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    Default Re: Grenfell Tower Fire - Many Dead in West London Housing Estate Fire

    Newsnight reporting cyanide poisoning in survivors of the fire
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    Just switched on the tv. Damning interview with relative of survivors.
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    Quote Originally Posted by pluralist View Post
    Just switched on the tv. Damning interview with relative of survivors.
    Damning of whom ?
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    I lived in West London a good many years and knew a lot of the tower blocks well. It was not infrequent for people to be left without lift service for weeks on end, not once, but over and over again. For anyone old and infirm on a higher floor, that meant they were housebound. Nobody in the local authority apparently gave a toss. There is a them and us set of class attitudes that makes their reasonable needs invisible.

    In Ireland newly homeless families are being put into 'Family Hubs' that look suspiciously like the Direct Provision hell-holes. And they will be treated like dirt too.
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    Quote Originally Posted by C. Flower View Post
    I lived in West London a good many years and knew a lot of the tower blocks well. It was not infrequent for people to be left without lift service for weeks on end, not once, but over and over again. For anyone old and infirm on a higher floor, that meant they were housebound. Nobody in the local authority apparently gave a toss. There is a them and us set of class attitudes that makes their reasonable needs invisible.

    In Ireland newly homeless families are being put into 'Family Hubs' that look suspiciously like the Direct Provision hell-holes. And they will be treated like dirt too.
    The (in)famous Ballymun Towers (as featured in the U2 Song 'Running To Stand Still' ) were also left without lifts for months on end.
    "If you go far enough to either extreme of the political spectrum, Communist or fascist, you'll find hard-eyed men with guns who believe that anybody who doesn't think as they do should be incarcerated or exterminated. " - Jim Garrison, Former DA, New Orleans.

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    Quote Originally Posted by C. Flower View Post
    Damning of whom ?
    Damning of council, government & media.
    "If you go far enough to either extreme of the political spectrum, Communist or fascist, you'll find hard-eyed men with guns who believe that anybody who doesn't think as they do should be incarcerated or exterminated. " - Jim Garrison, Former DA, New Orleans.

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