Suffolk: “Chihuahua of Doom” stalks the council chamber

The Chihuahua of Doom stalks Suffolk! The Chihuahua of Doom stalks Suffolk!

Thursday, December 19, 2013
6:10 PM

UKIP councillors in Suffolk have launched an attack on the council’s ambition to become “The Greenest County” – despite attempts to attract thousands of environmental energy jobs to the county’s coast.

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The UKIP group at the county council had tabled a motion urging the Conservative-controlled administration to back Labour leader Ed Miliband’s pledge to freeze energy prices.

The opposition Labour group supported this – there was no mention of green energy in the motion – but UKIP councillor Julian Flood launched into an attack on Suffolk’s aspiration to be the Greenest County.

He likened Suffolk’s contribution to the global carbon dioxide rise as making a difference in temperature equal to that you would find about seven inches off ground level – the height of a chihuahua dog.

“The Chihuahua of Doom is leading to 50 to 75 deaths a week,” Mr Flood told a bemused council chamber – linking the cost of “green taxes” to reports that people unable to pay their bills were dying from hypothermia.

He even produced a cartoon to illustrate the terror!

Mr Flood said the country would be better off if coal fired power stations, like the recently closed one at Didcot in Oxfordshire, returned to service to meet energy needs.

Labour leader Sandy Martin said his group was supporting the motion because it simply pledged the council to support Ed Miliband’s price pledge.

He said this could be achieved by introducing more green energy – an industry that is becoming increasingly important in the Lowestoft area.

And he added: “Why are they (UKIP) so determined to rubbish all evidence of Global Warming, evidence which is now so overwhelming you only need to look at satellite pictures of the poles and you can see it happening before your very eyes?

“Is it because they know that people will only ever vote for them on completely irrational grounds, and so they are determined to banish all forms of rational thought from the political process?”

The Conservative administration and the Liberal Democrats both opposed the motion – although not without having some fun at UKIP’s expense.

“The Chihuahua of Doom” seems set to stalk the corridors of Endeavour House for some months to come!

8 comments

  • well i think ukip is a better option than all the rest say one thing then after election dont do what they sed they would frauds the whole lot of them so i say give ukip a chance as they wont be no worse than the rest

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    clive

    Thursday, December 19, 2013

  • Global warming is one of those cherished beliefs which the political class uses for its own end. If (and it remains an "if") is global warming is happening then no amount of political skullduggery is going to prevent the great forces of nature adhering to a political agenda which demands no more than 4 degrees Celsius warming of the average temperature. Those who advocate such a preposterous position are the King Canutes of the modern era.

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    Steve Blake

    Thursday, December 19, 2013

  • have you been drinking clive?

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    TERENCE MANNING

    Thursday, December 19, 2013

  • I expect those people who don't think global warming is a reality still think Santa Claus will be arriving down their chimney this Christmas. Get educated people.

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    ar

    Friday, December 20, 2013

  • All this environmental legislation is a bit of a joke. Actually its worse than that, its a money making con. Green policies have been shutting down the factories in Britain, paying the companies massive 'green' tax payer subsidies to move the factories to China or India where they have virtually non-existent carbon or pollution controls. All they've done it take them out of site, out of mind. If any of you think that putting up a few windmills, moving and de-regulating factories and their emissions is really helping the Earth's environment then in my opinion you are a fool.

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    Rilman El

    Friday, December 20, 2013

  • Global warming is one of those cherished beliefs which the political class uses for its own end. If (and it remains an "if") is global warming is happening then no amount of political skullduggery is going to prevent the great forces of nature adhering to a political agenda which demands no more than 4 degrees Celsius warming of the average temperature. Those who advocate such a preposterous position are the King Canutes of the modern era.

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    Steve Blake

    Thursday, December 19, 2013

  • I'm shocked that the right thinking, intellectual giants of the Suffolk UKIP party have chosen to represent this important issue with a foreign dog! Surely a job like this should go to a British breed - Bulldog is the obvious choice. If we can't trust UKIP to use British analogies it surely won't be long before we are overrun with symbols from abroad pouring in and taking the place of trust British icons and the country will go to the dogs (all foreign ones too!!).

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    M H

    Friday, December 20, 2013

  • Further evidence that the swivel-eyed loons in UKIP inhabit planet la-la.

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    beerlover

    Thursday, December 19, 2013

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