Climate Activist Hypocrisy Example Eleventy Gazillion

Just Stop Oil Protestor Who Pulled ‘Hay Wain’ Painting Stunt Has Racked Up 50,000 Air Miles on Exotic Holidays

From the Daily Mail

It’s a funny story:

Student Hannah Hunt, 23, is the co-founder of Just Stop Oil whose social media pages are adorned with exotic holiday pictures from locations including Bali, Australia and the Canary Islands.

The aspiring psychologist has contributed to chaos across the country, after she was pictured glueing herself to roads, camping in the rafters of a major oil depot in Essex and today stuck pictures over John Constable’s The Hay Wain in London.

A really good example of rules for me and not for thee.

She and fellow student and musician Eben Lazarus, 22, first plastered over Constable’s masterpiece with pictures portraying an apocalyptic future, before they glued their hands to the frame as security stood on and watched. 

The pair were quick to lecture the public on fossil fuels being a ‘death project’ and warning of the ‘total collapse of society’, despite Ms Hunt previously admitting she ‘impulse flew to the Canaries to escape chilly British weather’.

The former XR supporter even used the trips to bolster her environmental credentials, telling social media followers from Bali: ‘Can we look back in another 50 years and say we did everything to protect our pretty cool planet?’


The student co-founded Just Stop Oil in February, marching on No 10 to tell Boris Johnson to ‘intervene’ to prevent ‘the ultimate crime against our country, humanity and life on Earth’.

She has become a hero among eco-zealot supporters of the group, which formed as a breakaway of Extinction Rebellion.

Earlier this year she glued herself to the red carpet at the Bafta awards, and she has broken into an ExxonMobil oil refinery in Hampshire. 

Hunt and Lazarus were both arrested at around 4.45pm following their eco-vandal stunt earlier today.
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July 4, 2022 10:07 pm

She should be ignored completely, left glued to whatever she glued herself to.
They should leave her there overnight and go home.
That will be funny.

Bryan A
Reply to  Eyal
July 4, 2022 10:36 pm

Should Have used her as a Stepping Stool during the Red Carpet stunt

Alexander Vissers
Reply to  Eyal
July 5, 2022 1:02 am

She will rip off the paint within an hour when she has to go to the bathroom.

Reply to  Alexander Vissers
July 5, 2022 3:29 am

And never think they will be non violent the moment they are in power. (to save the planet)

Reply to  Robertvd
July 5, 2022 8:19 am

Her history is quite narcissistic and egocentric selfish.
She’d resort to despotic tyranny at the first sign she wasn’t getting her way.

Reply to  Robertvd
July 5, 2022 4:54 pm

Dream on. Her lot will never get a chance to be ‘in power’ because those behind them, spurring them on, will take over and idiots like these along with treasonous pollies and academics, will be the first lined up in front of the firing squads.

Nobody likes traitors, not even those who use them – look to USSR and China to see just who it is gets smeared first.

Reply to  Eyal
July 5, 2022 1:11 am

Why do you imagine they glued themselves to a priceless work of art? They are holding it hostage. Leave them there and they vandalise the actual painting, not just the frame.

Reply to  HotScot
July 5, 2022 1:51 am

You never negotiate with a terrorist.
Sue their butts off for compensatio. It is worth it.

Reply to  Eyal
July 5, 2022 3:06 am

Looks like her daddy has plenty sue him for every penny no more air travel you young “lady”

Alan M
Reply to  Eyal
July 5, 2022 5:48 am

No glue their butts, now that would be funny

Reply to  Alan M
July 5, 2022 8:25 am

Together? As in glue their butts together to each other?

So, they can effectively wear “Push Me Pull You” costumes?

Reply to  HotScot
July 5, 2022 8:22 am

Leave them there and they vandalise the actual painting, not just the frame.”

They already vandalized the painting when they applied their delusional self sticking posters to the painting.

John Tillman
Reply to  ATheoK
July 5, 2022 8:10 pm

What is the maximum penatly in the UK for vandalism of priceless national treasures?

Reply to  HotScot
July 5, 2022 4:57 pm

And then haul them into court for the value of the damage.

We need to start doing what the French gendarmes do – just rip their hands off whatever they glued themselves to. Those road-stickers squealed like babies when they lost their grip.

Oh, and sack the ‘security’ at the gallery! What is the use of ‘security’ who stand and watch such things?

John in NZ
Reply to  Eyal
July 5, 2022 2:22 am

“Hello Ms Hunt.

We are going to try a new method to unstick your hands.

This is a cattle prod.

It puts out a very large electric charge. We are going to try to remove your hand by giving your arm a shock. It should cause the muscles in your arm to jerk uncontrollably, hopefully causing you to separate your hand from the painting’s frame.

It may take a few shocks to get your hand free.

There may be some slight discomfort, but don’t worry. We will keep shocking you until you are free. “

Alan M
Reply to  John in NZ
July 5, 2022 5:57 am

My Dad had one of those back in the 60’s, he ran a small trucking business in rural NZ, shifting cattle occasionally as needed. Although only powered by a couple of “D sized” batteries, us kids who went with him when possible, had a lot of fun giving each other a surprise prod given the opportunity, oh the memories

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Reply to  Alan M
July 5, 2022 7:02 am

There was a similar incident in Brattleboro VT a few years ago when a couple of trust fund babies chained themselves onto a construction site to prevent “eco damage”. They wouln’t leave, so the police just started Tasering them. After each shock, they politely asked them to unlock their chains. After a while they got the message and ended up in jail where they belonged.
The pair eventually sued but the case was thrown out for obvious reasons.

Reply to  yirgach
July 5, 2022 10:31 am

In VT, the second most liberal state, after HI, in the union, that being thrown out of court is a surprise, sort of.

Of course it was thrown out because the liberals in VT had no way to make conservatives pay the judgment.

Reply to  Drake
July 5, 2022 11:33 am

I remember a local police chief told me about the verdict and how surprised everyone was. He was actually overjoyed about it.

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Reply to  Drake
July 7, 2022 8:44 am

Maybe some construction sites are more equal than others?

John in NZ
Reply to  Alan M
July 5, 2022 8:45 pm

I have similar memories. Fun for the whole family.

Bill Powers
Reply to  Eyal
July 5, 2022 12:21 pm

Better yet they can glue her to the bottom of the next Commercial Flight to Bali. That way she can get a birds eye view of our “pretty cool planet.” before she expires for good.

Rhoda R.
Reply to  Eyal
July 5, 2022 5:00 pm

Make sure to take the glue reversal product out of her pockets before you leaved so she can’t go to the the loo when the urge hits.

Gregg Eshelman
July 4, 2022 10:23 pm

Should have been security tasered them, then handcuffed them and held them for police to take to jail on vandalism charges.

Reply to  Gregg Eshelman
July 5, 2022 3:30 am

All planned. You wouldn’t last 30 seconds.

Harry Passfield
Reply to  Robertvd
July 5, 2022 12:38 pm

Care to expound on that?

Richard Page
Reply to  Gregg Eshelman
July 5, 2022 10:47 am

Tasers? Art Gallery security are armed with a radio and that’s it. They’re not there to stop incidents like this from happening, just to stop people walking off with the paintings. For everything else they will call the Police to deal.

Reply to  Gregg Eshelman
July 5, 2022 11:36 am

If they lived in certain other countries they would have had their hands surgically removed.
Gee, come to think of it, you just don’t hear about incidents like that in certain other countries, now do you?

Bill Toland
July 4, 2022 10:42 pm

Typical climate alarmists. Do as I say not as I do.

Reply to  Bill Toland
July 5, 2022 5:16 am

From the Just Stop Oil website:

Why is Just Stop Oil needed?
“The scientific evidence is unequivocal: climate change is a threat to human wellbeing and the health of the planet. Any further delay in concerted global action will miss a brief and rapidly closing window to secure a liveable future”
Intergovernmental Panel on Climate change, Sixth Assessment Report, Working Group II Co-Chair Hans-Otto Pörtner, 28th February 2021

“If governments are serious about the climate crisis, there can be no new investments in oil, gas and coal, from now – from this year.”  
Fatih Birol, Executive Director, International Energy Agency, 18th May 2021

“What we do in the next 3 to 4 years will, I believe, determine the future of humanity” 
Professor Sir David King, former UK Government Chief Scientist, February 2021

Rubbish statements like these only encourage the alarmists.

Reply to  Kirschberg
July 5, 2022 6:13 am

robin williams whos controlled abc science shows for decades thinks King is a god/guru
nuff said?

Pat Frank
Reply to  Kirschberg
July 5, 2022 12:46 pm

Rubbish statements like these only encourage the alarmists.

As they’re meant to do.

Reply to  Kirschberg
July 5, 2022 5:01 pm

Wait… So that ‘window’ that was supposed to close circa 2000 is STILL open?

Maybe these activists could use their glue on it so we can just get on with the doom they so love?

Or perhaps glue themselves into it so it stays open and all the humans can stop worrying?

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Reply to  Bill Toland
July 5, 2022 5:23 am

Perhaps they mean Just Stop Oil Painting.

Chris Hanley
July 4, 2022 11:18 pm

Constable’s The Hay Wain was painted in 1821, the exact location nowadays does not look much different despite a 1C increase in temperature yet we are expected to believe that a further increase of 0.5C would sent the planet to the brink of a climate cataclysm.

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Nick Graves
Reply to  Chris Hanley
July 5, 2022 12:20 am

His skies are also noticeably cloudy, almost overcast.

We seem to get a lot of those, presently.

He never painted wind turbines, mind.

Reply to  Nick Graves
July 5, 2022 12:40 am

Sort of did.

Constable,_John_-_Landscape_with_Windmills_near_Haarlem,_after_Jacob_van_Ruisdael_-_Google_Art_Project (1).jpg
william Johnston
Reply to  JeffC
July 5, 2022 6:43 am

Some windmills are more useful than others.

Bryan A
Reply to  william Johnston
July 5, 2022 8:09 am

As Wind Turbines have proven time and again, Like Windmills, they’re most useful when their main mechanism is GRINDING

Reply to  Bryan A
July 5, 2022 8:31 am

Or pumping water out to sea.

Reply to  Nick Graves
July 5, 2022 2:37 am

Their painting of an apocalyptic and disoptain future should have included a view of how the landscape would look if they had their way, covered with solar panels , wind turbines and battery sheds.
The trees would have all been cut down for fuel by people trying to keep warm in winter when the wind doesn’t blow and the battery has gone flat.

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Reply to  StephenP
July 5, 2022 3:42 am

The landscape would be covered by dead bodies just like during the Pol Pot regime.

Gary S
Reply to  Chris Hanley
July 5, 2022 1:12 am

Looks a lot greener now.

Stephen Lindsay-Yule
Reply to  Chris Hanley
July 5, 2022 6:07 am

We are not 1°C above normal at all. Spreadsheet explained.
Excess + Atmosphere average 835 watts over 7 months.
Atmosphere: 1.4 x 1.283kg x 334^2 = 200377 / 967 Joules/watt = 207.2 watts
Earth absorbs and loses average 628 watts over 7 months.
Present earth emitted thermal energy is 333.5 w/m2, not normal 340 w/m2
Distance from the sun decreases in this period and should start to increase.
July the energy from the sun was 1316 w/m2 and Jan 1407 w/m2
Earth emits more in the summer as the 23 degree tilt means the sun heats land
dominated northern hemisphere.

Earth should emit total emission no lower than 1316 w/m2(329.1w/m2x4) in winter and warm no higher than 1407 (351.7w/m2x4) in summer.

Antarctic has been very cold recently. This has an effect on global temperature. Far east had a brutal winter with the freezing line as low as 25°N latitude. Winter continued in some parts of early May. Yet officials keep the carbon dioxide temperature clock ticking upwards. Third year La Nina and were 1.4C below normal not 1.25C above normal.

July 4, 2022 11:30 pm

The aspiring psychologist 

Physician, heal thyself

Flash Chemtrail
Reply to  Redge
July 5, 2022 6:52 am

Physician? Psychologists are nothing more than chiropractors with credentials. Her “cure” would be to prescribe antidepressants.

Pat Frank
Reply to  Flash Chemtrail
July 5, 2022 12:51 pm

As a psychologist, not a psychiatrist, she’ll have no authority to prescribe any meds.

Following general academic psychological practice, however, she’ll be qualified to assume what she does not know and then compose a grievance narrative about it.

Reply to  Pat Frank
July 5, 2022 5:08 pm

Many years back I saw a study (in SciAm I think, back before they became an activist mouthpiece) about psych and the students. From memory, they claimed psychiatry had less than 7% success rate in ‘curing’ the ills of the afflicted and psychology was a bit higher.

The interesting part was almost all the students went into psych because of their own personal problems.

I’ve never trusted the field since – 90%+ of people with mental problems so extreme they can’t simply think their way through them then head out into the world to ‘cure’ others and less than 10% of them ever sorted themselves out through the discipline they practice?

yeah… that’s a good look.

Don Perry
July 4, 2022 11:34 pm

Why is she not in prison? Breaking and entering a refinery? Trespassing? Vandalism? These are criminal activities.

Reply to  Don Perry
July 5, 2022 12:19 am

The judiciary sympathises with them

Gregory Woods
Reply to  fretslider
July 5, 2022 3:58 am

Is it true that Brits have no stones?

D. J. Hawkins
Reply to  Gregory Woods
July 5, 2022 5:35 am

Just the ones they use for measuring weight.

George Daddis
Reply to  fretslider
July 5, 2022 7:20 am

THIS is the problem.
They feel they can indulge in civil disobedience with virtually no punishment because they and the judiciary think they were motivated by a “good cause”.

Rod Evans
July 4, 2022 11:48 pm

What is the point of paying for security if the security guards you have paid for do not stop stunts like this from happening?
Just another pair of silly stunts. The media needs to stop aiding and abetting these criminal anarchists and stop giving them coverage.
Maybe offer them a period of life in the world conditions they are championing. Send them off to live without fossil fuel for a month. No running water, no gas or oil lamps, no indoor sanitation. No heating other than what they can gather and manage to burn.
Let us see how long these eco warriors would last in their preferred ‘sustainable environment’ world.

Reply to  Rod Evans
July 5, 2022 1:29 am

That’s my beef with these events. Drivers get arrested for holding up traffic by legally driving at 30mph on dual carriageways, but these serial vandals clearly get no punishment sufficient to deter them from re-offending. What’s the use of a punishment if it doesn’t deter?

Quite how they had time to cover the painting which, to be fair, ensured the integrity of the artwork itself, without being dealt with by security is one of life’s enduring mysteries. Quite why they still have jobs (assuming they have) is beyond me.

Gerry, England
Reply to  HotScot
July 5, 2022 2:35 am

That is because the government agrees with the XR mob, as well the BLM crowd, but protest about government policy and for the benefit of people and your feet won’t touch the ground.

Old Man Winter
Reply to  Gerry, England
July 5, 2022 3:24 am
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Reply to  HotScot
July 5, 2022 5:56 am

This pair don’t need jobs – they have trust funds worth millions!

Richard Page
Reply to  HotScot
July 5, 2022 10:26 am

Affluent delusions – only the well off seem to be able to afford such insanity and, of course, it’s the affluent taking care of their own. I imagine the poorer members of society, if they pulled a stunt like this, wouldn’t get the same preferential treatment.

Reply to  Rod Evans
July 5, 2022 6:30 am

Exactly what I have been proposing for these eco twats for a long time. Let them live the dream they have for the rest of us normals, starting right now.
Round ’em up, take away everything they own or wear which is produced by fossil fuels, then drop ’em in an environment where they could live their fantasy.
Sort of like living by being an example for the folks who don’t have their delusional mindset.
Yeah, like that’ll ever happen.

Richard Page
Reply to  RevJay4
July 5, 2022 10:30 am

Prison doesn’t seem to hold much fear for them so how about hitting them in the wallet – £1m fine per incident, plus damages. It’ll be a nice little windfall tax to pay for the police and courts time they wasted.

Rhoda R.
Reply to  Richard Page
July 5, 2022 5:07 pm

Just close the doors to the room of that particular exhibit. They want attention so let them stand there in an empty room (with one guard to make sure they don’t damage the artwork) until they get bored.

John the Econ
July 4, 2022 11:53 pm

What the museum should have done is left them glued in place, and then place a larger frame around them, with the description, “2022: Climate Hypocrisy in flesh”.

Rhoda R.
Reply to  John the Econ
July 5, 2022 5:08 pm

That would work as well. Ridicule is also a good tool.

Old Man Winter
July 4, 2022 11:58 pm

If I’m seeing this correctly, Hannah’s a bigger racist murdering monster than Ed Gein- she
slaughtered numerous black naugas & unashamedly displayed their hydes publicly in the jacket she
made from them! Oh, the humanity!

July 5, 2022 12:18 am

Cost of living crisis: Two thirds of Britons are worried about being able to afford food and other essentials

This doesn’t apply to the rich kidz with time and money to waste on damaging paintings when they aren’t jetting off around the globe – just like that nice Mr Heinz

Reply to  fretslider
July 5, 2022 1:33 am

Her Dad own’s an ‘environmental consultancy’, and is wealthy enough to own two homes.

Perhaps hypocrisy should be made a crime, but that would have every politician on the planet locked up so it’s never going to happen.

Reply to  fretslider
July 5, 2022 1:58 am

Hard time even at SW19:
Wimbledon stars have been asked to be “judicious” about maxing out their daily food allowance so supplies do not run out.
Competitors are given a £90 a day allowance to spend on food and drink in dedicated restaurants across SW19. Coaches are allocated about half that amount, with the funds available on accreditation tags that can be scanned at checkout.

Reply to  Vuk
July 5, 2022 2:27 am

£90/ day?

A Big Mac costs under a fiver….

Mumbles McGuirck
Reply to  fretslider
July 5, 2022 5:36 am

food and drink in dedicated restaurants 

Sorry, but Mickey D is not on the favored list. My guess is that the dedicated restaurants that have an agreement with Wimbledon are very high-end and quid doesn’t go very far.

July 5, 2022 1:11 am

This is similar to a mouse glue trap but instead of catching mice would be used to catch greenies.

lee riffee
Reply to  Stevek
July 5, 2022 5:13 am

That just gave me a hilarious thought….imagine a huge human-sized rat trap, cocked and ready to spring. And mounted on the trigger is a big button with text saying “push here to alleviate climate change”!

July 5, 2022 1:38 am

There are perfectly good laws to deal with this sort of nuisance, but police and magistrates are to busy dealing with ‘transgender’ verbal delictae.
These halfwits moved from road surfaces to more comfortable locations. Perhaps if press and media ignored them and not reported, hopefully they might look for more public locations i.e. Downing St or Buck house gates.

Old Man Winter
July 5, 2022 1:49 am

Beside us evil deniers, independents are seeing through the liberal hypocrisy of
climate change being used as an excuse for high inflation & gas prices. Only 18% of
them support FJB. Along with that, Squad member Ilhan Omar got booed at a Somali
concert. As one tweeter put it- “I don’t get what the hype about this is. All that
happened was that some people did something.”

After Nobama said we can’t drill our way out of high gas prices, the drillers proved him
wrong. To keep from being humiliated again, he replaced Goldman Sachs with Blackrock
cuz Fink would help plan a way to hogtie the energy industry. (NEC’s chief Deese was
in Nobama’s WH.) High inflation will drive us into a recession which will impoverish most
people, with gubmint programs being FJB’s solution. (A needless bill for daycare $$$.
REALITY- people needing daycare are more employed than average.) Schwab- you
will own nothing. From THEIR words, they’re very serious about winning!

I’d definitely keep an eye on the illegals flown everywhere in the US. They’re dropping
very many cases against illegals, creating a sort of “de facto amnesty” letting up to 1M
to seek permanent legal status by 2024. Could this be done now for everyone in ’22
via an FJB order allowing “one-stop shopping” where legalized harvesters can collect
ballots & citizenship paperwork as part of amnesty? Were the areas they sent them to
being targeted for close local/state/congressional races? Keep an eye on the pea!

The American Spectator- Biden’s Liberal World Disorder

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July 5, 2022 2:33 am

These terrorists belong in jail.

Richard Page
Reply to  Zane
July 5, 2022 10:34 am

They don’t seem to be bothered about prison. Hitting them with massive fines might be better – take away their money and see how they like being poor without luxury holidays and expensive lifestyles.

July 5, 2022 3:27 am

You just try this in a museum and see if you last 4,59 . All this is planned and paid for by those behind the curtain who can print all they need to buy/corrupt the system.

All we see is fake news by those who want to rule the world and fly around in their private planes.
And don’t think they will be non violent the moment they are in power. (to save the planet)

Ben Vorlich
July 5, 2022 3:36 am

Just stop Oil (for the plebs not us)!

Hans Erren
July 5, 2022 3:41 am

But why oil paintings that are made with VEGETABLE oil? Will they be blocking sunflower oil factories next?

July 5, 2022 3:48 am

How is it these people are not in jail for at least 20 years ? Who is protecting them ? Who are the wizards behind the curtain ?.

And are we sure she is a she and he is a he ?

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July 5, 2022 4:48 am

All this is just to funny and insane to belive. Everyday a new development takes place that tells you what is really driving the green agenda. Greata is going to be angry. She is not going to make it past her 25 birthday. Sad.

J Burns
July 5, 2022 4:56 am

Calling these drones hypocrites is similar to calling Karl Marx a revolutionary – it’s true, but it also lends their ideology a credibility it doesn’t deserve. By getting drawn into comparing ‘carbon footprints’ and air miles, people are accepting de facto that Carbon Dioxide is a pollutant, when the whole idea that this trace gas is a threat to the world is built on sophistry, fraud and demonstrable nonsense.

I applaud Hannah Hunt for helping to enhance the atmospheric availability of gaseous plant food, contributing very slightly to greening the planet’s arid regions, and for her contribution to the struggling tourist industries of countries she’s visited. May she continue to fly anywhere she likes for a very long time, and may her other weird glue-related activities bring attention to the absurdity of the regressive cult who have captured her imagination.

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July 5, 2022 5:18 am

Nothing compared to the stunt they tried to pull at Silverstone at the British F1 Grand Prix on Sunday. They got on the track just before the start and sat down on Wellington straight. If there had not been a crash at the first corner at the start they would have F1 cars coming down on them at 160+ mph. Marshalls dragged them off and the police arrested them. Subsequently we have a BBC football commentator being a complete arse and to cap it all Mr Woke of F1 Lewis Hamilton said “Big up the protesters”. Mercedes Team quick to issue a “clarification” and Hamilton rowed it back later.

These ecoterrorists are going to get themselves or others killed very soon. And there are woke idiots like Hamilton and famous BBC presenters like Gary Lineker egging them on. The ignorant and stupid leading the ignorant and stupid.

Martin Brundle takes swipe at Gary Lineker over British Grand Prix protestors | Daily Mail Online

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Hans Erren
Reply to  ThinkingScientist
July 5, 2022 5:55 am

IPCC never dared to makean estimate of future climate fatalities, apparently former soccer player Lineker knows better?

Rod Evans
Reply to  Hans Erren
July 6, 2022 2:57 am

No, as they say in Liverpool, Lineker, is just a knob!

Reply to  ThinkingScientist
July 5, 2022 6:08 am


“Sainz said he initially thought the race had been stopped because of the people he saw near the track at the start of the race. “I thought the red flag was for that because as soon as I came out of five I saw three guys running towards me,” he said.”

All F1 drivers are caught in the Overton Window with regard to climate change. But some, especially Hamilton, have to jump on the woke band wagon with both feet apparently not understanding that racing a high performance motor car for sport is something the protestors want to ban.

Hamilton sure can drive quick, shame his intellect is a little slower.

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Richard Page
Reply to  ThinkingScientist
July 5, 2022 10:38 am

Hamilton is a good driver, possibly even a great driver, but this season goes to show that the car was a major part of his success.

Reply to  Richard Page
July 5, 2022 11:01 am
Reply to  ThinkingScientist
July 5, 2022 1:50 pm

It is impossible to get on the track if they don’t let you.

Reply to  Robertvd
July 6, 2022 2:23 am

Clearly they got on the track. The idea that Silverstone security or marshals allowed them to do so seems highly improbable. An F1 meet has to be the most unlikely place to find many people to be supportive of eco-terrorist goals.

Most likely they climbed a fence or charged past security at some point. How they got on the track will almost certainly be a huge issue for Silverstone organisers as the FIA will investigate from the perspective of safety. How they got on the track is not likely to be discussed publicly for obvious reasons.

In the arrest statement the police have said that they went equipped to glue themselves to the track.

Perhaps the marshals should be equipped with cattle prods…

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Richard Page
Reply to  ThinkingScientist
July 6, 2022 5:32 am

Marshals have to be able to get onto the track quickly and easily in the event of accidents. The barriers are there to stop fragments of crashed car injuring spectators not to stop them getting onto the track; it’s always been assumed that F1 spectators had far more sense than to try to get onto the track during a race. I don’t believe they had or needed help getting onto the track but an amount of insider knowledge probably helped – they had to know where the marshals and accident crews were going to be and which section of track offered maximum publicity and (relative) safety for them.

Reply to  Richard Page
July 6, 2022 6:53 am

Concur with that. I seem to vaguely recall there are slight gaps at the end of some of the safety fences where you might be able to squeeze onto the track. Not so sure about they where they got on, possibly down the bank from the Aramco/Rolex bridge?

I was actually at the race at Silverstone for the full weekend, at Luffield. We were not even aware of the protest until we get home Monday as it was out of sight to our right, the first bend we could see being Brooklands. There was no mention on the track radio, the commentary or the big screens. Apparently it was only if you were on Twitter that you would know. F1 and Sky Sports managed to starve the protestors of the oxygen of publicity very well.

David Dibbell
July 5, 2022 5:32 am

I imagine the key witness and accomplice will be called to the stand to testify in her trial for vandalism: “Lazarus, come forth!”

D. J. Hawkins
July 5, 2022 5:33 am

No doubt if someone had stepped in to beat the living daylights out of these woke fools, then security would have stepped in. Clowns should be fired, or if they were told to stand down, then the clown responsible for that decision should be fired.

July 5, 2022 5:52 am

there is no stopping these idiots
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Protesters from Just Stop Oil glue their hands to the frame of a copy of The Last Supper at the Royal Academy in London today

Reply to  Vuk
July 5, 2022 6:07 am

They are the very image of the smug, self-regarding Guardian reader.

Bryan A
Reply to  Graemethecat
July 5, 2022 8:15 am

There’s a lot of synthetics (nylons, rubber soles shoes, animal dependent leather shoes, spray paint) being utilized by these hypocrites. Probably arrived there in a fossil fuel powered conveyance as well, driven on synthetic rubber tyres over asphalt paved roads

Bryan A
Reply to  Vuk
July 5, 2022 8:17 am

Where are the security guards and why are they NOT doing their jobs?

Richard Page
Reply to  Bryan A
July 5, 2022 10:43 am

They are right there and they are performing their jobs adequately, but not brilliantly. They are there to stop art being stolen and to answer visitors questions; they are most certainly not there to wrestle entitled muppets on the floor – they call the police in for that. You’ll notice that none of the art involved in the incidents was stolen or left the building at any time.

Last edited 1 month ago by Richard Page
July 5, 2022 6:27 am

AntiPa [paintings]

Matt Kiro
July 5, 2022 7:24 am

Declare her and her organization terrorists , take her passport, and freeze any bank accounts they have. These stunts would stop overnight.

July 5, 2022 8:21 am

The problem for Hannah Hunt and her eco-disaster portrayal of The Haywain it that if she were just able to get out in the English countryside instead of jetting off to Bali she might discover for herself that, other than the horse and cart, the English countryside looks pretty much the same as when Constable painted the original in 1821.

Apart from the f&ck ugly wind turbines and solar panels despoiling it all now of course.

In Focus: The village and cottage featured in Constable’s The Hay Wain, the the ultimate image of English country life – Country Life

July 5, 2022 9:29 am

Step 1: Fire all current “security” guards. Step 2: Hire French security guards. They know how to remove glued protestors and they don’t use solvent.

Dave Fair
July 5, 2022 10:08 am

“… they glued their hands to the frame as security stood on and watched.” What security? Does the museum have a policy against allowing people to vandalize artwork? Has anybody been disciplined over the incident where vandals were allowed to operate freely?

Pat Frank
July 5, 2022 10:34 am

… as security stood on and watched.

The source of the problem.

Stephen Skinner
July 5, 2022 11:20 am

The Hay Wain was painted in 1821, just as the industrial Revolution was picking up momentum. We have had 200 years of industrialisation and yet the location of this painting does not have a tarmacked river or dead trees or airliners flying overhead only a couple of hundred metres apart. These ignorant zealots are making pointless and destructive demands based on fiction and imagination.

July 5, 2022 12:18 pm

Why did Security just watch? Believe the same crap, or just frightened of being on “the wrong side of history”?

Rich Davis
July 5, 2022 12:24 pm

So I guess that if I show up with a placard and tee shirt demanding “End the climate hoax”, and proceed to glue my hand to the frame of a famous painting, the security guards will stand by and watch. Maybe hold the camera for me? Later on I’ll be released I suppose.

Surely British justice is impartial like that?

Richard Page
Reply to  Rich Davis
July 5, 2022 5:11 pm

Depends. How much money do you or your family have?

Gunga Din
July 5, 2022 2:39 pm

Is she any relation to John Kerry? Or Al Gore? Or Barry Obama? Or Sandy Cortes? Or … etc. etc. etc.

Mr. Lee
July 5, 2022 5:40 pm

Great job Hannah!. Now go to St. Petersburg Russia and glue yourself to a priceless painting in the Hermitage Museum.. Russia needs to taught a lesson and I am sure you can win them over!

Rich Davis
Reply to  Mr. Lee
July 6, 2022 3:45 pm

Be sure to bring your cannabis oil vape kit.

July 5, 2022 8:33 pm

These criminals need swift and brutal punishment.

July 5, 2022 8:36 pm

She and fellow student and musician Eben Lazarus, 22, first plastered over Constable’s masterpiece with pictures portraying an apocalyptic future, before they glued their hands to the frame as security stood on and watched

What is wrong with that museum? (security stood on and watched)?

Reply to  Bob
July 6, 2022 7:04 am

What is wrong with that museum? (security stood on and watched)?

I don’t know about other countries, but in the US, security is NOT hired to take any action. Their job is to “observe and report” – it’s made very clear that you “observe and report”. It is the job of law enforcement to do anything further.

If this is different in England then please correct me, but in the US, if security contacted law enforcement, they were doing their jobs.

Richard Page
Reply to  TonyG
July 6, 2022 9:13 am

It’s pretty much the same in the UK. Mostly they are there to answer visitors questions and deter them from walking out with the art in their bags. They did contact the Police who, having found out the idiots weren’t going anywhere in a hurry, attended in their own good time.

Rich Davis
Reply to  TonyG
July 6, 2022 3:51 pm
July 5, 2022 9:41 pm

Shoot them.

Richard Page
Reply to  CO2Greens
July 6, 2022 9:18 am

Why bother? It would only create martyrs for “the cause.”
Public humiliation would work better, massive fines to force them out of their entitled idleness or a ban on them ever holding a passport might also work.

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