Members of the environmental group Insulate Britain were in the Royal Courts of Justice this morning, where a hearing is being held on an M25 injunction prohibiting the group from blocking the motorway as well as the Port of Dover.
The original injunction, granted to the Highways Authority on 22nd September, was permitted in the absence of representatives from Insulate Britain, who can now apply for a variation in the injunction's terms. Moreover they could argue the injunction should not have been granted.
Members of Insulate Britain occupying a roundabout leading from the M25 motorway to Heathrow Airport. Steve Parsons
However, GB News understands Insulate Britain doesn't intend to contest the injunction.
The group has caused significant disruption on the road network eleven times over the past three weeks. Insulate Britain maintains their demonstrations will not cease until the government confirms that they will insulate every one of Britain’s 29 million homes by 2030.
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”.
Police officers detain a protester from Insulate Britain occupying a roundabout leading from the M25 motorway to Heathrow Airport. Steve Parsons
“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.
Liam Norton Insulate Britain
We are going nowhere, there is nowhere to go
“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.”