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Tuesday, 24 October 2017

KCTMO GOES THRU' THE MOTIONS



Dear Dame
Please see attached images of the panel at the KCTMO AGM, if you would like to publish (signs on the wall said no photography or filming and anyone taking photos instructed to refrain by security).

Unfortunately, NO introductions were given by the panel so names are pretty much unknown. 

The line up consisted of:

(left to right)

Kim Taylor-Smith
Barry Quirk 

*  Person unknown 
*  Company secretary - name unknown
*  Cllr Maighread Condon Simmons - Stand in chair
*  RBKC lawyer - name unknown (wrote notes to chair during procedings)
*  Person unknown

Several Directors of KCTMO seated together (stooges)

We were told 8 of 14 Board members are KCTMO residents.  Only 2 board members raised their hands when asked how many lived in KCTMO property.

NO KCTMO EMPLOYEES WERE PRESENT - WHY?

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  1. NO APOLOGIES WERE GIVEN FOR ABSENT KCTMO EXECUTIVES MISSING FROM THE PODIUM AND NO EXPLANATION GIVEN

    Ah yes the AGM. Kim Taylor Smith gave a speech explaining he intends to instruct external consultants to consult with all residents to find out what to do next! VERY EXPENSIVE WORK FOR WHAT AND WHO PAYS?

    KTS also said the KCTMO had to remain to complete FIRE SAFTEY ASSESSMENTS for the whole borough!

    Barry Quirk was a disaster - spouting rubbish, trying to get residents onside.

    Councillor Magraid Condon-Simmonds - was told by a resident that "AS A COUNCILLOR SHE DID NOT HAVE THE CONFIDENCE OF THE ROOM" and was asked leave - she ignored this and carried on, supported by her the RBKC lawyer sitting beside.

    The lawyer stated the chair and deputy chair were unable to attend and Councillor Magraid Condon-Simmonds had felt she could do it "SO THAT IS THE CHAIR YOU HAVE" the lawyer stated.



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  2. What did Emma Dent Coad and Greg Hands do at the meeting? They used to let local MP's do a turn at the AGM. They should have slagged it to the ground to show whose side they are on.

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  3. EMMA DENT COAD AND GREG HANDS WERE NOT SEEN AT THE AGM

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    1. 10.11 The House of Commons bar has more allure for them.

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  4. Kim Taylor Smith is wrong. The TMO does not have to remain to do the Fire Safety Assessment for the whole Borough? I must confess that for once I am speechless and very few people have ever managed to do that to me.

    What a stupid thing to say? Was he being ironic given what the TMO's record on fire safety?

    Surely the TMO is not suitable to do Fire Safety work.

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  5. Compact leader has written to KTS asking him to clarify comments in his speech.

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    1. Who is the "Compact Leader?"

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    2. A compact leader is someone representing a bunch of residents at one location managed by KCTMO

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    3. 18.45 That is about as clear as mud. At least it is not a make up mirror. Is the Compact Leader, a busybody or is it an elected appointment? Which Compact Leader has written to Councillor Hyphen?

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    4. For residents in a small block managed by KCTMO, the offer from KCTMO is to form a compact, led usually by one resident who feeds information back to KCTMO. This is a smaller more informal option to a Residents Association.

      Basically residents do the work and just feed it back to KCTMO. Another scam.

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    5. So which Compact Leader has written to hyphen.

      There are too many hyphens in K&C. They think it is posh to put the handle bar in. Emma Dent-Coad is even trying to be posh which, is not possible when you are Labour, giving yourself the pretence of the double barrel. What would I know, my name is Gammon but from now on I wish to be known as "Gar mon." It is one way of improving on Bacon.

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    6. 22:49 this is no joke, please refrain.

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  6. The top table line up shown in your photograph is Cllr Taylor-Smith, Barry Quirk - CEO of RBKC, Elaine Elkington – Interim TMO Chief Executive, paid for by RBKC not the TMO, TMO Company Secretary Kerry Tromanhause, Cllr Maigread Condon-Simons, Keith Jenkins and Andrew Cowan, from the TMO’s solicitors Devonshires. Although the TMO Chair Fay Edwards was not there to chair the meeting owing to “ill health”, the Vice Chair was present. The Vice Chair took the chair at the AGM last year – so why not this year? And in fact there were at least five resident Board members sitting at the side, although only two were brave enough to raise their hands. The Executive Team of the TMO were on the platform, but hiding behind the hapless Board members. Emma Dent Coad MP was outside the building the whole time, not prepared to sully her integrity by attending the meeting but giving running commentary to the assembled media. Heaven only knows where Greg Hands MP was. The TMO’s solicitor announced that Cllr. Condon-Simmonds had no conflict of interest being a councillor on the Board and chairing the meeting, although interestingly, apparently Cllr Blakeman has been suspended from the Board because as a councillor she “has a conflict of interest”. Strange how these things work!

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    1. Kensington Resident24 October 2017 at 11:43

      Greg Hands is the MP for Fulham. Why should he have been present? The MP for Kensington is Emma Dent Coad.

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    2. 11.43 Greg hands is the MP for CHELSEA AND FULHAM and has represented that constituency since 2010. Why wasn't he there? Shame Emma Dent Coad did not think about her reputation when she went on that TMO Board for four years.

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    3. Kensington Resident24 October 2017 at 13:02

      What does Chelsea have to do with North Kensington which has its own MP!!

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    4. Because it is the Kensington and Chelsea TMO and because lots and lots of TMO residents live in Mr Hands's constituency. You need to get out a bit more, Kensington Resident! EDC was at the AGM, albeit outside - where was Hands?

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    5. WHAT DID COUNCILLOR EMMA DENT COAD MP THINK SHE WAS DOING SKUNKING OUTSIDE24 October 2017 at 18:10

      It is a pity that Emma Dent did not resign from the TMO Board when she was on it for four years. She was told by the many not the few that it was a disaster and she gave it her full support. How pathetic she is.

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    6. The Labour councillor on the TMO Board, whoever he or she is, is generally the only voice of opposition. The moment residents are elected, they are led by the nose by the TMO Executive. There has to be some proper scrutiny of what they do. Abstention is the easy way out.

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    7. Skulking outside25 October 2017 at 10:09

      A Labour MP skulking outside a vitally important meeting for council tenants is the reason why socialism and the strategies of its practitioners amount to nothing.

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    8. It's all about Emma.

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    9. I was on the TMO with Emma. She can't work with anyone. She has to be in charge and in control. She has good ideas but she knows best and is always right.

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  7. The whole Leadership of K&C, (Lizzie, Taylor-Smith and Pascall), continue to dig that hole for the Tories at a furious pace.

    Wipe out is coming in May 2018.

    The local Tories are too stupid and too blind to figure out what is going on. Momentum ( the new premier Election Machine of Britain) has focused on London for the May 2018 local elections with the objective of wiping out the Tories. Grenfell will be factored into the K&C campaign. Momentum will eliminate the Tories with ruthless efficiency.

    Ruth Davidson has figured it out and so have the Evening Standard polls. The Sloane Square dinner party set still have the their heads up their back sides. Lizzie loves to snort farts.

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    1. Cracking. New style Fielding-Mellen.

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    2. @11:31 RFM PR?

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    3. Owl that is quite an image. Will this be on your Christmas cards?

      Lets hope there is a wipeout.

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  8. Does anyone have a transcript of the AGM?

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  9. Reality checked : Dizzy's statement
    Someone is doing calculation but isn't it embarassing that our Council leader didn't check the figure?
    http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-41724262

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    1. What is the point of the Council claiming to be spending more on Grenfell recovery than the Government is spending in the whole country on social housing? Other than another opportunity for Dizzy Lizzy to get her picture in a newspaper article......

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    2. @08:28 She probably thought her comment will make her look like she's doing an important job but fell flat on her face, yet again... i.e. backfired.

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    3. Silly cow

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  10. Person Familiar With The Situation25 October 2017 at 07:43

    Momentum is here in force in Kensington and Chelsea. They are already working the Tower Blocks in the North and South of the Borough with the intention to wipe out the Tories at the May 2018 local election.

    Momentum has a clear target to swing London to Labour in 2018. The flagship target is Kensington and Chelsea where they will utilise the Grenfell disaster as center piece in the election campaign. The Inquiry Report for Grenfell is scheduled to be published in March 2018 which will turn the local election into another bonfire in the vicinity of Hornton street.

    If any of the currently stupid Tory group in the Royal Borough are in any doubt about the ruthless efficiency of Momentum then they would do well to remember the baying crowd outside the Town Hall at the last General Election count when humbled ex MP Victoria Borwick was replaced by Corbynista and Momentum supported Emma Dent-Coad.

    A few siren voices have figured out the threat and made the wake up call. Clear thinking Ruth Davidson did not mince her words when she predicted that Tories will be wiped out next year if the London Party does not pull its socks up and start to look and feel like a Londoner. Evening Standard polling shows clearly the 20 point lead for Labour in London.

    The most comatose Tories are huddled in Kensington and Chelsea. There is a Leader, irrelevant and silly Cllr Campbell, preoccupied with her own importance and grasping at every self promotion opportunity that she can find. The Ward Chairmen are oblivious to the Labour threat and remain transfixed by the challenge of their Garden Parties. There is no election machine, no strategy, and no candidates selected for the May 2018 election. The Kensington and Chelsea Conservative Party desperately needs a fresh face..

    The train crash has started.

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    1. If Person Familiar With The Situation is correct then my twice weekly dustbin collection is at risk. This is not acceptable.

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    2. Tory Resident (Kensington)25 October 2017 at 09:45

      There will be no Grenfell report before the May 2018 elections.

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    3. The Mayor Of London Sadiq Khan promised an interim report before the end of summer. That seems to have been forgotten. I wonder who is meant to be compiling it.

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    4. @08:30 I hope when Labour comes into power, they will keep the twice weekly dustbin collection. I can't cope with once a week or fortnightly collection, can you? Our streets will be littered with rubbish.

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    5. Exactly my point, 14.14

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    6. Dent-Coad MP hangs in there by a piece of piano wire. A 20 vote majority out of more than 16,000 votes. Gossamer thin life, as my friend Durex would say

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    7. @Durex
      FYI, Piano wire is actually quite strong.

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    8. She is actually VERY heavy......

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    9. Rubber Tree Alley27 October 2017 at 04:36

      Durex, I love you.

      The last time I needed rubber johnnies I was at school and I bought "featherlight" ones for my boyfriend to use. Not much weight in a johnny like Dent Coad's majority.

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    10. Thank you, rubber

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    11. @14:00 and @04:36 This is not the place for Lewd comments, suggest you chat off line. Please do not deride what is a very serious problem - KCTMO.

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    12. @8.35, there is no more serious problem than the political set up in Kensington & Chelsea. Labour and Conservative.

      KCTMO is only one of the symptoms. Grenfell is only one of the disasters (admittedly a very big disaster).

      If residents would take the lead from the Dame and get engaged, that would be a great start.

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    13. 08.35 We all agree that the KCTMO is a serious problem but in every crisis there is a touch of levity or comedy. The word "joke' is synonymous with KCTMO so stop trying to control people.

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    14. We residents are to blame for the political mess in the Royal Borough. We have consistently voted in the Tories for more than 50 years and given them a monopoly. Of course they have become lazy, corrupted and worse. Dizzy Campbell is as bad as it gets. And this is saying something after 13 years of disgraced ex Leader Cllr Cockell

      Labour would have been no worse or better after 50 years of monopoly.

      We residents need to start taking an interest in our local politics.

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    15. 13:31 is probably in need of a different chat room

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    16. @18:15. Do you have a chat room that you would care to recommend?

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    17. 13.31 is a bigger control freak than the TMO.

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    18. at 18.15. Sounds like EDC MP. Very controlling.

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  11. So Tory resident thinks they can control the Enquiry? And they will control the police report too? These Tories like to think they can "manage" the situation. Its why Momentum has all the support. Out with the Tories!

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  12. Were were there any Board elections at the EGM eg for any existing Board members to continue for another term, for any new prospective Board members to be elected? Did any stand down? Who are the current Board and Executive Team members? The TMO website doesn’t currently identify either.

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  13. @11:30 - The AGM was adjourned to a date to be advised, no business was initiated or concluded

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  14. Were Board elections on the agenda before the motion to adjourn was tabled?

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  15. If any Board members are serving beyond their term then surely they have no right to do so without ratification from the membership.

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  16. In other words their status as Company Directors should cease if they have exceeded their term without the membership having a chance to vote. And how does the Board get to decide its Chair for the coming term?

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  17. Cllr Condon-Simmons has exceeded her term of office, which ended in September - yet the TMO lawyer said she was fit to chair the AGM.

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    1. They just make it up as they go along.

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    2. 15.35 Does the nine year rule apply to Councillors serving as TMO Board Members? I thought it only applied to tenants and leaseholders elected to the Board?

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  18. The Dame needs to put a spotlight on this new Town Clerk, Barry Quirk. He seems to be an "also ran" and not the person for Hornton Street.

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  19. Just think about this next time you go to the ballot box29 October 2017 at 09:52

    Dent Coad and Hands only care about themselves. They don't give a sh*t about those who live under the TMO. They know about bullying by TMO Managers and the burning to death of 80 people yet those who run the place are still in post.

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    1. @09.52 Greg Hands MP has a safe seat with a good majority. Council tenants who would have otherwise voted Tory changing the way they vote will not bother him too much. I wish this were not the case. He is very arrogant.

      Emma Dent Coad MP is a different kettle of fish. She only has a twenty seat majority and holds the seat by the skin of her teeth. Getting re-elected will take more than blaming the "nasty Tories" for every thing that is wrong with society and being abusive about royalty.

      People remember that she was very close to the TMO when she was on its Board for four long years. During that four year period, she knew that tenants were being bullied and oppressed by TMO staff yet she supported the TMO by serving on its Board; unforgivable when she knew what was really going on. She needs to redeem herself and make sure that for however long tenant management continues in Kensington and Chelsea that some decent people are brought in to run the place. She needs to speak out more effectively about the charade of Robert Black drawing a salary "to assist the Inquiry."

      We need high level sackings at the TMO and a Housing Commissioner to be brought in. A Housing Commissioner being imposed on the Borough may not be democratic but it could not be any worse than the prevailing situation.

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    2. If Lizzy had an ounce of political sense she would fire Black. And let him sue for "wrongful dismissal".

      And it would get her some headlines in the press - now there is an idea for the silly cow to think about!

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    3. 10.27. I like your point that Emma cannot live down being on the TMO Board for four years.

      If the Tories put up Maighread Condon Simmonds as a parliamentary candidate, the Labour Party would not shut up about her being a TMO Board Member. So why should Emma get off scot free.

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    4. 11.07. Emma Dent Coad has been at pains to say that she was not on the TMO Board when any decisions about Grenfell Tower were made. This is true. What she does not say is more telling. So allow me to enlighten you.

      She was most definitely on the TMO when the Council appointed Maria Memoli to investigate back in 2008. The Memoli Report was extremely damming of the TMO and its findings have been well publicised.

      What did Emma do? She continued on the TMO Board for another three years post Memoli. She also knew that very little changed in that three years at the TMO and that the place was failing some of the poorest people in the Country. She has admitted as much in media interviews since becoming an MP. She knew that tenants loathed the TMO.

      Of course she did not have the foresight to know that the TMO would do things so badly at Grenfell Tower with eighty people meeting their maker on one dreadful night. As Sir John Major said, 'Hindsight is a wonderful thing." Would Emma be big enough to admit that with the benefit of hindsight she got it wrong and will learn from her past mistakes?

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    5. If there are no sackings at the TMO, there is just a possibility that some of those responsible for Grenfell Tower might be transferred under TUPE to a new employer and we can't have that. Sack 'em pronto

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    6. I've been in a hotel since the fire. I want people at the TMO sacked. I shall be voting to sack politicians who are not supporting my position. Mr Holgate was not the person who should have been sacked.

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    7. We need mass sackings at the TMO.

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    8. at 10.27. You can tell that Emma Dent Coad did not read Politics, Philosophy and Economics at Oxford like most Labour Westminster politicians. This deficiency in her political education and training is covered up when she blames the "nasty" Tories for every societal ill. This is the stuff of Neil Kinnock's Labour Party- opposing the Tories was not enough, Labour politicians had to hate them with a vengeance and this is now Emma's stock-in-trade. She needs a crash course in political theory to give her a better grounding in political criticism.

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  20. Why have there been no sackings at the TMO? And don't give me the unfair dismissal cr*p. It is not unfair to sack the incompetent.

    Tesco sacks people for far less than burning eighty people alive and is just as likely to have an unfair dismissal claim brought against it as any other employer.

    Months ago, at a public meeting, I heard a Grenfell survivor demand that the police arrest someone. It is time that all the Labour Councillors started putting their gobs in to gear to demand sackings. At the moment they are colluding in Tory apathy.

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  21. Worried about the safety of new wiring in my TMO flat31 October 2017 at 09:05

    I've lost confidence in the TMO to manage my housing. I wonder if we have dangerous wiring in my block of flats after major works. Don't tell me to approach the TMO because they have always treated me badly.

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  22. Robert Black has asked the TMO to give him permission to leave. If he leaves when TMO is still in place, he will get a really good financial settlement. If the council had taken over, he would have only got the bare minimum (it is the law for local government, see). So this is why he is leaving on the TMO's watch.

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  23. 11.30. This is interesting news. Black has been a disappointment at best and a disaster at worst. I have known people leave Local Government with more than the bare minimum so not sure about what you are saying. Black does not need permission to leave he just needs to give hand in his Notice. No severance payment would be paid.

    WHAT CONCERNS ME MOST IS 09.05 WHO IS WORRIED ABOUT THE WIRING IN A TMO FLAT AND WHO DOES NOT HAVE THE CONFIDENCE TO APPROACH THE TMO BECAUSE OF BAD TREATMENT IN THE PAST. WE NEED TO CLEAR OUT THE TMO OF THE TOP BRASS FOR HOWEVER LONG IT REMAINS.

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  24. Where else could it happen?1 November 2017 at 06:17

    Does anyone know of any other housing employer who would allow you to hang on to your job when your collective mismanagement had resulted in the systematic bullying of tenants over many years, poorly designed and poorly executed major works across the entire housing stock that ultimately led to Grenfell Tower going up in flames?

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  25. They are priceless1 November 2017 at 07:50

    06.17 Only RBKC & the TMO could let those responsible for disasters in Kensington and Chelsea's housing hang on to their jobs.

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  26. Department of Stealth and Total Obscurity1 November 2017 at 09:33

    TMO= Tyranical Management Organisation

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