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Inferno of Austerity

by Monkles

22 June 2017

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UPDATE

"Consider!?" WTF

#GrenfellTower,

#EnoughisEnough #manslaughter #GrenfellTower #PursuitofProfit.

 

I keep hearing that the Grenfell Tower Cladding was "combustible" as if that were not obvious.

 

All buildings are combustible to some degree and the Building Regulations do not forbid the use of combustible materials and never have done so.

 

The Building Regulations do however determine what materials are allowed based on the characteristic of the material and how quickly that material might ignite, and a fire might spread across the surface of that material.

 

The Government is responsible for the Building Regulations. The Government has the task and the responsibility to keep us safe.

 

The government was told in 2013, by a coroner, that sprinklers should be installed in all Residential Towers after another fatal Tower Block fire. The government did not amend the law. Theresa May said this week that the government did however write to all landlords and asked them to "consider installing sprinklers".

 

"Consider!?" WTF

 

More fatal light touch regulation that is so embedded in the Tory DNA?

by Monkles

18 June 2017

twitter.com/#/monkfry

UPDATE

#GrenfellTower,

#EnoughisEnough #manslaughter #GrenfellTower #PursuitofProfit.

 

Philip Hammond said on Marr today referring to the Cladding used on #GrenfellTower - "My understanding it was banned in UK"

 

Really?

 

If that were the case, then the Borough of Kensington and Chelsea would be responsible for that misuse of a forbidden cladding. Hammond would be keen to make such an assertion, because it shifts the blame from the lawmakers in Government to the law enforcers in the Borough of Kensington and Chelsea.

 

The only thing we know for sure is that the Tories in government like to boast about their passion and their mission to relax bureaucratic inconvenient regulation of H&S.

 

Before that they wished to blame the experts. However most experts world-wide have banned this product when used for this purpose.

 

It is inconceivable that even this chaotic government does not now know if this is a matter of poor regulation or a matter of poor enforcement. Either way it is a monstrous Tory failure.

by Monkles

17 June 2017

twitter.com/#/monkfry

 

#GrenfellTower,

#EnoughisEnough #manslaughter #GrenfellTower #PursuitofProfit.

 

The Towering Inferno of Austerity and the obscene #PursuitofProfit.

 

Manslaughter is a legal term for homicide considered by law as less culpable than murder. The distinction between murder and manslaughter is sometimes said to have first been made by the Ancient Athenian lawmaker Draco in the 7th century.

 

I found myself worrying about Mrs Monk hiring a young man to paint the front of the house up a ladder.

 

It is my understanding that the employer is the responsible party and not the fool that might risk his life to make his or her living. For that reason I will watch over that man and not allow him to make unnecessary risks.

This pamphlet fell onto our doormat the same day as the awful #GrenfellTower fire.

 

The  government is responsible for all housing standards and not the local town halls, nor the tenants who are obliged to risk their lives in homes made of kindling and plastic.

 

#EnoughisEnough #manslaughter #GrenfellTower #PursuitofProfit.

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