United Nations warns UK could be breaking international law over cladding

The cladding at Grenfell Tower explained: The materials used were flammable – not flame-resistant.

What do you think the Conservative government will do about this, considering it is now three years since the Grenfell disaster and the Tories haven’t lifted a finger to replace flammable cladding on thousands of other tower blocks?

This Writer is willing to bet we’ll hear a load of flannel about the UN not doing its job properly – or misinterpreting its role in some way, and some minister – probably Robert Jenrick – will make some sabre-rattling suggestion that it should keep its foreign nose out.

You know how it would be – like the Tories did when the UN accused this country of institutional abuse of people with disabilities.

The last thing the Tories want to do is spend money on poor people who are living in firetraps.

The UN has warned Britain that its failure to strip combustible cladding from high-rise buildings containing tens of thousands homes may be a breach of international law.

The global body is demanding answers about the UK government’s delayed programme to fix hundreds of blocks wrapped in flammable panels and with other fire safety problems.

Leilani Farha, the UN’s special rapporteur on adequate housing, wrote to the government to express “serious concern about allegations of multiple violations of the human right to adequate housing, of which safety is a key component – contrary to international human rights law”.

Source: UK could be breaking international law over cladding, says UN | Society | The Guardian

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1 thought on “United Nations warns UK could be breaking international law over cladding

  1. Dez

    Trouble is this is just another example of just how bad this Government is at making good decisions quickly. Obviously they need another major death count before they actually get the tower block picture. The current Covid situation shows this Government only does bad decisions slowly in order that the maximum damage can be sustained. They must be part of the New World Order plans with such a high death count and perhaps this is why Boris is so proud of having achieved such fear and damage. No one can be this incompetent…..surely it has to be deliberate. The cladding needs to start asap they were looking for investments in getting folk back to work and this cladding seems to be a good candidate.

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