Does M25 protestor Liam Norton walking off morning breakfast show GMB strengthen or damage the case of Insulate Britain - includes video
Pressure group tactics/methods and whether these contribute to success is a well worn topic.
A quick recap. How do pressure groups seek to influence government?
It is best to describe methods in relation to the different types of group:
Generally using the media as a platform is a common route by pressure groups. This may be via advertising, getting reports published in the papers that highlight their cause (eg anti-poverty campaigners have been widely reported this week regarding the Proposed changes to Universal Credit), support from a high profile individual helps garner support (e.g. Joana Lumley and the rights of Gurkhas) and the aforementioned direct action is also a way to get in the papers/on the news.
So one would think that making the most of an opportunity to appear as a guest on a national TV programme would be too good an opportunity to miss. Well, have a look at the film below. The real action happens at about 10 minutes in.
I've put a poll on Twitter, and while it is early days, when asked does M25 protestor Liam Norton walking off morning breakfast show GMB strengthen or damage the case of Insulate Britain 80% think it has damaged it, with 18% thinking it has made no difference, and only 1% believing it has strengthened their cause.
Well, there you go.
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