FURIOUS Susanna Reed airs an Echo Warrior live this morning at the M25 protests, which led to a five-hour delay yesterday.
The Good Morning Britain presenter took on a protester from Insulate Britain over the excess fuel emissions made by the eco group after their protest on the motorway.
More than 90 environmental warriors linked to Extinction Rebellion were arrested after spreading travel chaos during a crowded blockade of the M25.
Tens of thousands of drivers were trapped in their cars for five hours while Insulate Britain activists drowned themselves in the middle of the motorway.
Addressing Liam Norton this morning, Susannah said: “Delays in traffic lead to increased vehicle emissions.
“The talk about traffic emissions is certainly not ridiculous. I would associate it with traffic because you put it on hold for hours.
“Isn’t It Healthy for Our Air Pollution?”
But Guest hit back, calling Susanna’s comments “ridiculous.”
Shouting at the GMB presenter, he said: “Suzanna, I repeat. You know full well that what you just said is ridiculous.”
Then he continued raving about the millions of pounds invested in companies that don’t help the climate crisis.
Co-host Richard Madley said: “So Susanna is ridiculous because you say that?” His time was up and the segment was finished before adding.
Yesterday’s protests caused chaos at Junction 3 for Swanley in Kent, Junction 6 for Godstone in Surrey, Junction 14 for Heathrow Terminal 5, Junction 20 for Kings Langley in Hertfordshire and Junction 31 for Purfleet in Essex.
Sam from Bromley, south east London, said he was stuck in traffic for three hours on the M25 with his two young children because of climate protests.
The 37-year-old went out for a day at a farm on a “rare day” he has time to travel with his family.
“I am upset at how irresponsible and selfish their performance is,” he said.
“It’s misunderstood and poorly executed. I’m all for change and reducing fuel poverty but there are more sensible ways to lobby and protest.”
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In King’s Langley, Hertfordshire, some 20 workers also sat down on a street where things quickly turned bad.
Furious motorists tried to pull up protesting protesters holding banners and placards reading “Sorry to stop you” to clear the road and backlog.
The climate change group wants the government to “make significant legislative changes to reduce emissions”.
A spokesman said they were taking action to demand Boris Johnson create hundreds of thousands of jobs and save lives.
Liam Norton, 36, a London electrician, said: “Since we are all in crisis, due to the catastrophic degradation in our climate, I am shocked at the lack of significant action on the part of our government.
“They need to face the reality. It will destroy our economy and the fabric of our society.
“They’re being incredibly reckless. They’re betting the farm on technologies that don’t exist.
“As soon as a statement is made that we can trust and is meaningful we will go off the streets.”
Steve Gower, 54, unemployed, currently living in fuel poverty in Gloucester: “Man up Johnson and get on with it.”
A total of 92 people have been arrested.
The Met Police have made 14 arrests, Essex police have arrested 12, Hertfordshire officers are questioning 18 people, Surrey Police have held 36 protesters and 12 have been detained in Kent.
Essex Police Chief Inspector Paul Austin said: “This incident caused significant disruption and our officers worked to resolve this as quickly and safely as possible.
“I want to thank the affected drivers for their patience and understanding.”
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