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Ringleader of Insulate Britain's M25 eco mob STORMS off GMB
Insulate Britain ringleader Liam Norton walked off Good Morning Britain mid-debate after a fiery clash with presenters Susanna Reid and Richard Madeley. The electrician, whose eco-mob are demanding the Government pay to insulate social housing, was irked after being called out on claims his own home is not properly insulated. His London home is single-glazed, has no cavity wall insulation and uses gas central heating, energy efficiency reports show.Norton was also quizzed on the tactics of his eco-mob, who have caused chaos for tens of thousands of motorists on the M25 with five protests over the last nine days.
A lorry driver missed a job interview because he was an hour late to the interview after 40eco-zealots blocked Dartford Crossing this morning.
The father-of-two lost an opportunity to become skip driver during a period of HGV driver shortages in the UK after being held up at the road block.
In frustration, he was also one of the motorists who dragged seated protesters away.
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He said in an interview with: 'I've lost my job interview because of these lot here.
'I'm an hour late because of this lot.
What do Insulate Britain want? The protest group’s aims explained and who the climate change activists are
What's driving this environmental group to protest and why it is so importantThe group was borne out of another activist group, Extinction Rebellion, which has been active since 2018, and regularly protests about climate change.
'I'm a HGV driver and there's a shortage of HGV drivers. None of them [the protesters] work, they've all retired.
'I had an interview this morning, but I've been told I've lost it because I'm too late.
'I've got two young children.'
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Tensions ran high at the blockade this morning and the driver was pictured gesturing and shouting at the eco-mobsters in frustration.
Other motorists honked their horns, got out of their cars and dragged the seated demonstrators off the road.
One man ripped Insulate Britain banners out of protesters' hands as Essex Police made a total of 35 arrests.
Another lorry driver drove right up to seated disruptors and then stepped out of the vehicle in frustration.
Insulate Britain vows to resume road blockade campaign in half-term
Insulate Britain said it would 'rise up against tyranny' in response to the Government's Net Zero reports which it said 'completely fail to meet the challenges we now face'.The group said it would 'rise up against tyranny' in response to the Government's Net Zero reports which it said 'completely fail to meet the challenges we now face'.
United Road Transport Union (URTU) Communications Manager James Bower told MailOnline that there are difficulties with making HGVs more eco-friendly currently.
He said: 'We are pro any advances in scientific technology but the technology isn't quite there - vehicles aren't ready for that yet.
'We've been doing research and what's going to be needed in the future is government investment that would allow those vehicles to run.
'We'd love to see all road haulage become electric in the future.'
Mr Bower added that while the protests 'get the headlines' and back a cause URTU 'fully supports', the haulage industry isn't quite there yet.
Motorists clash with Insulate Britain climate activists blocking M25 .
Some 20 demonstrators from Insulate Britain, which is an offshoot of Extinction Rebellion, caused chaos by sitting on the road at Kings Langley in Hertfordshire this morning.Some 20 demonstrators from Insulate Britain, which is an offshoot of Extinction Rebellion, caused chaos by sitting by traffic lights at Kings Langley in Hertfordshire.