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Boris Johnson's Sister Thinks That 'Theresa May is a Victim of the Grenfell Fire As Well'

By Petr Knava | Politics | June 20, 2017 |

By Petr Knava | Politics | June 20, 2017 |

Rachel Johnson is a journalist. She is also Boris Johnson’s sister. Just the other day she called in to London radio show LBC to air some of her views on the recent and horrific tragedy that has shaken the city: the Grenfell Tower fire. The fire, which, according to most recent figures, may have claimed over 70 lives—and which likely burned as viciously as it did due to the cladding that was added to its outer shell in order to improve its appearance to nearby wealthy residents—is one of the worst things to happen in a city that has taken its fair share of knocks in recent years. It is also a terrifyingly resonant incident, revealing as it does the colossal levels of inequality that underpin so much of British society. How so? Like so so:

And a screencap for those who can’t click through:

Our sitting strong and stable khaleesi, Theresa May, has been facing some criticism for her handling of the Grenfell tragedy. While Jeremy Corbyn visited the victims at ground zero and said that the nearby, empty mansions of absent Kensington millionaires should be used to house them, May has offered nothing but empty platitudes and reassurances that her government—


—would step in to help. Mrs. May’s absence was also noted at ground zero, as she did not visit any of the victims. So some criticism has been incoming.

This criticism of Mrs. May is what Rachel Johnson, who lives in aforementioned Kensington—you can take a guess whether in a tower like Grenfell or some other means—was calling into LBC to address.

You can listen to it yourselves here.

But in the interests of brevity let’s splash a quote here too:

I think she is getting the most unbelievable pasting. It’s a weird thing to say but it is like she is one of the victims of the fire as well. She can do nothing right.

This has been the Tone Deaf Olympics. Thank you, and good night.

And a screencap for those who can’t click through:



Petr Knava lives in London and plays music

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