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THE REALITY OF OUR SITUATION HAS TO BE FACED

5 October, 2021

A group of people from Insulate Britain have attended the Royal Courts of Justice this morning, where a hearing concerning the M25 injunction is being held.


The hearing relates to the injunction granted to the Highways Authority on 22nd September which prohibited Insulate Britain from blocking the M25 and the Port of Dover. 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.


Insulate Britain has caused disruption on the roads eleven times over the past three weeks. Insulate Britain says actions will continue until the government makes a meaningful statement indicating that they will insulate all of Britain’s 29 million homes by 2030, which are among the oldest and leakiest in Europe.  [1]


Insulate Britain spokesperson Liam Norton, speaking outside the Royal Courts today said:


“Insulate Britain wishes to profoundly apologise for the disruption caused over the past three weeks. We cannot imagine undertaking such acts in normal circumstances. But we believe that the 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 three to four years will determine the future of humanity”.


“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 unwanted 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 society collapses.


“Here in front of the Royal Courts of Justice, we plead with our government to demonstrate leadership. We ask the Prime Minister to make the statement the country wants to hear - that our government will live up to its responsibilities to protect us, to defend law and order. That our 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. So we can be secure in the knowledge that our government did everything it could to protect and defend our country.


“As soon as we have a meaningful statement we can trust, we will call off the campaign. That is all we ask.

“But, if our government believes that our acts are outrageous and illegal, that there is no right of necessity to cause disruption, to prevent the far greater destruction of our economy and way of life, then it has a duty to act decisively. 


“Take us to court, charge us, and put us in prison.  We are more fearful of the loss of our country than we are of the courts. Throw injunctions at us, but we are going nowhere, there is nowhere to go.”






ENDS


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Email: insulatebritainpress@protonmail.com


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



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Notes to Editors



[1] 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





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INSULATE BRITAIN : THE REALITY OF OUR SITUATION HAS TO BE FACED


A group of  people from Insulate Britain have attended the Royal Courts of Justice this morning, where a hearing concerning the M25 injunction is being held.


Insulate Britain spokesperson Liam Norton, speaking outside the Royal Courts today said:


“Insulate Britain wishes to profoundly apologise for the disruption caused over the past three weeks. We cannot imagine undertaking such acts in normal circumstances. But we believe that the reality of our situation has to be faced. 


“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 ask the Prime Minister to make the statement the country wants to hear - that our government will live up to its responsibilities to protect us, to defend law and order.”


Full Press Release here:


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