The Guardian: Thinktank that briefed against XR given $30k by ExxonMobil in 2017

Report shows Policy Exchange, which is registered as a charity, called for criminalisation of climate group, previously received money from oil firm.

A thinktank registered as a charity 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”.

Many of the report’s recommendations, including “to strengthen the ability of police to place restrictions on planned protest and deal more effectively with mass law-breaking tactics”, later appeared in the Police, Crime, Sentencing and Courts Act.

Source: Thinktank that briefed against XR given $30k by ExxonMobil in 2017 | Extinction Rebellion | The Guardian