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INJUNCTION? WHAT INJUNCTION?

28 September, 2021

A total of 115 people have been involved in Insulate Britain’s campaign of disruptive actions over the last two weeks, with most being arrested multiple times. The total arrest tally has now reached 438. 


Fifteen Insulate Britain supporters have been arrested as many as six times and twenty-one have been arrested five times for their participation in the campaign, which began on September 13th and has involved blocking roads on and around the M25 network and at the Port of Dover.


The total arrest figure includes five people arrested for conspiracy to cause a public nuisance and subsequently released under investigation. 


The police are choosing not to detain people involved in the Insulate Britain campaign, although many have been involved in multiple actions, have broken their bail conditions and have expressed a clear intention to continue with the campaign. Only two people from Insulate Britain have so far been remanded in custody.


Yesterday,  52 people blocked the M25, in breach of the terms of an injunction granted to the Highways Agency on 22nd September.  [1]


A second injunction was granted on 24th September covering the A2, A20 and A2070 trunk roads and M2 and M20 motorway, after an Insulate Britain action outside the Port of Dover last Thursday. [2]


Insulate Britain says actions will continue until the government makes a meaningful commitment to insulate all of Britain’s 29 million leaky homes by 2030, which are among the oldest and most energy inefficient in Europe. [3]



ENDS


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Notes to Editors



[1] https://highwaysengland.co.uk/media/wcufrac5/national-highways-limited-v-persons-unknown-approved-order-21-09-21.pdf


[2] https://highwaysengland.co.uk/media/s5vocubs/interim-injunction-a20-et-al-sealed-202210924.pdf




[3] 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/1HtOQmArzkDxhIYJrv9lBcl9lOUwfKoe7/view