Its a bitter irony that the Grenfell Tower fire should happen as Britain starts to negotiate its way out of the European Union central to which is seen by some of its main protagonists as keeping out foreigners who are “enjoying” this countries largess. Racism!
Those of us who argued for withdrawal from the EU on economic and political grounds will though need to search our consciences and ensure there does not lie within us any xenophobic trace and root it out.
The irony is piled on when you consider that the laggardly response to the plea of middle east women and children to people caught up in but denied asylum as practices by successive governments meant that they could have, some were I believe, perished in the Borough of Kensington and Chelsea.
They would certainly have joined people housed in the worst possible conditions Britain can provide where private landlords, though not in this case, make huge profits from their suffering. Some of their own amongst them profiting from the miseries they provide.
This is compounded by the disregard for tenants whose questioning of the dangers of the conditions lived in go ignored. When, as with Grenfell Towers, improvements are made more thought is given to its appearance in the eyes of its rich neighbours, by adding cheap cladding, while failing to fix safety measures such as sprinklers and alarms.
That Theresa May failed to make with the usual crocodile expected is the least of the concerns left in the flames of the towering inferno it shows up a system rotten to the core.