Tory Group leader on Ipswich council, Nadia Cenci, this week typified the victim-blaming of the survivors of the Grenfell Tower disaster that the Establishment has been ramping up to divert public anger over its clear failings and responsibility for the tragedy and the decisions that led up to it.
Cenci wrote a tweet in which she agreed that Grenfell victims are ungrateful complainers and implied they should just shut up and be grateful they survived:
This wasn’t the limit of her callousness. As the Ipswich Star observed, she had also tweeted that she had ‘just stopped listening’ to their plight:
The Ipswich Star also reported that Ms Cenci had ‘quit Twitter’ because of the outrage her comments had caused:
But she took her time about it. The main tweet above was sent on Thursday evening, but as the handy WaybackMachine archiving service shows, she was tweeting as recently as late last night without any apparent remorse:
In fact, she seemed more interested in praising Tory Jacob Rees-Mogg’s performance on Question Time than in any contrition – and was also demonising people for daring to protest against the behaviour of her party’s government:
According to the Ipswich Star,
Ms Cenci said her Tweets were not meant to be critical of the residents of the flats, but left-wingers who she accused of “politicising” the tragedy. She said: “The anger of the victims is being stirred up by people wanting to politicise what has happened in a bid to bring down the government. That is what I was talking about. That is why I said ‘Afraid I feel you might be right.’”
‘not meant to be critical of the residents of the flats’? Who else was ‘Not forgetting that they came out of it alive’ referring to?
The SKWAWKBOX will leave it to readers to judge whether Ms Cenci’s apology is anything more than expedient. But it’s the opinion of this blog that Twitter is not all that she should quit.
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