Grenfell Tower tragedy occurred because rich councillors viewed poor people as eyesore: George Galloway

Grenfell Tower: 'Kensington and Chelsea was controlled by rich people, as the poor are less likely to vote', says George Galloway

George Galloway said some thought Grenfell Tower was an eyesore

Tuesday, July 4, 2017

George Galloway has said the Grenfell Tower tragedy occured because Kensington and Chelsea was controlled by rich people, and they viewed poor people as an "eyesore."

An inquiry into the Grenfell Tower fire is to take place under the leadership of Sir Martin Moore-Bick, however many survivors have claimed the inquiry isn't broad enough and it should be led by someone else.

Galloway said: "In the case of Kensington and Chelsea the majority of those who voted regularly…were wealthy people.

"I myself lived close by, David Cameron lived just 150 yards from me. You could be sure that we would vote. The poor people in the borough were less likely to vote.

"Therefore the council was controlled by the representatives of the richest people in Britain who live in that borough."

Galloway believes these rich politicians thought "that the tower, and others like it, were a bit of an eyesore. So they came up with this now-fatal blunder of cladding the tower in a noxious substance that gave off cyanide when it went on fire.

"I'm willing to bet that, in the public inquiry, we see that most people died of suffocation rather than burns."

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