A woman in evidently desperate straits has set fire to herself in the housing office of Tory-run Barnet council – and the mainstream media appear to have ignored the incident entirely.
The parent of an eyewitness described the incident:
My daughter took her mother to an appointment at Barnet Council ( Tory) housing office yesterday afternoon. They were being interviewed in a side room when they heard a commotion. Someone came and told them to leave the building.
When they left the room they saw flames on front of them in the waiting room. A woman had set fire to herself. Everybody was just turfed out after witnessing this terrible ordeal. She said that those outside were in severe shock but left to their own devices.
There hasn’t been a word about this in the news or local news. This is Tory Britain . How often is this happening and going unreported? My daughter was still very upset and had to spend the night with her mum.
A passer-by recorded video of gathered emergency vehicles and evacuees:
— ….S e z z e r a… (@sezzera) August 15, 2018
The SKWAWKBOX contacted Barnet Council press office, which declined to comment and said it was referring all enquiries to the Metropolitan Police.
A Metropolitan Police spokeswoman told the SKWAWKBOX that no other enquiries had been received about the incident since it took place on Wednesday and then sent this statement, which looks as if more may have been sent than intended:
IF ASKED: Police were called by the London Ambulance Service to Barnet House, High Road N20 at around 15:44hrs on Wednesday, 15 August after reports of a female suffering from burns injuries.
Officers attended with LAS and the London Fire Brigade.
A female, aged in her 50s, was taken to a London hospital before being transferred to a specialist burns unit in Essex.
She remains in a critical but stable condition.
There have been no arrests.
IF ASKED: Treated as suspicious? = Enquiries continue as to the circumstances.
The police spokeswoman even thought the event had happened a day later than it had.
As the witness’ father said, this is Tory Britain – where not only is a woman driven to such desperate ends that she self-immolates in a council office, but the suborned and corrupt mainstream media do not even bother calling for details, let alone covering the story.
It’s also notable that some Labour councillors lost seats in Barnet after spending months telling the media that their party is antisemitic – even though the number of complaints, not even proven cases, has numbered below 0.1% of Labour’s huge membership.
The Labour right, laughably termed ‘centrist’ and eagerly helped by the Tories and the Establishment media, has spent almost three years smearing and undermining the party in its evident desire to remove Jeremy Corbyn. Could there be a more graphic and heartbreaking illustration of the cost to the vulnerable when those who should know better exploit serious political issues for narrow political ends?
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