Now Labour donor Dale Vince joins Just Stop Oil mob with megaphone outside Parliament


Labour donor and eco tycoon Dale Vince today helped Just Stop Oil clowns spark traffic chaos outside the Houses of Parliament by joining the mob in their infuriating parade.

Vince wielded a megaphone as he ranted against the Conservative Party during the march through central London, before passersby yelled at the group that they could ‘shove their leaflets up their a***e’. 

The eco tycoon sparked fury after it emerged that he had donated £1.5million to Keir Starmer’s Labour Party, including £20,000 to the leader and some £10,000 to deputy leader Angela Rayner, according to Electoral Commission data published earlier this year.

Vince owns a huge windfarm company called Ecotricity Ltd which is worth over £100million. He became a Labour member in 2004, the same year he was awarded an OBE. 

More recently Vince has splurged on bankrolling Just Stop Oil, whose actions he has justified. He previously declared: ‘Sometimes laws are unjust. And when that happens, people have to stand up and do something about it. This climate crisis will be with us for hundreds of years.’

Earlier today Just Stop Oil were accosted by furious scaffolders while one cyclist took Metropolitan Police officers to task for refusing to arrest demonstrators clearly marching down the road. They even got in the way of a woman who said she was trying to get to hospital.

Millionaire business tycoon, Dale Vince, joined Just Stop Oil protesters outside Parliament today. It follows revelations that he had donated £1.5 million to the Labour Party

Millionaire business tycoon, Dale Vince, joined Just Stop Oil protesters outside Parliament today. It follows revelations that he had donated £1.5 million to the Labour Party

Just Stop Oil activists holding a slow march through Hammersmith, west London today

Just Stop Oil activists holding a slow march through Hammersmith, west London today

Met Police officers arrested four Just Stop Oil protesters for refusing to leave the road in Trafalgar Square shortly after midday

Met Police officers arrested four Just Stop Oil protesters for refusing to leave the road in Trafalgar Square shortly after midday

Who is Just Stop Oil and Labour Party donor Dale Vince?

Dale Vince is one of the UK’s wealthiest businessmen.

He owns a huge windfarm company called Ecotricity Ltd which is worth over £100 million.

He founded the company in 1996 and by 2017 it was providing power from 75 windmills to 117,000 homes.  

Over the years his cash has been spent on the Labour Party – which he has donated around £1.5 million so far.

He became a party member in 2004, the same year he was awarded an OBE. 

More recently he has splurged on bankrolling Just Stop Oil.

Speaking about their action previously he said: ‘Sometimes laws are unjust. And when that happens, people have to stand up and do something about it. This climate crisis will be with us for hundreds of years.’

 Last night, Rishi Sunak accused Keir Starmer’s green plans of siding with the likes of Just Stop Oil, adding that his policy plans were ‘essentially leading us into an energy surrender’. 

The funding from Mr Vince has come over a number of years but the Prime Minister said that the only people who would benefit from his plan would be ‘dictators and autocrats like Vladimir Putin’. 

Sir Keir has previously condemned the groups actions brandishing the group’s tactics as ‘wrong’ and ‘arrogant’.

But Home Secretary Suella Braverman accused Sir Keir of being ‘in bed with the donors’ while former business secretary Jacob Rees-Mogg said the revelations ‘show who Labour’s paymasters are’. 

Profits from Ecotricity Ltd make Mr Vince one of the wealthiest businessmen in the UK.

He has used his mass fortune to not only fund the opposition party but to also bank roll Just Stop Oil, who have been disrupting rush hour in the capital for months now. 

It is unknown the exact amount of cash he has given to the activist group, however, last week he gave £340,000 to the group.

This came after he was criticised by Conservative MPs and he pledged to match any public donations made to the group in a 48 hour period. 

Met Police officers arrested four Just Stop Oil protesters for refusing to leave the road in Trafalgar Square shortly after midday.

Police officers had to remove them from the road and arrest them. 

It comes as Londoners are becoming increasingly enraged by the climates activists action. 

In a separate march on the Pall Mall today, a group of scaffolders were seen shoving a group of three protesters out of the way to allow HGVs to pass through. 

One of the workers was seen tackling an activist who refused to budge from the road and forced him onto a bonnet of a van, before ripping away his sign

Labour has accepted £1.5million from Just Stop Oil funder Dale Vince over several years

Labour has accepted £1.5million from Just Stop Oil funder Dale Vince over several years

Activists in the capital today were seen holding up signs that said 'end new oil and gas' and 'new oil = murder'

Activists in the capital today were seen holding up signs that said ‘end new oil and gas’ and ‘new oil = murder’

A cyclist told Met Police officers they should 'arrest' protesters for 'breaking the law'

A cyclist told Met Police officers they should ‘arrest’ protesters for ‘breaking the law’

Seconds later a woman trying to get to hospital pleaded with the activists to let her get around

Seconds later a woman trying to get to hospital pleaded with the activists to let her get around 

The protesters then returned to the road, with cars honking their horns as they started to slow march again.

The woman trying to get to hospital drove around the group of activists who urged her to drive ‘slowly’.

A taxi driver was also seen pleading with the group, telling them they were creating ‘traffic’.

Seconds later, a woman trying to get to hospital pleaded with the group of six to let her pass.

In a separate march on the Pall Mall, scaffolders were seen shoving three protesters out of the way to allow HGVs to pass through. 

One of the workers tackled an activist who refused to budge from the road and forced him onto the bonnet of a van before ripping away his sign.

Just Stop Oil protesters in Westminster this morning

Just Stop Oil protesters in Westminster this morning

A cyclist urged the three police officers standing by to do something

A cyclist urged the three police officers standing by to do something 

Footage from earlier this week showed one Just Stop Oil protester holding a Waitrose shopping bag while shouting: ‘I’m here for my children because they don’t have a future. I don’t want to be here, I want to be with my children as well but right now their future is starvation and war and death.’

Officers from the Metropolitan Police issued a Section 12 condition in all three areas which ordered the protesters to move onto the pavement. 

In response to this morning’s action, the group tweeted: ‘No one likes being disrupted, but also no one likes their government actively planning genocide.’ 

Footage also emerged this week of a furious mother pleading with protesters: ‘I need to get my kids to school,’ as around 75 activists took the capital’s streets.

‘Four of them I’ve just left on the f***ing bus,’ she said. ‘Four of them, and one’s four months. You lot are taking the p***.’

A taxi driver in Hammersmith pleaded with the activists who held signs that read 'no new oil'

A taxi driver in Hammersmith pleaded with the activists who held signs that read ‘no new oil’

Police issued a Section 12 condition in all three areas which ordered the protesters to move onto the pavement

Police issued a Section 12 condition in all three areas which ordered the protesters to move onto the pavement

Met Police officers arrested activist Pheobe Plummer this week for breaking her bail conditions

Met Police officers arrested activist Pheobe Plummer this week for breaking her bail conditions

She added: ‘You can [for] 30 seconds let the bus go past. That’s all I’m asking, for 30 seconds. This is ridiculous.’

The activists are in their seventh week of slow-march protests in London.

Other footage this week showed a white van driver trying to push the activists out the way with his vehicle.

One of the protesters told angry commuters: ‘I really don’t want to be here but I have literally spent the last ten years of my life fighting against the climate crisis.

‘Do you think I like being shouted out? Do you think I like this humiliation? We have tried everything and nothing is working. Thousands of people are dying and we could do something about it but we are not.’

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In your opinion, Just Stop Oil protesters are…

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Yesterday, a prominent figure in the group, which has been causing havoc on London’s streets since April 24, was arrested for breaking her bail conditions.

Phoebe Plummer, in her early twenties, rose to prominence after throwing paint on Van Gough’s sunflowers at London’s National Gallery. She was arrested in a café in Islington after being caught taking part in a slow march yesterday morning. 

Plummer, whose friends filmed the incident, told the camera that her arrest was a ‘completely draconian overreach of power.’

She continued: ‘I received bail conditions two days ago not to protest on any road in the UK.

‘I still decided to come out and march today because marching has always been part of our democratic process and it is one of our human rights that we should be able to protest.’ 

At one point, eight officers can be seen inside or waiting outside the cafe. 



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