Archive | June 20, 2017

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Petition For UK Government To Authorise The Army To Coordinate Relief Effort To #Grenfell Tower Families

In light of the slow response by the authorities regarding the Grenfell Tower disaster, I have started a petition for the government to instruct the Army to coordinate relief efforts to the Grenfell families. As you know, the Army specialises in disaster relief situations worldwide and would be a great asset in assisting the relief effort. Here’s the petition link  http://tinyurl.com/y7c3k6mp

Theresa May please authorise the army to take over and coordinate the relief effort for the #GrenfellTower families

Theresa May please authorise the army to take over and coordinate the relief effort for the #GrenfellTower families. The army specialises in disaster relief situations worldwide and are best placed to handle the #GrenfellTower relief effort.

Video: expert breaks down as he tells of warning of ‘totally avoidable’ #Grenfell fire

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Any doubt that the terrible – and still grossly understated – death toll in the Grenfell Tower fire was avoidable has been swept away by a bleak and deeply moving video interview by fire protection exp Arnold Tarling.

Mr Tarling breaks down in tears as he explains to an interviewer the warnings that he gave three years ago of major loss of life that would be caused if the type of panels used on Grenfell Tower were not outlawed – and of his reaction when he received a call in the early hours of 14 June to notify him of the blaze:

Another video shows just how flammable the HDPE (high density polyethylene) panels that Mr Tarling refers to are and how reckless the decision to encase a building containing hundreds of people in them. In just over 2 minutes a small fire turns into an uncontrollable blaze:

Mr Tarling is…

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