Insulate Britain: Boris Johnson says he will put protesters ‘snuggly in prison’

Boris Johnson called Insulate Britain protesters a 'confounded nuisance' at the Conservative Party Conference

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Boris Johnson took aim at Insulate Britain during his speech at the Conservative Party Conference.

The Prime Minister said "You know those people gluing themselves to roads – I don’t call them legitimate protesters like some Labour councillors.

“I say they are a confounded nuisance who are blocking ambulances, stopping people going about their daily lives.

“I’m glad Priti is taking new powers to insulate them snuggly in prison where they belong.”

Elsewhere, Johnson hit out at “decades of drift and dither” from previous governments lacking the “guts” for major change as he pledged to fix the social care crisis.

He told the Tory conference: “When I stood on the steps of Downing Street, I promised to fix this crisis.

“After decades of drift and dither, this reforming Government, this can-do Government, this Government that got Brexit done, that is getting the Covid vaccine rollout done, is going to get social care done and we’re going to get the biggest underlying issues of our economy and society – the problems that no government has had the guts to tackle.”