June 16, 2017

Corbyn Politicizing Grenfell Tower Catastrophe

Alexander JonesRebel Contributor

The death toll at Grenfell Tower in west London has risen to 30 — and it will continue on that trajectory. The Metropolitan Police Service has admitted that it may eventually exceed 100 and many may never be identified.

Those who made it out of the 24-storey tower block alive are either seriously hurt — 74 people have been treated in six hospitals, according to the London Ambulance Service — or have had their livelihoods irrevocably ruined.

First responders are still at the scene. Fire investigators are wading through the blackened building. Undertakers are carrying bodies to the morgue. And Jeremy Corbyn?

The staunch socialist is in full-on campaign mode, championing the cause of wealth redistribution.

The Labour Party leader is calling for the ‘requisitioning’ of private property to house the now homeless Grenfell Tower residents.

“Kensington is a tale of two cities — it is among the wealthiest parts of the country but the ward where this took place is one of the poorest […] Residents must also be re-housed, using requisition of empty properties if necessary, in the community they love,” said Corbyn in an official statement.

His call — which would almost certainly be illegal — has the backing of more moderate Labour MPs, including Harriet Harman and David Lammy.

Corbyn is shamelessly generating political capital from a catastrophe — it’s completely uncalled for. His words, pitting the poor against the rich, amount to nothing more than an unsavoury attempt to sow division in a borough, and a country, that is already deeply divided.

The Grenfell Tower fire goes beyond party politics, far from the reaches of Left vs. Right, and — as Matt Wrack, general secretary of the Fire Brigades Union, told The Guardian, “we learned these lessons 40 years ago” — it’s clear that the fault lies not with one government, but with successive governments and local councils.

Prime Minister Theresa May, who was lambasted for initially not speaking with the survivors (as well as the emergency services) in her first visit to the scene, has announced a public inquiry into the fire.

Scotland Yard is pursuing a criminal investigation.

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commented 2017-06-17 14:37:19 -0400
George… Anything that stinks is rotten and everything you’ve spoke about that man indicates he doesn’t have a defense.!
You can hold a case of beer for a friend you could hold $20 for a friend you can hold a barbecue on sale for a friend but how can you hold an explosive device for a friend and not be involved.!
Wash mosques in pig blood and shit turn what’s left into a fast food outlet serving pork ribs and bacon and beer.!!
commented 2017-06-17 14:24:35 -0400
There’s something about this whole thing that stinks.
The Grenfell Tower protests are being organized by Mustafa al-Mansur who used to be spokesman for [Abu Hamza’s] Finsbury Park Mosque. He was arrested about ten years ago on suspicion of terrorism offences because his fingerprints were found on documentation regarding improvised explosive devices that, he said, he was holding for a friend.
commented 2017-06-17 14:23:43 -0400
The ethos of the liberal left; never let a good tragedy go to waste.
commented 2017-06-16 22:04:36 -0400
There is a video floating around of that Idiot Corbyn when he was younger, waving a USSR Flag,and wearing a Stalin type hat, espousing the joys of Communism. The man, like all left wing dings is a complete idiot.

Trying to make political hay from this tragedy is only possible in a sick mind. The UK is in a bad enough state as it is, if Corbyn manages to become the PM, then the UK is dead meat for sure.
commented 2017-06-16 19:50:02 -0400
It’s starting to look like home fellas… This looks like any neighborhood in mainstream Iraq, Syria or Afghanistan… But it’s not it’s
Britain .!!! The seventh century savages occupy burned out and bombed out buildings where they come from so they must like it as they made them that way so let them stay where they are..!
Maybe the prime minister and the queen could take up residence there and serve those that they invited in against the wishes of the people.!!