Lib Dem Baker quits as minister

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Published: Monday 3rd November 2014 by The News Editor

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Norman Baker has quit as a Home Office minister, complaining that working under Home Secretary Theresa May was like “walking through mud”.

The Liberal Democrat MP accused the Tory Cabinet minister of viewing her coalition colleagues as “a cuckoo in the nest rather than part of government”.

His decision comes days after he became embroiled in a fresh disagreement over drugs policy and accused the Tories of suppressing a report which backed his case for a review of the current law.

“They have looked upon it as a Conservative department in a Conservative government, whereas in my view it’s a Coalition department in a Coalition government,” he told the Independent.

“That mindset has framed things, which means I have had to work very much harder to get things done even where they are what the Home Secretary agrees with and where it has been helpful for the Government and the department.

“There comes a point when you don’t want to carry on walking through mud and you want to release yourself from that.”

Published: Monday 3rd November 2014 by The News Editor

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