Extinction Rebellion activist glues himself to Lib Dem campaign bus

Wednesday, December 4, 2019

An Extinction rebellion protester dressed as a bee has glued himsef to the Liberal Democrat election campaign bus.

Party leader Jo Swinson was accused of making “empty promises” as she faced the swarm of demonstrators while visiting the Knights Youth Centre in Streatham today.

One woman said: “Political parties have never, ever met any of their targets. They’re not doing it now and why should we believe that you’re going to do it in the future.

“This is just not ambitious enough, we need to go beyond what is politically possible.”

The climate change activism group said it was using the “Bee-yond Politics” action to “remind politicians of the irreplaceable biodiversity loss that is a direct result of their poor, irresponsible policy making”.

Ms Swinson told reporters: "There is clearly a little bit of an irony in gluing yourself to an electric bus".

She also promised the activists that a Liberal Democrat government would “more than treble” the amount of energy coming from renewable sources.

The Lib Dem leader said she welcomed the “ambition to go further and faster" but when pressed by the organisation to sign its “Three Demands Bill” she failed to commit.

The Bill urges politicians to:

- “Tell the truth” by declaring a climate and ecological emergency and communicate the “urgency for change".

- “Act now” by promoting policies that stop biodiversity loss and reduce greenhouse gas emissions to net zero by 2025.

- Go “Beyond Party Politics” by creating a Citizens’ Assembly on climate and ecological justice.

Pete McCall, who attached himself to the campaign bus using super glue said: “All the parties are being targeted today.”

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