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INJUNCTION BUSTING INSULATE BRITAIN BACK ON THE M25

Insulate Britain Press Release
13 October 2021, 08:45am

Approximately 40 ordinary people from Insulate Britain have blocked the M25 at Junction 31 and the London Road A1090 near the Dartford Crossing 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 National Highways on 22nd September.

 

This is the thirteenth 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. 

 

Liam Norton from Insulate Britain said:

 

“In 10 years time when fuel crises are catastrophic, when the food has run out and when people are experiencing unsurvivable heat waves, what would you be wishing you had done now?

 

“We think you’ll be wishing you had sat on the road with Insulate Britain doing whatever it took to protect current and future generations. So come join us on the road.”

 

The action coincides with the release of a report from Shelter which reveals that the health of one in five renters (22%) in England – or 1.9 million households - is being harmed by poor housing. Millions of renters are living in homes “that make them sick because they are mouldy, cold, unaffordable and grossly insecure”. The charity’s YouGov poll found that damp and mould and being unable to heat their home affects 26% of all renters. [1]

 

Dr. Diana Warner, an Insulate Britain supporter, said: 

 

"Many people are going out of their way to thank us. Some come out of their cars to thank us, some are police officers involved with our arrests. To them, we bring hope - we haven't yet given up. We are still pushing for life saving changes.

 

“It is a big step to move from thanking us to taking action. But if you make some move to help us, however small, you will be helping us to achieve change. Please check out the website insulatebritain.com "


 

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


 

Press contact: 07737 457105  

Email: insulatebritainpress@protonmail.com

 

High quality photos and video footage available here: https://drive.google.com/drive/folders/1Kucq-NfhnZLGJWwLx1HX03cWR7M9Y2-m


 

Website: https://www.insulatebritain.com/

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/insulatebritain

Twitter: https://twitter.com/insulatelove

Youtube: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UC8N5mAeeCLbD-AFUqtPaF0g


 

Notes to Editors

 

[1] https://england.shelter.org.uk/media/press_release/health_of_one_in_five_renters_harmed_by_their_home


 

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.