This has been a week full of tragedy – the fire at Grenfell Tower. There has been an appalling loss of life and acts of amazing heroism.
This was not a natural disaster. It was avoidable.
Everyone, rightly, is praising the emergency services. Fire fighters going into a burning building. Their bravery is beyond words.
But it was not so brave to close the three fire stations nearest Grenfell Tower.
There has also been a 15% increase in the last year in the number of fire-related deaths in the UK, from 264 to 303.
If you put money before lives, people die.
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