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BREAKING: INJUNCTION BUSTING INSULATE BRITAIN BACK ON THE M25

8 October, 2021

BREAKING: INJUNCTION BUSTING INSULATE BRITAIN BACK ON THE M25 


Approximately 40 ordinary people from Insulate Britain have blocked the M25 at J25 and the A501 at Old Street roundabout today. They are demanding that Boris gets on with the job of insulating Britain’s homes starting with the homes of the poorest people in the country.   


The block on the M25 is in breach of the injunction granted to the Highways Agency on 22nd September.


This is the twelfth time that Insulate Britain has caused disruption on motorways and A roads as part of our campaign of civil resistance over the past four weeks. On Monday this week, the group blocked three major routes in the capital - the Blackwall Tunnel, Hanger Lane and Wandsworth Bridge. 54 People were arrested.


Liam Norton from Insulate Britain said:


“This isn’t a cause, this is about the deaths of our children before they get to grow old. This isn’t protesting, this is about doing whatever it takes to protect the future generations. And we want to be clear, this campaign will continue until the government gives us a meaningful statement we can trust, if that happens we will get off the roads like a shot.”



Tracey Mallagan from Insulate Britain said:


“If governments don’t act soon to reduce emissions, we face a terrifying situation. We won’t be worrying about shortages of pasta or loo rolls because law and order breaks down pretty quickly when there is not enough food to go round. The government won’t be wondering if there are enough hospital beds or ventilators, but whether there are enough people left to bury the dead. 


“The government is destroying our country. Boris Johnson should be taken to court for treason. Our flesh and blood are being tossed aside as expendable.”


Steve Gower from Insulate Britain said: 


Boris, it's time to grow up and do what’s necessary. Insulating our homes is the most basic first step - it will get emissions down, create jobs and help families in fuel poverty, that’s real levelling up. The Government knows what needs to be done. Just get on with the job.”




Insulate Britain is calling on the UK government to take responsibility for and fully fund a national home insulation programme. We demand the Prime Minister and the government, face up to their responsibility and lead our country through the climate crisis. Our actions will continue until the government makes a meaningful statement indicating its intention to insulate all of Britain’s 29 million leaky homes by 2030, and all social housing by 2025. 





ENDS



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Notes to Editors


About Insulate Britain


Insulate Britain is a new campaign group that is calling on the UK government to put in place policy and funding for a national home insulation programme starting with all social housing. 


We demand the Prime Minister and the government to #getonwiththejob, face up to their responsibility and lead our country through the climate crisis.


We are ordinary British citizens with simple and achievable demands to #INSULATEBRITAIN


The UK government must immediately promise to fully fund and take responsibility for the insulation of all social housing in Britain.


We demand a national home insulation strategy that gives British people the justice they deserve: a future for our loved ones, lower energy bills and safer living conditions.


We are scared: our livelihoods are at risk and the futures of our children are uncertain

The Climate Crisis is a threat to all: we demand the government to act now.


Our Demands

1. That the UK government immediately promises to fully fund and take responsibility for the insulation of all social housing in Britain by 2025;

2. That the UK government immediately promises to produce within four months a legally binding national plan to fully fund and take responsibility for the full low-energy and low-carbon whole-house retrofit , with no externalised costs, of all homes in Britain by 2030 as part of a just transition to full decarbonisation of all parts of society and the economy.

Further information about Insulate Britain and our demands here: https://www.insulatebritain.com/

Technical Report on home energy efficiency here: https://drive.google.com/file/d/1jt5FI-kinEXoqZtPDrCvnAVQ2EFn8Aea/view


Insulate Britain ‘Blue Lights’ policy: our policy is, and has always been to move out of the way for emergency vehicles with ‘blue lights’ on.