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  1. The Great Tower Block Fire of London

    It's hard to get a clear picture. It sounds like the only sensible tests would be in situ, but the govt is asking councils to send in 25cm x 25cm blocks, which won't explain fire performance in real life.
  2. General Election 2017

    Please continue.
  3. General Election 2017

    One says "Tbis is our policy, please vote for it". The other says "We lost the election, but with your votes we can still command a majority. How much do we need to pay you for you to guarantee to vote with us?" Do you see the difference?
  4. General Election 2017

    Christ, even Kez gets it. Tories are doomed.
  5. The Great Tower Block Fire of London

    Hmmm. It still sounds a bit like a politically driven panic reaction rather than a sober assessment of risk.
  6. I thought he was pointing out that corbyn was saying something against the prevailing wisdom, which turned out to be absolutely right.
  7. General Election 2017

    It's a classic tory minister performance. In the absence of an argument, and being unwilling to answer the question, but faced with the requirement to speak, simply utter words. One after the other. if you can form sentences, so much the better. They don't need to make sense, they just need to wind down the clock until the interview is over. Any words will do: colourless green ideas sleep furiously, for example. One word, then another, and another, with an air of authority and affecting an air of reasonableness. Oh, time's up, must dash, bye.
  8. General Election 2017

    It's helpful that the tories have given this very concrete and practical demonstration that all the talk about no more money is just nonsense. This will come back to bite them on the arse, big time. Another example of desperately trying to get themselves out of one hole while digging another. Bless.
  9. General Election 2017

    I agree. It might be the cost of sticking some sprinklers in common parts (the areas which won't burn because they're, er, concrete), but if they can do it for that price in a way that involves fitting them unobtrusively in all rooms of 120 flats, making good, reinstating decs and generally doing the job they way you would expect it done in your own home, then I'd like to see the costings, and I have a couple of jobs I can put their way. But since we are talking about renovation works which apparently aimed to fit boilers to the walls in such a way that the front doors would no longer open fully, perhaps the thinking is that anything will do.
  10. General Election 2017

    He's enjoying himself, isn't he? While it's quite amusing to watch, there's something about having affairs of state and the role of the press in holding governments accountable being reduced to this protracted game of revenge, that turns the stomach.
  11. Well, that analysis has stood the test of time. Interesting comments from Shore about the way the New Labour lot were already managing conference so as to stifle alternative views.