David Cameron has been accused of “feeding prejudice” by describing the response to one of his policies as “completely mental”.
Mr Cameron made the remarks during a visit to workers at utility firm E.ON in Coventry, describing the reaction to his decision to cut subsidies for solar panels.
However, according to the Telegraph, it did not go down well in some quarters.
Paul Burstow, a Liberal Democrat MP and former Coalition health minister, said: “This sort of language doesn’t help and it feeds the prejudice that exists that people with mental health problems have in some way brought it on themselves.”
And a spokesman for the charity Mind, added that the comment was “discriminatory in essence”.