This blog post by the Grenfell Action Group last November is a timely reminder that mayhem, destruction, and death can be caused just as easily through the inaction of faceless bureaucrats as by terrorists.

For the residents of Grenfell Tower, last night’s dreadful fire has resulted in death, homelessness, and the loss of all possessions. It has again demonstrated how the overstretched and underpaid staff of our emergency services can be relied to never let us down in the way that our political leaders do, over and over again. They will no doubt plead that lessons will be learned when they patently haven’t learned from the previous tower block fire described here.

I offer this space to the Grenfell Action Group to highlight the incompetence of  Kensington and Chelsea Council and its agencies, and whose response to criticism by the Action Group is to use the law to try and close their website down.

Grenfell Action Group

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It is a truly terrifying thought but the Grenfell Action Group firmly believe that only a catastrophic event will expose the ineptitude and incompetence of our landlord, the  KCTMO, and bring an end to the dangerous living conditions and neglect of health and safety legislation that they inflict upon their tenants and leaseholders. We believe that the KCTMO are an evil, unprincipled, mini-mafia who have no business to be charged with the responsibility of  looking after the every day management of large scale social housing estates and that their sordid collusion with the RBKC Council is a recipe for a future major disaster.

Unfortunately, the Grenfell Action Group have reached the conclusion that only an incident that results in serious loss of life of KCTMO residents will allow the external scrutiny to occur that will shine a light on the practices that characterise the malign governance of this non-functioning organisation…

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