Britain is facing a possible power blackout if it doesn’t meet its demands of the European Union by 10 December. The UK government has requested emergency powers to make changes to the electricity grid, but the EU is not satisfied with its plan.
A new round of disruption is planned by the Extinction Rebellion branch. (Photo courtesy of PA)
Insulate According to reports, if Boris Johnson does not fulfill Britain’s demands in less than two weeks, road blockades will be taken to unprecedented heights.
Climate activists are expected to issue a 10-day ultimatum to ministers on Wednesday, stating that if they do not act, they would ‘unleash hell’ on cars.
Mr Johnson will be warned that he must make a “serious” commitment to finance house insulation by 2030.
According to independent calculations, the promise would cost over £17.9 billion, almost half of the annual military budget.
Despite a High Court order threatening them with two years in prison if they block specific routes, including the M25, the gang has continued to create havoc for thousands of vehicles, including delaying ambulances responding to crises.
On Friday, a fresh injunction was granted to Transport for London, enabling police to prosecute protestors who try to impede traffic in 14 of the capital’s busiest locations with criminal charges.
According to the Mail on Sunday, which claimed to have put an undercover reporter at one of the activists’ meetings, the activists’ leaders have assured them they have nothing to fear since the authorities are unable to imprison them quickly.
‘There’s going to be an action on Wednesday, and then there’s going to be a public statement that says the Government and police are traitors, utter traitors,’ one organizer told a gathering of activists on Saturday, according to the newspaper.
The protestors plan to violate a new order prohibiting the use of blockades in London (Picture: PA)
‘You have 10 days to make a substantive remark about it.’ If that doesn’t happen, we’ll return and unleash hell.’
People who violate injunctions risk contempt of court charges, but they are allowed to continue demonstrating until they are refused bail, which may take months.
The organizer is reported to have stated that Home Secretary Priti Patel had pushed herself into a position, claiming that claims that the protestors might be arrested right away were untrue.
‘We’ve effectively divided the opposition because the police, the government, and the CPS are all battling each other,’ he said. We must not undervalue [sic] the discord in the halls of power.’
The organization wants the government to finance all UK houses to be insulated by 2030. (Picture: AFP)
Other remarks published by the Mail indicate that the organization, which is an offshoot of Extinction Rebellion (XR), is hell-bent on erasing its parent’s image as “middle-class crusties.”
Protesters were urged to dress ‘normally’ and avoid anything ‘hippy or theatrical’ during Saturday’s gathering, according to reports.
A veteran of XR reportedly said at a meeting last month that the term “Insulate Britain” is intended to appeal to “patriotic working class” voters, and that they are “deliberately” avoiding placing middle-class speakers in front of cameras.
They want to create as much havoc as possible in the run-up to the COP26 climate summit in Glasgow, which begins at the end of this month.
A representative from Insulate Britain has been contacted for comment.
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