Hard News: Grenfell: a signal moment
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Just to point something out - that building was put up 50 years ago, minus the cladding but also with no sprinklers (which were standard issue on commercial buildings even then). There was a Labour government then, another one from 74-79 and the Blair government from 97-2007. Clearly none of these governments did anything to mandate better fire suppression in residential buildings.
John Farrell, in reply to
Fine - but I've also seen it pointed out that the building before the reclad was much less likely to have a catastrophic fire, and the "stay put" instruction was likely to be reasonable.
Yes - it appears that the cladding basically acted as both a chimney and a flammable wrapping for the entire building.
Five tower blocks being evacuated, because fire safety can't be guaranteed.
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