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´I understand you´re angry´ Sadiq Khan
defends himself as FURIOUS
Londoners swarm mayor

Daily Express [UK], by Laura Mowat

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Posted By:Attercliffe, 6/15/2017 1:54:36 PM

ANGRY Londoners gathered around the burnt out Grenfell Tower to question Sadiq Khan about the tragedy as tensions in the community run high. Angry Londoners gathered around Grenfell Tower to ask the Mayor of London questions as to why the fire could have been allowed to happen. People are demanding answers as to how the tragedy, which is likely to have killed dozens of people, happened in the city of London. One man was taken away by police close to the site of the tower following a disturbance. Many of the people in the community feel that the authorities have neglected this area

      


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Reply 1 - Posted by: Northcross, 6/15/2017 1:58:22 PM     (No. 11287410)

I am no fan of Sadiq Khan, but how do you blame him for not preventing a fire?

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Reply 2 - Posted by: cheeflo, 6/15/2017 2:34:11 PM     (No. 11287430)

Can´t really, #2, any more than Rick Snyder was to blame for the Flint, Michigan water crisis (still an issue, although off the front pages).

But he is the mayor and should step up to the plate to address the abject failure of the local government to address a known hazard, over which the city has a great deal of authority and discretion.

Mr. Khan´s dispassion suggests something other than just a cool head -- he is of the political class that condescends to the citizenry and trivializes their concerns.

I just keep wondering how a fridge can blow up. Something tells me this is like those SDS cranks who blew themselves up in a New York City townhouse back in the late 60s. Oops! Amateurs handling dangerous materials.

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Reply 3 - Posted by: hpmatt, 6/15/2017 3:12:20 PM     (No. 11287452)

The clip didn´t show a lot of anger - just a pol droning on about doing this or that in the future...blah blah blah.

I am sure the London Fire Chief knows what needs t/b done, but you don´t want to really save any lives if it costs landlords money - but you DAMN well better be current paying Global Warming taxes to the UN and Al Gore...

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Reply 4 - Posted by: strike3, 6/15/2017 3:18:12 PM     (No. 11287459)

Fires happen. What the Londoners should be on Khan´s back about is why his brothers can shoot, blow up and stab innocent citizens by the dozens and the police can not carry firearms, except for the swat teams and special units, which do not do routine patrols of the streets.

Not allowing the citizens to carry firearms goes back much further than the current mayor but the occurrence of a few more attacks is going to reopen that option whether Khan likes it or not.

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Reply 5 - Posted by: dvc, 6/15/2017 3:47:11 PM     (No. 11287482)

#1, I do not know the facts of the case, but as to the concept of accountability, it is building codes and fire codes.
It is not uncommon to find that they are perhaps badly written, perhaps outdated and perhaps unenforced (incompetence or bribery?) - that is how the mayor can be at least partially responsible for this sort of thing.

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Reply 6 - Posted by: vesicant, 6/15/2017 6:51:13 PM     (No. 11287696)

Maybe the muezzin was smoking.

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