Why Grenfell Tower Went Up Like A Torch – Many Heads Need To Roll

It is extremely rare to get such a condensed, detailed and articulate explanation of why a tragedy has occurred. And even when we do, it’s usually years later; after tribunals, public inquiries, inquests and all the other bureaucratic masturbation has been given full rein (and millions of pounds in public funding) to try to produce a credible excuse for government or local government or corporate failure. Today, we’ve got one incredibly controlled woman speaking laser sharp truth to power in all three sectors; National, Local and Corporate are going to have to find sacrificial goats to compensate for this lethal clusterfuck. What Pilgrim Tucker reveals is nothing less than criminal negligence at all levels of relevant authority.

 

 

For the full horror, if you can, watch Newsnight here

But in summary:

No sprinkler systems
A lethal “Stay Put” policy (the flats are supposed to resist fire for at least an hour)
No Communal Fire Alarms
FLAMMABLE CLADDING!!!  Apparently this is NORMAL!

It’s “fire retardant” – “up to a point” – a point obviously dangerously below the point at which there would be any point in calling it fire retardant.

and before the disaster:

Sham consultation
Substandard work
No response to formal complaints
Legal threats against their action campaign seeking to improve fire resistance
Poorer (and even “normal”) citizens can’t afford the Law
and Legal Aid has been withdrawn from “civil” cases

Well at least that last item shouldn’t be an issue from this point on. The criminal prosecution which MUST follow will no doubt be fully funded.

The worst twist this tale could now take would be convincing evidence that a Moslem jihadi started the blaze either accidentally while trying to put together a bomb, or deliberately.  Make damn sure you examine any such claims with forensic care, because if the authoritarians can focus on that angle, the appalling neglect of the welfare of the residents could be swept under the carpet. Bomb or no bomb, that building should never have died like it did.  And while we’re on possible links with MIFT, yes it did burn far more intensely than WTC 7. And no, there’s no sign of it collapsing.

There must be at least a dozen key individuals guilty of some level of criminal negligence and “endangerment” in the progress of this scandal. Those political and corporate heads will, hopefully, roll, but even if they do, it will be far too little, far too late

 

 

 

 

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About Harry Stottle
Refugee from the Stumbleupon Blogicide of October 2011 Here you will find my "kneejerk" responses to the world and what I happen to bump into. For my more detailed considerations and proposals, please visit my website or my previous main blogging site.

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