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LNP scrutiny leaves Palmer chuckling


Businessman Clive Palmer has laughed off news that Queensland's Liberal National Party (LNP) executive will examine his latest criticisms of the state government.

Mr Palmer, a donor and life member of the LNP, has ended a tenuous truce with the government by demanding the resignations of Deputy Premier Jeff Seeney and Treasurer Tim Nicholls.

He has accused Mr Seeney of bullying him over a coal project and says he's a thug with no integrity.

He has also accused Mr Nicholls of lying about the state of Queensland's economy.

LNP state director Brad Henderson on Friday said the state executive would consider Mr Palmer's latest comments when it meets on November 23.

Mr Palmer told AAP that news of the meeting had left him "really trembling".

He said the last time the executive considered comments he'd made about the government, there was a move to have him expelled from the party.

"I was told that someone from the lord mayor's office in Brisbane moved a resolution against me, that I should be expelled from the party. Could you imagine that?" he laughed.

"Now I was very worried about that and it was put to the vote."

Mr Palmer said the motion was defeated 23 to 1.

In September, the then acting LNP President Gary Spence wrote to Mr Palmer saying he should reconsider his membership of the party.

Mr Spence said the party could not condone his public attacks on the Newman government.

In something that vaguely resembled a truce, Mr Palmer later said he would remain in the party.

He acknowledged the LNP's constitution made it clear members had a duty to the party and that only the president or the state director could speak for the party.

But there was no promise he'd stay silent - only a clarification that any public comments he made were in his capacity as a businessman, not on behalf of the LNP.

Since the LNP won the March election, Mr Palmer has railed against the Newman government's public sector job cuts and its hike in coal mining royalties, among other things.

He's also warned of a backbench revolt and questioned whether Campbell Newman, who he suggested had a dictatorial style, would still be premier by Christmas.

On the flip side, Mr Seeney and Mr Newman claimed Mr Palmer had inappropriately sought to use friends within the LNP to pressure the government over his personal business interests.

Mr Seeney and Mr Nicholls are due to address the media later on Friday.

Opposition Leader Annastacia Palaszczuk said the premier must intervene to stop the Seeney-Palmer war.

"Obviously we've got the LNP in complete disarray," she told the ABC.

"All of them should be focused on getting on with the job of governing Queensland, not ripping themselves apart.

"There is one person who can sort this out and that is the premier. He should step in today and be the leader he should be."