In One Of The Richest Areas Of The Country, Neglected, Poor People Burned To Death In Thier Homes—Welcome To Britain 2017

In One Of The Richest Areas Of The Country, Neglected, Poor People Burned To Death In Thier Homes—Welcome To Britain 2017

Today’s (14 June 2017) tragic fire which engulfed the Grenfell Tower Block in flames — in which 12 people died (with more expected) — and 68 others were injured (with 18 in a critical condition) — highlights the huge divides that exist between rich and poor in this country.

The badly neglected and dangerous council block is located in the Royal Borough of Kensington — one of the wealthiest areas in the country. In 2007 The Guardian reported that the average income was £100,000 — and the average price of a house in the borough is £4.3 million. The borough is well-known to house international millionaires and billionaires. On one street: Kensington Palace Gardens, properties regularly go on sale for £100 million. The street houses Saudi princes, and members of the Russian oligarchy such as Roman Abramovich, Leonard Blavatnik and Lakshmi Mittal.

 

 

Yet, this borough has clear and deep divides along the lines of wealth and inequality — in a way it is a microcosm of the UK as a whole and today that microcrosm exploded infront of our eyes.

Residents who live close by to the millionaires and billionaires live in some of the worst conditions in the country. In the poorer areas of Kensington, child poverty is reported to be as high as 43%. Compare this to one of the most affluent areas in the borough where it is just 7%. In the Notting Dale ward, where the Tower is located we can see that residents ranked their health as the worst in the borough according to the area’s 2011 census report.

The report says:

Overall, Kensington and Chelsea is ranked first in England and Wales for the percentage of residents that as-sess their health as very good (57.8 per cent compared to 50.5 per cent in London).
In Notting Dale 44.1 percent of residents assess their health as very good and 32.6 per cent selected good health.
6.7 per cent of residents assess their health as
bad (ranked 1st) and 2.3 per cent as very bad (ranked 3rd).
This is higher than the London average (3.7 per cent and 1.2 per cent).
This is just one measure — from reading the census data it is clear that the area is vastly divided along lines of wealth, education, oppourtunity, ethnicity etc — especially when compared to the borough as a whole.

After years of battling with the private company supposedly “looking after” and responsible for the maintenance of the block: the Kensington and Chelsea Tenant Management Organization (KCTMO) — on behalf of the borough. Warnings from pleading residents — seemingly all but ignored — are now clearly validated.

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Other properties managed by the KTCMO also recently caught on fire, CNN reports that:

In October 2015 a fire ripped through another KCTMO property, the nearby 14-story Adair Tower in North Kensington, a “serious incident” according to official reports “which resulted in 16 residents requiring hospital treatment for the effects of smoke inhalation.”
After the Adair Tower fire, KCTMO had been issued with two enforcement motives to install “self-closing devices on all flat entrance doors” and review communal staircases and ventilation in the lift lobbies to ensure staircases are “available for use by residents and attending fire crews.”
According to minutes of a KCTMO board meeting in November 2016, works to address the issues raised in the enforcement notices had been completed.
The minutes also show that the management company put its fire policy and strategy under review across all of its housing stock.
It raised the need for a “more proactive approach” to fitting self-closing doors, to increase the frequency of fire risk assessments, and to address the issue of “hoarders” — residents who accumulate materials in their apartments.

This is the saddest reality that we all need to face. Whether it be terrorism or this kind of tragedy, we are seeing time and time again that these events could’ve been prevented.

The Tories cuts to our public services — such as closing down fire stations, sucking the money out of the NHS, slashing police numbers all add to OUR risk — and the increasingly tragic consequences of their austerity agenda and hatred of the working class and poor.

Once again, the Tories were warned about the danger their actions pose to our safety. Once again — as the former London May Boris Johnson illustrates here: telling those who challenge Tory fire station cuts to “get stuffed” — they flippantly dismissed our warnings.

 

 

 

 

These death are not inevitable — they are the result of many things, but the one thing that really sticks in my head – is that the voices of the poor and the hard working public sector professionals who help to keep us safe and run our country — these vital voices — the real voices of the country have been repeatedly, dismissed and fatally ignored.

The Tories have cut our public services to the point at which they are in total crisis — now we see the results — and they did it all to give tax breaks to billionaires — those living a matter of minutes away from the poor people who died in today’s tragic blaze.

To die in your home — literally the one place you should feel safe — after spending years in fear and after warning authorities that something like this would happen, says so much about the state of our country. Unless you’re part of the rich you can go and fucking die for all the Tories care. You simply don’t matter.

This is the reality — our voices don’t count – or at least, up until Corbyn they have been ignored and marginalized.

The MSM expressed deep shock over the fact that Kensington had just (by a tiny majority) turned Labour at last week’s GE — but that’s because they forgot that people in this borough need the kind of help that Corbyn’s offering.

The borough which contains such vast inequalities — as is sadly — fatally demonstrated here, needed/needs someone to listen to them — today the whole country can see what happens when you ignore the voices of the poor and our public service professionals.

I would like to offer my sympathies to the victims of this horrific event. As with many other horrific events (which more can and SHOULD have been done to prevent), it is members of the general public (the people who really run this country) who have sprung into action to help: a JustGiving fundraising page has already been started for the families and has so far raised £368,332 from over 100,000 donations.

If you can help then, please do, but we mustn’t forget these kinds of shocking events are the result of systemic, ongoing failure, and that only systemic change will see anything other than a sticking plaster over the problem and save lives in the future.

That we live in a country in which people buy houses for over £100 million and then a few streets away we have people so poor that they cannot afford to move out of a council block for fear that they will burn to death in it, should shame us all. That those people did burn to death in one of the worst blazes seen in modern times, after warning and pleading with the authorities is a national scandal. That the emergency services have been cut so badly that they are barely able to deal with these crises, is yet another scandal.

These people — like so many others living in terrible, dangerous conditions in our country needed decent housing. It’s as simple as that. The Tories punish us all on multiple levels unless we are part of the ultra wealthy.

Everybody deserves to feel safe in their home — regardless of income — end off.

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Corbyn & Top Tory Say National Security Threat May Should Resign

Corbyn & Top Tory Say National Security Threat May Should Resign

Following yet another terrorist attack on Saturday (3rd June), in which 7 people were killed by jihadists on a rampage of blind violence on London Bridge — which also left dozens injured — serious questions about May’s record as Home Secretary and Prime Minister are starting to be asked.

May has been called upon to do the decent thing: resign following the recent flurry of terror attacks, by both Labour Leader Jeremy Corbyn and David Cameron’s former director of strategy Steve Hilton.

Thier voices are not alone — ex-police officers have also echoed the same sentiments and concerns regarding May’s diabolical record on national security. As Home Secretary, she was warned by senior police officers about the risk to the public that Tory cuts would cause. May accused the police of “scaremongering” as a response.

Furthermore, May as Home Secretary allowed Salman Abedi (the Manchester bomber) to travel freely between here and Libya from 2011 onwards. This was despite the fact that Abedi was part of a jihadist group, proscribed as a terrorist organization in 2005 by the British government called the Libyan Islamic Fighting Group (LIFG). The LIFG in Manchester were known as the “Manchester boys” according Middle East Eye in 2011.

The British government had used this group of jihadists to try and overthrow Qaddafi since the 90’s. During the Arab Spring of 2011 — it seems that May allowed Abedi to travel freely to fight in the overthrow of Qaddafi. The overthrow was also supported by NATO forces who started a 6-month long bombing campaign on Libya — destroying the country and leading to the gang rape and public execution of Qaddafi. A bombing campaign which May voted for as Home Secretary (and Corbyn voted against).

Libya has since been thrown into complete turmoil — the bombing led to the formation of IS.

Furthermore, we have to ask why the security services failed to follow up on multiple warnings from the public about Abedi’s extremist jihadi leanings, and the fact that the FBI in the US had placed Abedi on a “terrorist watch list” and had warned M15 that his group were looking for a “political target” in Britain.

The excellent John Pilger reports the full story and facts here.

Given all of this — the escalation in terror with 3 attacks in as many months under May’s “strong and stable” leadership — her pithy and silly response about clamping down on the internet as a way of stopping the spread of jihadist ideology — Corbyn recently called on May to resign.

Corbyn also said that serious questions need to be asked about Saudi Arabia’s role in fuelling and funding extremist ideology.

He has called for the release of a government report into who supports jihadist terrorism — May is refusing to publish the report: what is she hiding?

The Saudis have previoulsy funded ISIS — as this leaked email reveals here.

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Corbyn isn’t the only one to call on May to resign — even committed Tories are saying the same: such as David Cameron’s former campaign strategist Steve Hilton who tweeted:

The sentiment is also echoed by this ex-London Met Police Officer who is clearly furious at May over the Tory police funding cuts.

Asked before the latest attack — whether she would resign or not if she LOSES seats at the general election this Thursday — May refused to answer.

Clearly then, there’s only one sure-fire way to get rid of May, vote her out on June 8.

The country needs to time to think, and to change course — May is more of the same old shit, Corbyn’s approach is totally different (and actually makes sense).

May has only been PM for less than a year and terrorism is increasing — no doubt, whoever gets into power, terrorism of the jihadi form will be with us for a while, but at least Corbyn presents practical and rational policies to combat it.

May is the worst of the worst. She litterally hides from the public and refuses to debate her opponents. She supports the Islamic terror states and sells them arms. We can do better than this as a country, we must do better than this as a country.

Labour say they will put 10,000 more police on the streets, to make up for the 20,000 that May cut as Home Secretary. Corbyn has also said he will allow the Police to do whatever is necessary to deal with terrorism.

We must start with these simple steps and move foward from there, again Corbyn is right to say we must re-think our “foreign policy” and question the Saudi relationship in all of this.

This would be a start — but certainly much more needs to be done. We need to stop supporting jihadist groups and brutal Islamic regimes such as the Saudis and start supporting the democratic uprisings they are often fighting against or suppressing.

If we had in anyway a functioning media they would demand that May explain all of this right now — explain her atrocious record on national security.

But they won’t — they haven’t the bollocks, nor the will, nor frankly the intellect.

If May was questioned about any of this she would lose — which is why reality is kept away from the “strong and stable” PM.

Because in reality she is the national security threat, and we are all her potential victims.

Despite the rising death count from jihadi terrorism, thousands more people have died as a result of austerity than jihadis.

That’s the thing that really scares me about the Tories…..if they’re not trying to kill us by fuelling and supporting extremism, cutting the police, etc, then they are killing us off with their brutal economics.

A disgusting party for disgusting people.

 

Guess Who Right Wing Morons THINK?? This Man At A Meeting Of Muslims Is?

Guess Who Right Wing Morons THINK?? This Man At A Meeting Of Muslims Is?

Right wing morons on the notoriously hate-filled and bigoted Leave.EU Facebook group think this man is Jeremy Corbyn — is there any tripe these simple minds wouldn’t swallow?

Even if it was Corbyn — without knowing the full situation, who’s at the meeting? why they are there? etc — why would you care if it was Corbyn?

I will not speculate as to what the meeting is about or who the people present are, beyond the obvious point: most of the people present are Muslim.

Answers on a postcard, please…..

Anybody who feels like posting the link to the video below — of Thatcher giving ‘aid” to jihadists in the 80’s — on their page, under the video, please feel free to do so.

Has anybody else noticed how similar the right-wing EU fanatics are to the jihadists themselves?

The EU fanatics are not just at war with Islam — they are also committed to a holy war (jihad) against the EU.

What will the right wing do when the Tory Brexit kicks in…..and May and co sign “free trade deals” with the world — but mostly with India — as a way of securing cheap, easy to exploit labour?

Our politics — mainstream politics under the Tories — is driven by absolute inbred style stupidity mixed with blind rage and hatred (the two are not mutually exclusive, but often found in those suffering from this dire combination.)

Nothing short of launching this fucking island into space — after executing everybody without the “purist” and MOST BRITISHIST bloodline and genetics, decided via a trial of old white men sitting in a pub in Essex — will be enough for the right wing fanatics.

The EU has multiple problems — that is clear, and the austerity they have inflicted on Greece and the others is a disgrace — and needs to be stopped as soon as possible.

But taking a sledgehammer approach to all of the problems as the right-wing so desperately crave will only make things worse.

This is why we need viable, rational, practical people in power.

Not policies based on the insane minds of the Daily Mail’s fundamentalists.

Unfortunately, it is fact that Tory voters are less educated. Now, while education is not always a marker of intelligence (sometimes it’s the opposite, look at the cabinet which made up of Ox-Bridge elites) — it is none the less a marker of something when looked at in the broader statistical sense.

YouGov education Tory voters

The simplistic words, arguments, and worldview put forward by the right-wing press and the Tories are designed to appeal to simple minds — The Sun’s readership is not made up of intellectuals we can safely say.

The situation actually makes me quite sad, to be honest. Stupid people get taken advantage of by their Tory masters — always voting against their own self-interest and locked in a cage of ignorance, not just perpetrated by the right-wing press, but also across the mainstream media political spectrum.

These people are as much the result of the abandonment by the Blairites of the working class and Labour — 30ish years ago — as much as, if not more than, the right-wing press and mainstream media.

Frankly, these are answers to problems that only stupid people come out with — but the stupidity itself is down to a deep systemic failure — one which, I’m afraid we are all victim too.

In a day and age in which our best universities produce economics students who graduate with honors — then crash the economy, loot the taxpayer, and screw the rest of society over — how can we possibly say that this kind of stupidity isn’t the result of deep societal systemic failure?

The Tories, of course, hate education, cutting wildly from the education budget, stuffing the pockets of crooks who run their beloved “free schools“, and fraudulent academies. And now a commitment to opening up more divisive grammar schools as a sad and sick way of appealing to “aspirational” middle England voters. At the expense, of course, of all the poorer children who won’t benefit at all from this — they will be left to rot with less opportunity than ever — and their education will suffer as a result of the cuts.

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Even the BBC pointed out the Tory myth that grammar schools help poorer children just as much as state schools — a silly lie that’s easily debunked (like all of the Tory nonsense, if only the media tried, just for once to de-thrown May).

So, in short, the Tories cut education for the masses, creating likely voters, as people who vote Tory are less educated in general, the country then suffers as a result as more people get more stupid and more people getting more stupid equals more of this kind of bullshit about Islam and Brexit.

Please God — even though I don’t believe in you — can we please just get rid of these Tory bastards before 90% of the country literally devolves into cave men…

Instead of the just 40% who currently are.

Dear right-wingers, I’m sorry but you are fucking morons if you believe in this kind of shite — there I said it, somebody fucking had to.

If I offended any right-wingers — spare me, go and crawl into your safe space and stop BEING WHINY LITTLE CRYBABIES.

WAHHHHHH! I DON’T LIKE THE EU! WAAAAAAAHHHHH! I’M SCARED OF JEREMY CORBYN! WAHHHHHHHH! I’M SCARED OF IMMIGRANTS! WAHHHHHHHHHH! I’M SCARED OF ANYBODY WHO DOESN’T LOOK JUST LIKE ME! WAHHHHHHHHHHH!

The left — and in particular young people — endlessly get bashed by the extreme right-wing for being big babies, well I ask you all — who are the big babies here?

Watching Tory MPs — who appear in large part themselves to suffer from a severe brain cell deficit — lead other stupid people into what will be an absolutely catastrophic Brexit — finally selling off the NHS to American private healthcare firms, killing British jobs, decimating workers rights, etc…and then PISSING OFF THE REST OF EUROPE in the process — for absolutely no real reason — leading potentially to a fucking return to 1945 and the history of endless pointless European wars — makes me want to vomit.

I’m not a particularly bright person — I do stupid stuff all the time (going to the shops and forgetting why the fuck I went for example, which happens all too often) but come on guys, the level of stupidity you’re displaying here is just….frankly beyond stupid….

I await the Tory bot’s response to this on my FB page, telling me about Corbyn and the IRA and other cut and paste bollocks that they spread underneath ALL of our work.

Or will it all be about the nuclear button or something?

*sighs*

*lights cigarette*

*takes valium*

You Won’t Believe the BS Hidden In The Tory Manifesto—Tories Latest Piss Take…..

You Won’t Believe the BS Hidden In The Tory Manifesto—Tories Latest Piss Take…..
More Comedy mixed with evil from the disgusting debacle known as the Tory Manifesto.
The Tories claim that they are committed to tackling “every aspect of electoral fraud” in their manifesto…..I literally burst out laughing when I read this.
Given the fact they’ve been fined a HUGE amount of money for election fraud relating to the 2014 by-elections —  and narrowly avoided criminal prosecution for election fraud regarding the 2015 general election (except, as Steve Topple says here, maybe one MP) — and have yet to face other allegations of election fraud as highlighted by The Canary and Channel 4 — this statement couldn’t be more ridiculous.
Turns out though, that it is just classic Tory bollocks — both funny and very worrying at the same time — here’s what they actually mean by this:
The British public deserves to have confidence in our democracy. We will legislate to ensure that a form of identification must be presented before voting, to reform postal voting and to improve other aspects of the elections process to ensure that our elections are the most secure in the world. We will retain the traditional method of voting by pencil and paper, and tackle every aspect of electoral fraud
They want to introduce voter ID — something which could lock out people who don’t have a passport or driving License (depending on how it is legislated.)

Also, the pencil thing has always seemed a bit dodgy to me (advice: take a pen, a big fucking fat marker pen with you.)

As with much of the Tory manifesto, it is intensely vague — but one thing is for sure, voter ID IS NOT the biggest problem when it comes to election fraud in this country.

Funny how the Tories have chosen this (frankly absurd) means of tackling election fraud as opposed to…I don’t know…..enforcing the rules we already have on campaign spending, and investigating the other serious allegation of election fraud they are accused of.

Much like Torie’s election fraud itself, this part of the manifesto has gone all but unnoticed so far by the mainstream media.

Well, now you know….Laugh or cry? I fucking don’t know anymore.

Clarification: thank you to Florence who pointed out that the Conservative’s were fined regarding by-elections in 2014 and that this a separate matter to the recent dropping of criminal prosecutions relating to the general election in 2015 “the Tory battle bus” scandal.

The original post failed to make this distinction — I apologize for any confusion this may have caused.

MUST WATCH: DAMNING New Video PROVES Trump, Putin, Russia Collusion—PLOT To Kill Democracy

MUST WATCH: DAMNING New Video PROVES Trump, Putin, Russia Collusion—PLOT To Kill Democracy

A SHOCKING AND DAMMING video has emerged proving collusion between the Russian Prime Minster Vladimir Putin and the President of the United States of America Donald Trump.

There have been numerous allegations of collusion dating back to the election of Trump as US President (7 months ago) — after he beat Hillary Clinton in a shock victory to the job of  “most powerful person in the universe.”

Putin and Trump are accused of colluding to bring down western democracy and values, by getting Trump elected.

Accusations that have so far been flimsy and silly — well, not anymore.

This damning video PROVES that TRUMP is not only colluding with PUTIN — but may well be in love with him as well.

The shocking footage SHOWS Putin singing to a bedazzled Trump as if he has the US President under some sort of communist spell.

The footage was taken at an event hosted by Russian scum in January 2016 and was attended by an array of D-list Hollywood celebs.

Again proving that the Russian collusion goes much deeper than anybody with a brain cell would think. Even washed up celebrities have been brainwashed by the Russian filth.

Trump is likely to be impeached now that this DAMNING evidence has been released to the public and US legal authorities.

Putin, Trump, and other COMMIE RUSSIAN SCUM have so far declined to comment on the footage.

President Obama — taking time out from one of his many $400,000 Wall Street speeches, said he was:

Shocked and appaled at this footage

He went on to say:

Trump could never beat my record for killing innocent brown people in the Middle-East (or in America) — this footage proves that he needs to go.

Former Presidential hopeful Hillary Clinton said:

THIS is ALL about ME — DIVERSITY! BREAK DOWN THE BARRIERS! Stronger Together!

And:

This proves that mysogyny is the reason I lost to the only person in America more unpopular than me!

Mrs. Clinton was paid around $100,000 for her comments which were sponsored by US investment banking giant JP Morgan Chase & Co.

***UPDATE*** SINCE THIS STORY BROKE TRUMP IS SAID TO BE ON THE RUN. US LEGAL AUTHORITIES ARE WARNING CITIZENS NOT TO APPROACH STRAY TRUMP SHOULD THEY SPOT HIM & ARE ADVISING PEOPLE TO CALL THIER NEAREST SEX OFFENDER’S UNIT AND/OR ZOO TO ARRANGE CAPTURE.

EXCLUSIVE!!! Tory MANIFESTO Leak!! MUST READ!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

EXCLUSIVE!!! Tory MANIFESTO Leak!! MUST READ!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

We have received a leaked copy of Prime Minister Theresa May’s manifesto speech — due to be announced this coming Thursday.

Below is a full unedited press release from Tory HQ.

***Check against delivery***

The Prime Minster Theresa May speaking at the Conservative manifesto launch will say:

“strong and stable”

“strong and stable”

“strong and stable”

“strong and stable”

“strong and stable”

*pause for applause*

“strong and stable”

“strong and stable”

“strong and stable”

“strong and stable”

*pause for water — look at camera, blink twice, pretend to be human*

“best possible deal”

“BEST possible deal”

“BEST POSSIBLE DEAL”

*pause for applause*

“coalition of chaos”

“coalition of chaos”

“COALITION OF CHAOS”

*pause,  drink water, blink twice, look seriously at audience, aim each word at a different person, emphasize words using thumb (no pointing!) thumbing*

“coalition”

*move head look at someone else*

“of”

*move head look at someone else*

“chaos”

*pause for applause*

“Britain”

*take out miniature union jack from under hair — show audience*

“EU”

*wait for booing to subside*

“EU!”

*take out EU flag from knickers — show to audience — make sure they see shit stains on flag*

“BRITAIN”

*British flag wave proudly — like Hitler did with his iconic Nazi symbols*

*wait for cheers to subside*

“EU!!”

*stamp on EU flag and then punch it using British flag*

“BRITAIN!”

*hold British flag up and dance — national anthem plays in background — sung by the Daily Mail over 55’s women’s choir of St Betentals, Oxforshire*

*build to finale*

“BRITAIN!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Best possible deal! Brexit means Brexit!!!!!!!!!Coalition of chaos! Strong and stable!!!!!!!!”

*wait for rapturous applause to finish — make cum face — pretend to hit that big O for the first time in life (well, first time without directly killing a poor and/or brown person)

ENDS

****Also make some shit up about caring about the working class. Haha, you know those fucking idiots will buy any old shit we tell them too!!