Published on Apr 23, 2019
Britain’s most high-profile politicians rushed back from their holidays today to be photographed alongside a 16-year-old environmental activist who took the House of Commons by storm (pictured main). MPs including John Bercow, Jeremy Corbyn and Ed Miliband welcomed Greta Thunberg to Parliament, where she made a speech about climate change and got a rapturous round of applause. Miss Thunberg is the schoolgirl whose refusal to go to school because of global warming led to children around the world skipping classes in protest. She came to Britain on Sunday and spoke to protesters camping out in Marble Arch and causing chaos to London’s transport networks. Today, she met political leaders at Westminster, including Mr Corbyn (inset left), John Bercow (inset right) and Green Party MP Caroline Lucas at Parliament.