David Cameron and David Jones fired several shots at the Welsh Government during the Conservative conference in Swansea.
The Prime Minster compared Carwyn Jones' administration to the "Muppet Show" in what many saw as a speech designed to galvanise the party's grassroot as the party look towards the 2015 general election.
Welsh Secretary David Jones went further, criticising Business Minister Edwina Hart's handling of Enterprise Zones as "Soviet style developments' and urging the Welsh Government to follow the UK Government's model.
He criticised planning policy and described plans to install sprinklers in new houses as "bizarre."
The Clwyd West MP said "people don't care where policy is developed...we have to cooperate if we are to succeed."
When the Tories took office "the respect agenda" was the watch phrase. No mention of that today as the party seemed to be stepping up its efforts for a Conservative Government in 2015.
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