Wednesday, November 6, 2019

Cladding Jacob Rees-Mogg In Common Sense

 Jacob Rees-Mogg to Nick Ferrari:

“The tragedy came about because of the cladding, leading to the fire racing up the building and then was compounded by the stay put policy and it seems to me that is the tragedy of it.
The more one’s read over the weekend about the report and about the chances of people surviving, if you just ignore what you’re told and leave you are so much safer.
And I think if either of us were in a fire, whatever the fire brigade said, we would leave the burning building. It just seems the common sense thing to do. And it is such a tragedy that that didn’t happen."

So he is only saying a common-sensicle statement isn't he?

No, I don't think so. I think he is specifically saying that people put their common sense on a shelf, as it were, and blindly followed the recommendation of the Fire Brigade. And that is hurtful to the people who were in the midst of a terrible situation and thought they were doing the right thing. It is unkind and unwarranted to blame people dazed by a terrifying situation for not being calm and collected as Rees-Mogg is able to be from the safety of his chair.

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