Grant Shapps: Insulate Britain need to stop destroying lives

Mr Shapps said injunctions were not the perfect solution

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Grant Shapps has told GB News that environmental protestors Insulate Britain need to "stop destroying people's lives."

Speaking to Tom Harwood, the Transport Secretary also pleaded with Labour to support legislation that would "ensure" the government could deal with disruptive protests, adding that the law needed "some development" to allow police to detain people and stop them from later rejoining protests.

Mr Shapps said injunctions were not the perfect solution and highlighted issues surrounding the "road by road" nature of the measures.

He also said that logistical disruption was a global issue amplified by Covid-19, noting measures he had introduced as Transport Secretary to alleviate the HGV driver supply problem.

When questioned about a Labour councillor, Theresa Norton, who had recently been arrested a number of times as part of Insulate Britain protesters, Mr Shapps said "It's just not on."