Joseph Fox, chairman of the Reigate, Epsom and Mole Valley branch of UKIP, seems to know a thing or two about forward-thinking environmental policy. Just check out this ill-informed and potentially destructive piece of advice in this letter to Redhill Life on 19 October:
"You suggest that landfill space will run out in about nine years (Life, October 11). Not true. There are plenty of holes in the ground that need filling, and there will always be more so long as we continue to make glass out of sand and bricks out of clay.
"The truth is that the European Union, through its Landfill Directive, has banned this form of waste disposal.
"Leaving aside the point that Britain leads the world in hygienic landfill, we should ask ourselves what possible business of the EU's this is.
"Perhaps our brilliant negotiators in Brussels agreed to this imposition in return for being allowed to keep double-decker buses - which the EU had plans to ban. It's the way our lives our governed these days. Did the party you voted for even mention the EU?"
By overlooking the fact that a) Britain is an island with a limited capacity to inter refuse, b) double deckers needed replacing to enable passengers with disabilities to use them and reduce emissions and c) all political parties brought the EU into their election campaigns, these primitive and unfounded scribblings merely indicate why Mr Fox is chair of his local branch and not party leader.
However, if Foxy were to donate his own garden for landfill, there would be little hesitation by British citizens to bury biodegradable waste there.
Notably the worthless and unworkable paper UKIP policies are written on.