London Blogger gagged after warning about Grenfell Tower fire hazards

Thursday 14 June, 2017

reverend-describes-how-grenfell-tower-fire-conjured-images-9-11Grenfell Tower in West London on Wednesday morning, the block had already been ablaze for several hours (source: ibtimes.co.uk)

Yesterday morning Britain awoke to saturation coverage on TV and radio of a massive fire in a recently refurbished residential block in North Kensington, London. For once there was no suspicion of terrorist involvement in this story,  even though the blaze was no ordinary domestic fire. It was also obvious that many people would have died in the tragedy although early reports could only confirm six fatalities.

While nobody that I saw blamed ‘immigrants’ or ‘Muslims’ the left wing hate mobs were on the case, trying to blame the evil conservatives, with one blogger even suggesting that former Conservative finance minister George Osborne was somehow responsible because he owns a town house nearby.

Reports continued to reveal more throughout the day and by lunchtime today a story more sinister than terrorism was unfolding. Though the actual cause of the fire was still unknown and it was being reported that resident s (of the tower and similar ones nearby) along with independent experts had been warning of safety issues for a considerable period but their concerns had been ignored.
It now appears there has been a spate of similar fires in tower blocks around the world, the common factor was that in all cases the buildings had been refurbished to improve energy efficiency, but some of the materials used, were not fit for purpose, insulated cladding being the main problem.

A blogger who warned the Royal Borough of Kensington and Chelsea council of the dangers lurking in Grenfell Tower was threatened by local officials for writing about problems in the building.

Home to over 600 people, Grenfell Tower, in the Lancaster West estate, west London, was engulfed in flames in the early hours of Wednesday morning. The true scale of the tragedy is only gradually becoming clear. Questions are being asked about how, in a modern building, a fire could spread so quickly.

As early as 2013, blogger Francis O’Connor, a member of the Grenfell Action Group (GAG), urged councillors and landlord Kensington and Chelsea Tenant Management Organization (KCTMO) to address the fire safety risks that new works on the building would cause.

GAG had several times tried to warn the council and the landlord that the building of a school and gym next to the estate would restrict emergency services’ access, including firefighting vehicles.

But a leaked letter reveals that officials at the Royal Borough of Kensington and Chelsea tried to silence the campaigners, sending a lawyer to threaten O’Connor.

“I am instructed that you previously posted blogs that have in general been critical of everything that takes place at Lancaster West in relation to the Kensington Academy Leisure Centre and investment on the estate,” solicitor Vimal Sarna wrote to O’Connor in July 2013.

It then instructs the group to delete the blog – an order the group defied.

In 2016, an article on the blog chillingly predicts that only a tragedy would bring serious attention to the tower’s problems.

“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,” the post reads.

“It is our conviction that a serious fire in a tower block or similar high density residential property is the most likely reason that those who wield power at the KCTMO will be found out and brought to justice!”

But the scandal seems to reach beyond local council remit, as the Mirror reports that former Housing Minister Brandon Lewis “sat on” information about the several fire risks in buildings such as Grenfell Tower.

According to the newspaper, Lewis did not take action on safety irregularities on tower blocks over 30 meters tall because it could “discourage building.” Instead he shrugged off suggestions that sprinklers should be installed in the block. Other ministers are believed to have also known about the damning evidence.

This major tragedy looks as if it may turn into a major scandal, exposing totally unsuspected levels of corruption in the public sector. This blog will report all developments.

 

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Solana said his intention was to raise concerns about the “epidemic of nationalism” across the bloc. Citizens of EU nations need to unite to raise concerns about the increasing authoritarianism of the unelected bureaucrats who run the European Union.

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“With the reform of the Constitution of 2013 some of the mechanisms that limited government action on key issues were eliminated,” Solana wrote in an opinion piece for Spanish newspaper El Pais.

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Along with Hungary, Solana also highlighted concerns he held about the direction of the government in Poland, saying an “epidemic of nationalism” had developed in the countries.

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Instead of trying to cooperate within the EU to get their voices heard, Solana said Poland and Hungary were trying to “present European policies as challenges to their true national identity”.

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