Just Stop Oil protesters ‘wrong and arrogant’, says Keir Starmer

Activists causing disruption think ‘they’re the only people who’ve got the answer’, says Labour leader

Adam Forrest
Monday 24 October 2022 17:09 BST
Just Stop Oil protesters are ‘wrong and arrogant’, says Keir Starmer

Sir Keir Starmer has said the Just Stop Oil climate activists who have stopped traffic and thrown food at valuable paintings are “wrong and arrogant”.

The Labour leader criticised the protesters who have blocked traffic by gluing themselves to roads in recent days – after one protest saw emergency vehicles temporarily blocked.

“I think they’re wrong, I think their action is wrong, Sir Keir told LBC Radio. “My mum was very ill all of her life – she was in those ambulances when she was alive, and there will other families listening to this who will be in the same situation. It’s arrogant.”

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