…you can’t see any potential drawback
in championing this cause?
Leyton and Wanstead MP John Cryer has backed Ms Hull's calls.
He said: "I was sorry to learn of the problems she has been experiencing with Ascham Homes.
"I understand that Ascham Homes’ Disability Panel accepted that Ms Hull had sustained mental trauma as a consequence of the fire and that she should not be returned to Fred Wigg Tower or placed in a tower block.
"I have therefore made urgent representation to the Chief Executive at Ascham Homes and asked that she be offered alternative non-high rise accommodation.”
Ms Hull had a frightening experience, yes.
But it doesn't – shouldn't – give her the right to demand a house rather than a flat, if she would not otherwise qualify for one:
A spokeswoman for Ascham Homes said there was huge demand for housing and said they would not give Ms Hull special treatment because of the fire.
She said: "We made Ms Hull an offer of a two bedroom flat in a block...unfortunately, Ms Hull turned the offer down saying that she only wanted a house despite all of our previous discussions.
"We gave her an extended deadline to sign up for the tenancy, but she refused.
"Regrettably, Ms Hull has now missed out on the offer and will be now be making her own housing arrangements privately."
Of course, if John Cryer really, genuinely, believes that letting the denizens of social high rise housing know that being involved in a fire at that high rise housing puts them on the fast track to getting a house is a good
idea, who am I to point out any potential drawback?
She shouldn't have a flat in London as she seems to be a pro single mum.
Aren't there any flats in Glasgow she could live in?
(BTW I would say that if she were white).
Fred Wigg Tower? You'd think she'd be more worried about the anti-aircraft guns on the roof....
"She shouldn't have a flat in London as she seems to be a pro single mum."
"You'd think she'd be more worried about the anti-aircraft guns on the roof...."
I think they've removed those now. Although they might come in handy should UKUncut ever take flying lessons...
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