Insulate Britain caused three delays across London on October 4th, prompting widespread backlash from those affected by the road blockages.

Insulate Britain responded to the backlash with a statement which reads:

“We share the frustration of the people being delayed on the roads today. Does our government know what to do? The disorder on the roads today suggests otherwise.”

They continued on to say:

“The Insulate Britain protests could end immediately, the government has a choice: make a meaningful statement that we can trust on insulating our homes, or make the decision to imprison those people who are more scared of the destruction of their country than they are of fines or a six-month sentence.”

Insulate Britain meaning explained

Insulate Britain is an environmental group who aim to convince the government to fund the insulation of all social housing in Britain.

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Their first demand, as explained on their website is:

“That the UK government immediately promises to fully fund and take responsibility for the insulation of all social housing in Britain by 2025.”

Their second demand is that the government promises to produce a legally binding national plan to fully fund and “take for the full low-energy and low-carbon whole-house retrofit, with no externalised costs, of all homes in Britain by 2030.” They want this produced within four months.

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Insulate Britain cause yet another blockage

On October 4th, Insulate Britain caused three road blockages throughout Central London: One in Hanger Lane in north London, the Blackwall tunnel in south-east London, and Wandsworth Bridge in south-west London.

A video shared by LBC showed a woman pleading with the activists, stating that she needed to go and visit her sick mother. She can be heard saying:

“She’s in the ambulance, she’s going to the hospital in Canterbury, do you think I’m stupid? I need to go to the hospital, please let me pass. This isn’t OK … How can you be so selfish?”

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