The appalling disaster of Grenfell Tower – a deeply political tragedy – has further
crystallised a sense that the fabric of British society has been torn. It is hard not
to see Grenfell as a hideous monument to inequalities of wealth and power; to the
sense that the British state – whether national or local – simply did not care for
its citizens because they were poor, and had prioritised the drive for deregulation
above human safety.
That poor people and immigrants gain subsidised, in fact for some free, housing in the most expensive part of the country is a hideous monument to inequality?