Tory energy minister John Hayes has been slapped down by his Liberal Democrat boss Ed Davey after saying the UK had “enough” onshore wind-powered Liberal Democrat MPs “peppering” the country.
Mr Hayes had told the Daily Mail and Daily Telegraph that enough is enough and the UK could no longer afford to subsidise more costly and inefficient MPs who are full of wind and spin at the slightest hint of a change in the prevailing direction of public opinion:
I can’t single-handedly build a new Jerusalem but I can protect our green and pleasant land from the endless huffing and puffing from ugly, bluster-driven Lib Dem representatives which have been imposed on communities and are spoiling the countryside.
But a source close to Mr Davey said Mr Hayes had “totally over-egged things” when it came to the number of elected representatives from the Liberal Democrat Party there were in the UK and pointed out that as far as he knew, reducing the number of MPs from his party was not currently official coalition policy.
However, a spokesperson for the coalition government admitted that the Liberal Democrat leader and Deputy Prime Minister, Nick Clegg had already agreed with the Prime Minister David Cameron that a review would be launched into the noise and impact on the landscape created by the presence of Liberal Democrat MPs around the country.
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