Archive | June 26, 2017

May: we’ll test 100/day for fire-risk. 5 DAYS later they’ve done.. 75 #Grenfell


javid 75.pngTory Local Government Secretary Sajid Javid today told the House of Commons that the government had tested the cladding on seventy-five tower blocks – and all seventy-five had failed fire tests.

A 100% fail rate is a national scandal that ought to be enough to bring down the government – but the shameless Tories have already shown there are no depths they won’t sink to in order to cling to power.

But what nobody seems to be commenting on is that number: 75.

Last Thursday, Theresa May told media that 100 blocks per day would be tested:

mol 11 cladding.pngYet here we are five days later – surely there’s no question of only working Mon-Fri – and Javid says seventy-five have been tested.

And eleven had already been tested and identified – meaning the buildings tested since 9.50am last Thursday only number sixty-four.

That’s an average of 12.8…

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Arlene Foster denied anti-LGBT letter. Why trust there’s no hidden #DUP deal?

I would like to know where the £1 Billion has come from all of a sudden. Our emergency services, education and teachers need financial help and this is a massive kick in the teeth.


The government has announced it has reached agreement with the DUP amid grave concerns not only about the deal – which Welsh First Minister Carwen Jones said is nothing more than ‘a bung’ – but also about the nature of the party it has reached agreement with.

The Democratic Unionist Party (DUP) will receive £1 billion in additional public funds and participation in government policy-making in return for its ‘confidence and supply’ arrangement with the Tories.

tory dup.pngTories and the DUP reaching their deal. Inset: the funeral of the Quinn boys, murdered in a loyalist firebomb attack

After more false starts and delays than a bad day on the notorious Southern Rail that have meant the deal has been announced weeks later than originally promised, there’s little doubt that the public deal represents only a small part of the concessions the Tories will have made in order to bring the famously…

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