The Hillsborough Disaster in 1989 that resulted in 96 deaths and 766 injuries eventually produced an inquiry that has now led to manslaughter charges being brought in 2017 i.e. 28 years later!
The NHS Contaminated Blood scandal of the 70s and 80s that left at least 2,400 people dead and thousands being infected with Hepatitis C and HIV is now going to be the subject of a Public Inquiry i.e. 42 years later!
The Grenfell Tower disaster of 2017 that killed between 80 and 180 residents, last month, (the exact figure will never be known) is the subject of current inquiries by the government and the police: the final conclusions and recommendations of which regarding culpability will almost certainly be known to the public by 2047 i.e. in 30 years’ time. This, notwithstanding that it is public domain knowledge that the conflagration that enveloped the building was caused by the application of polymer foam insulation to the external face of the building when it was well known to the architects, the town planners, the council, the engineers, the surveyors, the manufacturers, the suppliers and the contractors that such foams are highly combustible and furthermore highly toxic when ignited, and should never be used either inside or outside residential buildings as they become a severe threat to life during any fire. These facts have been known for at least thirty years.
Will this now take 30 years of ‘cover-ups’ and prevarication in attempts to evade responsibility before anyone is actually apprehended and brought before the Courts for gross criminal negligence resulting in multiple manslaughter?
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