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Grenfell Tower, Plus Two Years

Remember when 72 people burned to death in Grenfell Tower because of inadequate safety regulations? Remember how the survivors were given safe housing without being shunted off to temporary accommodation across the country where many of them might still be today?

Remember the condemnation and punishment of the slum landlords, many of whom once sat in the UK parliament before they were forced to resign in disgrace and lost their ill-gotten fortunes?

Remember how they jailed members of the Kensington and Chelsea London Borough Council, one of the richest councils in London, and the Kensington and Chelsea Tenant Management Organisation, who allowed this tragedy to happen?

Remember how it changed the government’s attitude towards poverty and ended a cruel and inhumane system that had killed over 17,000 people on welfare under the current government’s watch?

Imagine how monstrous it would be if two years later, none of those things had happened?