BREAKING: INSULATE BRITAIN WRITE AN OPEN LETTER TO THE PRIME MINISTER SIGNALLING A PAUSE IN OUR CAMPAIGN.
Insulate Britain Press Release
14 October 2021, 11:15am
Liam Norton from Insulate Britain will hand deliver the following
letter to the Prime Minister at 1pm at Downing Street.
Dear Prime Minister,
“Owing to past neglect, in the face of the plainest of warnings, we have entered upon a period of danger. The
era of procrastination, of half measures, of soothing baffling expedients, of delays is coming to its close. In
its place we are entering a period of consequence.” (Winston Churchill 1936)
Insulate Britain would like to take this opportunity to profoundly acknowledge the disruption caused over the
past five weeks. We cannot imagine undertaking such acts in normal circumstances. But the dire reality of
our situation has to be faced.
The facts are laid out by Sir David King, the former chief scientific advisor to the UK government, he said
“We have to move quickly. What we do, I believe, in the next 3 to 4 years will determine the future of
The collapse of the climate is happening around us. We face economic chaos and the breakdown of law and
order in a matter of years. We will lose our incomes, pensions, and savings while passing on an appalling
legacy to our children. They will be rightly furious. Around the world thousands of millions of people will
lose their lives through slaughter and starvation as crops fail and society collapses.
Ahead of COP26, Insulate Britain will suspend its campaign of civil resistance until Monday 25th October.
In light of the speech you made (to the UN on the 22nd September) in which you recognised that “We are
approaching that critical turning point – in less than two months – when we must show that we are capable
of learning, and maturing, and finally taking responsibility for the destruction we are inflicting, not just upon
our planet but ourselves”, we ask you to use this time to signal that you believe what you say.
We invite you to make a meaningful statement that we can trust, a statement that the country wants to hear:
that your government will live up to its responsibilities to protect us, to defend law and order; that your
government will take the lead needed to insulate and retrofit our homes; that it will ‘get on with the job’ so
families can feed their children and keep their homes warm. We invite you to do the right thing, so we can be
secure in the knowledge that our government did everything it could to protect and defend our country.
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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.