The SKWAWKBOX continues to suffer false accusations of fake news over its report of claims that a government ‘D-notice’ had been issued to withhold press information on the real number of deaths in the Grenfell Tower tragedy. This was never claimed as fact by this blog and once the government got round to answering questions from the SKWAWKBOX about the issue, this blog issued an update.
Based on the information from the government, there was no D-notice – but the government pointedly did not answer the question whether any other form of restriction was in place.
In spite of all that, on Tuesday the Independent became the latest to indulge in lazy or cynical journalism by treating those false accusations as fact. Ah well.
But the idea that the real death figures are being deliberately withheld or obscured persists, with firefighters among others alleging that the government is using changes to rules on what counts as a fire death to hide the true scale of the loss of life.
Now video has also emerged showing local residents insisting that a friend among the firefighters had confided that he and others had found no fewer than forty-two bodies in just one room:
There is no proof of the veracity of this claim – but neither is there any reason to doubt the honesty of these witnesses or of any of the many others who are claiming to have seen similar things or to have been told about them by firefighters.
At what point does the volume of ‘anecdotal evidence’ become so overwhelming that the slow, creeping growth in admitted fatalities looks unavoidably dishonest, however it is justified by the authorities.
If there is any truth at all in the claim of 42 bodies in one room, then the fact that there has been no matching leap in the admitted figures makes the official claims appear cynical and misleading at best.
Judge for yourself and decide: do you still think there’s no Establishment cover-up?
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