MILLIONAIRE Paul Sykes has followed up his pledge to fund UKIP with more outlandish and pointless spending.
Sykes, worth an estimated £650m, felt the purchase of a football-pitch-sized latex canine was necessary to protect the country from the anticipated harsh winter.
He said: Chesney the dog will ward off the snow clouds full of foreign precipitation that threaten to engulf us, as long as I direct him with this twig I just bought for £3m.
This 8,000-ton fabricated puppy is the last best hope for Britain and all I ask is that people refrain from shooting him with air rifles.
The nations bees have also been hired by Sykes to protect its borders from EU invaders disguised as seagulls at a cost of £5 per hour per bee, paid to a beekeeper he met in his local pub.
He acknowledged: Any bee dying to protect his homeland will be buried in my back garden with full military honours.