Insulate Britain wants the UK government to better insulate homes
A tense video has emerged showing a British woman driving into a pair of climate demonstrators to stop a road being blocked because her 11-year-old son “needs to go to school.”
The footage was posted on Sunday’s Twitter account insulate uk, a group that is calling on the government to “insulate Britain’s leaky homes” to cut emissions and “reduce energy demand”. It begins with a black SUV pulling over protesters sitting on a street in Grace, east of London.
“I’m not kidding my son needs to go to school… get out of the way now!” A woman tells protesters after getting out of a car and grabbing their banner.
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“My son is 11 years old and he has to go to school and I have to go to work,” she continues, as one of the sitting protesters told her, “I understand” and “I’m sorry.”
At one point in the footage, a child is looking out of the SUV and pointing at the scene in front of him.
The woman then gets in the car and starts moving, causing a protester to shout “Ow! Ow! Ow!”
Woman and child exit vehicle for second time, woman shouts at protesters “My son has to go to school, I don’t care what your f—–g issue!”
It was not immediately clear how the incident ended.
Insulate UK, states on its website, “There are approximately 29 million homes in the UK and they are the oldest and least energy efficient housing stock in Europe. Every year vast amounts of precious energy are used for heating and, increasingly, cooling our buildings.” I get wasted.”
It is calling on the UK government to “produce a legally binding national plan within four months to take responsibility for fully low-energy and low-carbon whole house retrofits for all UK homes by 2030, with no external costs. Part of a fair transition to complete decarbonization of all segments of society and the economy.”