‘Grenfell disaster scandal must mean safety first not profits and deregulation’ – Voice of the Mirror

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A weakening of health and safety proved fatal when 72 people died needlessly as the block of flats went up in flames in 2017

The more we learn the clearer it is that the Grenfell disaster was one of the greatest scandals of our times.

A weakening of health and safety proved fatal when 72 people died needlessly as the block of flats went up in flames in 2017.

What is branded as collusion between successive governments and a construction industry that put profits first proved a lethal relaxation of standards.

And this is why many voters, not just ­Grenfell residents and relatives, feel David Cameron should be called to give evidence.

The scandal is one that spreads way beyond West London.

Residents of blocks with similar cladding face huge bills and the Government will only cover £5billion of the £15bn cost.

And health and safety matters in every aspect of our lives, not only housing.

Deregulation was a disease sold as a remedy and must be rolled back in the public interest.

Bad cop Boris

WITH a history of breaking rules he demands others obey, Boris Johnson is sticking up two fingers at all who have endured the heartache of the pandemic.

Stonewalling questions about claims of Downing Street breaching Covid restrictions is a PM conceding his No10 broke the law.

Every time he insists the rules were
not broken but refuses to explain how or engage with doubters is fresh confirmation this is a political elite awarding itself a ­privileged free pass.

Calls for a proper police investigation will grow because people resent arrogant Johnson taking them for fools.

I’m a Chill-eb

I’M A Celebrity’s first evictee Arlene ­Phillips has revealed the contestants’ emergency cottage quarantine during Storm Arwen was a comfortable break.

Watching contestants eat decent food and flick through Netflix would be the biggest TV turnoff compared with hunger, dodgy food and dastardly trials in a cold castle.