Moment idiot Insulate Britain eco-warrior glues his FACE to road & admits 'it wasn't one of my better moves' in protests
AN Insulate Britain eco-idiot who glued his FACE to the road sheepishly admitted: "It wasn't one of my better moves".
Matthew Tulley opted to superglue his own head directly onto the tarmac close to Liverpool Street Station as gormless mobs of protesters took to three high-traffic London locations during rush-hour yesterday morning.
But, speaking as scissors were used to cut of his hair, Matthew admitted the bizarre move might not have been his brightest idea.
The controversial mob promised to pause their tirade of miserable sit-ins across Britain's busiest roads until October 25 – the first day of the kids' week-long break.
And they were back with a vengeance yesterday, as protesters blocked off Limehouse Causeway – a road into Canary Wharf – as well as an area close to Liverpool Street Station and Upper Thames Street.
Speaking directly from one of the barricades, Matthew told how he wanted to take "extreme action".
He told the Mirror: "They had to cut my hair by my temple because my face was totally glued. But now I've worked most of that off. But my hair is still glued.
"So with these scissors I'm trying to work off most of my hair."
Matthew – the boss off South Yorkshire-based firmSolid Carbon Storage – was one of the 52 Insulate Britain eco-zealots arrested yesterday.
When asked if he could cut his skin when trying to free himself with scissors, Matthew said: "Well you'll find out if there's blood coming out."
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Drivers on Southwark Bridge were forced to pull protesters off the road themselves as they desperately tried to get to work.
Shouts of "well done, get him out the way" and "people are going to work" rang out as a member of the public swiftly intervened.
But his efforts were to no avail as the group quickly jumped back into position – causing chaos for hundreds of Londoners.
And at the Liverpool Street protest, a desperate driver screamed "I hope your family get cancer" at a gormless set of protesters.
In a video, the unknown driver shouts: "If anyone gets cancer, please let it be people you know. So you know what it's like to have your loved ones [unable to] get treatment.
"I hope you know what it's like. My father needs treatment and you sit here doing this."
He branded the group "scum" as they stared at him, saying nothing.
"If anyone gets cancer, I hope your parents… Are your parents alive? Do you know what it's like?
"Someone trying to get treatment for cancer and you're standing here like this. People are trying to get to hospital. Of all places.
"If anyone gets cancer, please let it be your family, let you know what it feels like."
Met Police officers removed the demonstrators, with the force confirming 52 people had been arrested in total.
Insulate Britain's controversial ringleader Liam Norton said: "We know that the public is frustrated and annoyed at the disruption we have caused.
"They should know that one way or another this country will have to stop emitting carbon.
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"We can do that now in an orderly, planned way, insulating homes and preventing thousands of deaths from fuel poverty or we can wait until millions have lost their homes and are fighting for water or starving to death."
His comments on yesterday's protest come days after Norton admitted he was a "hypocrite" who "doesn't care" about insulation.
He earlier stormed off Good Morning Britain after a clash with Susanna Reid as he awkwardly tried to swerve discussing The Sun on Sunday's exclusive revelation that his own home isn't insulated.
Protester Tony Hill, 71 – who said he had travelled from near Kendal in Cumbria to join the protest close to Liverpool Street Station yesterday – said Insulate Britain's call to insulate all UK homes was a "no brainer".
He said: "Not everyone can do what we're doing but I'm doing it on behalf of my family and others.
'GET A JOB'
"I'm a former police officer and a former soldier and parish councillor.
"For me and everyone today to do something like we are is difficult. We don't want to be sat on the streets of London but we are compelled to do what we're doing because it's something substantial. We're angry but we're determined.
"What we want now is thousands to stand up and be counted and join us and have the courage and confidence to do it and we can change not just our own country, but the world."
Tony's comments came amid jeering from furious commuters unable to get by.
One man shouted: "We all have jobs to go to."
Another walked up to the protesters, looked down and said: "What are you doing in the middle of the road. I can't get to work."
A third added: "Why are you doing this? Get a job. I was trying to get to work and have had to walk just to get there. I pay my taxes!"
In a statement released last week, Insulate Britain said the Government's Heat and Buildings Strategy "fails to meet the challenges we now face".
The plan lays out how the Government will cut carbon emissions from 30 million homes and workplaces.
Ministers have reportedly been furious that police are arresting the zealots – before releasing them just hours later.
But final details are now being added to legal papers which could see faster justice for those who flout High Court injunctions not to block roads.
And Priti Patel has announced that police will be given the power to arrest repeat climate protesters before they glue themselves to the tarmac.
The group has faced plenty of accusations about hypocrisy – and just days ago, Norton himself admitted he "doesn't care" about insulation.
The Sun exclusively revealed that Norton doesn't even insulate his own home.
And quizzed about his decision not to by talkRADIO presenter Cristo Foufas, Norton instantly replied: "Because I'm a hypocrite."
He then added: "I'm terrible aren't I."
Baffled by the response, Cristo pressed him further, asking: "Do you understand why people will think, well, this guy doesn't care about insulation, he only cares about causing disruption and trying to make a name for himself?"
"Yeah, they're right," Norton said.
"I don't particularly care about insulation."
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