Rishi Sunak’s mansion has been covered in hundreds of metres of ‘oily-black fabric’ after he jetted off to Disneyland for his first ‘proper’ holiday in years.
Greenpeace activists carried out the protest at the prime minister’s Grade-II listed Georgian manor in Yorkshire after he backed a major expansion of North Sea oil and gas drilling.
A picture shared on Twitter shows four people who had climbed onto the roof of the £2 million house.
Two other activists are at the foreground holding a sign that read, ‘Rishi Sunak – oil profits or our future?’
Greenpeace tweeted: ‘Climbers are on the roof of Rishi Sunak’s mansion draping it in 200 metres of oily-black fabric to drive home the dangerous consequences of a new drilling frenzy.’
This comes just days after the PM vowed to ‘max out’ oil and gas reserves in the UK as he revealed a new round of intensive North Sea drilling.
Granting hundreds of new oil and gas licences off the coast of Scotland is ‘entirely consistent’ with the country’s net zero pledge, he promised.
But experts have warned that the plan would ‘send a wrecking ball’ through all the government’s climate commitments.
ð¨BREAKING: Climbers are on the roof of Rishi Sunakâs mansion draping it in 200 metres of oily-black fabric to drive home the dangerous consequences of a new drilling frenzy.#StopRosebank #NoNewOil pic.twitter.com/oeb36Wi2QU
A statement on Greenpeace’s website read: ‘Rishi Sunak has just said he is going to continue handing out new oil licences and he is on the cusp of approving Rosebank, the largest undeveloped oil field in the North Sea.
‘This will be a climate disaster and will do nothing to lower bills, so we need your help to stop it.
‘We have seen governments make countless u-turns when enough public pressure is put on them.
‘Let’s force Rishi Sunak to pick a side: oil profits or our future?’
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