TORY DESELECTION: Tim the Taxi-man faces tax-scam allegations

yeosmugtitleYeo…is it all in the wife’s name?

A local South Suffolk Conservative Party official last night accused MP Tim Yeo of “using a shell company to hide his earnings: registered in his wife Diana’s name at his London flat address, Mr Yeo has been putting his earnings through this company to avoid tax.” The official declined to be quoted by name.

If true, such blatant tax avoidance would put keen letter-writer and Tax Collector General George Osborne in something of a difficult position.

Meanwhile, a trustees’ meeting of the South Suffolk Conservative Association was due to be held last night in the context of claims that Tory Party rules about campaigning in such elections have not been observed by Mr Yeo’s side. Long-standing committee member Simon Barrett, who is also deputy chairman of Babergh District Council’s strategy committee, said:

“There are very strict rules about how the ballot of all the members can be carried out. The executive should not make any representations, and the MP is allowed to send out a single A4 sheet which is distributed with the election ballots.”

However he alleged Mr Yeo’s side had been actively campaigning. Barrett added:

“All Conservative members in South Suffolk seem to have got Christmas cards from Mr Yeo this year, which contained a letter on House of Commons headed notepaper saying he would be in touch again in the New Year. I’ve been a member of the party for many years. I was there when we originally selected him before the 1983 election, and I’ve never had a card from him before.”

Clearly, Mr Yeo’s Christian Spirit got the better of him this Yuletide…the one where he’s fighting to save his worthless brass-coated neck as an MP.

I understand members of the South Suffolk executive are also profoundly hacked off about the letters of support for Mr Yeo from cabinet ministers George Osborne and Michael Gove.

“I have little doubt that Yeo, Osborne and Gove have unspeakably crooked reasons for trying to keep our MP in Parliament,” said one outspoken constituent late last night, “but I have huge faith in the local Party’s ability to send these interfering Westminster pillocks away with a flea in their ears”.

Marvellous. This is just like the old days in the Labour Party. Stay tuned.

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14 thoughts on “TORY DESELECTION: Tim the Taxi-man faces tax-scam allegations

  1. Pingback: John Ward – Tory Deselection: Tim The Taxi-Man Faces Tax-Scam Allegations – 8 January 2014 | Lucas 2012 Infos

  2. Tim, Tim
    Not so dim
    But utterly venal
    Should be doing penal

    Let’s hope his constituency assoc has the, now uncommon, decency to call this shell suited wanker a taxi – it really is time he was leaving, along with as many of the Crimalot ship of fools as possible. At least that would give us a greater chance to scuttle the other two ships of the line before they do any more damage.

    • Indeed..
      Taken in totality the entire Tory circus is utterly rotten. Cameron/Murdoch/Brooks/Coulson and the rest of the bunch – Osborne and his powder and totty sessions, and keep going from there…. we could keep this up all day.

  3. Thirty six years ago, I was a Young Conservative constituency chairman ( West Devon ), and was head-hunted by Central Office, who told me I could be an MP by 26. The idea of being an MP appealed, but only after I had succeeded in my business, and certainly not as one of their pet monkeys.

    Looking at the standards since, I have never regretted my decision, even though my experiences opened my eyes to the corruption, and I was both bankrupted and criminalised.

    My family’s farm in SW Devon borders that of Sir Simon Day, whose house I was welcome to, and whose eldest son I was asked to carry to the grave when he sadly died. As a Devon County Councillor ( holding what was my grandfather’s seat ) for 4 decades, Day is a career politician, with contacts at the highest level of the Tory party. For example, Michael Heseltine is Godfather to his sons, and cabinet ministers would visit him.

    As soon as I told him that I had caught a Cornish council redhanded falsifying planning committee minutes, Day refused to answer me in any way. He was a long-standing Chairman of the Devon County Council Police Committee. A huge cover-up ensued, with Devon & Cornwall Police Special Branch involved, with an SB superintendent blackmailing my father, as a means of placing me in a position where I had no access to any court to prove the allegations.

    The council bulldozed the house belonging to a district councillor supporting me, which kept all the others councillors silent.

    This is the way the system really works.

    • @ Zen
      Terrifying but not altogether surprising. I’ve come to the conclusion that many of the ‘higher-ups’ only remain in place to do the bidding of their masters due to covert threats/blackmail etc. Moreover, is it too much a stretch of the imagination to think that when someone reaches the higher echelons, (or even before they are promoted to such loftiness), some diligent research unearths something if not unsavoury, at least questionable about their past, or that of a close family member – just to keep them toeing the line, you get my drift.. At the same time, with all the myriad eyes and ears watching us nowadays, one has to be ultra-careful about not disclosing anything via the ether that could come back to haunt one…….

    • @Zen: The ‘county set’ and above know the value of keeping up appearances. Wealth and power have always been the best ways to ensure survival, integrity has almost always been expendable for many of them, but you know all that. Acquiring this knowledge often happens the hard way; at least you have held on to yours. Well done.

  4. This bunch function as a lower morality lord of the flies type of gang, brought together by a shared ideology. How the British people have tolerated these scumbags is completely beyond me. We have watched since Thatcher, these Neolibs tearing our country to pieces to the profit of literally a handful of Banksters in the City of London. How have these criminal betrayals not induced revolution?

    http://williambowles.info/2014/01/08/economic-terrorism-the-ongoing-neoliberal-assault-on-ordinary-working-class-people-in-britain-by-colin-todhunter/

    Mind you, they needed Dunblane, and the usual useful idiots supporting anti gun legislation before they proceeded with this high treason. I see the obnoxious Lord Robinson has raised his head above the parapet once more. Perhaps he thinks that we have forgotten Dunblane.

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