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Grenfell Fire


Shameless Tory Kensington and Chelsea council won’t take any blame

20 June 2017
Kensington and Chelsea council’s response to the murder in Grenfell Tower has been to avoid questions and evade responsibility.

A poem on the Grenfell Tower fire by Alan Gibbons

20 June 2017
Do you know the first time I knew I was not safe because of my class

‘The poor live here, the rich don’t give a crap about us,’ say local residents after Grenfell Tower fire

20 June 2017
Local residents spoke to Socialist Worker

‘As an ex-firefighter, I know the deaths at Grenfell were avoidable. Those responsible must answer for it’

20 June 2017
I have never seen anything like what happened at Grenfell.

Press racism versus solidarity from below after Grenfell Tower fire

20 June 2017
Racism is a tried and tested way of deflecting people’s anger. So some newspapers focused on Ethiopian refugee Behailu Kebede, whose fridge they claim started the fire.

Bosses knew about worries over combustible cladding

20 June 2017
the prime suspect for why the Grenfell fire spread so quickly is the cladding used on the building after a refurbishment

Murderous contempt for poor people’s lives goes to the top

20 June 2017
A series of Tory housing ministers fought to stop developers and landlords taking responsibility for fire safety

Housing bosses ignored tenants' warnings

20 June 2017
Board members and officers are directly responsible for the deaths at Grenfell Tower.

Kensington and Chelsea, where the super-rich live in luxury and the poor live in death traps

20 June 2017
The borough where working class residents of Grenfell Tower were left to live in shoddy, unsafe housing is awash with wealth and empty homes.

Grenfell Tower survivors, relatives and relief workers abandoned by callous council

20 June 2017
Kensington and Chelsea council’s abject failure to help survivors of the Grenfell Tower inferno has seen them officially sidelined.

Outpourings of solidarity and anger after Grenfell Tower fire

20 June 2017
Hundreds of people came from all over Britain to offer solidarity to the victims of the Grenfell Tower fire, and to demand answers.

Neoliberalism, the ideology that put profit before safety, could be on its way out

20 June 2017
It may be that health and safety is what kills off the neoliberal consensus

Tories must answer for deaths in Grenfell fire

20 June 2017
Years of cuts to council budgets, the fire brigade, and the deliberate running-down of council estates are the context of this tragedy

Grenfell Tower fire shows up everything wrong with our system—it's time to end it

20 June 2017
Grenfell is not some great exception to capitalist rule. It is a particularly sharp example of business as usual.

Protest piles the pressure on Theresa May

20 June 2017
Around 1,500 people rallied outside Downing Street demanding that Theresa May resigns.

As Tories and the council keep failing over Grenfell, residents demand change

20 June 2017
The Grenfell Tower fire showed the Tories’ contempt for working class people

Grenfell—anguish turned to fury and protest

20 June 2017
There was anger on the streets of London as people marched to demand justice for the dead of Grenfell Tower.

Grenfell Tower is a ‘crime scene,’ says Unison union

20 June 2017
Grenfell is an issue that affects the whole working class

Boris’s cuts put us all at risk, exhausted firefighters warn

20 June 2017
Tory minister and former London mayor cut millions from capital’s fire budget, while telling those who questioned his plans to ‘get stuffed’. Now austerity’s effects are there for all to see.

The Tories are in crisis, now finish them off

20 June 2017
Pressure was piling on Theresa May this week as her government tottered from crisis to crisis.

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