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Eye-opener: When you see what the Extinction Rebellion campaigners were doing, you’ll understand why Ed Miliband’s eyes were popping out of his head [This image from the Guardian‘s report, obviously].

Activists from Extinction Rebellion made the debate on Brexit “indicative” votes a lot more interesting when they stripped off to draw attention to the “elephant in the room” – climate change and the ecological crisis.

They made their way to the front of the public gallery and pressed their posteriors against the glass partition as Labour’s Peter Kyle opened the debate for his motion for any Brexit deal to be subjected to a confirmatory public vote before Parliament acts on it.

MPs got into the swing of things with references to “the naked truth” and “fleshing out the argument”.

But police later said they made 12 arrests after having to use soap spray to peel parts of some activists off the glass. It seems they weren’t prepared to turn the other cheek (sorry).

In a tweet after the event, Extinction Rebellion stated: “Some of the MPs in the Commons might have been able to avert their eyes tonight but as the climate and ecological crisis worsens this will become increasingly difficult for them to do.”


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