Prime Minister's Questions: David Cameron v Ed Miliband
- 31 October 2012
- From the section UK Politics
David Cameron and Ed Miliband clashed over EU budget talks and windfarms at the heir weekly Commons showdown.
Mr Miliband, who is joining forces with Tory rebels later in a bid to defeat the PM on the EU budget, was accused of "rank opportunism" by Mr Cameron.
He hit back, accusing Mr Cameron of being weak and likened him to former Conservative John Major.
During the second set of exchanges the two clashed over Lord Heseltine's report and coalition wind farm policy.
Prime Minister's Questions came amid a number of coalition tensions - including a row at the Department of Energy and Climate Change over onshore wind farms.
Conservative energy minister John Hayes has been slapped down by his Lib Dem boss Ed Davey after suggesting there would be no further expansion of onshore wind farms.
A source close to Mr Davey said Mr Hayes, a longstanding opponent of onshore wind farms, had "totally over-egged things" and did not make the final decisions.
Labour's Caroline Flint has accused the coalition of being in a "shambles" over its energy policy.
Mr Miliband quoted the report by Lord Heseltine, in which he says that people think the UK "does not have a strategy for growth and wealth creation", and then focused on energy to ask the PM which of the two ministers were accurately reflecting government policy.
Mr Cameron said that there was no change of policy and said there was a large number of new wind turbines already in the planning pipeline, which would be going ahead.
"We are committed to those, but frankly all parties are going to have to have a debate in this House and outside this House about what happens once those targets are met," he said.
He added that Mr Miliband was "no Michael Heseltine".