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
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.
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...
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.
#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 It is not uncommon to find that they are perhaps badly written, perhaps outdated and perhaps unenforced (incompetence or bribery?)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.
Sadiq Khan today tore into YouTube for refusing to take down four ´shocking´ videos boasting about gang violence which were reported to them by the police. The London Mayor warned that people could be killed needlessly unless more is done to take down material which encourages violence. The menacing videos, in which gang members wearing scarves and masks and brag about how they would murder their rivals, have been viewed over 356,000 times. The Metropolitan Police reported the clips to the internet giant in December, but despite having policies to remove threatening material, eight months on YouTube have
President Donald Trump said in morning tweets that his base is actually getting ´bigger & stronger´ in spite of polling that shows support for the Republican executive receding. A Quinnipiac University poll shows Republican optimism about Trump´s presidency dropping 12 points since January. His backing among other voters who were key to his victory has also been slipping. Trump launched an assault from his New Jersey golf club on ´fake news´ this morning in a flurry of tweets attacking the survey. His actions in office, he said, ´have driven the Trump base even closer together. Will never change!´ The tweets corresponded with Trump´s
NEW ORLEANS – Even after heavy rains stopped pouring down Saturday, many residents in areas of the city experienced rising water. Residents in Lakeview said hours after the rainfall stopped, water was rising inch-by-inch. However, city officials said during a press conference Sunday that rising water during drainage is a “normal occurrence.” “When you get that much rainfall it takes time for them to catch up,” said Ryan Berni, Deputy Mayor of External Affairs about the city´s drainage system. “Particularly lower lying areas, in the lowest parts of the city, water goes to those areas as the system takes time
The driver of a truck bearing a construction company´s name shown in a video speeding down a heavily flooded Mid-City street and pushing wakes of water onto inundated cars Saturday (Aug. 5) has been fired, according to a message posted to the company´s Facebook page. The video, which has garnered nearly 160,000 views on Facebook since being posted around 7 p.m. Saturday, catches a white pickup truck racing down Banks Street with water up to the truck´s bumper, then -- without slowing -- veer onto South Murat Street in Mid-City. Along the way, the truck can be seen sloshing water onto
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SYDNEY — U.S. military officials called off a search and rescue operation on Sunday for three U.S. Marines who were missing after their Osprey aircraft crashed into the sea off the east coast of Australia while trying to land. The U.S. Navy and Marine Corps suspended the rescue operation and launched a recovery effort instead, the Marine base Camp Butler in Japan said in a statement, essentially confirming the military does not expect to find the missing Marines alive. The Marines’ next of kin had been notified, and Australia’s defense force was assisting the Americans with the recovery effort, the statement said. The
Stone-throwing terrorists ambushed a civilian bus full of children leaving a protest rally on the ruins of the town of Sa-Nur in northern Samaria Thursday. Arutz Sheva spoke with Rochel, the mother of 10 year old Shmuel-David, who was struck in the head by a large rock when the bus was attacked. Shmuel-David remains in the hospital for further treatment following the discovery of minor internal bleeding in his head. "We were on our way to the center of the country. When we left Sa-Nur we passed an [Arab] village, and at the entrance to the village we saw that Arabs were
Now we´re getting down to brass tacks. The UK is prepared to offer the EU £36 billion in payment of outstanding liabilities as we leave, according to the Sunday Telegraph. The figure seems to be well sourced and has a plausibility about it. Equivalent to 40 billion euros it is significantly less than the 100 billion euros some in the EU had mooted and is at least approaching the same ball park as the more commonly suggested 60 billion euros. Two things are particularly interesting here. Firstly, there has not been much outrage amongst Eurosceptics. Richard Tice, from the Leave Means Leave campaign
The war against ISIS has taken dramatic strides since Donald Trump became president, with the US and its allies reclaiming swathes of Iraq and Syria. In fact, of all the land reclaimed by the US-led coalition since 2014, nearly one third has been taken since Trump took office. That´s thanks to Trump´s decision to delegate decisions and engage in a ´campaign of annihilation,´ Brett McGurk, the State Department´s senior envoy to the anti-Islamic State coalition, told the Washington Post. Since its peak in early 2015, ISIS has lost 78 per cent of its occupied areas in Iraq and 58 per cent in
President Donald Trump is on a 17 day vacation, and his critics have bene quick to comment, and there are few more outspoken than former Mexican President Vicente Fox. Fox has been ceaselessly trolling Trump on Twitter on everything from the US-Mexico boarder wall to health care, but the long vacation made for a particularly easy target. On Friday Fox tweeted: ´.@RealDonaldTrump leaving on vacation, huh? What for? If you´re not happy with your job, just leave. After all, it was never for you.´ Fox, who was the president of Mexico from 2000 to 2006, also prefers a good F bomb when
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President Trump´s Friday departure to his New Jersey golf club sets in motion extensive West Wing renovations that include replacing a 27-year old air conditioning system. Top officials who normally spend their time looking over their shoulders and running the country are decamping to the Old Executive Office building during renovations. A crew of maintenance professionals will be tending to a historic building that President Trump insists he did not call a ´complete dump´ in conversations at his Bedminister, New Jersey golf club. At the top of the list is replacement of the 27-year old HVAC system.
Sen. John McCain, R-Ariz., expressed his party´s uncertainty about President Trump running for office again in 2020, according to a report Saturday. "They see weakness in this president," McCain told the New York Times. "Look, it´s not a nice business we´re in." The report takes into consideration interviews from over 75 Republicans from diverse levels of the party. It notes donors and strategists as being more hesitant to stand by a Trump 2020 run, and points out a break from tradition as possible candidates that in prior years may have respectfully laid low this earlier on in the presidency, have
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Hillary Clinton has hired two political operatives from her 2016 presidential campaign to help manage Onward Together, the project she founded this spring with former governor Howard Dean to fund and support a coalition of Democratic groups led by activists and organizers.The new additions, Emmy Ruiz and Adam Parkhomenko, held central roles on Clinton’s campaign: Ruiz delivered key victories as state director in Nevada during the primary and in Colorado during the general election; Parkhomenko worked in headquarters as her director of grassroots engagement before moving to the Democratic National Committee. Both served on Clinton’s first presidential bid in 2008.
The front page of the Saturday Metro section of The Washington Post offered breaking news on Christian attitudes. “Christians are far more likely than non-Christians to blame poverty on a lack of effort, a poll found.” This poll from the Post and the liberal Kaiser Family Foundation is three months old, taken from April 13 to May 1. This is not just a poll question; it’s begging for overgeneralization, with “the poor are mostly lazy” being judged by liberals as akin to “Muslims are mostly terrorists” or “Catholic priests are mostly child abusers.” As a citizen, I’d refuse to answer
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