Businessman who finance UK Labor Party also finances Just Stop Oil
Since 2020, Dale Vince's company Ecotricity donated over 390,000 pounds ($473,890) to the Labor Party.
SkyNews reported on Tuesday that the CEO of UK green energy company Ecotricity, Dale Vince, said he financed both the UK Labor Party and the Just Stop Oil movement, a group of environmental activists whose actions have been harshly criticized by Labor leader Keir Stammer over their outrageous practices of rebellion.
"Extinction Rebellion, I gave them some money. Just Stop Oil - same thing. We are talking about tens of thousands probably," Vince told SkyNews.
Since 2020, Vince's company Ecotricity donated over 390,000 pounds ($473,890) to the Labor Party.
Starmer alone received a 20,000-pound donation from the company, the report states.
Activists with @JustStop_Oil have thrown tomato soup on Van Gogh’s Sunflowers at the national Gallery and glued themselves to the wall. pic.twitter.com/M8YP1LPTOU— Damien Gayle (@damiengayle) October 14, 2022
Vince said he donated to the labor party "to help them win, to help them into government so they have the chance to deliver their agenda, which is my agenda, social justice and a green economy."
Starmer has previously criticized the movement for their disruptive behavior, called them "wrong" and "arrogant", and vowed to hold them accountable for their protest actions - which Vince himself admitted were uncalled for.
Just Stop Oil is a coalition of groups working together to ensure the Government commits to halting new fossil fuel licensing and production. Its activists have recently launched a campaign to protest against the UK government's plan to allow oil and gas production from 46 fields in 2025.
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