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Insulate Britain activists tell High Court injunction is form of ‘bullying’

INSULATE BRITAIN denounced yet another High Court injunction imposed on its activists today as a form of “bullying.”

An interim injunction, secured by National Highways on Monday, bans the group from obstructing traffic and prevents access to 4,300 miles of motorways and major A-roads.

It also prohibits activists from glueing themselves to the road, damaging the road surface and abandoning their vehicles, with the potential punishment being imprisonment and an unlimited fine.

During today’s hearing at the Royal Courts of Justice in London, Mr Justice Lavender adjourned a decision on whether to grant a continuation to the injunction, after the activists argued that they were not given enough time to gain legal representation.

Insulate Britain member Dr Diana Warner told the court: “We are talking about an existential emergency, not about people being late to their jobs or losing a bit of money — we need to change what we’re doing for everybody’s future.

“This is an example of bullying — no other groups are being singled out for doing worse. It’s bullying and I hope this court doesn’t sanction it.”

Activist Liam Norton argued that more time should have been given to the group ahead of the hearing for activists to gain legal representation.

Another member of the group declared: “This is unfair, it is bullying and a questionable politicisation of the legal system.”

The order remains in place until a hearing on November 11.

Insulate Britain spokeswoman Tracey Mallaghan said: “I wish they would stop messing around with our law, we’ve already been in prison, that’s what they wanted — there’s no need for this, they really should be getting on with insulating our homes.”

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