Letter: Mike Larcey, July 18, 2017

Fire damaged Grenfell Tower, London, June 16 2017. See National News story NNTOWER: Violence could erupt on the streets of London if the authorities don't take control of the Grenfell disaster aftermath, warned a local councillor. She said local people are "angry" in the wake of the catastrophic blaze and there will be "unrest in the streets" if council chiefs don't step in. Eartha Pond said donations and aid to victims of the Grenfell tower fire have been mainly community led. And she warned that if the local authority doesn't act quickly, civil unrest could erupt.
Fire damaged Grenfell Tower, London, June 16 2017. See National News story NNTOWER: Violence could erupt on the streets of London if the authorities don't take control of the Grenfell disaster aftermath, warned a local councillor. She said local people are "angry" in the wake of the catastrophic blaze and there will be "unrest in the streets" if council chiefs don't step in. Eartha Pond said donations and aid to victims of the Grenfell tower fire have been mainly community led. And she warned that if the local authority doesn't act quickly, civil unrest could erupt.

One of the real treasures of the UK is freedom of the Press. We have different newspapers promoting different perspectives.

This applies to local press as well as national press. Some of our newspapers are noted for their independence and astute analysis. Even certain papers promoting a certain line will step into analysis and criticism of similar minded politicians, economists and other theorists and experts.

However, it is a misuse of this freedom to promote prejudice, whether it is racist, misogynist, homophobic, and xenophobic. There is a certain high volume selling newspaper that tends to overstep the line into such prejudice.

The latest outrage was to name and blame a resident of Grenfell Tower of starting the fire that killed and injured so many. We can guess what ethnicity and what religion he is. This rivals The Sun accusing drunken Liverpudlians of causing the Hillsborough tragedy. Our freedom of the press is too valuable to allow such misuse. We should do what the Liverpudlians did and refuse to buy this paper.