London Mayor Sadiq Khan calls for a complete amnesty for any illegal immigrants who lived in Grenfell Tower

At least 79 people died after the 24-storey tower in West London caught fire last week.

One of the reasons for the authorities inability to get an accurate death toll is because some of the victims are too frightened to come forward and get help.

LBC’s Senior Reporter Vincent McAviney explains: “Some of the residents are undocumented migrants or are people who were living in the tower illegally – and they’re worried that is their status is looked into, they’ll be prosecuted.

“The probelm (sic) with this is that without working out exactly who was inside, an acurate (sic) death toll can’t be known and secondly, the people that did survive can’t be rehoused or helped in any way.”

(One resident said) “Unless everyone is completely sure that this will not get you into trouble with your immigration status, it’s not going to get you into trouble with your landlord, it’s not going to get you into trouble with your benefits, people aren’t going to come forward.”

From the comments: “if you let the illegal people to be rehoused you will see a load of flats & houses being set on fire.”

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  • dance…dancetotheradio

    Sadiq, just put them up at your place.

  • Martin B

    Did the fact that those squatters and their piles of flammable junk contributed to that death toll ever cross Hizzoners mind?

    • dance…dancetotheradio

      Good point.

  • Still an insufferable @$$.

  • Cat-astrophe

    From the comments: “if you let the illegal people to be rehoused you will see a load of flats & houses being set on fire.”
    Almost says it all, but add in instant amnesty and the kindling just got dryer. Wow.

  • Rasputin’s rosary

    The probelm (sic) with this is that without working out exactly who was inside, an acurate (sic) death toll can’t be known

    C’mon just collect all the skulls in the shell of the building, count the eye holes and divide by two. Problem (or probelm) solved.

    • Frances

      That’s how they sorted out casualties in England in WW II – find the heads. This is from Helen Forrester’s memoir “Twopence to Cross the Mersey”.

  • Raymond Hietapakka

    Renovate? Nah. Just burn the f***er.

  • shasta

    “an acurate (sic) death toll can’t be known”

    Why is this important? Who cares? Here’s a guess – more than 80 and less than 600.

  • sowsear1

    How are they going to get their benefits, if they have no forwarding address?

  • Uncommunist
    • V10_Rob

      Are the legal UK citizens of Grenfell Tower also going to be housed and accommodated at least as generously as their migrant neighbors?

      • Uncommunist

        Kidding right ?

  • Drunk_by_Noon

    Maybe I’m just a dick.
    But if all the illegals start setting their own apartment buildings on fire… also containing Labour Party voters… that are on benefits…
    I’m not fully grasping the downside here.
    Someone help me out.

    • Maggat

      You don’t need help. You are doing just fine.

  • Hard Little Machine

    The one who set the fire should be mayor

  • Ottawa Eyes

    It sound like Toronto Community Housing with Somalis and Bangladeshis moving home while still collecting Ontario government benefits and having a portion of it forwarded to them back to their real foreign homes, while they illegally sublet the public housing to illegal immigrants usually from their home countries while collecting that income while the illegals get ready their fake stories to claim refugee status under whatever names and identities they plan to make their refugee claims under.

  • Watchman

    I think he is partly right. Any of the people who died in the fire who were illegal immigrants should be allowed to stay. All other living illegal immigrants should be sent back to their original country for their own safety – not just those living in the Grenfell Tower.

  • Reader

    The only way likely that “old stock” citizens will finally do something is for there to be an economic depression.

    Then they will be the few who have the survival skills necessary to get by (ie. those who make things rather than being part of the “information economy), while the snowflake millennials will be aimless and hopeless beyond protesting and unlikely to pay their rents, and the government weakened by the lack of revenues.

    Most Millennials haven’t really experienced pushback or payback for their bullying and the changes they made to society out of their blatant ignorance and narcissism.

    A real economic depression happens at least once in a lifetime and we are well overdue for one, delayed only by people and governments living on extreme amounts of credit that can never be paid back.

    Unlike previous generations, most younger people have few survival skills, nor land on which they could have at least grown vegetables and raised chickens. I can’t see what a Millennial “social media expert” with a manbun is going to do if a Great Depression hits.

    And now some music to watch the decline by:
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hLpE1Pa8vvI

    • Marvin

      Optimist!