On 20 December, the Supreme Court dismissed Tim’s appeal against conviction and the order that he pay the Government £15,000 in costs. Tim said:

“It’s no great surprise that the supreme court has decided to side with itself, in continuing support of the carbon economy, which is driving us all to destruction.

“The government knows Heathrow expansion will cause the 1.5C Paris temperature limit to be breached, with devastating consequences for us all. But it has concealed that information from the public to pave the way for the £14.5bn project of its corporate sponsors.

“They are the real criminals, not those of us taking action to defend our communities and the people that we love.

“Retribution against the whistleblower is wrong. The case concerns the right to freedom of expression, which is fundamental to any democracy. I will now appeal to the European court of human rights in Strasbourg.”