2 weeks ago
That tomb in the sky will be forever theresa may’s monument. grenfell marks the spot and her visit marks the moment the last vestiges of her career were finally rubbed out. she made it her own yesterday by that fateful “visit” to a handful of senior fire officers, guarding her from any contaminating contact with the bereaved and newly homeless. dead to emotion or empathy, she sealed her fate. that tower is austerity in ruins. symbolism is everything in politics and nothing better signifies the may-cameron-osborne era that stripped bare the state and its social and physical protection of citizens. the horror of poor people burned alive within feet of the country’s grandest mansions, many of them empty, moth-balled investments, perfectly captures the politics of the last seven years. polly toynbee writes in the guardian today.