INSULATE BRITAIN PRESS RELEASE
11 October 2021, 14:30
For immediate release
On Tuesday the hearing, adjourned from last week, will continue in the High Court relating to the Highways England injunction aimed at Insulate Britain. Government ministers have not hidden that they have requested this injunction be brought, as they believe the actions of Insulate Britain are dangerous to the public and economically damaging. The original injunction was granted in the absence of representatives from Insulate Britain, who now have a right to apply for a variation in the terms of the injunction or to argue that it should not have been granted. Insulate Britain does not intend to contest the injunction.
We all get it, we all know the government needs to take meaningful steps to address climate breakdown. We also agree that stopping ordinary people and disrupting normal, everyday life is unacceptable. Yet we also have to ask, what should you do when your government is betraying you? This sounds alarmist, but it is the reality of our situation. Through its refusal to take the most obvious steps of insulating our homes, which is the cheapest, most effective means of reducing carbon emissions, our government is locking in the destruction of our families, our communities and the state itself. It is not the people of Insulate Britain who should be facing imprisonment, it is our government who need to be in court for treason.
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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.
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.