Contemplate the implications of this article as it applies to the action of America’s leaders…which by our silence we allow…

clip_image002…Contemplate the implications of this article as it applies to the action of America’s leaders…which by our silence we allow…

What caused Britain’s deadliest fire in a century? The government failed to heed warnings and provide oversight. A Times investigation.

Saturday, June 24, 2017 10:28 AM EDT

 

The incineration of Grenfell Tower on June 14 is now a national tragedy. The London police on Friday blamed flammable materials used in the facade for the spread of the blaze and said the investigation could bring charges of manslaughter.

A formal government inquiry into the fire has just begun. But interviews with tenants, industry executives and fire safety engineers point to a gross failure of government oversight, a refusal to heed warnings from inside Britain and around the world and a drive by successive governments from both major political parties to free businesses from the burden of safety regulations.

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