posted on Jun, 19 2017 @ 04:49 PM
a reply to: JustMike
I didn't know that you had a strong connection to London.
The fire was indeed a tragic event, made a thousand times worse by the thought that it could (very probably) have been avoided, or at least minimised
by the strict enforcement of building code regulations, a very small amount of money and common sense.
It was made all the worse by the fact that the tower blocks are inhabited by the poorer sections of society, living "next door" to some of the most
affluent naighbourhoods in the UK.
There are no words that can bring back those lost to such tragedy. No words that can sufficiently comfort the bereaved.
My only hope is that the authorities LISTEN to the residents there and LEARN from any mistakes that they've made.
I know that steps have already been taken to "review" the safety of all towerblock upgrades and re-furbishments - so that is something I suppose?
What REALLY got to me was the political posturing and points scoring that went on in the days following the tragic fire.
Those (insert expletive of your choice HERE) politicians who used the media for a quick photo-op in the aftermath, but didn't even bother to talk to
the locals or visit the hospitals and temporary care facilities (until a day or two LATER when their "advisers" pointed out their error...)
OK, I have ranted enough.
It's lovely to see you, please give Dada a huge big squishy hug from everyone here at the Shed?
G out! LOL