Think tank won’t reveal who paid for report calling Extinction Rebellion ‘extremists’
Police officer, previously linked to Stephen Lawrence spying controversy, accuses non-violent environmental group of wanting to “break up democracy”.
I asked Policy Exchange who paid for their report yesterday calling
"extremists". They wouldn't tell me. So I asked Shell, BP and Exxon if they did fund the think tank. They didn't deny it
Seriously, imagine if you retired from the Met amidst controversy about under-cover spying on activists, got paid dark money to write a report, and used it to say on national radio that the real threat to our democracy is peaceful eco-protesters
Policy Exchange paid an ex-police officer linked to the SpyCops scandal to write a report saying that
are a “threat to democracy”, but won’t tell us who funded the report. I think we all know where the real threat to democracy lies
I think dark money funded think tanks and police officers spying on bereaved activists are a much greater threat to democracy than non-violent protesters
, the opaquely-funded lobby group whose claims chime with the demands of billionaires and corporations, tried to hammer
. But the attempt has blown up in its face: the pressure is now on Policy Exchange to reveal who funded it.