The Curmudgeon

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Wednesday, August 01, 2018

In Safer Hands

Now that the police are finishing up their examination of the crime scene at Grenfell Tower, the Government has been demonstrating, in its accustomed eloquent fashion, exactly how much it cares about what the survivors might think. Residents had been given to believe that an independent organisation would be set up to take responsibility for the site when the police were done with it; in fact the Government, as one would expect, planned to hand it back to the local authority. If the Conservatives have learned only a single lesson from the fire, that lesson is inevitably that no-one is better qualified than the Royal Borough of Kensington and Chelsea to make a healthy profit from the ashes. However, it seems that the idea caused a certain restlessness among the natives, so despite the council's entrepreneurial gumption in the period leading up to the disaster, the Government has now decided to set up an independent organisation after all; doubtless in the compassionate expectation that members with an excess of independence can eventually be manipulated, vilified or deported as convenient.

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