Friday, Sep. 22, marked 100 days simce the catastrophic Grenfell fire in West London. If you didn’t know, a housing tower (home to mainly working class and minority people) caught fire in the middle of the night. The blaze powered through the building, trapping residents amidst the flames, the building was constructed in a way that breached every fire regulation possible. There were no sprinklers. One staircase. Flammable cladding. No fire doors. Why? Because the money hungry scum that built and watched over the tower don’t care about working class people. Over 80 people were killed.
100 days later and 153 residents haven’t found permanent housing yet. They’re being denied homes and forced to live in cramped hotel rooms. For over three months. These people’s families and friends didn’t survive that fire. They have no belongings or possessions and they’re being looked down on by the government because of their social status. The government is doing nothing to help them. A small sum of £5,500 per household was given to the victims. That’s barely two months rent. Their homes were burnt to the ground because the block was looked past by the government. Now they’re living without stability because the government is looking past them. The British government is ignoring Grenfell until the next press conference. The skeleton of the tower stands there to this day and I haven’t seen Theresa May mention it since July.
So what can we do? Talk about it. Tell about it. Tweet about it. Share it. We cannot let people forget the day that innocent people were murdered because of their class. We cannot let people forget that this happened and it’s still happening. Working class people keep society running, and the conservative government like to pretend they don’t exist, except only when they kill them off.