“Selfish” insulating Britain’s eco-warriors could wreak havoc for weeks, as court orders on them are delayed.
Josh is creating chaos on the streets of Britain, defying the injunctions that are in place to stop him from causing disruption.
But the national highways warned 100 people who violated the order not to appear in court for “several weeks”.
This means that crowds of Insulate Britain could frequent UK roads until the backlog is dealt with.
On 2 October the government obtained a new injunction banning the group from obstructing traffic and access to motorways and major A roads around London.
Anyone who breaks it faces imprisonment or an unlimited fine, and activists found in contempt of court may also be forced to pay the cost of their case.
But ministers are said to be angry about how ineffective the prohibitory orders have been – protesters have continued to violate them this week.
Yesterday, Insulate Britain again stormed the M25 and set up camp at the busy Old Street intersection in Islington, north London.
A home office source told many times 250 public prosecutors are working to impose a complete injunction covering the entire country.
Priti Patel is said to be forcing plans despite lawyers advising against it.
It has already announced that police will have the power to arrest repeated climate protesters before they stick themselves to the tarmac.
The home secretary is also tightening stop-and-search rules to prevent people suspected of carrying heavy-duty locks or industrial-strength glue near motorways, airports and seaports.
And protesters can be sentenced by a magistrate to an unlimited fine of up to six months in prison immediately after their arrest.
National Highways Regional Director Nicola Bell said: “We are considering all options and will take necessary action to protect the network.
“We continue to serve court papers – now more than 100 people have served.”
It comes as a furious school-run mom blasts the Echo crowd for blocking the M25.
Gormless eco enthusiasts took charge of exit junction 25 at Waltham Cross in Hertfordshire this morning after the group violated another injunction meant to prevent them from causing disruption.
Meanwhile, a second group of protesters camped at the busy Old Street intersection in Islington, preventing inbound ambulances from arriving.
A mother stuck in huge queues on the M25 was seen targeting banner-holding protesters for bringing her daughter late to school.
The woman – who sat in the front seat of a child wearing a school uniform – leaned out the window to call the protesters “a disgrace, a complete disgrace”.
She exploded: “My daughter is late for school. You are playing with children’s education because you are selfish.”