Thinktank that briefed against XR given £30k by Exxon Mobil in 2017

Report shows Policy Exchange, which called for criminalisation of environmental group, received money from oil company

A thinktank that received money from an oil company later published a report that advised the government to criminalise Extinction Rebellion in its tough new crime laws.

Several Conservative MPs and peers cited the 2019 report by Policy Exchange in parliament and the home secretary, Priti Patel, repeated its claims about the climate campaigners being “extremists”.

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