I hear they have appointed a retired High Court judge to head the inquiry into the Grenfell Tower business, and they still have not released the full figure of how many died. All we know is that is more than the 78 or whatever they have confirmed. A lot more.
I also hear that the same flammable polyethylene foam cladding they have used in hundreds of other tower blocks throughout the UK is made in and imported from the USA. Long before the Brexit vote, we have had a very strong trading link with the U.S. and I don't see how Brexit will affect the upper realms of business other than to force us to decrease import duties for countries who are still willing to trade with us in our weakened state.
Years ago when I used to do general building work, I - and a few others - refused to use a foam insulation board stocked by all the merchants in Britain, because it was made by the Dow Chemicals Corporation of the USA, but it was often quite difficult to find an alternative.
The reason why many builders did not want to use the Dow insulation board? Because Dow developed and supplied all the Napalm used in Vietnam. That stuff was supposed to catch fire.
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