Eco activist squirms as he fails to defend extreme Insulate Britain protests on M25

Eco activist squirms as he fails to defend extreme Insulate Britain protests on M25

M25: Tominey grills caller over Insulate Britain protests

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LBC host Camilla Tominey has argued with an eco-activist over Insulate Britain protesters’ M25 demonstration, calling it “extreme”. The discussion came after the London orbital motorway was blocked repeatedly in a week. The campaign group is calling for government action on home insulation and said its “actions will continue until the government makes a meaningful commitment to insulate all of Britain’s 29 million leaky homes by 2030”.

While speaking to caller Jonathan on LBC news, the host Camilla Tominey read out a text from a listener that said: “I was on M25 on my way to move my mother, dying of cancer, to a hospice.

“I couldn’t get there to help to move her. She was confused and upset, I am beyond angry.

“I blame these people for the time I have lost with her. How dare they think that this is in any way right?”

Camilla Tominey then asked the caller Jonathan: “What would you say to that daughter?”

Jonathan answered: “I have lots of things to say. First of all, most importantly, is compassion and sorry that she’s suffering and this has happened to her and that she’s had to pay a price for what these people are doing.

“Of course, this is obviously not their intention to cause harm.

“But you know it is a casualty of the work that they’re trying to do.

“I don’t think it’s effective, and I don’t support it and I wouldn’t do it, but I don’t think calling terrorism is or extreme extremism is helpful in the sense that…”

Ms  Tominey  interjected: “You don’t think it’s extreme to glue yourself to Britain’s busiest motorway?”

The caller answered: “Well, they’re trying make noise in very noisy world, about a cause which affects all of us.”

Ms Tominey chipped in: “But it’s backfired, hasn’t it?

“Because there’s no sympathy for the cause because there’s no sympathy for the protesters.

Jonathan said: “I agree with you and I wouldn’t support doing it.

“But I think the sentiment and intention behind it is golden and is something we should support, but they should do it in a different way.”

The host said: “Okay so great cause, terrible methods.”

Jonathan answered: “Absolutely. That’s how I see it.”

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