The ringleader of eco-fanatics Insulate Britain who has horrified road users in Britain in recent weeks has sarcastically admitted that he is a ‘hypocrite’ who ‘doesn’t care’ about insulation.
Liam Norton, 36, made a strange entry as talkRadio spokesman Cristo Foufas was interviewed about his failure to run an energy efficient home on Saturday morning.
When Foufas asked why the ardent eco-warrior failed to insulate his own £ 360,000 London Norton’s flat, joking answer: ‘Because I’m a hypocrite’.
After challenging the comments he made where he claimed climate change will result in ‘millions of people losing their lives through murder and starvation’, said a dead Norton: ‘I know, I’m horrible isn’t it?’
The electrician then proceeded sarcastically saying: ‘I don’t care about the insulation.’
Mr Norton, who made headlines last week when he stormed ITV’s GMB after being challenged by host Susanna Reid, is said to be masterminding the Insulate Britain M25 protests.
Insulate Britain ringleader Liam Norton, 36, (pictured) admitted he was a ‘hypocrite’ who ‘didn’t care’ about insulation when challenged by talkRadio’s Cristo Foufas
The electrician made a strange entry as talkRadio spokesman Cristo Foufas was interviewed about his failure to run a home with high energy on Saturday morning
When Foufas asked why the ardent eco-warrior failed to insulate his own £ 360,000 London flat, Norton jokingly replied: ‘Because I’m a hypocrite’
Mr. Norton’s baffling entry is the latest in a series of high-profile car crash interviews in the media.
Presenter Cristo Foufas presses the eco-warrior into his own actions, asking: ‘Do you understand why people think, alas, this person doesn’t care about isolation, he only cares about the cause of the disruption and trying to make a name for himself? ‘
Norton replied: ‘Yes, they are right. I don’t care about insulation. ‘
The electrician also admitted his fellow protesters were left ‘mystical’ at the impunity they faced.
‘We are also mystical like the rest of the British public as to why Priti Patel did not put us in prison,’ he told Foufas.
‘He got the ability to send us back to prison for public nuisance, criminal harm, and British citizens should ask why they didn’t choose to do that, just as we mystify like anyone else.’
His comments are likely to anger the tens of thousands of Britons who have been forced to watch Insulate Britain’s disruptive tactics continue unabated by police forces in the south east.
This week, nearly 40 demonstrators from the hated group were seen sitting on the road at junction 25 of the M25 at Waltham Cross, Hertfordshire, and on the A501 at the Old Street roundabout.
The group descended on the same location around 9am on Friday, with the Met tweeting three hours later to say the roads had been cleared after 16 arrests on the M25 and 19 at the roundabout.
But TfL has been given a High Court order to ban controversial traffic blocking protesters at various locations in the English capital, such as Vauxhall Bridge, Tower Bridge, London Bridge and Chiswick rotabout .
The order also applies to busy London spots including Hanger Lane, the Hammersmith gyratory system, Blackwall Tunnel, the A501 ring road from Edgware Road to Old Street, Staples Corner, Redbridge’s Roundbridge and the Kidbrooke interchange.
Protesters are no longer allowed to block Park Lane, Marble Arch Hyde Park Corner, Elephant and Castle – along with all exit and exit lanes and Victoria’s one -way system.
Insulate Britain has urged the government to fund nationwide insulation projects in all social housing by 2025. Photo: Protesters outside Old Street, London
This comes because new evidence has emerged of growing public opposition to Insulate Britain’s selfish behavior, which YouGov found 72% opposed to their actions, up from 59% when the protests first began in mid-September.
And after three weeks of protests, the group just made a lot of people think they were really suppressing their own cause – 64% felt it in September and 73% think it does now
This comes as new evidence emerges of growing public anger at Insulate Britain’s selfish behavior, with YouGov finding 72% opposed to their actions, up from 59% when the protests first began in mid-September. .
And after three weeks of protests, the group just made many people think they were really suppressing their own cause – 64% felt it in September and 73% think it does now.
Two of the bandits on the motorway were killed by a furious mother whose daughter was late to class because of their actions, who told them: ‘It’s supportive, all because all you care about are the isolated house.
‘My daughter is late for school, you are messing with children’s education because you are selfish. I hope you got that on camera, I think they are embarrassing. ‘
The hated organization has urged the government to fund nationwide insulation projects across society by 2025.
But the group’s spokesman, Mr. Norton, generates more carbon emissions than most of its neighbors with homes without ‘roof insulation’; ‘no insulation of cavity wall’; ‘poor heating control’ and ‘very poor lighting’.
Norton’s £ 360,000 two-bedroom, first-floor flat in Streatham, south London, emits four tonnes of carbon dioxide a year, the Energy Performance Certificate [EPC] disclosed
Last week Norton told TV presenter Susannah Reid that the lack of insulation in her own home was unrelated when she challenged her in a live interview with Good Morning Britain
He grabbed his microphone and fled the GMB studio when the presenter challenged him about the reported poor energy efficiency on his own property.
The two-bedroom, first floor flat in Streatham, south London, has an energy rating of E-the lowest category allowed for rental properties.
The house, which measures only 46 square meters, emits four tons of carbon dioxide a year, its Energy Performance Certificate [EPC] disclosed.
However, last month Norton told TV presenter Susannah Reid that the lack of insulation in her own home was unrelated when she challenged him in a live interview with Good Morning Britain.
He said: ‘Whether my home is insulated or not has not changed the fact that millions of homes are not insulated.’
Asked why he didn’t insulate his home, he replied: ‘You know insulation costs thousands, tens of thousands. [of pounds]. ‘
Norton, who did not take part in any of the sit-down protests, later got into a fight with Reid’s co-presenter Richard Madeley when he compared Insulate Britain’s actions to Churchill’s stand against Adolf Hitler in 1930 , before rushing to the studio.