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Holier Than Thou Ed Davey

November 29, 2021
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By Paul Homewood

 

 

 

There have been many accusations of MP sleaze  being bandied around Parliament lately, particularly concerning second jobs.

Ed Davey is one of those who have jumped on the bandwagon. It is therefore ironic that he himself is now under investigation by the Standards Commissioner, for what he claims is an “oversight”!

Regardless of the reason for the investigation, it is factual that he has been earning huge sums of money for very little work- £19500 every three months for just 30 hours work:

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One of his nice little earners is with a an investment manager that specialises in solar power. Ed Davey was of course Secretary of State for Energy & Climate Change in the Coalition.

I wonder what services he might be offering that could possibly be worth £18000 a year for effectively one week’s work?

23 Comments
  1. devonblueboy permalink
    November 29, 2021 7:36 pm

    It could be said that he’s lost his moral compass. But that presumes he had one in the first place.

    • Mack permalink
      November 29, 2021 8:17 pm

      In old money, bent as a nine bob note. And, looking at the conveyor belt of slimy former, and current, politicos, who’ve used their ‘public office’ acquired connections to charge snout deep in to the trough of green kindness, Davey’s behaviour can hardly be described as unique. In fact, the roll call of similarly inclined troughers would make an illuminating post in its’ own right Paul. But it will be a long one. Follow the money!

  2. Harry Passfield permalink
    November 29, 2021 8:38 pm

    There’s a good subject for ‘The Moral Maze’: “I did it to support my disabled son”.
    Nope. Doesn’t do it for me…

    • Ian Magness permalink
      November 29, 2021 9:04 pm

      So, is one led to believe that, if he didn’t do all this oh so arduous work, he wouldn’t support his son? Just how stupid does he think we are?

      • Duker permalink
        November 30, 2021 10:37 pm

        83K big ones a year plus direct taxpayer funding is plenty to support a disabled son.
        What it really means is Davey can continue his existing lifesyle without compromise

  3. Derek Wood permalink
    November 29, 2021 9:04 pm

    Is it any wonder that many of us(I’m one)absolutely despise these people?

  4. David Wojick permalink
    November 29, 2021 9:18 pm

    833 pounds per hour! I am lucky to get 83.

    • Chaswarnertoo permalink
      November 30, 2021 7:54 am

      Shelf stacker? 😎

  5. Ray Sanders permalink
    November 29, 2021 10:00 pm

    I was going to make the joke that Ed Davey was probably in the pay of EDF when he signed off the Hinkley Point C contract which would have been vastly cheaper if UK government funded. But then I discovered that far too much truth is said in jest!
    https://www.netzerowatch.com/ed-davey-who-struck-worst-ever-deal-with-edf-now-works-for-a-lobbying-firm-that-works-for-edf/
    Regarding Ed Davey’s predecessor (Chris Huhne) I always used to say I had. three points to take about him…but someone already had. Perhaps a period behind bars would be suitable for Ed as well.

  6. November 29, 2021 10:10 pm

    £18k for one weeks work!

    When the Y2K computer bug myth was threatening all of human civilisation, on the night of the new millennium I got paid that much for watching fireworks! I was baby sitting the IT systems with lots of other highly paid people.

    The Y2K bug myth was always a myth, every machine code junkie knew that, but the great and good of the science establishment developed a consensus based on no evidence at all that this threatened our civilisation. The UK and USA government took action, but I have still not found anybody who had cause to alter a bit of code.

    My colleagues in Italy and Greece checked absolutely nothing, and nothing went wrong, this myth was almost totally confined to the UK and USA.

    However the climate nutters point to how this action saved the world

  7. avro607 permalink
    November 29, 2021 10:42 pm

    Daily Mail Sat.Nov.27.A report on a huge solar farm inThomas Hardy country,Dorset. Naturally the local people and some councillors are against it ,but aLib Dem. councillor on the committee that passed it off,claimed that it was passed because of the failure of COP 26..The company involved is Voltalia.Does anyone know if Davey is in there somewhere.The whole thing stinks for so many reasons.

    • Martin Brumby permalink
      November 30, 2021 9:37 am

      I would also glance at the bank accounts of Tim Yeo and Selwyn Gummer, whilst you are about it…

  8. November 29, 2021 11:06 pm

    Ed’s sleaze does not particularly stand out in the galaxy of sleazebags in the climate racket. Not so noble Lord Deben, aka John Gummer of the foot in mouth department who had the cat eat his homework on Net zero costings rather than come clean probably takes the biscuit- especially if it is your biscuit. Sleazy scumbags to a person!

  9. Chaswarnertoo permalink
    November 30, 2021 7:52 am

    Very few are not corrupt. My Pocket!

  10. November 30, 2021 9:07 am

    So for ten hours ‘work’ each month Davey receives £78,000 annually! How on earth can this be justified? Like many others he has used his position in the coalition to enrich himself. We are all being taken for fools.

  11. November 30, 2021 9:51 am

    Davey has no influence, so they are wasting their money on him, aren’t they?

  12. Martin Brumby permalink
    November 30, 2021 9:53 am

    Ray,
    Spot on.
    And, for the Newbies, let’s again point out that the EDF Hinkley Point scheme was the most expensive, the most obviously problematic and, don’t forget- the most Chinese scheme on offer.

    Davey was also the genius who scuppered the Fracking industry by doing Swampy and his chums’ dirty work by imposing a ludicrously low limit on seismic effects from fracking ground vibrations. And boasted about his success whilst working for a Ruinable Energy outfit.

    One wonders if a nice cheque from Gazprom also was in the equation.

    So far as our Beloved Leaders are concerned, Davey is level pegging with Miliband in intelligence whist having the morals and social conscience of a shithouse rat.

    I apologise to any shithouse rats who feel slighted by this comparison.

    • A man of no rank permalink
      November 30, 2021 11:43 am

      Martin, funny that you mentioned Miliband. He has just been given a job in the Labour reshuffle – “in charge of Climate”! According to the Daily Mail

    • Ray Sanders permalink
      November 30, 2021 1:50 pm

      At the time Ed was signing off that contact for about £20 billion for 3.2GWe of dodgy EPR the UAE had contracted Kepco for 5.6GWe (4 proven APR1400) at $20 billion. Building those 4 from scratch in a new difficult location is more like what we should have.
      https://www.world-nuclear.org/information-library/country-profiles/countries-t-z/united-arab-emirates.aspx

  13. Harry Davidson permalink
    November 30, 2021 10:45 am

    When they made Clegg leader, I wrote to my Liberal Councillor and asked “How did you manage to do something so stupid”. Their subsequent choices, with the possible exception of Cable, have made it absolutely clear. A procession of venal incompetence.

  14. Ben Vorlich permalink
    November 30, 2021 11:02 am

    More effort (and money) needed for green jobs.

    More work needed to create green jobs, report says

    Efforts to create so-called green jobs need to intensify if the UK government is to achieve its target of two million roles by 2030, according to a report.

    Jobs linked to the green economy accounted for 1.2% of all advertised roles in the year to July 2021, consultancy PwC said.

    That equates to just 124,600 new jobs.

    https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/business-59430224

  15. November 30, 2021 11:14 am

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  16. Cheshire Red permalink
    November 30, 2021 3:48 pm

    If this was financial or share-related, would the provision of confidential, priviliged information be considered insider trading?

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