A GROUP of environmental campaigners glued themselves to the M25 motorway to demand that the Government insulates the UK’s draughty homes.
Insulate Britain, an offshoot of the Extinction Rebellion movement (XR), is calling on the Government to insulate the homes of the UK’s poorest people, to lower energy bills and make homes warmer, while reducing carbon emissions.
Formed in the summer, the group has been hosting online events as well as in-person talks across England and Wales.
More recently, it has staged sit-down protests at major roads, causing disruption for motorists.
Protesters have said that they don’t want to stop traffic, but are forced to out of desperation, as they feel “this is the only action we hope the Government will take note of”.
One driver told LBC Radio that he was stopped by the protests while taking his mum, who was having a stroke, to hospital. He said that the disruption meant she was left paralysed on one side, as she couldn’t get treatment in time.