The text below was sent to the SKWAWKBOX by a Twitter follower. The people of Liverpool have a particular affinity with the victims of the Grenfell fire, because they know what happened at Hillsborough, how the Establishment tried to blame the victims – which they see happening already over Grenfell Tower – and because they know how hard it is to get justice when the rich and powerful close ranks.
One Liverpool man wrote his thoughts on Grenfell Tower, on how it fits in the overall pattern of what’s happened to this country over the last three decades or so. It’s powerful. It’s damning.
And its final lines need to be a wake-up call for a country that has tolerated the Establishment narrative for far too long.
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Depth: 10 km
Distances: 79 km NW of İzmir, Turkey / pop: 2,501,000 / local time: 22:50:04.9 2017-06-17
32 km S of Mytilíni, Greece / pop: 28,400 / local time: 22:50:04.9 2017-06-17
16 km S of Plomárion, Greece / pop: 3,400 / local time: 22:50:04.9 2017-06-17
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Depth: 28 km
Distances: 93 km SW of Managua, Nicaragua / pop: 974,000 / local time: 07:47:40.1 2017-06-17
47 km S of Masachapa, Nicaragua / pop: 5,000 / local time: 07:47:40.1 2017-06-17
The real death toll could be even higher than the 150-200 that music stars Lily Allen and Saskilla told reporters about
The SKWAWKBOX had a long and traumatic conversation this evening with a businesswoman based near Grenfell Tower who has friends and employees affected by the terrible fire and has been working to provide support and shelter to them and others.
The woman, who wanted her information to be told but asked not to be identified, told this blog about families who survived and those that didn’t, about the contribution of police and council staff or the lack of it – and about fears that the real death toll could be even higher than the 150-200 that music stars Lily Allen and Saskilla told reporters about.
Her own words, unadorned apart from the removal of names and floor numbers, follow:
There are two children that we know really well who were in the block. One family got out, the father was able to shield their little girl and thank God…
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