The Home Secretary Suella Braverman has hit out Chris Packham’s new documentary “Is It Time To Break The Law?”
Braverman took aim at Packham’s approach to environmental activism and his new documentary which will air on Wednesday on Channel 4.
Packham’s new documentary explores environmental activists tactics and do they have the right to break the law.
The Home Secretary was asked about the documentary on ITV’s Good Morning Britain and she criticised climate activists such as Just Stop Oil and their tactics.
Braverman said, “I totally refute what Chris Packham and organisations like Just Stop Oil stand for. They take a militant, aggressive approach to prosecuting their cause. Totally unacceptable.”
TV presenter Packham also appeared on ITV’s morning programme and he accused ministers of “making entirely the wrong decisions.”
Packham said, “The whole point is that at the moment, 10,000 people have been washed away in Libya.
“I don’t need to give you the figures… you have watched on your programme, showed people the world is being flooded and is on fire.
“Millions of people’s lives are at risk. And yet, we still have politicians, as of this morning, making entirely the wrong decisions.
“Whilst we have the capacity to protest peacefully, that’s what we should be doing. I continue to protest peacefully.
“I will use my imagination, my creativity to come up with peaceful, democratic means to protest.
“But what the documentary says that if we are not listened to, there will be those who will have to have their voice heard and they will make a louder noise.”
Packham was then asked does he have the authority to say to climate activists they can break the law?
He replied, “I have no right, no overview. Nor do I profess to have it. I merely ask the question, is this the right time for us to break the law?
“Now, as you have already pointed out, climate protesters are already breaking the law. We changed the law so rapidly in this country to impact upon protest, you can’t even stand on the street with a T-shirt on without being dragged away.
“Is that the country that you want to live in? Is that the degrees of freedoms that we want taken away from us?”