Grenfell Tower “fox and chickens”

Some say as many as 500 people could have died in the blaze at Grenfell Tower which is situated in perhaps the richest borough of London.

It is thought that many were not registered residents.
Officially 80 people died in the fire

Clearly an official independent investigation is needed to fully determine exactly what caused, and what followed, the fire.

But what do we get?

Dame Judith Hackit, a few hours after resigning as director of the Energy Saving Trust, which promotes insulation containing a foam known as polyisocyanurate – blamed for fuelling the fire – has been appointed to lead a review into building regulations and fire safety following the horrifying event.

“Fox and chickens” comes to mind!

The review is separate to the inquiry led by Sir Martin Moore-Bick so will not look directly into what happened at Grenfell Tower in west London.

It will, however, cover regulations around design, construction and on-going management of buildings in relation to fire safety.

Of course, Hackit should be very familiar with the building and fire safety regulations, but in the whole of Britain is she the only one suitable  to carry out this review?

Surely, any degree of ‘conflict of interest’ should be completely avoided.

 

Found! brave Mexican journalists

“The wounded editor is in hospital, the statement said, and local media said he was in “grave” condition. So far this month, three journalists have been killed across Mexico, which is grappling with rising crime.”  – news report.

My previous post becried the lack of brave journalists. But seems genuine journalists do exist albeit in fear of their lives. Governments owe it to their public to protect the conveyors of truth and morality. I certainly dont mean preaching, but shining a spotlight on matters the public themselves cannot or do not have time to do. The Mexican Government should feel the terrible guilt for the attack on its countries finest.

Would you agree a journalist’s job description calls for hard work, ethics, quality writing, and, at its heart, the desire to tell the truth?

Journalists be damned!

 Where are the top sport and political journalists?

My opinion of journalism is very low and highly suspicious.
They often appear mischievous, flippant or pompous.
They accept corporate scripts and write anything that will reward with money.
Content being at most secondary.

Sports journalists are simply Gossip Rattle Traps
Political journalists are pathetically, bought biased, or blind.