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Amber Rudd To Work At EY–As Climate Change Consultant

April 29, 2021

By Paul Homewood




Amber Rudd, former Secretary of State for Energy in 2015/16, has been cleared to take up a part time, paid employment at Ernst Young, one of the Big Four Accountancy & Consultancy Firms.

Her new job has been approved by the Office of the Advisory Committee on Business Appointments.

So what, you might ask! Well, according to the Committee, her new job entails:


The need for this “energy transition” is, of course, the direct result of policies pursued by Rudd and her fellow ministers at DECC and now BEIS. And potentially such consultancy work could be a huge money spinner for both EY and Madam Rudd herself.

Would EY have offered her this job, if she had not previously worked at DECC? Silly question really!


Rudd is of course one in a line of politicians who have directly profited from the climate scam, which they have helped to promote:

Her predecessor at DECC, the criminal Chris Huhne got himself a nice little earner at Zilkha Biomass, a manufacturer of wood pellets, and is still Chairman, Europe. Biomass was, of course, one of the policies ardently pursued by Huhne.

His successor, Ed Davey, has also been earning from the scam. As well moving into a job as Chairman of Mongoose Energy, a company which develops solar farms, Davey also set up his own consultancy in 2015 providing advice on, yes you’ve guessed it, energy and climate change.


And that’s even before we mention John Gummer!

  1. GeoffB permalink
    April 29, 2021 2:26 pm

    And so the gravy train goes on!

  2. Joe Public permalink
    April 29, 2021 2:29 pm

    Not forgetting trougher Tim Yeo.

  3. Alan steel permalink
    April 29, 2021 2:29 pm

    Jeezuz ! Arggghhh.

  4. April 29, 2021 2:35 pm

    Anybody remember a time when ‘Statesmen’ existed; politicians who thought more about the country’s needs than their own personal back pockets? If these venal individuals want to take up paid employment , which they only get through their time as a politician, then all their state renumeration should be cut off. You can be a poacher or a gamekeeper; not both at the same time.

  5. Mack permalink
    April 29, 2021 2:37 pm

    Hilarious. Almost as funny as watching her former colleague, Tobias Elwood, currently Chairman of the House of Commons Defence Committee, on the James Whale show on Talk Radio explaining how rising co2 emissions are causing the hole in the ozone layer which is responsible for rising sea levels and increased desertification etc etc. Yet another politico with a weapon’s grade level of ignorance on all matters climate related. Ben Pile has put the clip on his twitter feed. Well worth a watch, if you can bear it.

  6. April 29, 2021 2:38 pm

    Ed Davey MP, who served as Secretary of State for Energy and Climate Change under David Cameron’s government is yet another money grubbing politician. Davy boast on the Andrew Marr show that he made the regulations relating to hydraulic fracturing so impossible for the operators to abide by that he ensured the industry could not succeed. He thought that was something to be proud of.

    So there we have it, yet another politician who feathers his own nest whilst destroying other people’s incomes.

    The coalition claimed to support the shale gas industry, yet Davy did everything he could to destroy it. Companies wasted hundreds of £millions investing in shale gas exploration only for one man to close it down because ‘he could’ in the most underhand way.

    How on earth do these politicians sleep at night? I’ll tell you how, because it’s not their money, not their jobs & it’s not their livelihoods that are wasted & lost.

    If they can’t be honest, then they can’t be trusted.

    • Joe Public permalink
      April 29, 2021 2:54 pm

      That’s a good point about Davy.

    • T Walker permalink
      April 29, 2021 6:26 pm

      Lorraine – You highlight the fact that all politicians operate with an immunity from the charge of Malfeasance in public office. Corruption is the default psotion in western politics today not just in the UK.

      • 186NO permalink
        April 29, 2021 9:02 pm

        “immunity from malfeasance..” not if the charge was fired from a Kalashnikov with extreme prejudice… not even the aforementioned slime balls would be able to dodge that….the time is coming….

  7. George Lawson permalink
    April 29, 2021 2:40 pm

    Your comments clearly show that the Office of the Advisory Committee on Business Appointments, is hardly effective in the role it is expected to perform on our behalf. Would it be worthwhile sending your observations to the Committee Paul, to ask them how they can justify giving these people a clearance on what is so obviously beneficial employment on the back of, and as a result of their parliamentary roles?

  8. It doesn't add up... permalink
    April 29, 2021 3:07 pm

    Of course that creates a lot of sound off jobs in think tanks who will do the “contact with government” bit on the advice of Rudd.

  9. dennisambler permalink
    April 29, 2021 3:32 pm

    Chris Huhne, was a member of Ban Ki Moon’s High Level Climate Finance Panel just before the Cancun COP in 2010. Others included Lord Stern of the Grantham Institute, George Soros and Christine Lagarde, then French Finance Minister, later head of the IMF and now head of the ECB. They were looking at garnering $100 billion a year from developed nations for the Green Climate Fund. They were pushing “Carbon” taxes on aviation fuel, air passenger duty, shipping etc and general carbon tax across the board.

    Click to access climate_finance.pdf

  10. April 29, 2021 4:15 pm

    Is corruption subject to legal sanctions or not? Is it easily disgised by the great and the bad?

    • April 29, 2021 5:02 pm

      Whatever it may be, these appointments are not corruption. I’m not sure why you seem to think it is.

      • April 29, 2021 6:27 pm

        Thanks. It does sound to me that some of these instances resemble sharp practice but if the laws do not recognise that as improper, maybe it should.

  11. Penda100 permalink
    April 29, 2021 6:36 pm

    Amber Rudd left the government in September 2019 and left the Commons in November 2019 when she stood down as an MP. As far as I am aware, she is no longer a burden on the public payroll and while neither more or less venal than the rest of our failed and former politicians, she needs to earn a living. It is better that she does this in the private sector which can decide whether her inputs represent value for money than joining a taxpayer funded quango like Lord Deben.

    • April 29, 2021 7:19 pm

      A very good point

    • Lez permalink
      April 29, 2021 8:01 pm

      In 2017 Rudd held her seat with a slim majority of 346. So the writing was on the wall.

    • Duker permalink
      April 30, 2021 12:13 am

      “she needs to earn a living.”

      Her living will consist entirely of ‘privileged access to movers and shakers in Whitehall and Westminister.
      Before Politics she worked in the City but when she branched out this was the result
      ‘Rudd was a co-director of Monticello between 1999 and 2000, but the company was liquidated in 2003.[29] Craig Murray has reported that Monticello “attracted many hundreds of investors… despite never appearing actually to do anything except pay its directors. Trawling through its documents at Companies House, I find it difficult to conclude that it was ever anything other than a share ramping scheme. After just over a year of existence it went bankrupt with over £1.2 million of debts and no important assets’- Wikipedia

      This made me chuckle
      ‘Rudd helped to find extras for the film Four Weddings and a Funeral (1994), for which she was credited as the “aristocracy co-ordinator”

      Shes what the americans used to call a ‘machine politician’.

      • dave permalink
        May 1, 2021 9:04 am

        ” …’machine politicians’…”

        Science-Fiction writers used to promise us “Intelligent Machines.”
        No sign of one yet.

        I notice that the Sun newspaper has a headline, “45 mph Storm Approaches!’ The Beaufort Scale calls this sort of wind a ‘Fresh Gale.’

        ‘Gale,’ seems to have disappeared from the language!

  12. Lez permalink
    April 29, 2021 7:56 pm

    Amber Rudd as local MP has opposed the Kent & East Sussex Railway extending into Robertsbridge. The argument about a level crossing on the A21 doesn’t hold water, so I suspect that its because of all that nasty CO2 that the occasional small tank engine would produce.

  13. April 29, 2021 8:53 pm

    Am looking for odds on Betfred that Ashok Sharma will land a consultancy position with Örsted by 2024.

  14. Mal Fraser permalink
    April 30, 2021 6:56 am

    Alison Pearson in the DT on wednesday highlights a consultancy ‘firm’ hired to update MP’s on how to be PC and ‘woke’, two online sessions to the tune of £750,000! I worked out my lifetime earnings will not reach that heady amount. Who signs off on this tosh? The best part of this story is that Betty Boothroyd is being investigated for non attendance! Ironic really as she was a very civilised and respected ‘Speaker’ unlike the weasel that followed her in that role!

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