A lot doesn’t sit right with the inferno in London today.
One resident who blogged was threatened with court action if he didn’t take his blog down, complaining about the lack of safety.
Government minsters coming-out and stating failings. We are talking about mass deaths due to neglect.
This is prime location land, and a tower block would be seen as an eyesore by many. It takes me back to the riots in Tottenham.
First off, what pushed the riots?
The parents of Mark Duggan had no official word from the police. Only finding out their son had been shot dead by police from a journalist.
So they attend Tottenham police station days later for official word. They were first told the commissioner was going to speak to them. Hours later and a restless crowd had no response.
The truth was, the commissioner was on holiday. One of the restless crowd shouted at the police officer and was subsequently pushed over.
Trouble then started.
Now, with everyone obviously upset to say the least, hours later people from all over London came down to riot. Shops were turned upside down and revellers took what they could. Fires were started in local businesses and whilst all this was happening, the directive given to police officers was to stand back and let it happen.
Thats the riots.
During the same time, Tottenham Hotspur PLC had plans to build a new stadium.
A few listed buildings and a local business “Archway Metal Works” stood in the way of Tottenham’s plans.
It was reported that Archway Metal Works was offered in the region of ten million pounds.
That was no way accurate, a little over market value was offered.
Ironically, this building also fell to the ground, due to fire.
I remember a few months after advertising boards where the post office once stood with signs for the redevelopment of Tottenham with Mayoral money, as was also on the corner of a soon to be new development of homes on Hampden Road with the same boast of Mayoral money.
Now of course, Tottenham is on the up.
On the rare occasion I walk the High Road and down near Hale village, I see the type of residents moving into Tottenham.
As we see the ground is now well underway.
Local business on the High Road such as Chick King have protested and petitioned to stop Tottenham Hotspur knocking down their shops and the tower block on Love Lane, just off White Hart Lane.
It seems many people are doing well from the riots and the foul play in the burning of Archway Metal works.
Haringey council, David Lammy and Tottenham Hotspur PLC.
Now for what we are finding out about the inferno today, it seems many, many failings have killed many people as well as leaving people without a home.
Im not speculating about the inferno, but I will say that certain businesses and the council may be looking forward to this development in the near future.
Rest in peace Mark Duggan.
Rest in peace those that lost their lives in Grenfell Tower. – A Tottenham Resident