British Conservatives break Grenfell disaster survivors rehousing promises

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Smoke billowed out from the 24-storey Grenfell Tower in London during the 2017 disasterBy Sam Tobin in Britain:

Tuesday, April 24, 2018

CWU Conference ’18

Local communities seethe with ‘steely rage’ over Tory failure to rehouse Grenfell survivors

BROKEN promises over rehousing survivors of the Grenfell disaster has prompted a “steely rage” within local communities, a key member of the Justice4Grenfell campaign has said.

Moyra Samuels told a fringe meeting at the CWU conference in Bournemouth organised by Stand Up To Racism that she believed that racism was one of the reasons families were still stuck in temporary or emergency accommodation almost a year on.

She said that, at first, people “didn’t think of the implications” of how race impacted on attempts to rehouse survivors, saying that “we thought Grenfell was a consequence of an attack on our class.”

But, noting that Grenfell was known locally as the “Moroccan tower”, she said that “50 of the 72 people who died…

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