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This is a new low for you, NDPP. Next you'll be posting links to InfoWars about how Sandy Hook was all fake. You need to have your bullshit meter checked, pal.

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bekayne

https://www.theguardian.com/uk-news/2017/jun/16/my-council-tax-rebate-fr...

 

As the toxic ash of Grenfell Tower’s vanity cladding falls over the neighbouring streets, we are left with the acrid truth in our throats: regeneration in the Royal Borough is in fact a crime of greed and selfishness. I took the refund. At the time, I felt uncomfortable with this decision and the ways in which I justified it to myself. And then I forgot about it, until the smoke drifting into my flat in the early hours of Wednesday woke me up. Today, I gave it back. It wasn’t ever mine to keep. I handed it over in cash to a vicar running a refuge for the victims of the fire in a local church. I explained that it was not a donation, not a charitable act, that it was guilt money and he was doing me a kindness by taking it off my hands.

If you live in Kensington and Chelsea, please, give your rebate back. But not to the council, which seems to have trouble in identifying those – “our residents” – who might actually need it.

quizzical

yup.

credit rating above lives.

surplus budget above lives.

rich getting richer above lives.

NDPP

'Call It As It Is: A Terrorist Attack' - London Finsbury Park Mosque's Chairman

https://on.rt.com/8f7e

"Speaking to RT some 2 hours after a white van rammed into pedestrians outside the Muslim Welfare House, which contains a mosque, Kozbar said, citing eyewitnesses that 'at least 10 people were lying on the ground', following what he said was 'a deliberate attack..."

 

'Terror Attack' on Worshippers Leaving Finsbury Park: Muslim C0uncil Statement

https://t.co/afA3zNBHq7

"Over the past weeks and months, Muslims have endured many incidents of Islamophobia and this is the most violent manifestation to date..."

 

jerrym

The Grenfell Tower fire has further demonstrated the deep class division in the UK.

On Friday, working-class Londoners outraged at the loss of life in the Grenfell Tower fire – 30 confirmed dead and dozens missing — took to the streets. They heckled Prime Minister Theresa May, calling her a coward as she visited survivors, stormed a town hall and, as dusk approached, gathered outside the charred apartment block, demanding justice and accusing authorities of negligence. ...

A high-rise housing hundreds of families should not go up like a tinderbox, not anywhere and certainly not in an industrialized country with the best technology at its disposal. But the fire has exposed that in London, blocks apart, live two different worlds. ... “This is a tale of two cities,” Labour MP David Lammy told Channel 4 News. “This is what Dickens was writing about in the century before the last, and it’s still here in 2017. It’s the face of the poorest and most vulnerable.”

The Grenfell Tower is in North Kensington a district ranked among the 10% poorest in England. Completed in 1974, the 24-storey building provided subsidized council housing to roughly 600 people in 120 apartments. But it is not far from posh mansions that sell for millions of pounds, many bought by foreign owners who rarely inhabit them. In fact, overall the Royal Borough of Kensington & Chelsea is London’s richest, and its less fortunate residents have long felt they were an afterthought. ...

Some have accused the borough of seeking to squeeze the poor out by failing to provide adequate housing. In 2015, a tenants’ rights group accused the borough of “social cleansing” when it proposed buying affordable housing for the poor outside city limits. John Elledge of the New Statesman reports that the Royal Borough of Kensington & Chelsea was the worst in London and third worst in England in increasing its housing stock, adding just 1 percent between 2004 and 2014. ...

Authorities cannot say they weren’t warned. Last November the same group that accused the borough of social cleansing, the Grenfell Action Group, warned that apartment blocks in the neighbourhood were firetraps. They said residents had received no proper fire-safety instructions and were informed by a notice in the elevator to remain in their apartments in the event of a fire. “The Grenfell Action Group firmly believe that only a catastrophic event will expose the ineptitude and incompetence of our landlord,” it wrote on its blog, warning later of “an incident that results in serious loss of life.” ...

The investigation of a 2016 apartment block fire found that foam inside cladding caught fire and fuelled the fire’s spread. London fire chiefs wrote to borough councils warning them of the danger, but nothing was done.  Arnold Turling, a member of the Association of Specialist Fire Protection, said he warned a conference three years ago of the dangers of cladding that is not sufficiently fire retardant. He called the Grenfell fire “entirely avoidable.” ...

It is the sense of negligence, that the lives of the poor are not worthy of the same protection as the rich, that is fuelling the anger in London’s streets. Much of it has been directed at May, whose precarious hold on government after the June 8 election has been shaken further by the fire.

In an editorial this week, The Independent wrote that it is in London where the disparity between the country’s haves and have-nots is most pronounced. “When the dust settles, and the ash,” the newspaper wrote, “we must consider whether this tragedy is not only a personal nightmare for all who are directly affected but is also an emblem of a broken society.”

http://news.nationalpost.com/news/world/london-high-rise-fire-has-done-w...

 

bekayne

NDPP wrote:

'Call It As It Is: A Terrorist Attack' - London Finsbury Park Mosque's Chairman

https://on.rt.com/8f7e

"Speaking to RT some 2 hours after a white van rammed into pedestrians outside the Muslim Welfare House, which contains a mosque, Kozbar said, citing eyewitnesses that 'at least 10 people were lying on the ground', following what he said was 'a deliberate attack..."

 

'Terror Attack' on Worshippers Leaving Finsbury Park: Muslim C0uncil Statement

https://t.co/afA3zNBHq7

"Over the past weeks and months, Muslims have endured many incidents of Islamophobia and this is the most violent manifestation to date..."

 

 

NDPP

Grenfell Tower Fire Interview; Andrew Goldman, Director of Rydon

https://youtu.be/PxtA47kVXcg

Director, responsible for tower refurbishment..

 

Why is Nobody Reporting the Real Death Toll? Grenfell Tower Survivors Ask

https://on.rt.com/8fbh

"A growing number of volunteers and residents who survived the Grenfell Tower fire in West London last week believe authorities and media are deliberately downplaying the true scale of fatalities and key details of the deadly inferno. On Monday, police confirmed 79 people are known to have died in the fire. Authorities have always said the figure could rise much higher, as the tower block was able to house up to 600 people."

NDPP

"Tommy Robinson (EDL) stated militias would be set up to 'clear out this Islamic problem' just two weeks ago."

https://twitter.com/crimesofbrits/status/876615841349083137

Remember Tommy, Canuckleheads?

Groups Protest Unholy Alliance Between Jewish Defence League and English Neo-Facists

http://toronto.mediacoop.ca/story/groups-protest-unholy-alliance-between...

(Tommy has been charged for his  activities in the UK. Here in Canada, Meir Weinstein and the JDL seems to enjoy impunity no matter what he does. Not to mention ample financial  support to continue his ultra-Zionist hatecrimes.)

josh

Bring your child to work day.

NDPP

CrossTalk: UK in Crisis?

https://youtu.be/0G6lwk3HGu0

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