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David Gauke, Work and Pensions Secretary: another Tory who Hates the Poor.

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David Gauke: Avoid Bumping into him in Dark Alleyways. 

The Grenfell Tragedy has brought to everybody’s attention the way the Tories treat the working class and poor.

If you thought Theresa May was bad enough there was this today (Mirror),

Shameless Tory council leader blames Grenfell Tower block residents for lack of sprinklers claiming they didn’t want ‘disruption’

A shameless Tory has blamed Grenfell Tower block residents for the lack of sprinklers in the building.

Nick Paget-Brown, the Conservative leader of Kensington and Chelsea Council, claimed tenants didn’t want the ‘disruption’ of them being fitted.

So it’s no surprise that Theresa May has appointed this creature to run the DWP and ‘deal’ with those on those benefits.

David Gauke MP appointed Work and Pensions Secretary – see his voting record

Mr Gauke has been the Conservative member of parliament for South West Hertfordshire since 2005.

His voting record is unlikely to comfort people affected by years of social security cuts.


Written by Andrew Coates

June 16, 2017 at 3:18 pm

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  1. The Tories are the scroungers killing off the poor & disabled for profit. Corporate Manslaughter with the DWP & their contractors running the WCA. Death for profit is the Tory Policy for the Flag Ship Welfare Reform. Since Boris Johnson`s 1st job is a Housing Corporate Landlord & a politician 2nd. Boris is going off the rails putting fuel to the fire of Tory guilt. The Tories have dug a grave so big that the Tories want everyone to go there with them. The Tower Block Fire has put an end to Brexit & the Tories.

    Criminal Tories Criminals breaking UN Human Rights on all levels.

    Best thing for Theresa May & The tory Party is to commit DWP Assisted Suicide.

    Stepping Razor Sound Plate System

    June 16, 2017 at 5:57 pm



    Money, money, that’s all May talks about. She thinks dishing out money is offering support, job done. She completely ducks the questions repeating the same crap and again like a parrot. She just wont fess up her and her government failed the people.

    How on earth even as a tory electorate can you have faith in such a heartless person who just wont take responsibility, just wont say sorry.
    She cant even show physically and emotion at all.


    June 16, 2017 at 9:11 pm

    • To be fair, doug, May who usually show as much emotion as a Dalek/Cyborg/Spock crossbreed was being grilled by Emily Matliss on Newsnight she did looked quite chocked when she was talking about the female resident from Grenfell Tower whom she met “in a T-shirt and a pair of knickers. That is all she had. She had ran from the building with nothing.” Yeah, like you stop to collect your leather trousers when you are in middle of a raging inferno. And why couldn’t May have offered her a change of T-shirt and knickers. Or go one better and let her bother her leather trousers.


      June 16, 2017 at 11:18 pm

    • Was interesting and no surprising when the reporter on Newsnight looking scared as a rabbit in headlights as the crowd began shouting at him: “The BBC is not popular.” If you have ever visited the scene you will have seen that Huw Edwards and Rika Chakrabarti are protected by a wall of steel security cordon.


      June 16, 2017 at 11:22 pm

    • As one person said – she’s as cold as a fish.

      on the other hand where is the leader of the local councillers [ConMen Council]? Missing in action.
      where is the home secretry? Missing in action.
      where is the housing minister? Missing in action.

      now we hear she’s choked at whats happened… its a pity a lot of others don’t choke.


      June 17, 2017 at 2:21 pm

  3. Mays not my prime minister, nor the Tories my government, i do not recognize or acknowledge there authority.



    June 16, 2017 at 9:15 pm

  4. Cabinet Minister David Gauke has told the BBC

    “Nobody will be moved way away from where they are at the moment”.

    At the moment, is that code for will let the attention die down and when no ones looking ship the buggers off to the midlands again just like they did last time all over London.

    I know the housing problem is successive governments but come on as it was i quote a conservative run borough who decided making the building prettier was more important than safety. If the money had been spent wisely, there wouldn’t be a need to rehouse hundreds of people.


    June 17, 2017 at 12:07 am

    • Despite initial government assurances, residents may be rehoused in other parts of London. “MAY”

      The Prime Minister made a commitment on Friday to rehouse victims of the tragedy within three weeks, adding that the cost of temporary accommodation will be met on their behalf.

      “We are committed to ensuring that people are rehoused as far as possible within the borough, or in neighbouring boroughs”.

      “Some people may actually want to go to another part of London where perhaps they have a greater support network, where perhaps they have friends and relatives”.



      June 17, 2017 at 8:59 am

      • May just treads in her own shite while Tory electorate just dont get it.

        “the cost of temporary accommodation will be met on their behalf”.

        Funny how the tory government are willing to find housing and meet these costs yet for 7 years have completely made no effort to source housing and meet the cost of getting the homeless secure, safe properties.

        Its hard not to agree when someone said you have to have a disaster that costs lives and draw media attention before this government will lift a finger. Its equally hard not to hold them to account when One Laura Johnson – director of housing – the royal borough of Kensington and Chelsea admits in a document “a handbrake on development is the continuing imposition of borrowing caps on councils”.

        In 2013/14 the borough had only built 6 new homes while so many more were built in the area by rich investors for rich people. How comes these same people if like Cameron said, “we’re all in it together” couldn’t be bothered or compelled to invest in social housing ?


        June 17, 2017 at 10:14 am

    • I thought the Bedroom Tax was the Tory way to winkle people out of their homes.


      June 17, 2017 at 2:42 pm

  5. That’s right May keep caring about us all by finding another who loathes the majority.


    June 17, 2017 at 9:05 am

  6. More like over 400 people killed in the Tower Fire. The Tories are scared to go out & feel for their lives. Guilt dripping from the Tories. Where`s the Home Secretary Amber “Useless” Rudd lining up to be PM !!!!

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    June 17, 2017 at 9:08 am

    • 400 deaths is the most likely figure. The BBC, Sky, in collusion the lying fucker filth: “I will only say what we know to be true” are doing their best to cover up the real death toll. Justice for the Grenfell Residents.

      Justice for the Grenfell Residents

      June 17, 2017 at 11:36 am

      • Good move on the developers evacuating the other surrounding blocks ready for slum clearance at very high price real estate land. At least one third of council blocks have leaseholders that have bought their flat on a mortgage. The word poor has now meaning like if your not in the top 20 earners then you are considered poor.

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        June 17, 2017 at 9:12 pm

    • And the BBC in particular have to be signaled out in particular for attempting to paint the Grenfell residents in a bad light. Maybe think about ‘green-screening’ in the background picture of the burnt out building for your reports, eh, Huw and Rita?

      Justice for the Grenfell Residents

      June 17, 2017 at 11:38 am

    • And it is absolutely shocking the way the bereaved, friends and relatives of the missing are being passed from pillar to post, fed misleading information and outright lied to.

      Justice for the Grenfell Residents

      June 17, 2017 at 11:41 am

  7. The only thing that can save the Tories are the DUP. Not now it`s not. Tories in Check Mate trying to call it Stale Mate. Brexit has now been binned & Human Rights Laws are in force. Keep cutting Corners for Money Laundering cutting costs. ATOS & G4S have put up the Tories £5M relief package, that`s why it took so long to free up the £5M. Using Money Laundered Money from Tory murder from the disabled that are funding to Tories Denial Factory of Genocide of the poor & disabled.

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    June 17, 2017 at 9:14 am

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    June 17, 2017 at 9:16 am

  9. More news on the DWP purge and the push towards digital by default.


    Yet another office comes under the cull spotlight as staff are forced to re interview for their own already held job. A short while ago i reported on comments made by staff of a push towards full automation next year for welfare. Shortly after it was reported here by another that an entire DWP local office was made to attend a meeting and came out looking not happy.

    Now i reported a few years back how the government welfare reform plan was to reduce staff levels to 36%. Well this story of 50 uncertain jobs almost hits the 64% cull mark proposed.

    They say no ones losing there job but with the cull no where near on target as yet, is this interview just a tact like offering short reviewable contracts they fully intend at some point not to renew if this target is to be met.


    June 17, 2017 at 10:30 am

    • doug

      out of curiosity, do you know if that office is now running UC? the old office i was at there was a staff meeting and UC is coming there and none of the staff was happy – methinks its the same thing there.


      June 17, 2017 at 2:24 pm

      • Gazza

        If your talking the office where it was said we’re going digital next year then yes and its been in sometime although JSA and such still exist there to.


        June 17, 2017 at 4:15 pm

    • The practice of using existing digital signatures used for signing then used to sign claiment commitments without giving the claiment time to have them examined or changes explained particulary restrictions is very alarming simply just printed off and handed.

      While its the claiments signature the document is falsified.


      June 17, 2017 at 11:17 pm

      • Ken

        Sorry i missed this yesterday but your quite correct except although its possible to commit fraud, more to do with implied. People don’t realize it but with the advent of online technology has changed the goal post on the discussion of expressed and implied methods.

        I would urge people to listen carefully to what Ken and others have stated as giving consent is turning into a stage thing rather than the traditional every stage thing. Basically the first consent your ever give will give government departments and quite possibly business later on the right to imply other consents once required. Basically a government stance these days is if you cant protect it then why have it, why not reduce it so as to save on time and money and rely on trust us, we’re the government.

        In simple terms, your going to end up consenting to letting them apply your consent where ever they see fit, consent applied on assumption rather than fact.

        The problem there is, a government isn’t some all good god, its a collection of people, all with there own agendas and lives.


        June 18, 2017 at 12:31 pm

  10. Good to see the Tory scum have got their priorities right?


    June 17, 2017 at 12:11 pm

  11. There has been a few fires in the tower blocks around here. The fire is always always contained to a small area and has been extinguished before it reaches neighbouring flats. What happened at Grenfell Tower is utterly shocking. It has to be the cladding that is to blame. The worry now is that the flats around these parts are in the process of having this cladding fitted.

    Yorkshire Pud

    June 17, 2017 at 12:53 pm

  12. The floppy-haired fuckwit Boris Johnson when he was Mayor of London closed 10 fire stations in 2014 to save £45,000,000 and spent the savings on a couple of water cannon! Fire engines – not water cannon!

    Fire Engines - Not Water Cannon

    June 17, 2017 at 1:08 pm

  13. Around that area tower blocks of private flats lie empty, mothballed as investments. Does anybody know if such private block use similar cladding to Grenfell Tower and have no fire extinguishers, sprinklers or proper escape routes? Is it one set of regulations for the poor and another set of regulations for the rich? The stink of this tragedy will never go away, nor will May and her bully boys be able to easily deregulate EU health and safety laws after the tragedy in London.


    June 17, 2017 at 2:52 pm

    • ….


      June 17, 2017 at 3:29 pm

    • “Once you get past the sales brochure description of 3 Merchant Square’s walnut cutlery drawer inserts and integral wine coolers, the adjustable mood lighting and heated bathroom walls, you come to the fire safety details: Every flat has not only ceiling mounted smoke detectors but sprinklers.

      The International Fire Sprinkler Association (IFSA) says that automatic fire sprinkler systems are the single most effective fire protection measure available, and are able to make up for a wide range of other fire protection deficiencies.”

      There has never been a multiple loss of life from a fire developing in a building protected by a properly designed, installed and maintained fire sprinkler system. While fire sprinkler systems have been required in new high-rise residential buildings in England since 2007, it is not compulsory to retrofit them into existing buildings. So Grenfell Tower had none.


      Alternative News

      June 20, 2017 at 5:56 am

  14. 2016 Gov

    Cutting Red Tape

    The Cutting Red Tape programme allows Business to tell Government how it can cut red tape and reduce bureaucratic barriers to growth and productivity within their sector. You can also tell us which sector you think we should review in the future.

    Cutting Red Tape aims to get rid of unnecessary bureaucracy. It intends to shine a light on out of date legislation and confusing implementation of it, such as unhelpful government guidance or needlessly complex inspection regimes, to ensure they make sense. It builds on the successes of Red Tape Challenge and Business/Focus on Enforcement. Together, these programmes identified ways in which legislation or its implementation could be simplified or scrapped. And they have had some big successes:

    •Over 2,400 regulations scrapped through the Red Tape Challenge
    •Saving home builders and councils around £100m by reducing 100s of locally applied housing standards to 5 national standards
    •£90m annual savings to business from Defra reducing environmental guidance by over 80%
    •Businesses with good records have had fire safety inspections reduced from 6 hours to 45 minutes, allowing managers to quickly get back to their day job.
    •Childcare providers now have to read 33 pages of need to know guidance instead of wading through over 1,100 pages.


    Stepping Razor Sound Plate System

    June 17, 2017 at 9:05 pm

    • Sajid Javid, the business secretary, launched the Cutting Red Tape initiative in 2015 following the Conservative election victory.

      Stepping Razor Sound Plate System

      June 17, 2017 at 9:07 pm

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    June 17, 2017 at 9:14 pm

  16. Shameless Tory council leader blames Grenfell Tower block residents for lack of sprinklers claiming they didn’t want ‘disruption’

    If it was of a safe standard they should of not needed them.A diversion from being told to remain in their flat and burn to death and who gave the go ahead for this situation to arise and with the substandard materials used?Any observer can see something was clearly wrong with the speed of that blaze

    A shamless talking down to by two faced Tories pretending to be the party of working people.

    You cannot believe a word they say.Clinging on with no credibility.


    June 17, 2017 at 10:46 pm

    • Fire rescue ladders reach to 22 metres (66 feet) i.e. about six stories. The first four stories of Grenfell Tower was unoccupied. There was a boxing gym on one of the first floors. If you fall from 40 feet (12.2 metres) you are going to hit the ground at 35 mph (55km)*, and that is from the lowest level you could jump from. You might escape with broken legs if you were lucky. So sitting around in your flat as the exits get consumed by smoke and fire waiting to be rescued is a really bad idea especially when the fire service know full well that they do not have to ability, capacity or equipment to rescue everyone. Best advice if you are in one of these tower blocks and a fire breaks out is to get the hell out of there as fast as you can. Ignore the coppers screaming at the buildings to “STAY IN YOUR FLATS!” Ignoring the bullshit ‘advice’ of the so-called ’emergency services’ could save you life.

      *From the top of the building, 24 stories, it would be 136 mph (85mph)

      Terminal Velocity

      June 18, 2017 at 7:42 am

      • *From the top of the building, 24 stories, it would be 136kph (85mph)

        Terminal Velocity

        June 18, 2017 at 7:44 am

  17. ‘Theresa May was s**t’: Distraught Grenfell Tower resident tells Jeremy Corbyn that Prime Minister ‘didn’t speak to any of us’

    The Labour leader meets survivors, volunteers and emergency services hours after Prime Minister avoids members of the public during private visit to site.

    The woman – whose name is not known – told Labour leader Jeremy Corbyn that Theresa May was “s**t” after she broke through a police cordon to ask for his help.


    No leadership qualities whatsover.they’ll take us all with them if its not ended.


    June 17, 2017 at 11:09 pm

    • “Corbyn told reporters after the visit: “Some very hard questions have got to be asked and some very hard questions must be answered.

      “The fire is not supposed to spread from one flat to another, it’s supposed to be contained. It wasn’t – it spread and it spread upwards and it spread outside as well through the cladding.”

      Of course the fire spread because of the cladding. If the walls had been concrete this tragedy wouldn’t have happened. Corbyn knows it, we all know it – it was the cladding.


      June 18, 2017 at 7:54 am

    • yeah it was the cladding as everyone is pointing to.

      unfortunetly for someone, i saw on Daily Kos [US Liberal site] a day ago that the Build Tender specified cladding that was in no way fireproofed…. as it would have cost an extra £5,000.

      This I think is why no one Officially has been taking questions: No one from the Council, No one from the Builders, and no one from Gov.


      June 18, 2017 at 8:33 am

    • There is definitely a concerted media campaign going, led by the BBC, to blame the residents of Grenfell Tower for this catastrophic fire.

      And why would you spend, supposedly £10million on upgrading the building yet skimp on £5,000 for fireproof cladding? Whoever is pocketing all the cash from these renovations knew what would be the consequences if a fire were to break out but they thought to hell with the residents of Grenfell Tower, if they get burned to death – tough shit! – and decided instead to spend the £5,000 on a holiday in Barbados or a down payment on a new Beemer. To hell with “we complied with building regulations” or whatever excuse they are hiding behind the bastards responsible need to be tracked down and held accountable.

      Media Observer

      June 18, 2017 at 8:50 am

  18. “Flammable” cladding on Barnet block same as on Grenfell Tower

    Thisislocallondon – 16th June 2017

    The same cladding on Grenfell Tower is on a Barnet block of flats and businesses, it has been revealed.

    East Sussex company Harley Façade Ltd and its main contractor, Rydon, completed work on commercial building Merit House, Edgware Road between 2013 and 2015, adding the same waterproof cladding that wrapped Grenfell Tower.

    The tower in north Kensington went up in flames on Tuesday night when a faulty fridge caught fire, with 17 people confirmed dead so far and many more are injured in hospital.

    News outlets have reported the waterproof cladding, reynobond aluminium coated panels with a flammable plastic core, or PE, is banned in American buildings taller than 12.2m for fire safety reasons and is rated as “flammable” in Germany, but conforms to British regulations.

    A spokesperson for Harley Façade Ltd did not comment on this, however did say that the company will be fully involved in any upcoming investigations into the cladding.

    On the question of whether other buildings’ cladding would be looked into following the Grenfell Tower fire, the spokesperson said: “It is unknown at the moment and that is not really a decision for us because what was installed was compliant – it would be an industry-wide legislative issue.”

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    June 18, 2017 at 9:48 am

    • “””””A spokesperson for Harley Façade Ltd did not comment on this, however did say that the company will be fully involved in any upcoming investigations into the cladding. “””””

      The same cladding that is banned is the US.

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      June 18, 2017 at 9:53 am

      • Andrew Coates

        June 18, 2017 at 10:28 am

      • London fire: Cladding fears raised by Camden tower block residents

        BBC – 16th June 2017

        Residents of a tower block refurbished by the same firm as Grenfell Tower have voiced concerns about the safety of their homes.

        Rydon Construction fitted thermal external cladding to five tower blocks in the Chalcot Estate in Camden.

        The company said its work met all building and fire regulations and work was signed off by building inspectors.

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        June 18, 2017 at 10:45 am

      • The Department for Communities and Local Government has clarified that cladding using a composite aluminium panel with a polyethylene core is banned under the current Building Regulations guidance.

        The material should not be used as fire safety cladding on buildings over 18m in height.

        However, the department has said it is not able to comment on what type of cladding was used on Grenfell Tower building and that this would be subject to investigations.

        Stepping Razor Sound Plate System

        June 18, 2017 at 1:06 pm

    • Call me cynical but I don’t believe that any one individual will ever be held accountable for this tragedy. The cladding may well prove to be reason why the block went up in flames so quickly. However, at time of installation, the use of these materials was not banned in the UK. And that’s really what it all comes down to – what the landlord/council had a legal obligation to comply with. There were no sprinklers and no safe fire rooms for the tenants to take refuge in. These should be in place by law but no law currently exists in this instance. It all comes down to money. And while I’m no fan of Theresa May or Brexit, I do believe Mr Corbyn is just playing to the gallery. He senses an opportunity! He smells blood, bless him.

      Towering Inferno

      June 18, 2017 at 10:33 am

      • Cladding banned from the US – UNUM [the system that runs the Welfare Reform] banned is the US.

        The reasons they were banned is because they were found guilty of criminal acts.

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        June 18, 2017 at 10:39 am

      • Yep! UK = third-world safety standards!

        Steve McQueen

        June 18, 2017 at 11:16 am

      • Sadly building regs will come in here but to use this as a way to make a stab at Corbyn is just plain foolish. As i pointed out, Rydon cant state they had no idea here,there well aware of the industry and the problems these panel present. The question however is, did they point this out, did they attempt to put forward the safer option, did those they report to refuse it as a good course of action.

        Now even though building regs will keep being brought up, ignorance isn’t something you can claim in a court of law. Commanded by law any construction operation/worker must have certified competence so not suggesting it is a failure of competence and building regs is no excuse/defense.

        Being permissible itself is not enough, it would have to be demonstrated why the other option wasn’t taken and saving £5000 just wont cut it. The reason why government is chapping here is these companies may well turn around in defense and parcel the blame towards the local council for funds supplied or the local council itself insisting the borrowing cap imposed by this government was to blame for the lack of funds.

        Now bottom dollar there all interlinked somewhere so i fully expect a lot of collusion to occur. How that pans out in the end verdict wise, who knows.


        June 18, 2017 at 12:50 pm

    • Even if Corbyn did make it to number 10,the hidden hand would prob have him bumped off!


      June 18, 2017 at 11:13 am

  19. London fire: Tragedy caused by years of neglect – Khan

    The Grenfell Tower fire was a “preventable accident” caused by “years of neglect” by the local council and successive governments, Mayor of London Sadiq Khan has said.


    Dont worry about last one out turning out the lights the Tories will do that!


    June 18, 2017 at 2:11 pm

  20. Theresa May to cancel next year’s Queen’s Speech so she can stay as PM for TWO YEARS

    It also means the Tories can dodge controversial Commons votes which could topple the PM until after Brexit



    June 18, 2017 at 2:18 pm

  21. 488’000 have 11 trillion

    You would think they would at least offer to pay off the countries national debt as an act of patriotic and civil loyalty.


    June 18, 2017 at 2:33 pm

  22. Grenfell Tower Fire: Victims ‘have no access to funds and are being given a tenner in hotels’

    Asked why they were struggling to access the money, she replied: “No one is telling us where it is.

    Phillip Hammond, Chancellor of the Exchequer told Peston on Sunday that he could not speak about the donated funds, he could confirm the Department of Work and Pensions will be distributing the money from the government.

    He said the survivors would “absolutely get more than a tenner.” – IF…………..



    June 18, 2017 at 2:33 pm

    • Sorry folks I can’t help it – the missing money is probably stuffed down Mad Mayhems Leather trousers…


      June 18, 2017 at 3:17 pm

      • It’s more than likely stuffed in her fishy knickers uggghhhh.


        June 18, 2017 at 4:41 pm

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    June 18, 2017 at 2:43 pm

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      June 18, 2017 at 2:49 pm

  24. Ghost Ants making nomadic nests in electro magnetic fields including main fuse boxes. Short circuits & fires in Council Housing Estates. When Ghost Ants get in the electro magnetic field of a fridge the fridge will short circuit & catch fire. Ghost Ants have caused many fires in London Council Estates.

    Stepping Razor Sound Plate System

    June 18, 2017 at 4:00 pm

    • The Ghost Ants ate the Pharaoh Ants.

      Stepping Razor Sound Plate System

      June 18, 2017 at 4:02 pm

      • Stepping Razor Sound Plate System

        June 18, 2017 at 4:13 pm

  25. BEWARE of what you hear about Finsbury pk incident

    It grieves me to have to report this considering people were injured and now i hear one has died but its important to highlight a lot of witness statements and news reports are not representative of certain facts.

    I first started watching a video just over 5 minutes long taken by a Muslim at the scene shortly after the van struck people from what i guess is his phone. I strongly urge you to watch it and watch it CAREFULLY. Further more watch the video of the accused man being arrested.

    Next i looked into the location where the incident took place and despite reports neither took place outside the Mosque or very close to the Muslim welfare house. It took place at Whadcoat Street N4 that use to be part of a road called Haden Court N4. There was far better places to cause maximum distress than driving down a far more quiet dead end road like the high street it comes off.


    June 19, 2017 at 7:47 am

  26. FOI failings at the heart of government.

    Obviously deficient’
    ‘Inaccurate and misleading’
    ‘Flouting of the law’
    Delays and failings



    June 19, 2017 at 8:52 am

  27. From the BBC coverage it can clearly be seen that Joanna Gosling has forgot to/hasn’t had time to put on her make-up.


    June 19, 2017 at 9:01 am

  28. DWP apologises for voicemail to tragic mum and says benefits decision was changed after her suicide



    June 19, 2017 at 9:49 am

    • “The DWP has since made back payments of Jodey’s benefit money to her family. It declined to make further comment.

      Following her inquest, a spokesperson said: “Our thoughts are with Miss Whiting’s family at this difficult time.

      “Suicide is a very complex issue.”

      Crass and vile do not even begin to cover this one.

      Andrew Coates

      June 19, 2017 at 3:49 pm

      • Andrew Coates

        Couldn’t possibly have anything to do with benefits being stopped, that’s just coincidence.


        June 19, 2017 at 5:38 pm

      • I’m sick of hearing that pain, misery and difficulty from food bank usage to suicide are “complex issues” with nothing being done to improve matters. If the DWP don’t know why people end up using food banks and why people who think that they are going to be made destitute because their benefits are being stopped kill themselves what hope is there? The government is negligent to the point of manslaughter. I can’t understand how they can carry on like this without being brought to book. When 80 or more people are burned to death in a tower block the nation is up in arms about government intransigence and yet thousands, possibly tens of thousands, of people, many of them sick, have been driven into death by government “reforms”, quietly, without anybody noticing. It is so strange that our nation has ended up like this, in such a terrible state as this.

        I don’t understand it.

        Dime Bar

        June 19, 2017 at 5:44 pm

      • Dime Bar

        Didnt you hear Hammond on Sundays Andrew Marrs show where he said water sprinklers wouldn’t necessarily have helped. Even when Marrs pointed out experts and records state no one has ever dead with a sprinkler system installed, he completely ignored it and went into typical, la la la, only here my voice mode.

        Even now the Tories, this government don’t give a rats ass what happened at the towers so if they can weasel out of having to change regulations and pay for more stuff, you just know they will.

        “Save your life, good god man, that’s a luxury don’t you know. We’ve got to look at the positives here Andrew like we’ve just created job vacancies, lowered welfare costs and dropped the UK immigrant rates all in one fell swoop. Yes Andrew, we didn’t get a hundred plus into work or out of the country but there are worse things than death.


        June 19, 2017 at 6:10 pm

    • It seems that for the DWP “complex” has become a euphemism for “disregard” or “non-intervention”. When something truly awful is going on, which the DWP knows about but has no intention of doing anything about, the DWP simply say the the matter is “complex”, ignore it, and move on.

      Jockey Phat

      June 19, 2017 at 5:49 pm

  29. doug

    June 19, 2017 at 9:52 am

  30. Lowkey

    June 19, 2017 at 11:11 am

    • As much as i love lowkeys music, hes obviously not spent much time in a helicopter.

      You cant simply throw out some rope and rescue people from a helicopter. Additionally the fire service, even the police force and NHS don’t have that many copters not to mention there spread around the entire country.

      Somebody needs to tell lowkey thunderbirds is fiction.


      June 19, 2017 at 11:28 am

      • Too right! You can’t rescue adults, never mind small children, from a tower block, especially a burning one, with a helicopter. It is not the like the coastguard winching someone up from the sea.

        Lady Penelope

        June 19, 2017 at 11:38 am

      • If the helicopter had got too close to the building it could easily have been downed by a piece of falling debris. And the occupants inside the building would have to be able to catch hold of a piece of rope from inside the building. The rope would also catch fire. Lowkey has obviously not thought things through.

        Lady Penelope

        June 19, 2017 at 11:44 am

  31. By EU Directive all new cars have to be fitted with anti-locking braking systems, electronic stability control and emergency brake assist safety features. Since the UK government obviously doesn’t give a shit if human beings are burned to death in tower blocks why haven’t the EU outlawed this dangerous practice?

    EU Banana

    June 19, 2017 at 11:33 am

  32. Apparently, paper mache and match stick towers are easy to build in London; just pay off some of them inspectors that Kahnvict is in charge of. If you pay extra you can store 50,000 gallons of petro in the basement. A bonus Rolex watch will give you permission to lock off all the stairwells, leave the fire doors wide open and have only 1 operating elevator that runs at half speed.

    This wasn’t an apartment tower; it was a chimney with people living in it. London managed to do what the Germans couldn’t figure out; how to cremate living people without all those space consuming ovens and gas chambers. Hell, they’ll even pay you rent to live in the chimney.

    Britain has perfected a method to eliminate benefit scroungers.

    Why are the leftists so upset? This is just Agenda 21 being implemented. The left should be celebrating the reduction of population and ultimately massive reduction in carbon footprint. It’s the Paris accord in full swing baby. Long live Earth-day. Now we can knock it down and build a park with trees and stuff.


    June 19, 2017 at 2:58 pm

    • Like Gilead (the Government) are going to go around one night locking all the doors to the tower blocks and then setting them alight. That kind of thing only happens in dystopian books and films.


      June 19, 2017 at 3:04 pm

  33. Call out to anyone in the Finsbury Park area to bring Ben Brown a cup of tea/coffee or even a glass of water. He has been stood out here all day in the roasting heat. Maybe even a biscuit to go with it. Ta very mu.

    Concerned Finsbury Park Resident

    June 19, 2017 at 4:10 pm

  34. Call out to anyone in the Finsbury Park area to bring Ben Brown a cup of tea/coffee or even a glass of water. He has been stood out here all day in the roasting heat. Maybe even a biscuit to go with it. Ta very much.

    Concerned Finsbury Park Resident

    June 19, 2017 at 4:10 pm

  35. Grenfell Fire – Residents Evidence of treatment (being ignored by) the council etc

    See latest update here:

    For information about who is to blame see here, updated section at the end of the Article:
    [The Update says it all about what was and wasn’t known vis a vis the cladding]

    I get the feeling that despite all the evasion going on there is too much out there for blame not to be apportioned to the guilty parties


    June 19, 2017 at 4:13 pm

    • Gazza

      Golly gosh, we cant have that, the oligarchy will think we’re nouveau riche and we’ll never get a knighthood.


      June 19, 2017 at 5:47 pm

    • And the knives are being sharpened a la Grenfell

      Four ministers were warned about tower block fire risks

      Four separate government ministers were warned that fire regulations were not keeping people safe, in letters that have subsequently been seen by the BBC.
      In the leaked letters, experts warn that those living in tower blocks like Grenfell Tower were “at risk”.

      ME: I will let everyone else decide for themselves if the media has shied away from this till now…


      June 19, 2017 at 9:08 pm

  36. Teresa May is the most unleaderly person I have ever seen. She seems slow, wooden, brittle, hollow, cold, humourless, witless, uncharismatic, unlikeable, indecisive and incompetent. To be honest she doesn’t seem like a fully paid-up member of the human race. If she wasn’t so physically repulsive I’d call her a Stepford Wife.

    Jockey Phat

    June 19, 2017 at 5:53 pm

    • Only child, parents die when she was young, No kids, says it all i think.


      June 19, 2017 at 6:29 pm

      • Well she looks like somebody who doesn’t know how to be human trying to simulate being human in the same way that psychopaths and sociopaths are supposed to. No empathy: no remorse: no emotion: no real feeling at all just cold-blooded calculation how best to exploit the situation. She’s a clockwork woman with a heart of stone.

        Jockey Phat

        June 20, 2017 at 5:33 am

      • Yeah, like a good psychopath May studies Corbyn then copies his actions 😉 It is not really her fault though, having empathy is just not in her make-up.


        June 20, 2017 at 5:45 am

    • The soulless bitch is a satan worshipper, perfect for carrying out the hidden hands evil agenda!


      June 19, 2017 at 6:44 pm

  37. Theresa May is a 💩👜!


    June 19, 2017 at 7:42 pm

  38. .

    June 19, 2017 at 8:25 pm

  39. Grenfell Tower fire shows the welfare state ‘is falling apart’, says Labour MP

    An emotional David Lammy fought back tears as he linked the tragic fire to a failing welfare state.

    In an interview with Channel 4 News, an highly emotional David Lammy said: “For your middle-class viewers, this is about whether the welfare state is just schools and hospitals or whether it’s about having a safety net.”



    June 19, 2017 at 10:26 pm

    • Probably one of the worst and stupidest questions to ask because as far as I can see the “middle class” don’t give a shit about the poor and the needy – couldn’t care less if they live or die.

      Jockey Phat

      June 20, 2017 at 5:29 am

  40. Andrew Coates

    June 20, 2017 at 11:10 am

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