Liz Truss encountered a spot of bother at the Tory leadership hustings last night when she was interrupted by protesters.
Five environmental protesters joined an action by the group Green New Deal Rising at the event in Eastbourne, rising one by one from the audience to say: “Liz Truss, you should be ashamed of yourself”.
A livestream of the hustings on the Conservative Party website was briefly halted as the protesters were removed from the hall and the audience chanted: "Out, out!"
The foreign secretary described them as “infiltrators”.
She went on: “Can I just say a few words on the militant people who try and disrupt our country and who try and disrupt our democratic process and try and disrupt our essential services.
\u201cAfter being heckled at #ToryLeadership hustings #LizTruss states she will legislate against "unfair protests" such as those #ExtinctionRebellion were taking against her, and legislate against #RailStrikes @ASLEFunion @RMTunion\u201d