You Might Not Like Where That Spotlight Points, Sweetie…

Jodie Green, a solicitor for Mr John and other Grenfell survivors, said that race continues to play an important part in housing in the UK.

Ms Green, who works for law firm Russell-Cooke, told the Standard: “We know that BAME communities are disproportionately represented in social housing. Much of the social housing in the UK is in a poor condition and has been ill-maintained over the years.”

It’s a chicken/egg situation here, isn’t it? Is it crap housing because of the tenants…?

“Often the areas in which social housing is located suffer from a variety of poverty-related issues, including anti-social behaviour and substance abuse.”

Aha! That’s what we call ‘a clue’, isn’t it?

“These issues with social housing therefore disproportionately affect BAME communities. It is important that a spotlight is shone onto these issues and that the conditions of all of those living in social housing are improved.”

Say, just how did he come to be in social housing anyway?

Mr John came from his native Trinidad to the UK in 2016, moving into Grenfell just a few months before the fire.

And…stepped straight into a council house? I thought the Left decried that as an urban myth?

What does he have to say?

“Number one I wasn’t born in this country, number two I’m a black man in this country. I feel like I’m not entitled to the things other people are.”

At least we agree on something. That’s exactly what I feel too!

5 comments for “You Might Not Like Where That Spotlight Points, Sweetie…

  1. Ed P
    July 24, 2020 at 10:58 am

    Skin colour/ethnicity is irrelevant and (perhaps deliberately) obscuring the fact: if you were not born here then there are differences in entitlement.
    It would be the same if I emigrated to Trinidad, where I would not expect special treatment, or hand-outs, or queue-jumping for housing.
    I despise these lawyers making fortunes from using the vulnerable to undermine the spirit of the law.

  2. JohnM de France
    July 24, 2020 at 12:47 pm

    It was noticeable when Council Houses were sold that the front gardens of sold houses were cared for, whereas the front gardens of still rented were usually a mess. Often just a tip for any unwanted items.

  3. Dr Evil
    July 24, 2020 at 1:55 pm

    All gimmegrants on welfare and in social housing or who qualify should be deported to their homeland. Why should our taxes be wasted on these wasters? Same for EU citizens not working and on benefits. Send them home. We have enough home grown spongers without importing more. No job, no entry to the UK.

  4. Stonyground
    July 24, 2020 at 5:56 pm

    “I feel like I’m not entitled…”

    He sounds to me to be about as entitled as they come.

  5. David
    August 4, 2020 at 6:17 pm

    He sounds more entitled to be honest, could someone move from Manchester or Bromley and get a council flat in Ladbroke Grove.

Comments are closed.