Corbyn greets Grenfell firefighters – and condemns council for failing survivors

Jeremy Corbyn took part in today’s Grenfell commemoration, including the subsequent silent march – during which he greeted firefighters who fought the blaze a year ago, together with the area’s MP, Emma Dent Coad:

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Many in the march embraced the firefighters, who were obviously deeply moved. Recent moves by the Establishment to shift blame onto the fire services have been shameful.

Corbyn also spoke to ITV about the scandalous failure of the local council (RBKC) to rehome survivors of the catastrophe and pointed out how the shocking treatment of those affected illustrates the division and inequality endemic – and increased – in our society:

The display of compassion and solidarity by so many people today has been heartening, but action on the part of those in a position to resolve the scandalously-outstanding wrongs is imperative and nothing less can be accepted.

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  1. When you don’t want new houses spoiling your view –
    when you don’t want affordable/social housing chavs in your village bringing prices down –
    when you bought your house last year and you’re worried new builds will put you into negative equity –
    when the first thing you talk about with old friends is how much your house has gone up in value since you last met –
    it’s going to be very hard to stop being part of the homelessness problem.
    On the other hand – you were never promised that house prices would always go up and never come down – and it’ll be nice not tripping over the starving, won’t it?

  2. I think the firefighters should tell all just how many body-bags they stacked in the makeshift tents. 72 bodies account for less than half
    of the total – at which point they still hadn’t brought all the bodies out!

  3. I’ve no insider knowledge but logic suggests there would be names of unresolved missing circulating if that were true – and I don’t recall any.

    A successful conspiracy depends on each conspirator either being unknown to the others or having absolute, unshakeable trust in all of them.
    Anyone seen as weak will be suspect. They’ll probably sense that, feel threatened and confess.
    I don’t know anyone well enough to trust them with a secret that could send me to jail – that’s why I’m dubious about conspiracy theories.

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