EXCLUSIVE: Neighbours blast ‘hypocrite’ Insulate Britain mastermind Roger Hallam for hoarding SIX gas guzzling diesel vehicles on his organic farm in Wales while vowing to block ambulances in eco protests
- Roger Hallam, 55, sparked fury by saying he would block an ambulance carrying a dying patient in the name of the environment
- However, the Insulate Britain leader is accused of double standards by those living nearby his organic farm in west Wales
- When MailOnline visited the farm today our reporter saw five vehicles with diesel engines that pump harmful CO2 into the atmosphere
- On a previous visit a Ford Galaxy that would be not be allowed to enter London’s expanded Ultra Low Emission Zone (ULEZ) unless they pay a £12.50 fee
- In addition, it has also been revealed that Hallam’s farmhouse was described as ‘poorly insulated’ in an official energy performance certificate
- Of the vehicles, a neighbour told MailOnline: ‘What are they doing on the farm of somebody who preaches about green energy and the environment?’
Insulate Britain mastermind Roger Hallam has been branded a hypocrite after gas-guzzling vehicles were seen operating on his organic farm in South Wales, MailOnline can reveal.
Neighbours were left fuming after regularly spotting up to six vehicles on Hallam’s land in Carmarthenshire, accusing him of double standards.
When MailOnline visited today, five diesel vehicles were seen on Hallam’s farm while two others were also identified in the past.
This included an Ivesco 2.3 litre diesel, a blue Ford 1.9 litre 4×4 and Kia, Volkswagen and Mercedes vehicles, all of them diesel.
Hallam, rants about the importance of green energy and is also one of the founders of Extinction Rebellion (XR).
Insulate Britain’s Roger Hallam has been slammed by his neighbours after no fewer than six diesel vehicles were spotted parked on his organic farm in west Wales
On a preview visit to the farm a MailOnline reporter saw this Ford Galaxy, which is a diesel and would not qualify for London’s new ultra low emissions zone
Today at another visit the reporter saw this black diesel transit van parked up at the site
It is not known whether Mr Hallam owns the vehicles, but residents living nearby said regardless, he should not allow them to be kept on his land while preaching about the planet
Speaking to the Unbreak the Planet podcast, Mr Hallam told host Mike Galsworthy he would have refused to move for a crying woman trying to get to her mother, 81, in hospital
Activists from Insulate Britain climate change protest group have caused two weeks of chaos and anger on roads across Britain most recently blocking the Hanger Lane gyratory on the A40
There is no suggestion that Hallam owns the diesel vehicles but after seeing them on his farm, one neighbour told MailOnline: ‘It doesn’t actually matter whether he owns them or not. The point is, what are they doing on the farm of somebody who preaches about green energy and the environment?
‘The fact that it’s an organic farm makes it even more ludicrous. He’s a prize hypocrite-what he preaches and what he does are two different things. There are diesel vehicles on his farm leaving a carbon footprint and for that to be allowed is a disgrace.’
Mr Hallam sparked fury by saying he would block an ambulance carrying a dying patient
Organic farmer Hallam, who claims that he lost his business because of severe weather, set up Insulate Britain (IB) when he caused a rift within XR by telling a German newspaper the Holocaust was ‘just another f***ery in human history’.
He later said his remark was taken out of context.
Hallam, 55 provoked further outrage this week after insisting that he would block an ambulance with a dying patient inside in order to continue eco-protests by Insulate Britain, which have wreaked havoc on roads and motorways in recent weeks.
The extraordinary admission, made during an interview with the Unbreak the Planet podcast, came after a tearful woman was filmed urging Insulate Britain protestors to move so she could get her 81-year-old mother to the hospital.
But asked what he would have done in that situation, replied in a steely tone: ‘I’d stay there’.
Another neighbour fumed: ‘While people’s lives are being disrupted from the protests by Hallam’s group, there are two huge vehicles on his farm damaging the environment. You couldn’t make it up.
‘He’s telling us what we should all be doing but isn’t doing it himself.’
In 2019, Hallam was cleared by a jury of all charges relating to a protest against fossil fuels.
Motorists have been getting increasingly angry over the protests. On Monday a van driver attempted to get round the eco-mob as they started to block the A12 at the Blackwall Tunnel
Insulate Britain protestors are led away by police officers at a demonstration near Heathrow
He did not deny criminal damage worth £7,000 after spraying the walls of Kings College with the words ‘divest from oil and gas’ in protest against the institution’s fossil fuel investments.
Ironically, all six vehicles seen on Hallam’s farm would not be allowed to enter London’s expanded Ultra Low Emission Zone (ULEZ) unless they pay £12.50 each.
The zone which encompasses all areas within the North and South Circular Road, comes into force at the end of this month and charges drivers to enter if their vehicle does not meet certain emissions standards.
In a further twist, it has also been revealed that Hallam’s farmhouse was described as ‘poorly insulated’ in an official energy performance certificate.
The 2,000 sq. ft property was given the lowest possible energy rating on the certificate. It is unclear if Mr Hallam has taken steps to improve the rating since it was issued six years ago.
The environmentally unfriendly white transit van is at Mr Hallam’s site and the Seat next to it
Of the vehicles at Hallam’s farm, a neighbour said: ‘The fact that it’s an organic farm makes it even more ludicrous. He’s a prize hypocrite. What he preaches and what he does are two different things.’
After falling out with XR over his holocaust comments, the group hit back: ‘Extinction Rebellion UK unreservedly denounces today’s comments from our co-founder, Roger Hallam, in the German newspaper Die Zeit, made in a personal capacity in relation to the recent launch of his book.
‘Jewish people and many others are deeply wounded by the comments today. Internal conversations have begun with the XR Conflict team about how to manage the conflict process that will address this issue. We stand by restorative outcomes as preferable, although in some cases exclusion is necessary.’
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