Perhaps it was the claim that the refurb work on Grenfell Tower, for which £10 million was set aside, only cost £8.6 million – including a saving of just £5,000 from using flammable cladding instead of the flame-resistant type. Honestly, with £1.4 million going spare, why was that decision made and who was responsible?

Perhaps it was something else.

Maybe it was this act of contempt:

Maybe it was the claim that the news media have been ordered to lie about the Grenfell Tower death toll:

We’ll find out about this one sooner or later because:

Perhaps it was the unlikelihood that this would happen:

Perhaps this was the final insult:

Actually, the article is worth quoting because – after everything that has happened in the last week, you may not believe exactly how arrogant and insulting the letters (there were two) really are [boldings mine]:

The letters didn’t offer sympathy or support. They both offered a warning. About anti-social behaviour. In particular, breaking rules about playing ball games on the local green and issues about dogs.

The letter about ball games was directed to all residents, it did not discriminate between those who had witnessed terror on their doorstep, or those who had lost loved ones in the fire.

It reprimanded their children, including those still wide-eyed from a tragedy which nobody – especially the young – should ever have witnessed.

I have never seen anger like it. The people around Grenfell Tower already feel ignored and abandoned. Now, they feel insulted.

All This Writer knows is that seats of local and national government, along with the BBC (for toeing the Tory line?) have been besieged by angry members of the public today.

Needless to say, the facts have been misreported by the BBC:

This is what I’ve been seeing online – and it started quietly:

Then, this:

Theresa May – perhaps shamed (again) by the fact that Jeremy Corbyn (and now the Queen) had visited the Grenfell Tower and met residents, while she had hidden away from them – turned up there again today, only to be besieged in St Clements Church by a crowd shouting – well, listen for yourself:

Here’s how our ‘leader’ dealt with it – she literally ran away:

We have a prime minister who is afraid to face the citizens of her own country. She is a national – if not international – humiliation.

The anger spread:

Inevitably, protesters even reached Downing Street itself:

And, of course, they protested outside the BBC:

Protesters there held a one-minute silence for the dead.

Probably worst of all for Theresa May, people started talking – and the things they were saying made sense:

Meanwhile, back at Grenfell Tower (WARNING: STRONG LANGUAGE):

Here’s David Vujanic:

Many of his points are worth stressing, but this is very important: There was no violence. All protests were peaceful. The people involved wanted answers and they wanted action. However:

This is why they were calling the mainstream media liars. Fortunately we now have the social media – of which This Site is proud to be a member.

The other point to be made about rioting is that riots are short, violent explosions – and expressions – of public frustration that end.

Public frustration about the ignorance, arrogance and above all privilege that led to the Grenfell Tower fire will not end, any time soon.

Already more demonstrations are being planned, in towns and cities across the United Kingdom:

Some have criticised organisers for holding such events outside London, but they either miss the point or are trying to divert attention away from it.

This isn’t just about an act of gross negligence that has killed residents of a single tower block in London.

It is about the threat we all face from a government of cost-cutting profiteers who have no interest in, or compassion for, anybody apart from themselves.

People have had enough. They want change. And now they are taking to the streets to demand it.

Postscript: Perhaps an ignorant Tory toff did say something stupid to kick this off after all:

He’s wrong, by the way. The political accusations were first made by members of the public whose affiliations were not known.

I think This Site was the first to go into the politics of the disaster, in an article published at 10.51am on Wednesday – and my Labour membership is currently suspended.

Anyway, a fellow Twitter user had an excellent response:

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