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Posted on 16 June 2017 at 17:37 GMT

1980s Liverpool Militants replaced tower blocks with streets

Amid the righteous grief, anger and calls for a criminal investigation, Guardian writer Simon Jenkin, not usually a friend of Militant Liverpool, today in a searing piece attacking the architects of the disaster, made this significant observation:

"Besides, people are entitled to the city they want. When in the 1980s Liverpool's Militant movement asked Everton's inhabitants what should be done with their towers, the reply was pull them down and give us back the streets. It was done."

Proof, if any further was needed, that a council that listens to communities and meets their aspirations usually clashes with vested interests who are interested only in the bottom line and how much profit they can deliver to their big shareholders. Hence the outpouring of abuse against that socialist council by the political representatives of corporate Britain.

The public enquiry proposed by Theresa May should be treated with utmost scepticism unless it includes tenants, trade unions and anti-cuts campaigners with the power to interview all those whose decisions determined safety factors, including any sub-contractors who, to escape their responsibilities, no longer trade. Anything less is unacceptable.

Tony Mulhearn, Liverpool

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