Traffic chaos as Insulate Britain eco-maniacs protest at busy M25 AGAIN near Heathrow Airport

Traffic chaos as Insulate Britain eco-maniacs protest at busy M25 AGAIN near Heathrow Airport

September 27, 2021

THERE'S traffic chaos on the UK's busiest motorway this morning as eco-morons defied a court order to block the carriageway yet again.

Oddballs from Insulate Britain have blocked vehicles on the M25 at Junction 14 near Heathrow as part of their tiresome bid to keep the rest of the country as idle as they are.



It's the sixth time the group has blocked the motorway. Police are already at the scene.

Footage shows fed-up officers dragging hooded dissenters off the road by their arms.

Up to 40 people are participating in the pathetic stunt this morning.

Last week, Transport Secretary Grant Shapps announced the government has been granted a second injunction that will allow courts to jail those who block roads.

This morning's protest is in direct defiance of the order – meaning the campaigners could be sent to prison.

Susanna Reid said the campaigners have "brought misery to motorists".

Announcing the breaking news on Good Morning Britain, she said they're "ignoring threats of jail".

"They say they're happily accepting the consequences of their actions today," she said.

"You're putting yourself at risk, you're putting drivers at risk.

"This is potentially really dangerous."

Speaking on LBC, Insulate Britain spokesperson Tracey Mulligan said: "We have certainly got everybody talking about insulation or avoiding the question of insulation.

"We have got people considering that our government is legally failing in their duty to protect us and I think we're showing that Priti Patel, unfortunately, is trying to scare us with an injunction and that shows her lack of character, not ours.

'IT'S DANGEROUS'

"You can't put an injunction on hunger, you can't put and injunction on physics, and we are terrified for our children's future and sick of over 8,000 people dying each year from the choice of heating or eating."

When asked about breaking the order, she said: "I wouldn't say we are happy, we are just putting things into the bigger context.

"We are tired of over seven million people having to choose between heating or eating and we know that's going to get worse with the energy crisis that we're facing now."

It comes days after protesters glued their hands to lorries at the Port of Dover – right in the middle of the country's HGV driver shortage.

Campaigners are calling for the British government to ensure all homes arebetter insulated.

They claim 8,500 people a year die unnecessarily in the UK because of cold homes.



And there have been fiery scenes as furious motorists respond to each one of the group's blockades.

As Kent Police arrested 39 people last week, drivers forced to wait clapped and cheered while one shouted: "Insulate Britain? From what?

"We need insulating from you."

Dover town councillor Neil Rix, who owns N.T.Rix Scaffolding and Demolition, told Kent Online: "I've got lorries and staff stuck in it. It's an absolute nuisance to be honest.

"We've got contractors waiting for scaffolding to go up but we've got three lorries stuck and around 23 people.

"It's costing us thousands of pounds.

'WE'VE GOT EVERYONE TALKING'

"It is just causing interruptions for every person in town. It's not fair and it's not right. Before you know it all the roads in town will be blocked.

"It's so selfish of them. It's costing money when we're trying to get through a pandemic.

"I don't suppose these people are from Dover."

A Government spokesman blasted the campaigners last week.

"Peaceful protest is a cornerstone of our democracy and there will always be space for people to make their voices heard, but that is not on busy roads or at a vital port, putting lives at risk," he said.

"The demonstrations we have seen over the last few weeks have wreaked havoc on our roads, disrupted thousands of people and put lives in danger, and we are taking action to prevent these kinds of guerrilla tactics being used in the future."





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