During a heated discussion over the recent climate protests on the M25 motorway, one emboldened audience member called out Boris Johnson for seemingly “heading down the wrong track”.
Fiona Bruce, presenter of BBC’s Question Time, was joined by Grant Shapps MP transport secretary David Lammy MP, Munira Wilson MP, Richard Walker and Kate Andrews.
During an assertive tirade on the issue, the audience member said: “The government has said it is serious about climate change, Boris Johnson today is talking about a turning point for humanity.
“He’s referencing Kermit the Frog, he says it is easy to be Green and yet investing in major investiture projects like East West Rail, connects Cambridge and Oxford which will put diesel trains, new railway with diesel trains on a major new railway.
“That to me is the government heading down the wrong track or Boris perhaps treating us all like muppets.”
The comments follow Boris Johnson’s appeal to the UN General Assembly on the dangers faced by climate change.
Drawing from Jim Henson’s most famous Muppet creation, Mr Johnson claimed Kermit the Frog was “wrong” when he sang: ‘It’s not easy being Green’.
“I want you to know that he was wrong,” Mr Johnson said.
“It is easy, it’s easy, it’s lucrative and it’s right to be green. Although he was unnecessarily rude to Ms Piggy I thought.”
Mr Johnson concluded his fifteen-minute speech by inviting world leaders to November’s COP26 event in Glasgow.
On Tuesday morning, more protesters descended onto the M25 for the fifth time in little more than a week.
Environmental activists Insulate Britain targeted junctions 9 and 10 of the busy motorway in Surrey at around 8am – the peak of the rush hour traffic.
Surrey Police said 38 arrests had been made following the latest attempted protest on the M25.
In a statement on Monday, a spokesperson for the group warned: “Early this morning, Insulate Britain blocked the M25 for a fourth time.
“They say that actions will continue until the Government makes a meaningful commitment to insulate all of Britain’s 29 million leaky homes by 2030, and all social housing by 2025.”
Published at Fri, 24 Sep 2021 06:42:36 +0000