Fire, housing and politics of the poor

The first person to be punished for the Grenfell Tower inferno is not the contractor, the local councillors, central government ministers but the person who took and make public the scale of pain as a result of their actions and or non actions. 

This is tale of two cities. The Tories in order to achieve their political objective of scaling down the state, targeted poor people who relied on the safety net of the state. They told working poor that the poor were responsible for their sorry state. Ian Duncan-Smith castigated poor and sought to ship out poor people from rich neighbourhoods breaching the social contract this country entered into post the Great War. 
It was Britain that got burnt by its ruling power and shame on them.

A neighbour who posted pictures of one of the victims of the Grenfell Tower blaze on social media after opening a body bag at the scene has been jailed for three months.
Omega Mwaikambo, 43, was arrested after images were posted online of what appeared to be a partially-covered body following the fatal blaze on Wednesday morning.
He pleaded guilty to two offences contrary to section 127 of the Communications Act, Scotland Yard said.
Mwaikambo, of Testerton Walk, west London, was sentenced to three months at Westminster Magistrates’ Court on Friday, the force added.
He received six weeks in prison for each count, to run consecutively, making a total of twelve weeks.

At least 30 people are known to have died as fire ripped through the 24-storey building in the early hours of Wednesday morning.


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