Thursday, February 15, 2018

Justice for Grenfell

In order to try to keep up the general hysteria around the Grenfell Tower fire, a pointless group called Justice4Grenfell has pissed away well-meaning members' donations on a great big publicity stunt.
Group Justice 4 Grenfell hired three vans with adverts which read: "71 dead. And still no arrests? How come?"

Au contraire, there have been a number of arrests—and, indeed, convictions. How about this lady...?
A woman who made fraudulent claims for support offered to people affected by the Grenfell fire, has been charged with fraud.

Joyce Msokeri, 46 (17.02.71), of Ambleside Gardens, Sutton, will appear in custody at Westminster Magistrates, Court, today, Tuesday, 5 September charged with six counts of fraud.

Msokeri was arrested on 25 July after making fraudulent claims for support being provided to the survivors of the Grenfell Tower fire. She was charged on 4 September.

Or this gentleman...?
A serial fraudster has been jailed for 21 months after he pretended his wife and son were killed in the Grenfell Tower fire in a “despicable” attempt to pocket £12,500 set aside for victims of the disaster.

I grant you that more arrests should have been made...
People who were unlawfully subletting flats in Grenfell Tower will not be prosecuted if they come forward with information about who was in their properties at the time of the deadly fire, the government has said.

The guidance has been issued amid fears that the threat of prosecution has prevented tenants coming forward to help identify people who were there on the night of the blaze but may not yet have been reported as missing.

Still, you can't have everything, eh...?
Tottenham MP David Lammy, whose friend, the artist Khadija Saye, died in the fire, has repeatedly questioned the official number of dead as “far, far too low” and said that “failure to provide updates of the true number that died is feeding suspicion of a cover-up”.

How would David Lammy know? This is a man so stupid that he can't count higher than ten without taking his socks off.

Given how much the public enquiry will inevitably cost the taxpayer, perhaps Justice4Grenfell should just shut the hell up and let the vastly overpaid panel get on with the enquiry.

Or, if they genuinely give a crap about "justice for Grenfell" use the donated monies to actually help people—rather than concocting pathetic publicity stunts.

9 comments:

John M said...

It's perfectly obvious who the "stunt" billboards are targeted at, and your pithy article does fuck all to help these people see justice done by the people who corporately hold a great deal of responsibility for the deaths of all those people last year.

Anonymous said...

Presumably by "people who corporately hold a great deal of responsibility", you mean the board of KCTMO - including new MP Emma Dent-Choad.

Anonymous said...

I am given to understand that the organisation Justice4Grenfell is, much like the Stop the War Coalition, a front for the Socialist Workers' Party.

Tim Worstall said...

"How would David Lammy know? This is a man so stupid that he can't count higher than ten without taking his socks off."

12, surely?

Anonymous said...

"Presumably by "people who corporately hold a great deal of responsibility", you mean the board of KCTMO - including new MP Emma Dent-Choad."

Nice try liar.
She was only on that board up until 2012, but I suspect you knew that really.

Anonymous said...

"She was only on that board up until 2012, but I suspect you knew that really."

The contract was put out to tender in 2012.

JuliaM said...

@JohnM: If these people want to 'see justice done', maybe they could take their billboards to the new domicile of Mr Exploding Fridge. If they can find him.

Anonymous said...


Makers of the fridge surely?
Generally - I have rarely read such a load of badly written, rabid, reactionary bilge as this blog. Came to it via a Google on Matthew D'Ancona, who, although not deeply bright, is Einstein to the person who writes this blog. Nasty blog.

Devil's Kitchen said...

Granted, Anon, the tone is not for everyone.

But it amuses me, and that's what's important.

DK

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