Grenfell Tower fire: MPs attack Kensington council for failure to spend £270m reserves on housing

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Post by sassy on Sun Jun 18, 2017 12:43 pm

Exclusive: ‘If some of this money was spent on sprinkler systems and non-flammable cladding we wouldn’t be where we are today’

The council responsible for Grenfell Tower, where at least 58 people are now thought to have lost their lives after Wednesday's horrific fire, has been accused of carrying out “unacceptable” financial practises after it emerged the borough had stockpiled £274m of usable reserves following years of chronic underspending.

Labour MP for Tottenham David Lammy, whose friend Khadija Saye was killed in the blaze, said very serious questions needed to be asked about why the Royal Borough of Kensington and Chelsea (RBKC) was running a budget surplus despite repeated warnings from residents that the block posed a fire risk.

The shadow Communities Secretary Andrew Gwynne said the council needed to “immediately explain itself” over why the funds were not used to ensure safe housing.

“If some of this money was spent on sprinkler systems and non-flammable cladding we wouldn’t be where we are today,” he told The Independent.

More at: http://www.independent.co.uk/news/uk/home-news/grenfell-tower-royal-borough-kensington-chelsea-council-stockpiled-274m-despite-warnings-residents-a7795411.html



Bear this in mind when you hear that Council Tax payers (of course not those in receipt of housing benefit) got a rebate on their council tax every year. Here is one person's view of that:






ALSO BEAR IT IN MIND WHEN YOU TAKE IN THE FACT THAT PHILLIP HAMMOND ON MARR TODAY SAID HE THOUGHT THE CLADDING USED WAS BANNED IN THE UK AS WELL AS EUROPE AND USA.




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Post by Raggamuffin on Sun Jun 18, 2017 1:05 pm

I bet all the people who got a rebate were happy about it at the time. Perhaps they should have questioned why they were getting one.

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Post by Angry Andy on Sun Jun 18, 2017 1:05 pm

At least the freinds of Flop have an opinion over on the flop forum.
Here is the latest from banned Stormee.

Major Today at 11:21 am

[size=31]I give thee a MILLION greenies for that statement nicko.

Pandering to the wogs and forun scroungers as normal. again .

LOOK AFTER OUR OWN FIRST.

People here  must be so proud to have him as a forum friend.[/size]


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Post by Raggamuffin on Sun Jun 18, 2017 1:06 pm

Angry Andy wrote:At least the freinds of Flop have an opinion over on the flop forum.
Here is the latest from nanned Stormee.

Major Today at 11:21 am

I give thee a MILLION greenies for that statement nicko.

Pandering to the wogs and forun scroungers as normal. again .

LOOK AFTER OUR OWN FIRST.

People here  must be so proud to have him as a forum friend.

Eddie said yesterday that we shouldn't be talking about other forums, and I assume that means Flap too. If you don't want people responding to the bile on that other place run by Sassy, perhaps you should stop this.

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Post by sassy on Sun Jun 18, 2017 1:11 pm

Raggamuffin wrote:I bet all the people who got a rebate were happy about it at the time. Perhaps they should have questioned why they were getting one.

They weren't, read the letter.

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Post by Raggamuffin on Sun Jun 18, 2017 1:15 pm

sassy wrote:
Raggamuffin wrote:I bet all the people who got a rebate were happy about it at the time. Perhaps they should have questioned why they were getting one.

They weren't, read the letter.

I read it. That person isn't happy about it now, but he accepted it without question at the time. Hindsight is a wonderful thing.

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Post by Angry Andy on Sun Jun 18, 2017 1:33 pm

Raggamuffin wrote:
Angry Andy wrote:At least the freinds of Flop have an opinion over on the flop forum.
Here is the latest from nanned Stormee.

Major Today at 11:21 am

I give thee a MILLION greenies for that statement nicko.

Pandering to the wogs and forun scroungers as normal. again .

LOOK AFTER OUR OWN FIRST.

People here  must be so proud to have him as a forum friend.

Eddie said yesterday that we shouldn't be talking about other forums, and I assume that means Flap too. If you don't want people responding to the bile on that other place run by Sassy, perhaps you should stop this.
It is a legitimate post , Raggs. Stormee is a former member here, and if he didnt commit forum suicide by getting banned for blatent racism would still be here, uttering this filth.
What is worse, is that some endorse his views.

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Post by Raggamuffin on Sun Jun 18, 2017 1:37 pm

Angry Andy wrote:
Raggamuffin wrote:

Eddie said yesterday that we shouldn't be talking about other forums, and I assume that means Flap too. If you don't want people responding to the bile on that other place run by Sassy, perhaps you should stop this.
It is a legitimate post , Raggs. Stormee is a former member here, and if he didnt commit forum suicide by getting banned for blatent racism would still be here, uttering this filth.
What is worse, is that some endorse his views.

Stormee can't reply, and it's nothing to do with this forum. If he was slating you, maybe you'd have a point, but he's not.

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Post by Angry Andy on Sun Jun 18, 2017 1:46 pm

He is slating those who were killed , haveost freinds  and relatives or have been rendered homeless.
Hisinability to reply is down to his own racism and stupidity by getting banned.

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Post by Raggamuffin on Sun Jun 18, 2017 1:50 pm

Angry Andy wrote:He is slating those who were killed , haveost freinds  and relatives or have been rendered homeless.
Hisinability to reply is down to his own racism and stupidity by getting banned.

So what? It's on another forum, and we're not supposed to discuss them apparently.

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Post by Angry Andy on Sun Jun 18, 2017 2:51 pm

But Thorin keeps banging on about what Sassy and Irn are saying on ES, without being pulled up.
Double standards?

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Post by eddie on Sun Jun 18, 2017 2:55 pm

Angry Andy wrote:But Thorin keeps banging on about what Sassy and Irn are saying on ES, without being pulled up.
Double standards?

Stop lying. I spoke up on the site news thread about voting.

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Post by Raggamuffin on Sun Jun 18, 2017 2:57 pm

It's different anyway because they talk about him, he's not commenting on what they say generally. I've also commented after Phil and Scrat have lied about me, but I don't comment on what's posted on there generally.

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