Tory Environment Spokeman who drives a sports car ?

How on earth can someone chosen to encourage us all to be more environmentally friendly drive a sports car ? That's the question Suffolk Tories should be asking after it was revealed that their spokesman on environmental matters drives a 3.5 litre sports car.

It might not be so bad were it not for the fact that he claims he gets 30mpg from the car (I note from one website that the best he could expect from his car is actually 30.7 mpg (and that would mean he would be driving at a pretty constant 56mph the whole time). Coupled with the fact that he 424 round trip to Leeds in relation to his role as a councillor and did not use the train, its a sorry state of affairs when Suffolk County Council seem to work on the principle of "Do as we say, not as we do"


Alexfromnorfolk said...

Jolly good show old boy!
Look tell me what council, party or MP stands by their convictions?

Answer: 0

Lee Griffin said...

1st) Do you know how much he offsets, how much energy powers his home, how much of that is renewable, what level of waste his household produces, etc, etc?

2nd) Funnily enough people in jobs as spokespeople or advisers simply need to know what they're talking about, don't they? ;)

Norfolk Blogger said...

It depends. You can be a do as I say sort of person or a do as I do sort of person. I know which kind I respect most.

Paul said...

I am used to hypocrisy Nich, but driving a Nissan 'sports' car is unforgivable. The crime is aggravated by the fact that the Z350 uses a Renault engine. At least he will break down soon.

I know, I had a Renault once upon a time...