Rishi Sunak’s £2m mansion draped with black sheets as activists climb onto roof

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    Climate activists have targetted Rishi Sunak's £2 million mansion to protest the Prime Ministers' controversial backing to further drill for oil and gas in the North Sea.

    Today (August 3) activists from Greenpeace used ladders to scale the roof of the Northallerton manor house in protest of his drilling "frenzy".

    After reaching the top of the building, the activists unfolded a huge 200 sq metres (2152ft) of an oil-black piece of fabric covering a whole side of the luxury mansion.

    The campaigners said the move is to "drive home the dangerous consequences" of drilling for oil.

    It is understood that Sunak and his family are on holiday in California at the time.#

    The Prime Minister recently announced plans to "max out" the UK's oil and gas reserves by granting more than 100 new licences for extraction in the North Sea.

    Climate-conscious Conservatives have joined campaigners in warning against the move, amid concerns it will hinder efforts to reach net-zero by 2050.

    Greenpeace UK climate campaigner Philip Evans said: "We desperately need our prime minister to be a climate leader, not a climate arsonist.

    "Just as wildfires and floods wreck homes and lives around the world, Sunak is committing to a massive expansion of oil and gas drilling.

    "He seems quite happy to hold a blowtorch to the planet if he can score a few political points by sowing division around climate in this country. This is cynical beyond belief.

    "More North Sea drilling will only benefit oil giants who stand to make even more billions from it, partly thanks to a giant loophole in Sunak's own windfall tax."

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