Insulate Britain spokesperson gets mic cut on GB News
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The Insulate Britain activist shouted over Philip Davies MP in a vicious attack on climate change barely giving him a chance to answer. GB News presenter Dan Wootton stepped in to try and quieten Mr Norton but was forced to turn off his mic. He said: “Liam, stop. I am conducting this interview.”
He continued: “Liam, stop and listen to me.
“You can keep talking and I will cut your mic if need be because I am conducting this interview.
“Liam, stop talking.
“This is my show mate, I ask the questions here.
“You mic is cut because you’re going to be polite and you’re not going to act like a petulant school child for once and you’re going to let me ask the questions and you can respond.”
After trying to continue the interview, Mr Morton erupted again at the Conservative MP.
It comes as Insulate Britain protesters have been accused of “interfering with democracy” after blocking roads outside Parliament, as it emerged almost 500 injunctions have been served on the group’s activists.
The group said 62 members sat on the ground holding Insulate Britain banners on the south east of Parliament Square, on Bridge Street, and at the Peers’ Entrance to the Houses of Parliament.
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Around 30 protesters glued themselves to the ground on Thursday as part of the group’s demonstrations on roads across the UK.
Commons Speaker Lindsay Hoyle said it was “totally unacceptable” that Insulate Britain was “interfering with democracy” after Conservative MP Darren Henry (Broxtowe) was delayed from entering Parliament to participate in transport questions.
Sir Lindsay told the Commons: “This is totally unacceptable. This is interfering with democracy.”
Transport Secretary Grant Shapps added it was “completely unacceptable” for MPs to be prevented from reaching the chamber.
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He said: “So far, following my requirement that National Highways seek injunctions against these protesters, 475 injunctions have been served to protesters at their homes for contempt of court.
“Thirty-two are due to be coming to court, nine of which are coming later this month.”
He added: “When it gets to the point that protesting against climate change prevents members from this House getting here to hold ministers to account and be heard it is clearly counter-productive.
“Contempt of court can lead to unlimited fines, and prison sentences. And we will be acting where the law has a gap in it through the Police and Crime Bill to resolve the gap that has led to this.”
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