Philip Booth writes for the National Review

Philip Booth, Senior Academic Fellow at the Institute of Economic Affairs has written for the National Review on the Grenfell Tower tragedy.

In his article Philip makes the point that we do not know the combination of factors that led to the fire, but if the cause were the cladding, another £5,000 would have prevented the fire. This has nothing to do with austerity, it is a simple matter of bad choices by an arm of government. This was a block of flats owned by local government, managed by an organisation that was a creature of regulation passed by a Labour government in the early 2000s. It’s impossible to draw any general political conclusions from this. Sadly apartments run by private landlords, privately owned house and public housing will all occasionally meet with the tragedy of fire.

Read the full article here.