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I’ve refrained thus far from posting about this horrific & clearly preventable disaster, going by the hours of footage I’ve watched. My deepest condolences to all those affected who may possibly read this. And may justice be done. Folks are saying to wait I notice, until all the evidence is in. Call me a pessimist but I really don’t imagine in today’s economic climate that mainstream is going to show us all that evidence. It’s already been dubbed a massive media cover up. That the media & our governments lie to us & have been for eons is very clear. And what’s evolving from all the feedback from on the ground folk is that this is no exception. Already it’s being said it could take years before there are any official answers. The old tried and true drag-it-out-for-years tactic. And the latest I see is a payout (pay off?) from Theresa May to families of a few thousand pounds. It is well worth the watch of the various clips filmed at the scene by locals, as well as interviews by independent media. Thankfully in this digital age along with social media, the truth eventually gets out. A search of FB will bring up mainly mainstream articles with the ‘official’ mainstream story. Watch also the videos YT pulls. I also noticed there have been absolutely no posts on my FB feed which I find pretty incredible. Fifty eight dead two days ago, now in the nineties is the latest official figure, and yet the tower was inhabited by 600 people and locals were saying there are no ‘missing’ lists. So where are the missing they ask? Run away? Lost? The second video here shows a local woman pointing the number 600 out. She believes the officials are hiding the correct number & asks, where are the tenants? In her opinion, they are dead. Time will tell. Consider this:
The building was recently clad with inflammable cladding that is banned in other countries. Tenants on their videos say a whole tower fire is extremely rare but this one it’s said burned from the outside in. Fires are generally contained in one apartment. Sprinklers were either non existent or not working and folk could not hear any fire alarms. There was only one stairwell for 600 people. All of these safety concerns were campaigned about by action groups long ago to no avail. It was by all reports an accident waiting to happen. This is why I am skeptical about getting the true story from mainstream.
On top of all that, visits just days prior to the fire by fire staff, instructions were given to tenants that if there was a fire to stay put in their apartments. They would be rescued. One gentleman interviewed said he phoned family in there & told them to leave but they said no, they had been told to stay in their apartments. The official posters in the building confirm these instructions. Another interviewed couple on mainstream escaped because they did not follow those instructions, pointing out the instructions were wrong.
People are rightfully angry and demanding answers. Who wouldn’t be?
The following Doctor speaking from the London School of Economics who grew up in similar housing points the finger at austerity measures.
We speak to Dr. Lisa Mckenzie, research fellow at the London School of Economics, about the fire in Grenfell Tower and how austerity is responsible for killing worker class families.
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