BBC host Chris Packham has sparked fury by claiming Just Stop Oil are right to break the law — and warning blowing up an oil refinery is on the horizon.
The wildlife campaigner, 62, said in his youth he would have no doubt joined the group behind disruptive road blocks and sport arena invasions.
He told the Radio Times: “The Suffragettes set fire to things . . . attacked people.
“In apartheid, they were blowing up trains, blowing up factories.
“What the climate movement is grudgingly having to accept is that maybe that radical flank will develop.”
The presenter, who has made documentary Chris Packham: Is It Time to Break the Law? for Channel 4, added: “At the moment, no one is blowing up an oil refinery, but a lot of people think that is very likely to happen.”
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Former Scotland Yard detective Peter Bleksley called his comments “hugely irresponsible”.
He added: “Packham suggests it might be OK to blow up an oil refinery, which would invariably lead to a loss of human lives.
“He is inching towards committing an offence of incitement.
“Is it time to break the law?
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“Eco fools have been doing it a long time, making a lot more enemies than friends.”
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