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!