If you’re a driver and have been anywhere near London in the past week, chances are you’ve been witness to a very special form of stupidity.  

At 8am Tuesday morning Surrey police responded to reports of an incident between junctions 9 and 10 on the M25. They arrived to find a bunch of protestors had decided to sit down in the road and form a barrier, completely blocking off one side of the carriageway and bringing traffic to a complete standstill.