A climate change protester stormed out of a live Sky News interview after presenter Adam Boulton questioned him about this week’s demonstrations and described the eco-warriors as “self-indulgent”.
Mr Boardman went on the show to discuss the demands of the climate change protest group Extinction Rebellion, who have been demonstrating all week in London.
The protester said on the show: “People are not going to be able to put food on their plates and I won’t stand for that.
“I won’t stand for people who won’t stand up for what it means to live on this planet – and I won’t stand for anything else.”
The controversial group have been protesting all week to raise awareness of climate change and police have made 300 arrests linked to the demonstrations.
Mr Boulton said to him that on half term week when parliament is not even sitting the group is causing “disruption” and not “even getting its message across”.
The Sky News anchor said: “You are a load of incompetent, middle class, self-indulgent people who want to tell us how to live our lives, that’s what you are, isn’t it?”
The protester replied: “Million of people are going to starve, starting with those in Africa. We are seeing the effects that climate change is having right now.
“We face another hot summer.”
He claimed that people are not going to be able to put food on their plates and he “won’t stand for it”.
When he said “I won’t stand for anything else” he stood up and left the interview.
After he left the studio, Mr Boulton said: “Jolly good”.