Grenfell Tower fire in London

Waking up this morning, having breakfast and reading the news paper, a mixture of disbelief and shock overcame us.

Grenfell Tower in London was burning.

We haven’t heard of this tower block before but seeing the photos, reading reports and watching the BBC it became clear, a disaster has unfolded last night which will tarnish social housing in Britain for a long time.

Dozens of people burned alive in the 21st century, in a city like London, in the wealthiest borough of that city. Emblematic of what is so wrong with the housing situation in this country. Maybe not just the housing situation, but with the all pervading British class system, which still prevails.

RIP dear people whom we have never known, who died so so tragically.