This article was originally published in 2017, in the aftermath of the terrible Grenfell Fire disaster. It became the most-read SKWAWKBOX article of all time.
Today, after Tory MPs mocked Jeremy Corbyn for wearing a green tie in solidarity with Grenfell victims and families with no rebuke from their boss and with bereaved families looking on from the gallery, it’s time for a reminder that is as relevant as ever to the nature of the Conservatives:
Does the arrogance of Tories know no bounds?
Video has emerged of then-London Mayor Boris Johnson defending his cuts to fire services in London before a fire-safety panel of London Assembly Members.
When challenged to explain how cutting fire stations, firefighter positions, fire safety officers could possibly not put the lives of London residents at risk, Johnson at first tries to defend the indefensible by simply asserting that his recklessness works and improves safety.
Then, when challenged further, he tells a Labour AM:
Oh get stuffed.
Johnson was warned from all sides. The Tories were warned from all sides. They now have the deaths and terrible injuries of innocent people on their hands.
And it seems they don’t care a toss.
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