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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Owners must also prove they have something to pick up dog mess with under new rules imposed by one council.
The former prime minister made the comments as he prepares to return to politics saying he wants to be "part of the debate" on Brexit.
The new measures would mirror childcare vouchers and see workers sacrifice some of their salary to benefit.