He is a small minded twerp, calling the police on Farage for possibly having a pub pint a few hours early in regards to the pointless fiasco of incoming flight quarantines.

    Twitter, Alexandra Phillips, former Brexit Party MEP:

    “Dear Ed Davey, The police have better things to do, you sad little man. Getting an officer to go to Nigel’s house to tell him he shouldn’t have gone to the pub is a total waste of resources and makes you look like a pathetic, attention-seeking twerp.”

    Innnnnnn one!

  5. July 7, 2020 2:09 pm

    Yet another useless barrel of blubber has somehow been ‘knighted’. Such clowns, with such ‘honours’ -invariably UNearned, degrade the whole system to meaninglessness!

  6. Phillip Bratby permalink
    July 7, 2020 2:46 pm

    There were several before him who jumped from energy and/or climate minister to a well-paid non-job with a renewable energy company. I cannot remember them all. but Greg (Barking Mad) Barker is one who springs to mind.

    • It doesn't add up... permalink
      July 8, 2020 2:00 am

      Charles Hendry, to Chairman of Forewind, with a little sinecure writing his eponymous report on tidal lagoons.

      • Phillip Bratby permalink
        July 8, 2020 11:50 am

        I’d forgotten his name. Thanks for reminding me!

  7. Stonyground permalink
    July 7, 2020 2:57 pm

    ” Boris Johnson and Donald Trump have never cared about the Climate Emergency… ”

    That is because there isn’t one Ed.

  8. July 7, 2020 3:35 pm

    Same guy who was MInister for Energy when they allowed the firing of DRAX with Huhne’s wood chips that emit more CO2 and more PM2.5s than coal, with 100% subsidy for doing it because its “green” No it isn’t.

    The story is its carbon neutral because they plant tress -which are not of significant size before the plant’s life is over…. . The response that gas emits half the CO2 of coal so you could have the same energy at half the price unsubsidised from CCGT gets blank looks from the legalised fraudsters of Westminster.

    And this was a blatant fraud from a blatant and shameless liar and fraudster on the facts of his actions and statements on energy and its finances, at least. And now the private jet scam.

    You can’t make it up. That’s their job. It’s worse when they claim to be doing it for the climate and us, when in fact they are making the claimed problems worse and making us pay more for our energy to do it.

  9. July 7, 2020 7:55 pm

    After CCGT Insert “, so saving bill payers £1B pa in subsidies and only needing to plant half the trees”

  10. Coeur de Lion permalink
    July 7, 2020 10:28 pm

    O/T but U.K. wind 7%

  11. Iain Reid permalink
    July 8, 2020 7:51 am

    I unfortunately was watching BBC Breakfast (I don’t know why I do either as it is an irritating programme) and here he pops up, spouting the usual nonsense about green jobs, renewable energy and the ‘climate crisis’. The only saving grace is that the liberal democrats are unlikely to have any power for a long time.

  12. July 8, 2020 11:29 am

    The Fossil-fueled Ed-Davey
    The Jet-fueled Ed-Eco-Davey

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