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Watermelon Ipswich council takes us back to the dark ages


It angers me that my local authorities, Suffolk County Council and Ipswich Borough Council have colluded to switch off my street lights after midnight, plunging my neighbourhood into pitch black darkness. Keeping the lights on and emptying our bins once a week are basic council services, which, on both counts, my council fails to deliver.

I pay hundreds of pounds a year in council tax and the Labour council and socialist bureaucrats can’t even deliver the basics. It’s as if we live in the third world. In fact, that is what the green zealots at the council want as I can reveal the bureaucrats at Ipswich Borough Council tonight told councillors in a closed meeting that the reasons for switching the street lights off at midnight is nothing to do with saving money but instead to meet central government Co2 reduction targets to stop non-existent anthropogenic global warming.

It would be funny if it wasn’t so serious.


Author: gavinmaclure

IT professional; political blogger, former Conservative councillor

2 thoughts on “Watermelon Ipswich council takes us back to the dark ages

  1. GavinYou know as well as me, that over 80% of lights in Ipswich are run by Tory run SCC – The same council that failed to reach its C02 reduction targets it set itself – the same Tory run County Council that decided Ipswich would be first to have the lights switched off even other than Cllr Terry (very silent on this matter!!) is the only Ipswich Cllr in the cabinet.

  2. nice opinion.. thanks for sharing....

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