Whoops SNP...Grenfell style cladding all over Glasgow

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Found 23rd Sep 2017
Labour last night called for Glasgow’s SNP leader to come out of hiding and face questions about Grenfell-style cladding in the city.

Susan Aitken has kept a low profile since one of her officials admitted similar material had been found on 57 tall buildings.

The council were unable to say the location of the buildings.

Residents still haven’t been told and officials say it could take until next Friday before they are contacted.

The council insist there is no risk but their failure to provide reassurances led to claims at Holyrood of a "monumental error" and a "cover-up".



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I blame British standards
They should have classed this material as flammable.
Instead they have said it's fine when used as a system, but in the real world builders just put things up
Doesn't really make a lot of sense, Dave.

I understand opposition parties always jumping at every opportunity to criticise ruling parties, but sometimes their attacks appear pathetic - something the Labour Party have excelled in in Scotland.

If that cladding is all over Glasgow (and indeed anywhere else in Scotland) how can that be blamed on anyone other than the builders?

And, why would anyone want to cover it up (other than the builders) - surely it just gives Sturgeon another reason to hold out her hand to Westminster?
These buildings were not built since May 2017. That is when the SNP first ever time as leaders of Glasgow City Council. Labour have been in dominant control of that council for at least 60 years. So any blame should be pointed to them.
fred_up35 m ago

These buildings were not built since May 2017. That is when the SNP first …These buildings were not built since May 2017. That is when the SNP first ever time as leaders of Glasgow City Council. Labour have been in dominant control of that council for at least 60 years. So any blame should be pointed to them.


Surely Labour and SNP share responsibility for the periods which the properties were under their responsibility and had the cladding.
Uilleam177 m ago

Glasgow City Council are the body responsible for verification and …Glasgow City Council are the body responsible for verification and enforcement of building standards.All of these privately owned buildings had planning permission prior to 2005 when new housing regs. came into force.SNP have been in control of GCC since May, Grenfell happened on June 14th


and a fire in a Glasgow tower could happen in the future, promptly addressing the risk SNP??
Uilleam1721 m ago

Raymond Barlow, assistant head of planning and building standards at the …Raymond Barlow, assistant head of planning and building standards at the council, said information had come to light "in the last couple of weeks".He said this had been passed on to a ministerial working group.However, Mr Stewart said the information provided by Mr Barlow on 8 September had "not been sufficiently clear to be able to provide the necessary level of public reassurance"."This was especially important as depending on the type of ACM cladding, the extent of its use and how it has been installed as part of a cladding system there might be no cause for concern,"


swift action...a working group you say, must be comforting for those living in the high rises affected.
davewave1 h, 11 m ago

swift action...a working group you say, must be comforting for those …swift action...a working group you say, must be comforting for those living in the high rises affected.


ha ha ha I would fell so safe, sleeping in my car about a mile away!
And your point for posting this is?
RedLozzer59 m ago

And your point for posting this is?

Goodbye, since you imply you aren't interested?
Dear Dave, are you suggesting that it is somehow the fault of the SNP that these buildings are covered with that cladding?
Destard4 m ago

Dear Dave, are you suggesting that it is somehow the fault of the SNP that …Dear Dave, are you suggesting that it is somehow the fault of the SNP that these buildings are covered with that cladding?

Rather its their responsibility.
davewave2 m ago

Rather its their responsibility.


Let's hope they deal with it quickly before any incidents occur.
Destard4 m ago

Let's hope they deal with it quickly before any incidents occur.

I pray that it doesn't recur.
davewave2 h, 5 m ago

Goodbye, since you imply you aren't interested?


You read minds as well
Just seen the latest weather forecast and it will be raining tomorrow the Snp must be to blame.............
hooray.henry13 h, 56 m ago

Just seen the latest weather forecast and it will be raining tomorrow the …Just seen the latest weather forecast and it will be raining tomorrow the Snp must be to blame.............

It's not SNPs fault but they'll probably ask for a larger budget from the rest of the UK to fix it.
davewave32 m ago

It's not SNPs fault but they'll probably ask for a larger budget from the …It's not SNPs fault but they'll probably ask for a larger budget from the rest of the UK to fix it.



If you keep shooting wildly into the dark you might eventually hit something.
Uilleam172 h, 3 m ago

It's private properties, insurance will cover it. no need for the …It's private properties, insurance will cover it. no need for the government to pay anything

Are only people living in council built properties to be protected from the risk of flammable cladding...check your logic perhaps?
Uilleam1731 m ago

Glasgow City Council are the body responsible for verification and …Glasgow City Council are the body responsible for verification and enforcement of building standards.Those standards which were in force in the whole of the UK. They will be responsible for any council housing which needs removal or upgrading.GCC have fulfilled their obligation in the private sector by checking whether the buildings are safe or not and are not responsible for the removal and replacement of any defective materials, that falls to the private tenants or landlords who can possibly claim it back from the government department or builders which approved their use in the first place.Even if the Scottish government wanted to do something it's probably reserved.

Fair point. You are perfectly correct and I am wrong.
Uilleam176 m ago

GCC spokesperson-"If we had had any fear that people in these properties …GCC spokesperson-"If we had had any fear that people in these properties were at any risk, we would have used our building control powers to shut the buildings and compel the owners to carry out remedial work."So,I'm wrong too, it's not reserved.

A minefield of bureaucracy and most but not all councils are experts at achieving little with their budget, so it would be no surprise if other councils have similarly failed.
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