Climate skeptic Piers Corbyn has heckled his brother Jeremy over the climate crisis, reports suggest.
Former Labor leader Jeremy Corbyn was speaking at a climate justice event at The World Transformed, a program of events that runs alongside the main Labor Party conference in Brighton.
But reports suggest her climate-skeptical brother Piers intervened after the event’s chairman questioned women and people of color only.
Those at the event said the request prompted a man in the audience to scream, who was then fired, and Piers Corbyn then accused the event’s organizers of assault.
In a video posted to Twitter by Daily Telegraph political correspondent Tony Diver, the chairman of the event can be heard saying, âYou must be wondering what level of entitlement you think you have in this space.
“You have to sit down and show some real respect.”
She added: “Okay, so we must continue comrades, because we have a huge task ahead of us.”
Piers Corbyn was then seen handing out leaflets containing the conspiracy theory that man-made climate change does not exist.
Piers Corbyn has regularly spoken at climate science denial events and previously suggested that climate change was “nonsense.”
He was seen handing out leaflets outside the Labor conference venues with anti-vaccine messages as well as literature on climate denial.
A spokesperson for The World Transformed told the PA News Agency: âPiers Corbyn was admitted to TWT21 this afternoon like all the other ticket holders.
âThe climate crisis is real and TWT has been working with climate activists for a long time. “
Elsewhere in the main conference room, white men were urged not to âdominateâ the speaking slots.
During a debate on housing and transport, the presiding officer noted that the people raising their hands to contribute do not âreflect the diversityâ of the people in the room.
Mark Ferguson, member of the National Labor Executive Committee, told delegates in Brighton: âI’m scared, and I’m not talking about a particular position of strength here, there are too many white men raising their hands. .
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