[100 word news] – ‘Is democracy working? It didn’t work if you were a family living on the 20th floor of Grenfell Tower’

Shadow Chancellor John McDonnell has said that the victims of the Grenfell Tower fire were ‘murdered by political decisions’.

‘Is democracy working? It didn’t work if you were a family living on the 20th floor of Grenfell Tower. Those families, those individuals – 79 so far and there will be more – were murdered by political decisions that were taken over recent decades’.

‘The decision not to build homes, and to view housing as only for financial speculation rather than for meeting a basic human need, made by politicians over decades, murdered those families’.

‘The decision to close fire stations, and to cut 10,000 firefighters and then to freeze their pay for over a decade contributed to those deaths, and they were political decisions’.

100 word news by The Hooting Times

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