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The RIBA’s role takes on fresh importance post-Grenfell


Well if the record of what someone did in the 1980's is still relevant to today's politics? I guess it depends on who you know, as today we have failed minister Oliver Letwin, re-emerging as a 'policy guru' with a 'Sir' in front of his name to boot...as if his incompetence in the 1990's and racism of the 1980's doesn't matter at all. I wonder how offended Finch is by that? No doubt he'll tell us he's very offended. McDonnell's language is a bit strong for my liking, but he is absolutely right to link the culture of 'risk transfer' to a wider political culture of placing less value on the lives of the much less well-off, who seem to be attacked by society in multiple ways (as evidenced by the film I Daniel Blake, which Finch probably thinks is a fantasy), shoddy throw-away housing attitudes (if not policies and workmanship) just being the latest to emerge as a result of the deaths of 100 people. Personally, I find that more offensive than the supposed Marxist views of a firebrand politician.

Posted date

28 June, 2017

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