Extinction Rebellion Campaigner Admits He Took A Taxi Today Because He "Was In A Rush"

17 April 2019, 19:44 | Updated: 30 April 2019, 11:52

An Extinction Rebellion campaigner calling for “urgent action” against climate change admitted he took a taxi today because he was in a “terrible rush”.

After Rupert Read made the admission, Iain Dale asked him: “Don’t you feel that’s slightly hypocritical?”

Mr Read replied: “No I don’t Iain.”

To which the LBC presenter responded: “I think everybody listening to this interview will.”

Iain Dale
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The remarks came following the third day of climate protests which have brought parts of London to a standstill.

The Met Police said more than 340 people had been arrested so far.

Watch Iain Dale's interview with the campaigner above.