Concerned residents of tower blocks will be alarmed to hear it would take another 13 years to remove the deadly Grenfell-type cladding from tower blocks at the rate the Conservative government is going.
Earlier in the year Labour Leader Jeremy Corbyn called for a deadline of the end of the year for all dangerous cladding to be removed and replaced. However, new statistics out today, exactly 29 months on from the tragedy, reveal that:
- 267 blocks still haven’t had Grenfell-style cladding removed and replaced
- Nine in 10 private blocks have not had Grenfell-style cladding replaced
- 69 block owners do not even have a plan in place to remove the cladding.
This comes just a week after Jacob Rees-Mogg showed the Tories’ shameful true colours when he suggested the victims of Grenfell lacked ‘common sense’ and should have escaped. He should have been sacked.