John Hayes’ petulant outburst adds to the Coalition’s growing energy shambles and to a deepening divide within Government between those who care about green growth and the economy and those who just want more oil and gas.
Here is a new minister veering off brief and publicly contradicting his bosses. His comments threaten jobs and his approach will drive up energy bills.
Cameron needs to take charge, decide which side he’s on and reassure industry and investors that John Hayes won't go over their heads and make policy over the phone to the Daily Mail.
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