By Lamiat Sabin in Britain:
Survivors ‘being blackmailed’ into unsafe homes
Friday 21st July 2017
SURVIVORS of the Grenfell Tower fire are “almost being blackmailed” into accepting temporary homes that are unsafe and unsuitable.
Residents are being told that they will be made “intentionally homeless” if they refuse offers by the Tory-run Royal Borough of Kensington and Chelsea council despite government assurances that this would not occur, shadow housing secretary John Healey told the Commons yesterday.
Conservative MP Bob Blackman said the threats were akin to blackmail.
Mr Healey told Communities SecretarySajid Javid that 169 families lost their homes following the fire but only 10 have moved out of emergency hotels and hostels with 25 more offered a temporary home they feel they can accept.
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