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Cheek of it! Insulate Britain calls for 10mph motorway speed limit and vow new protests

Insulate Britain protester gets tied to railing by member of public

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The group has called for the change in speed limit to ensure their protestors are not harmed as they protest on the road. This bizarre suggestion from Insulate Britain was heard at a High Court hearing today where a judge extended an injunction granted to Transport for London (TfL) against Insulate Britain.

Insulate Britain has had protestors all across the country blocking motorists from getting through on the motorway.

Their reason behind continuing to do this is because the group have been calling on the Government to provide insulation for all homes in the country.

As well as this, the group have also called for a “transition towards full decarbonisation” of society and the economy.

However, as part of the High Court hearing, the group was given the chance to speak about their cause.

Retired GP Diana Warner had called on the National Highways – who deal with motorways all across England – to reduce the speed of cars to 10mph or 20mph, to protect the protestors from harm.

The statement from Ms Warner has been posted on Insulate Britain’s website.

The statement reads: “If National Highways are committed to safety, they will slow the traffic to 20 mph, or 10 mph, when there are people on the motorway.

“I am asking that National Highways do this.

“National Highways claim that they have called for this injunction for safety, as well as for economic reasons.

“We are in agreement about the need for safety on the motorway, even if we disagree about what constitutes public safety in wider terms or about what is necessary for the good of the economy.

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“Therefore, I ask that National Highways work with Insulate Britain to ensure safety for everyone, given that I for one will continue this campaign of civil resistance until we get a meaningful statement from the government that we can trust.

The group have been subject to a number of injunctions in areas all across the UK.

As part of these injunctions, the group have been banned from having demonstrations on the M25, around the Port of Dover and on major roads around London.

Express.co.uk have contacted National Highways for comment.

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