The Tories seemed rather keen to oblige Clegg's request knowing that the first act of the new Farm Minister would be to announce the continuation of the controversial Badger Cull. This left many commentators to claim that he had only secured the post in order to be a "fall guy" for an unpopular policy.
But then again Heath may be rathed used to being the "fall guy" for in 2008 Heath rather inadvisably took a paid visit to Russia to speak at Vladimir Putin's, United Russia Congress on the topic of "Corruption", A Party that knows a rather lot about corruption. The Tories believe Heath will have the same impact in DEFRA as he had at United Russia with regard to highlighting corruption.
One of these individuals is Farm Minister David Heath
The Other is a Badger