Echoes of Grenfell Tower and the World Trade Center (because people were jumping from windows):
Shame the announcements about that have apparently not lived up to what they sounded like.
Contamination from the fallout:
Gary Younge on the lack of action over Grenfell:
A useful article partly because of lots of links to history and context.
good read thanks Oliver
The second anniversary commemoration:
The inertia around this is really something.
I’m not surprised. The entire ownership and liability system for flats is a mess.
More distressing news:
Echoes of Grenfell again:
that's how a compartmentation-by-design tower block with no flammable cladding is supposed to perform basically.
Here's something about Grenfell in the 'Queen's Speech'*:
It's probably too early to tell if the proposed 'buildings safety regulator' would have strong enough legal powers to be effective; many other kinds of regulatory régimes do not fill one with hope.
* Johnson's apparent abuse/mis-use of this process.
I heard 9 out of 10 private buildings with grenfell-style cladding had not had it replaced. Is it too nanny-statist to force landlords to take cladding down or to fund taking them over if private owners won’t?
So sorry about your loss.
A preliminary article about the inquiry's findings:
Criticism of the LFB and a finding that the building did not comply with building regulations.
There was also an interview with Edward Daffarn a few days ago:
The BBC saying the report condemns the LFB; 'systemic failures'.
A Sommelier for the news might say that you should pair your main stream media stuff with articles like these https://stevedude68.com/2019/10/29/grenfell-tower-systematic-failure/
Yes, to claim that the LFB were not prepared for a catastrophic building failure like this is setting completely the wrong emphasis. That said, I think Dany Cotton's quote isn't good.
I do hope the Inquiry redeems itself with its other findings--or, as often with such inquiries, the whole thing could drag on for decades. :(
https://twitter.com/PeteApps/status/1189491919631634433 is a really interesting thread on what has actually been found. It's somewhat reassuring about the enquiry so far.
I can't decide what's more nonsensical, Rees-Mogg's initial 'comments' or his 'apology'.
Unbelievable. Neither is even slightly logical.
Rees-Mogg does Trump. Say the stupid thing, show you don't care, play to the lunatic core vote.
There are a lot of racists in Britain who want to blame Grenfell on migrants.
andrew bridgen has reversed JRM’s reverse ferret
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