Quite. I don't recall the Leader of the Opposition openly fomenting revolution at those times, either. as Longrider points out. I may have disagreed with their politics, but there was no question that back then, Labour had politicians of stature. Now? They have monsters in red rosettes.
The roll call of the dead is quite telling, too:
Khadija Saye and Mohammed Alhajali are the first people to be named as victims of the Grenfell Tower fire.
The family of Saye, an artist whose work has been exhibited at the Venice Biennale, told Sky News that she had been killed.
The death of Syrian refugee Alhajali was confirmed by Albdulaziz Almashi, the co-founder of the Syria Solidarity Campaign in the UK, where he worked.You'll be hard pressed to find any gor blimey, guvnor, salt of the earth cockneys in this roll call.
Which perhaps goes some way towards understanding the sense of entitlement and inability to believe that 'the authorities' aren't in some way concealing the fate of their loved ones for some nefarious purpose...
Beinazir Lasharie, a resident and local Labour councillor, said: “We’re a nuisance to the council. Their attitude is: ‘How dare so many ethnic minority foreigners who are not well off live in these ugly flats?’”
Lasharie had been evacuated from her flat in a block next to the tower, and was uncertain about when she could return. “They don’t care about us, they don’t listen to us. It’s as if they want us to move out. They are socially cleansing us across the borough.”If 'socially cleansing' means 'moving people who cannot afford to live in Kensington without the taxpayer's help to cheaper areas', then, frankly, I'm all for it.
Why is it necessary that we house them in desirable areas? I'm happy to miss out on the 'benefits' of having a diverse culture:
Sentencing, District Judge Tanweer Ikram said: "The whole country, if not the whole world, has been shocked by what has taken place in the last few days in relation to the fire at Grenfell Tower.
"The horror is not to be underestimated. The dignity of the dead must always be respected.
"What you have done by uploading those photos shows absolutely no respect to this poor victim. To show his face as he lies there is beyond words.
"That view is shared in the horror and disgust that is shown by those people that have uploaded messages on your profile.
"It is an aggravating feature that when people said to you 'This is really sick, just call the police' and 'call the cops rather than post photos', you didn't. "You didn't remove the photos."
The judge accepted Mwaikambo had no previous convictions and was remorseful for what he did, but with the events of the fire the case was "unprecedented". Mwaikambo, of Testerton Walk, was given six weeks for each charge to run consecutively and ordered to pay a victim surcharge of £115 and and costs of £85.There really are no words.