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# peanuts, monkeys etc
(, Mon 19 Jun 2017, 17:20, archived)
# good work
and good to see your name here
(, Mon 19 Jun 2017, 17:27, archived)
I lurk and post occasionally, being 40 something I can't quite spend the day here like I used to ;)
(, Mon 19 Jun 2017, 17:29, archived)
# hmm
so, public housing doesn't burn
(, Mon 19 Jun 2017, 18:16, archived)
I think the OP is hinting that if public housing wasn't run for profit by corner-cutting privateers, then perhaps disasters could be averted by way of using proper materials, proper tests, proper installation checks and such
(, Mon 19 Jun 2017, 18:33, archived)
If corner cutting can be generalized to all capitalists, and it applied only to capitalists, you might have a point. However . . .
(, Mon 19 Jun 2017, 18:55, archived)
# It cant. I think we agree there.
But saving about 8k on an 8.6m project to dodge the non-flammable cladding should be avoided. Agreed?
(, Mon 19 Jun 2017, 19:13, archived)
# Of course,
but that sounds like a building code issue--not one requiring a shift from private ownership to the State.
(, Mon 19 Jun 2017, 19:32, archived)
# oh but we don't want any of that 'elf and safety
or any restrictions put on landlords to make places fit for human habitation.
(, Mon 19 Jun 2017, 20:29, archived)
# sooo
That seems to imply that a government not competent to enact and enforce regulations is sufficiently competent to manage that which it might wrest from the private sector. Wishful thinking at best, methinks.
(, Mon 19 Jun 2017, 21:05, archived)
People are using this as a proxy election to make a case that some how Tories are to blame etc. Whereas corner cutting has taken place throughout history on both private and public sector. An investigation needs to be done and if laws were not met then people need to be punished.

What people also don't remember is just all the horrible tragedies that have been done through government-owned ineptitude.
(, Mon 19 Jun 2017, 22:50, archived)
# my sentiments
(, Mon 19 Jun 2017, 23:44, archived)