Kensington residents express dismay at Grenfell fire victims’ nearby rehousing: ‘I don’t want them here’

Residents of Kensington’s luxury properties were divided after news survivors of the Grenfell Tower fire would be permanently rehoused in a new £2bn development in the area.

The Government announced 68 social homes would be made available at Kensington Row to families left homeless in the blaze that killed at least 79 people.

But reactions were mixed in the upmarket area. Many residents were relieved to hear that families who have lost so much were finally receiving some good news. But others were less compassionate.

I wonder how many voted “remain” and Labour…

  • Dana Garcia

    Right, liberals like diversity in the abstract, but not in their neighborhood.

    • robins111

      Yup. “can’t they find a working class neighborhood to put these people” and it better not be a racist workig class neighborhood.

    • (polite applause)

  • Sharkibark

    I just looked up what a two bedroom flat costs in that area – they *start* at around 600K pounds sterling (over $1M CAD) and go up exponentially from there. 4M, 5M, 6M + pounds sterling isn’t uncommon. I’m sorry – I understand that in the UK system people expect to receive their subsidized council housing (and understanding does not equal agreement) but to house them in multi-million dollar apartments is insane. If you’re on benefits and want a council house paid for by taxpayers, you’ll go where we damn well tell you to go, and it won’t be in one of the most expensive areas of the country. How would ANYONE feel if you’d paid millions for your two bedroom apartment, and your neighbour is getting theirs for free? I dare say the people they asked and filmed said what they thought they should say, rather than what they really think.

    • Waffle

      You’re obviously living in yesterday when things made sense. The NWO is well underway and now they don’t.

      Democracy??? Don’t make me laugh. It hurts too much. But, I for one, no longer vote. I refuse to participate in the sick joke.

      If you live in Canada, perhaps you’re like me and waiting for the other shoe to drop. It’s just a matter of time.

      Oh, and in case you haven’t heard: those downtown Toronto expensive condos? Hizzoner is fixin’ to regulate and tax the sh** out of them. And the PTBs on Vancouver Island are getting wacky ideas about housing the homeless and the indigent.

      • lolwut? (Deplorable Hoser)

        Already happening in Vancouver.

        Olympic village houses druggies and people who were homeless for decades. needles and crime all over the place there.

        Yaletown has 2 “Low barrier” shelters within it’s borders.
        non-stop needs and breakins now.

        Former hotel on Burrard got converted to a homeless shelter
        so far there have been 2 fires in the news and one death from that.

  • Hard Little Machine

    It shouldn’t even be an option. If you voted Labour you should be forced at gunpoint to house ‘refugees’, illegals and fire victims and if you refuse they kick you out of your own house and confiscate it for no compensation.

  • tom_billesley

    It’s a product of British planning policy. The “luxury” development included a block of social housing apartments. To get planning permission, developers are often expected to include some element of social housing. In this case the social housing hadn’t been filled and many apartments were still vacant. The residents would have expected poorer people to occupy that part of the development. I suspect it’s the media asking leading questions of residents.

    • lolwut? (Deplorable Hoser)

      Vancouver has the same policy with many new developments
      Instead of Muslims people are having full blown junkies and people who have been homeless for decades because of their addictions and severe mental health issues rammed down their throats.

      They are also plopping “Low barrier” hostels into nice areas that is leading to an explosion of crime, prostitution, needles and people shitting in the streets.

      “Low barrier” means they are allowed to do drugs and drink
      outside the door of the shelter.

  • Lock up the bigots and give their properties to the migrants. /sarc