Tuesday 15 August 2017 by Neil Tollfree

Everyone successfully forgotten about that awful Grenfell Tower business


Grenfell Tower forgotten

Two months on from the Grenfell Tower disaster and the nation finally seems to have moved on to a state of assuming that’s all sorted out and they don’t have to think about it anymore.

Initially, in the wake of the fire there was a feeling that the country really needed to grapple with some difficult questions about the living conditions in which we condemn the poorest people in society to exist, however, that seems to have worn off now.

“Well, I mean, it was awful at the time,” said Simon Williams, a hat maintenance worker from Tewksbury.

“All those people dying, and the survivors having nowhere to live, but it’s not really on telly anymore, so I assume it’s all taken care of and I don’t have to worry about it anymore.

“Besides, the new Premier League season’s started, so I really don’t have the sort of time needed to grapple with a larger societal guilt about how we treat the most vulnerable amongst us.”

However, whilst the majority of people have been able to successfully not think about Grenfell anymore, spare a thought for those who had to witness hundreds of Grenfell Tower survivors and supporters silently march through the residential streets of Kensington to mark the two-month anniversary of the fire.

“I saw it. It was very moving and I could feel it really start to make me think,” said one resident.

“So, I just turned up One Show and did my best to put it out of my mind.”

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