As I was being led away in handcuffs from the ancient stone underbelly of London’s Royal Courts of Justice, the judge’s words rang in my ears: “You have broken the social contract… you have caused economic harm.” Despite 66 days of sitting peacefully on motorways with Insulate Britain, nine arrests and now being escorted by security van to prison, I wasn’t ready to stop my protest. With 8,500 people dying annually in the UK from cold, damp homes, plus UK government failure at COP26 to avert two degrees of warming, I felt resolutely that my demand was justified and it would take more than incarceration ...


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