26 Oct '11, 10am

My take on @ChrisHuhne speech - he has taken a brave step, he now needs support from green businesses

The gloves have finally come off. Chris Huhne's speech to the RenewableUK conference in Manchester today proves that, far from blowing over, the Cabinet-level row over the UK's green policy direction is escalating. British politics is far too polite for ministers to launch all-out assaults on colleagues, even when they are from the opposite sides of a coalition. But Huhne's comments are so thinly veiled that the attack on Chancellor George Osborne and his anti-green colleagues is plain for all to see. Just look at the rhetoric Huhne chose to use. "We are not going to save our economy by turning our back on renewable energy," he said. Remind you of anything? At the start of this month it was Osborne who treated the Conservative Party Conference to the factually dubious assertion that "we're not going to save the planet by putting our country out of business". Similarly, Huh...

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