Saturday, 17 June 2017

The Grenfell Towers inferno: Blaming the victims

I am so interested in this story of the Grenfell Tower inferno,not only because it is so tragic (the latest estimate is that up to 50 children may have perished) but because of the back story an agenda of an elite that is carrying out social engineering under the guise of austerity,

Make sure you watch the very good analysis of the underlying social agenda from UK Column.

The following has resonance around the world. The same cutbacks are happening in this country while the now-PM, Bill English,is justifying mass immigration and cheap labour by claiming NZ workers are ‘pretty damned useless’


Finance Minister Bill English is not backing down from his comments that some Kiwis hunting for work are "pretty damned hopeless" and "can't read and write properly".

At a Federated Farmers meeting in Feilding last week English said there was a "cohort of Kiwis now" who couldn't get a licence because they were illiterate and "don't look to be employable".


His comments were directed at "young males" who didn't turn up to work or didn't stay on when offered a job.


Shameless Tory council leader blames Grenfell Tower block residents for lack of sprinklers claiming they didn't want 'disruption'

Nick Paget-Brown, leader of Kensington and Chelsea Council, claimed the "collective view" was not in favour of sprinklers


16 June, 2017

A shameless Tory has blamed Grenfell Tower block residents for the lack of sprinklers in the building.

Nick Paget-Brown, the Conservative leader of Kensington and Chelsea Council, claimed tenants didn't want the 'disruption' of them being fitted.


Experts have suggested that sprinklers could have been fitted in the 24-storey building for just £200,000 during the £10 million refurbishment.

Asked if installing sprinklers was considered as part of the refurbishment, Mr Paget-Brown said the advice was that the best way to combat the spread of a fire was to contain it.

He told BBC2's Newsnight: "There was not a collective view that all the flats should be fitted with sprinklers because that would have delayed and made the refurbishment of the block more disruptive."

"We are now talking retrospectively after the most enormous tragedy, but many residents felt that we needed to get on with the installation of new hot water systems, new boilers and that trying to retrofit more would delay the building and that sprinklers aren't the answer."

He added:"I didn't consider retrofitting sprinklers because we were told that what you try to do when you are refurbishing is to contain a fire within a particular flat so that the fire service can evacuate that flat, deal with the fire."



But he said: "Of course I regret anything that we might have done differently that would have avoided this tragedy."

The British Automatic Fire Sprinkler Association has put the cost of installing a sprinkler system at £200,000.

Mr Paget-Brown was unable to say how many tower blocks in his borough lacked sprinkler systems.

Amid speculation that the cladding fitted to Grenfell Tower could have been a factor in the fatal blaze, Mr Paget-Brown said no other refurbishments in the borough would use the system.

"As far as I know there are no other towers with that cladding," he said.

Asked if the borough would use similar components on towers in the future, he said: "No."

He added: "We have asked the London Fire Brigade to look at all our towers and give us a report on whether fire safety in all of the towers - because we are very conscious residents are worried about this - whether they can give us the assurance that we need that all of those towers are safe and that they comply with fire standards, fire regulations."

The Daily Mail and the Sun are quick to pin the blame on the poor









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