Forget her words – THIS is Theresa May’s response to Stormzy over Grenfell

The ruin of Grenfell Tower.

Theresa May’s real answer to Stormzy’s demand for funding to help the victims of Grenfell took a while to arrive, but here it is: She’s reducing safety in tower blocks.

Never underestimate the vindictiveness of a Conservative.

After reportedly bowing to heavy lobbying from construction firms, Theresa May’s Conservative government are poised to severely weaken fire regulations for high-rise buildings, despite numerous promises from the government to improve fire safety following the horrific Grenfell fire which claimed the lives of 71 people last June.

It is understood that the government intends to revise regulations to allow construction firms to merely carry out ‘desktop studies’ on combustible insulation, rather than forcing firms to carry out the large scale tests that are currently demanded for all potentially combustible building materials to be used in the insulation of high rises.

Desktop studies are essentially computer simulations that do not involve real-life tests, and would amount to a far cheaper, far-less rigorous method for testing combustible construction materials that would allow firms to save vast amounts of time and money.

Source: Despite Grenfell, the Tories look set to WEAKEN high-rise fire regulations after lobbying from construction firms | Evolve Politics

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7 thoughts on “Forget her words – THIS is Theresa May’s response to Stormzy over Grenfell

  1. aunty1960


    But what happens to the money collected by appeals. It looks good when someone sets up and appeal and millions of money comes in, but what has happend to it, could have been surely housing some people by now.

    I have great doubts and questions about sudden appeal to giving then not knowing where money goes and how it is used.

    Use the money, get them in accommodation and pursue govt and compensation separately. it will take years and frustration anyway Little resolution and lots of frustration.

  2. Carol Fraser

    In a fit and properly run country it would be the fire service working with building regulators to set the regulations. But we do not have a fit and proper government.

  3. Bill Hill

    Well,great news,desktop studies should shave a few billion off the cost of modernising the house of commons

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