Dan Wootton: Police must use full force of the law against Extinction Rebellion

'I have been describing the Insulate Britain mob as eco-terrorists on this show for many weeks'


I have been describing the Insulate Britain mob as eco-terrorists on this show for many weeks.

And over the weekend, we have fresh evidence, with an undercover investigation by the Mail on Sunday revealing they intend to – quote – ‘unleash hell’ if Boris Johnson does not give in to their demand to insulate all social housing by 2025 within ten days of their next planned action on Wednesday.

A reminder that the The 2000 Terrorism Act states…

“Terrorism means the use or threat of action where… the use or threat is designed to influence the government… and… the use or threat is made for the purpose of advancing a political… or ideological cause.

“Action falls within this subsection if it… involves serious damage to property… endangers a person’s life… creates a serious risk to the health or safety of the public or a section of the public, or is designed seriously to interfere with or seriously to disrupt an electronic system.”

The police must use the full force of the law, given they now have ample warning of what’s coming.

According to the newspaper, an Extinction Rebellion senior organiser told Insulate Britain members in London…

“There's going to be an action on Wednesday and then there's going to be a press release that goes out that says the Government and police are traitors, absolute traitors."

“You have got ten days to make a meaningful statement on it. If not, we are going to come back and unleash hell.”

That is a threat of criminal action which could cause serious harm – or even death – to the public, with the acts being ramped up to cause ultimate disruption before next month’s Cop26 summit.

The Insulate Britain terrorists must no longer be treated with kid gloves. By the police. By the media. Or by politicians.

That’s why old school greenie Prince Charles’ intervention in this new BBC interview is particularly unhelpful…

Charles should butt out of politics and concentrate on matters closer to home as the Royal Family remain in crisis over shamed Prince Andrew who is plotting a comeback.

The favourite son of the Queen faced a coordinated assault in The Sunday Times from two future kings – his brother Prince Charles and nephew Prince William – that amounted to a full throttled bid to force him to accept he must permanently retire from public life

Prince William is ‘no fan of Uncle Andrew’ who is a ‘risk’ and ‘threat to the family’, with a friend telling the newspaper…

“Any suggestion that there isn’t gratitude for the institution, anything that could lead anyone in the public to think that senior members of the royal family aren’t grateful for their position, [William thinks] is really dangerous.”

But then, hours later, in a boost for Andrew, Scotland Yard decided to take no further action over his accuser Virginia Roberts' allegation that she was trafficked to London as a 17-year-old by Jeffrey Epstein and forced to have sex with Andrew on more than one occasion.

That decision is only going to embolden the 61-year-old prince to up his campaign to return to a public role.

William is right, of course, such a move is utterly preposterous. It provides the single biggest threat to the respectability of the Royal Family since Edward VIII and his wife Wallis Simpson’s links to the Nazis were exposed.

In Andrew’s ideal scenario, the legal furore is over in time for him to take what he believes is his rightful place on the balcony of Buckingham Palace after Trooping the Colour on Thursday, June 2 2022.

Such a plan may sound unlikely, given it’s a matter of months away and royal sources have already ruled him out from taking part, but working out how to force Prince Andrew to stay away will not be easy, especially given non-royal royals Prince Harry and Meghan may well return from the US for the weekend of celebrations.

In the same way the spectre of Prince Harry and Meghan will continue to tarnish the Royal Family – especially in the US – with unproven allegations of racism, the continued presence of Prince Andrew connects the British monarchy with unbridled sleaze and privilege.

If Andrew has nothing to hide and genuinely believes he could one day play a public role, the only way he will gain a modicum of credibility is to fly to New York tomorrow to personally assist the FBI in their Epstein investigation.

We all know there’s zero chance of that happening and it poses uncomfortable questions about what Prince Andrew has to hide.

There was only one way to avoid 60,000 flu deaths over the next few months, as health officials are now warning: Never lock the country down in the first place.

Of course, such an untested and draconian public health policy was going to wreak havoc with our natural immunity.

And many experts and folk like me in the media warned of this, only to be scolded for going against the Covid orthodoxy.

The value of our immune systems has been severely underestimated the past 20 months.

What a depressing state of affairs that British Airways is the latest corporate to give in to the woke mob and start erasing gendered language from society.

Our national airline has told pilots and cabin crews to no longer politely refer to passengers as “ladies and gentlemen" during onboard announcements in order to celebrate “diversity and inclusion”.

The airline claims it’s partly because more families are travelling and they don’t want to exclude children.

But we all know what this is really about – and it’s a completely unnecessary overreach.