Police filmed asking M25 eco protesters if they 'need anything'

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Police filmed asking M25 eco protesters if they 'need anything'

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"Police have been filmed asking protesters if they "are in discomfort" and if they "need anything" as their handling of the M25 blockades drew criticism.
Footage obtained by LBC Radio News shows a female officer giving the group of protesters their final warning, as they caused queues on the M25 for the second time in the last three days.
With a group of staff behind her, the officer says: "If any of you have any questions, or are in any discomfort or need anything, just let us know."
Meanwhile, stricken motorists told LBC how they couldn't get to work, hospitals and appointments and were facing the sack and lost cash as they couldn't get their businesses up and running on time. Other motorists complained the protesters' actions were hypocritical as they had forced them to go and buy more petrol."
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https://www.lbc.co.uk/news/police-filme ... -anything/
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The Police never do the right thing according to the media, they either go in to heavy or the are seen to be to soft. All these people want is their homes insulated so that they can save themselves a bit of money and do their bit for climate change. The moaners in their cars should count themselves lucky that they can afford to go and waste some more fuel on the worlds biggest car park.

They should do what I did 25 years ago, give up moaning about 2 hours drives to work and move up north.
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Nothing stopping these people insulating their homes, all the materials required are available and information on how to is online at their fingertips if they had the motivation to do it.
Not everyone can or wants to move up north, in the same way that many up north can't or don't want to move south. I am sure there are also plenty of busy motorways in the north that will soon be targeted once protesters see how soft the M25 police have been.
This just makes the British Police a laughing stock and removes what little respect they have left. The Police should go to them and say you are going now, you've got 30 seconds to get up and go, or we are going to take you off.....and then get the traffic moving.
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Irrespective of what view taken .. It will not be long before the Lawyers can see a nice little earner out of this .. ;)
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mab01uk wrote: Thu Sep 16, 2021 1:18 pm Nothing stopping these people insulating their homes, all the materials required are available and information on how to is online at their fingertips if they had the motivation to do it.
Martin not all these people have the funds to insulate the homes that they live in, and most live in social housing. Unfortunately LBC have missed the point these people are trying to make and are with the middle class champagne socialists spewing their outrage at not being able to add to the ever increasing money pile.


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I think you will find that they want the Government to pay to have every home insulated ...

Most are, new ones particularly, and any sensible home owner has already had loft and wall insulation added - mainly to reduce homehold bills. Bet most of those sitting on the motorway are in that category too ..

Bet there would have been a bigger outcry if one of them had been hit or run over by a truck trying to do their work!
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surfblue63 wrote: Thu Sep 16, 2021 2:04 pm
mab01uk wrote: Thu Sep 16, 2021 1:18 pm Nothing stopping these people insulating their homes, all the materials required are available and information on how to is online at their fingertips if they had the motivation to do it.
Martin not all these people have the funds to insulate the homes that they live in, and most live in social housing. Unfortunately LBC have missed the point these people are trying to make and are with the middle class champagne socialists spewing their outrage at not being able to add to the ever increasing money pile.


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Stuart it is not a political argument, it is motoring related topic and a question of old fashioned commonsense and 'Off topic, Weird & Wonderful' is the place to discuss such things.
Many of those sitting in the road will be the 'middle class champagne socialists' you mention with money and time on their hands who want us to pay for their latest cause while they block the M25 causing more pollution and wasted fuel......Police and Ambulance trying to head to an incident or accident will also be stuck like everyone else due to the antics of these protesters, someone in an Ambulance could be in a life threatening position.....it is also believed to have caused a four car pile up near to my local M25 junction.
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Surely, if you don't want to insulate your home then just don't do it. It's your own money you're wasting.

A couple of years ago there was a big campaign on round here where the government (that's you and me via the then 'green levy'.....) paid to cavity wall and loft insulate all homes not already done. I took partial, the walls, advantage of it (and for extra, paid for in cash to the contractor, he did my double garage too). But when I asked the contractor about social housing, he told me that they weren't allowed access to those homes as it was a matter for the council. You guessed it already....... So they didn't get done. And still not done!
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surfblue63 wrote: Thu Sep 16, 2021 2:04 pm
mab01uk wrote: Thu Sep 16, 2021 1:18 pm Nothing stopping these people insulating their homes, all the materials required are available and information on how to is online at their fingertips if they had the motivation to do it.



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STUART. Think it was you made it political.

Maybe these protesters including the Exinction rebellion rabble could have spent the fuel money they used to get to protest on start buying materials to insulate there homes.

Maybe the benefits officials should go with police next time it happens and check all names against job seeking claimants and then those protesting then lose a days benefit because they cant be looking for work when protesting.
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The Protesters were arrested and released by police with no charge earlier this week and then the same ones came back today....

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