It’s not often there is a cross-party consensus over a controversial subject but it seems that the current crop of environmental activists has united opinion against them.

Both Rishi Sunak and Keir Starmer condemned the Just Stop Oil stunt at Stonehenge this week, echoing public outrage at the defacing of the ancient stones with orange paint.

There was fury, too, from another bunch who may be considered more fringe but spoke for the nation this week.

Druids and witches dismissed the antics of the latest two loons – an Oxford student and a Quaker pensioner – as attention-seeking.

“It may impress people who are firmly in their camp but it causes anxiety and annoyance to a lot of other people who could sympathise with their ideals,” said Adrian Rooke, of the Order of Bards, Ovates and Druids. “We don’t condone random acts of vandalism”.