A possible figure of 150 victims came up on Channel 4 News earlier.
This is the biggest disaster in the UK since Hillsborough, and the similarities and the whole feeling around it are eerie. The victims were working class people who the elite don’t give a shit about.
In the second half of the 80s there was a succession of disasters, most of which could have been prevented had authorities given a shit. The political atmosphere was vicious at the time.
With the succession of terror attacks, now the Grenfell Tower fire, and the political situation and atmosphere absolutely febrile, it really feels like Britain has returned to those sort of days.