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Lucy Masoud, who worked on the recovery operation after the June 14
tragedy, blamed the blaze on the Tory Government’s austerity measures and a
contempt for social housing tenants. Masoud told a packed room at Friends House in central London:

“Had that building not been a social housing building, we know there wouldn’t have been so many failures. Why did Grenfell have flammable cladding and no sprinklers and only
one dry-riser? Because it was social housing and the decision makers
don’t care about the social housing tenants.”

She added: “The minute rich people in Kensington and Chelsea decided
they no longer wanted to look at an ugly building, those tenants’ fates
were sealed. That building as it stands there today in west London is a symbol of this country’s failures.
It’s a symbol of how this country treats its social housing tenants
and I think every politician, every MP should be dragged from the House
of Commons to look at that building and made to see and understand that
the decisions they made have led to what took place on June 14.”