As the SKWAWKBOX showed yesterday, Kensington and Chelsea council sent a threatening legal letter to the author of a blog who had highlighted the dangers facing residents at the ill-fated Grenfell Tower, demanding that he stop ‘harrassing’ the council.
The BBC’s Emily Maitlis faced a clearly uncomfortable time as she interviewed two residents involved with the blog, trying to interrupt before the discussion could turn to the council’s alleged failings, its threatened legal action against residents and the shoddy standard of works in the Grenfell building – but the resident was not in a mood to be interrupted and lays out a catalogue of issues.
For legal reasons, the name of a company that she mentions has been removed, but the hard-hitting video from a brave, articulate lady needs to be seen so the tragedy at Grenfell Tower is understood in its proper context:
There are already signs that the Establishment may be starting to ‘circle the wagons’ to defend itself against the consequences of its actions and arrogance and the backlash resulting from the tragic loss of life, the injuries and the loss of homes that the Grenfell Action Group warned about for years – and was warned to stop ‘harassing’ the council about.
That must not be allowed to succeed.