Just Stop Oil ‘alienates people’ from its cause, says Ed Miliband

Labour shadow energy security secretary agrees climate crisis is emergency but ‘massively questions’ activist group’s tactics

The climate activist group Just Stop Oil is “alienating people” from its cause, Ed Miliband said at the Hay festival.

Speaking at a Q&A at the event via a video call from his constituency in Doncaster, the shadow secretary of state for energy security and net zero responded to an audience member who said she had been driven to support Just Stop Oil because she felt “so let down by politicians”.

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