- This apparent confession comes from residents who obviously knew the man. Why is the mainstream media strangely silent about it. The Government can barely prevent leaks, yet we are expected to believe that residents who witnessed this claim can keep silent about the identity of this unfortunate man whose fridge apparently caused the fire.
- There are no questions raised about the safety of home appliances, particularly certain refrigerator brands.
- Angry residents have claimed that their ongoing demands for safety were ignored by the authorities. The majority of the residents in Grenfell Tower were poor people from ethnic minorities and immigrants, including Syrian refugees.
- Angry residents and locals stated that the reason why the residents concerns were continuously ignored was because they were poor people living in the heart of a highly prestigious and wealthy area of London and that the tower block was an ugly eyesore to the rich. In other words, they just didn't fit in and made the place look bad. This must have devalued the area. Cheap cladding was used to make Grenfell Tower look prettier for the surrounding wealthy elite.
- Residents claim that when they raised their ongoing concerns, Conservative party representatives commented that they ought to be grateful instead of complaining.
- It is not unreasonable that greedy property developers wanted to profit from the area and undesirables were an obstacle. (NB. While he was London mayor, Boris Johnston came under fire for forcing residents from their homes to allow wealthy party donors to profit from redevelopment).
It should be noted that it was the victims, their families and local residents who brought politics into the Grenfell Tower tragedy as it highlighted the devastating divisions between rich and poor amid an increasing climate of right wing anti immigration following the Brexit referendum. For The Daily Telegraph to exploit protestors demands for justice is utterly despicable. The tragedy also highlighted the fact that despite the warnings, the Conservative Government did not consider the lives of poor people a priority. However, this should not come as a shock considering the Tory party barbaric record of cruel disdain and torture of the poor as epitomised by Cameron and Osborne. Toilet paper such as The Sun and The Daily Telegraph only reinforce this NeoCon extremism by vilifying the audacity of the poor for having a voice instead of being kept in their place.