Grenfell landlord boss told colleague to ‘do nothing’ over fire safety fears

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Robert Black, who led Kensington’s tenants administration physique, dismissed weblog that warned of catastrophe

The chief government of Grenfell Tower’s landlord physique informed colleagues to disregard a resident who warned eight months earlier than the hearth that “solely a catastrophic occasion will expose the ineptitude and incompetence of our landlord”.

Robert Black, who led the Kensington and Chelsea Tenants Administration Organisation, informed a colleague with duty for hearth security “we should always do nothing” after Ed Daffarn, a 16th flooring resident, posted a weblog in November 2016 which predicted “solely an incident that leads to critical lack of life ... will shine a light-weight on the practices that characterise the malign governance of this non-functioning organisation”.

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