Polls show that a majority of British people support non-violent direct action to protect the environment. People also strongly supported solar power on farmland and opposed fracking.
Opinion polls show a series of recent government policies unpopular, with more people saying they trust the Labor Party to protect the environment than those who say they trust the Conservative Party. was more than double the
Public order and morals bills passing Congress have responded to protests, including those by Just Stop Oil and Extinction Rebellion, and what former Interior Secretary Suela Braverman described as “reading the Guardian and eating tofu”. It imposes severe penalties.
Opinion polls show 66% support and 34% oppose non-violent direct action to protect Britain’s nature. Among Conservative supporters, support for such action fell to 44%.
Recent direct actions include protesters throwing soup at Van Gogh paintings and blocking Dartford Crossing.
The government is also proposing to ban solar panels on most farmlands. However, polls showed that 75% of his people, including Conservative supporters, opposed this. Solar power has long been the most popular energy source in polls.
On Tuesday, the government will also begin legislation of a “Free Brexit Bill” that could remove all EU-derived regulations, including 570 environmental protections. Along with a proposal to end plans to use most agricultural subsidies to protect and improve the environment, the move has also been followed by the country’s largest green group, which has not ruled out taking direct action on ‘to nature’. described as an attack.
A poll conducted by Omnisys found that 68% of people said they most trusted Labor to protect and improve the environment, while 32% backed the Conservative Party.
The government aims to resume fracking in the UK, contrary to its manifesto promises. However, only 34% of those who said they would be happy to have a shale gas site in their constituency compared to 66% of those who said otherwise. Just over half (53%) of Conservatives said they were happy to live near a fracking site.
The government has already received applications for proposed investment zones, where planning and environmental regulations will be relaxed and tax incentives will be introduced to encourage new buildings and businesses. The issue split people fairly evenly in a poll, with 47% in favor of less environmental protection in investment areas and 53% against it.
The poll asked 1382 people on October 20 and is weighted to represent the country’s population. Omnisis is a member of the UK Opinion Research Council.