As it happened: nationwide shutdown of Barclays, fossil fuel funder
Behind every fossil fuel company is a bank. And Barclays is the worst in Europe, pumping $85 billion into fossil fuels between 2016 and 2018. So Greenpeace activists shut down Barclays branches around the UK in protest. Here's what happened.
Greenpeace UK has been fined £80k for breaching a court interdict during a protest against a BP oil rig in the North Sea last summer. But campaigners are still challenging BP's drilling permit in the courts. The oil giant plans to drill a major new well giving it access to up to 30 million barrels of oil.
The UK needs to put people back to work, AND tackle the climate and nature emergency. By creating green jobs, the government can do both.