In the event that Boris Johnson does not meet their demands, Insulate Britain campaigners have threatened to continue their “relentless” flood of disruption on UK roadways.
In recent weeks, the climate change organisation, which is trying to “force the Government to insulate Britain’s leaky homes starting with social housing,” has created havoc throughout the nation.
The M25 and the Port of Dover have been stopped by dozens of protestors who want to draw attention to their cause.
Many motorists have been enraged as a result, with some resorting to pulling the protestors off the road.
This comes at the same time that a problem in the supply chain has resulted in shortages of common items, threatening to hamper Christmas shopping.
Suddenly on Friday, the group declared they were halting their “campaign of civil resistance” until October 25. This came as a surprise to many.
It asked the Prime Minister in a letter to the public to use the Cop26 conference in Glasgow to make a “meaningful statement” on insulating the UK’s housing stock..
People in the group pleaded with him to “do the right thing, so we can be secure in the knowledge that our Government did everything it could to protect and defend our country.”
They went on to say that they “would like to take this opportunity to profoundly acknowledge the disruption caused over the past five weeks.”
A group spokesperson told Express that if Mr Johnson didn’t meet their demands, they will continue their “relentless” campaign.
“It is just a suspension,” she said. “We are waiting to see what the Government is going to do and what announcements it is going to make and we have said if we don’t get something meaningful we will resume action.”
“(We have) one aim, one tactic.”
“We go and block the roads and we do it relentlessly and that is the strategy.”
“If we go back to the roads I imagine we will use the same methods that we have used before.”
There wasn’t “one person” who was against their goals, she added, and their effort had succeeded in getting insulating homes on the national agenda. She claimed.
As she put it, “We talk about the carbon transition – they talk a lot about reducing our energy requirement but it was never talked about until we took to the streets.”
“If we reduce our requirements it is so much easier to transition.”
“Warmer healthier houses,” stopping “millions of children going cold and hungry,” and making the transition to low carbon energy simpler for the UK are the three primary goals of the organisation, she added.