Report: Ed Davey 'vetoed' lines from a speech by John Hayes

Ed Davey, Secretary of State for Energy and Climate Change Credit: Gareth Fuller/PA Wire

The Liberal Democrat Energy Secretary Ed Davey heavily edited a speech to be made by his minister John Hayes about renewable energy, Politics Home reports.

The website quotes a Lib Dem source as saying: “This may be the speech that John Hayes and the Tory Tea Party wanted but it wasn't even delivered because he was told not to.”

Mr Davey allegedly vetoed key lines from Mr Hayes’ speech after seeing its first draft.


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