Taxi Driver Online

UK cab trade debate and advice
It is currently Thu Oct 28, 2021 8:50 pm

All times are UTC [ DST ]




Post new topic Reply to topic  [ 10 posts ] 
Author Message
 Post subject: Hypocrites
PostPosted: Wed Oct 13, 2021 11:27 am 
Offline

Joined: Tue Apr 29, 2008 4:06 pm
Posts: 23158
Location: A City near Birmingham
MOTORWAY-BLOCKING INSULATE BRITAIN PROTESTER IS MARRIED TO £170,000-A-YEAR TFL BOSS IN CHARGE OF KEEPING PUBLIC TRANSPORT MOVING

An Insulate Britain protester arrested for blocking the M25 is the wife of a Transport for London director, it has been revealed.

The Daily Mail reports that Cathy Eastburn, 54, has vowed to 'unleash hell' on drivers even though her husband is public transport boss Benedict Plowden, 58.

Ms Eastburn has been arrested several times during M25 blockades with fringe group Insulate Britain and for other activities with Extinction Rebellion.

Her antics recently became the subject of a High Court injunction by TfL which means she could be jailed if she attempts to join a blockade again.

And £170,000-a-year Mr Plowden, who was charged with the Covid Restart and Recovery Scheme, has also been accused of 'harbouring' another eco-extremist in the South London home the couple share.

The arrangement has been called 'staggeringly inappropriate', The Sun reported.

Cambridge philosophy graduate Ms Eastburn has become one of Britain's most prolific climate change activists. In December 2019 she avoided jail for gluing herself to a train in London.
She was sentenced for halting Docklands Light Railway services at Canary Wharf station in east London as part of a series of protests carried out across the city.
Eastburn was given a 12-month conditional alongside Mark Ovland, 36, and Luke Watson, 30, who both took part in the demonstration with her.
The trio had denied the charges of obstructing an engine or a carriage using a railway on April 17 this year, claiming the stunt was justified because of the threat of climate change.
Sentencing them at Inner London Crown Court, Judge Silas Reid warned against protesting that would amount to them committing further criminal offences.
But she was apprehended four times in nine days as protesters from the campaign group blocked London's Orbital Motorway last week.
But even the sound therapist was surprised by the lack of police action. While protesting she set her out-of-office email to: 'If you’re reading this, it is because I have been arrested and possibly put in prison on remand.'
But Ms Eastburn was released without charge without being interviewed each time she was arrested.
She told the Sunday Times she thought her actions were 'proportionate' because forcing drivers to sit in traffic for hours was 'incomparable to the kind of chaos that's coming down the track - major flooding and major food shortages'.
Mr Plowden meanwhile has been tasked with 'getting London moving after the pandemic', though last night it emerged he was leaving his post.

_________________
Freedom is never free


Top
 Profile  
 
 Post subject: Re: Hypocrites
PostPosted: Wed Oct 13, 2021 2:50 pm 
Offline

Joined: Mon Jan 18, 2016 7:56 pm
Posts: 2258
Probably promoted to a more lucrative post.


Top
 Profile  
 
 Post subject: Re: Hypocrites
PostPosted: Wed Oct 13, 2021 7:16 pm 
Online
User avatar

Joined: Wed Sep 03, 2003 7:30 pm
Posts: 48816
Location: 1066 Country
The country is full of hypocrites.

Folks moaning about no money for this that or the other, but none of them volunteering extra tax to the government.

But yes the block the road idiots are the biggest hypocrites, and it's about time they were brought before the courts.

_________________
IDFIMH


Top
 Profile  
 
 Post subject: Re: Hypocrites
PostPosted: Wed Oct 13, 2021 7:21 pm 
Offline
User avatar

Joined: Sat Apr 01, 2006 11:47 pm
Posts: 16275
Location: Stamford Britains prettiest town till SKDC ruined it
Sussex wrote:
The country is full of hypocrites.

Folks moaning about no money for this that or the other, but none of them volunteering extra tax to the government.

But yes the block the road idiots are the biggest hypocrites, and it's about time they were brought before the courts.



Waste of time why can't we just send the army in with their tanks :badgrin: :badgrin: :badgrin:

_________________
Taxis Are Public Transport too

Join the campaign to get April fools jokes banned for 364 days a year !


Top
 Profile  
 
 Post subject: Re: Hypocrites
PostPosted: Wed Oct 13, 2021 7:41 pm 
Online
User avatar

Joined: Wed Sep 03, 2003 7:30 pm
Posts: 48816
Location: 1066 Country
Talking of hypocrites.

https://www.itv.com/news/central/2021-1 ... harassment

_________________
IDFIMH


Top
 Profile  
 
 Post subject: Re: Hypocrites
PostPosted: Thu Oct 14, 2021 7:06 am 
Offline

Joined: Tue Apr 03, 2007 11:27 pm
Posts: 18919
Sussex wrote:
The country is full of hypocrites.

Folks moaning about no money for this that or the other, but none of them volunteering extra tax to the government.

But yes the block the road idiots are the biggest hypocrites, and it's about time they were brought before the courts.

Weren't some of them brought before the courts and given injunctions, which they promptly burned outside the court?

_________________
Grandad,
old fart with no heart


Top
 Profile  
 
 Post subject: Re: Hypocrites
PostPosted: Thu Oct 14, 2021 7:07 am 
Offline

Joined: Tue Apr 03, 2007 11:27 pm
Posts: 18919
edders23 wrote:
Sussex wrote:
The country is full of hypocrites.

Folks moaning about no money for this that or the other, but none of them volunteering extra tax to the government.

But yes the block the road idiots are the biggest hypocrites, and it's about time they were brought before the courts.



Waste of time why can't we just send the army in with their tanks :badgrin: :badgrin: :badgrin:

Yes, that would make a far better blockade. :D

_________________
Grandad,
old fart with no heart


Top
 Profile  
 
 Post subject: Re: Hypocrites
PostPosted: Thu Oct 14, 2021 6:49 pm 
Offline

Joined: Tue Apr 29, 2008 4:06 pm
Posts: 23158
Location: A City near Birmingham
water cannons work well

_________________
Freedom is never free


Top
 Profile  
 
 Post subject: Re: Hypocrites
PostPosted: Thu Oct 14, 2021 7:27 pm 
Offline
User avatar

Joined: Sat Apr 01, 2006 11:47 pm
Posts: 16275
Location: Stamford Britains prettiest town till SKDC ruined it
wannabeeahack wrote:
water cannons work well



nah just roll the tanks up to within a meter of them put them in neutral and rev the engines...they'll shift alright :lol: the water canons might damage the queueing cars

_________________
Taxis Are Public Transport too

Join the campaign to get April fools jokes banned for 364 days a year !


Top
 Profile  
 
 Post subject: Re: Hypocrites
PostPosted: Thu Oct 14, 2021 7:31 pm 
Offline
User avatar

Joined: Thu May 03, 2007 8:15 pm
Posts: 8882
Sussex wrote:


I'm rather surprised the press weren't gagged over making a comment on this case.


Top
 Profile  
 
Display posts from previous:  Sort by  
Post new topic Reply to topic  [ 10 posts ] 

All times are UTC [ DST ]


Who is online

Users browsing this forum: Sussex and 68 guests


You cannot post new topics in this forum
You cannot reply to topics in this forum
You cannot edit your posts in this forum
You cannot delete your posts in this forum
You cannot post attachments in this forum

Jump to:  
Powered by phpBB® Forum Software © phpBB Group