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Caller defends eco-mob blocking woman visiting mother in hospital

4 October 2021, 18:30

By Seán Hickey

This caller believes that Insulate Britain protesters were right to stop a woman's journey to visit her elderly mother in hospital.

Insulate Britain protesters brought a halt to traffic heading to and from Blackwall Tunnel, Hangar Lane, Arnos Grove and Wandsworth Bridge this morning, leaving commuters distraught and furious.

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LBC reported that a woman affected by the disruption confronted climate protesters and called them selfish for refusing to let her through. She was trying to meet her elderly mother in hospital in Canterbury.

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"I do feel sorry for that woman, I do. I really, really do" caller Daniel told Shelagh Fogarty. However, he asked "how are people going to feel when the Blackwall tunnel is completely flooded?" As a consequence of global warming.

Shelagh was shocked by the statement: "You think for the bigger picture, smaller pain must happen?" "Absolutely" the caller replied.

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"I wonder how many people actually care about the future of my daughter" he went on. "The people I see around me are not even willing to make the smallest changes in their life because it's a little bit inconvenient"

Daniel clarified that he didn't agree whatsoever with preventing ambulances using roads, but that is the only exception he would make.

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"With regards to that woman who says 'I need to go and see my mother', I wouldn't have moved."

He argued that "the woman wasn't with the ambulance, the [mother] had gone to the hospital" and so there is no moral issue for him with preventing the driver from breaking the picket.

Shelagh couldn't believe her ears: "If the daughter doesn't get to see her mother again, so be it."

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