THIS growing trend to disrupt our lives seriously in the name of a cause must be stopped.
While I have no objection to a lawful protest, gluing yourself to a motorway and causing chaos is totally unacceptable.
I am pleased that a new High Court injunction, won by the government, now means that protesters can be held in contempt and imprisoned.
Before this, the police were obliged to release those they arrested.
This will be a relief to motorists, who had felt the law was being applied unfairly when they tried to take matters into their own hands.
These activists, like other similar organisations, appear not to care a jot about their fellow citizens trying to go about their daily lives.
There have already been some tragic stories, like the man taking his critically ill mother to hospital, who arrived six hours too late for effective treatment.
And the ultimate irony was the insulation installer held up from doing his job.
The hypocrisy of this particular group’s position was highlighted when one Insulate ringleader flounced out of a television interview when charged with failing to insulate his own home.
However, this farcical behaviour is not uncommon among these modern-day cults.
Immune to the consequences of their actions - so convinced are they of their own righteousness - they totally undermine their own cause.
We seem to be gripped by some post-pandemic madness, when all those with an axe to grind are prepared to break the law to make their point.
There need to be consequences to choosing this path, with the police both willing and able legally to deal with it firmly and fairly.
The rule of law, not the mob, must prevail.