On Grenfell Tower symbolism for austerity

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“ 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, mothballed investments, perfectly captures the politics of the last seven years. The Cameron, Osborne, Gove Notting Hill set live just up the road ”

Polly Toynbee, ‘Theresa May was too scared to meet the Grenfell survivors. She’s finished’, The Guardian

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