BBC “Grenfell Tower: Government will consult on cladding ban” – WTF?

Here’s the BBC news item which clearly states that the UK government will hold a public consultation 

to ask interested parties about the practice of covering buildings with flammable cladding.

Credit: ChiralJon
Credit: ChiralJon

Does this really take a public consultation to discover if this is a bad thing or not? Did the Grenfell Tower fire not make it abundantly clear that covering dwellings with flammable materials isn’t a good idea? Surely the government can just make a decision to ban this without all the waste of time and money a public consultation will involve?

What else is the government going to hold a public consultation on? Here are a few other ideas for those dedicated to wasting taxpayers’ hard earned cash:

  • Is execution a suitable punishment for minor parking offences?
  • Should Grimsby be renamed to Niceby in an effort to make it more attractive to inward investment?
  • Dog faeces: disgusting filth or a suitable sandwich filling for those on a budget?

Or is the proposed public consultation just a mealy mouthed way of trying to divert the public’s attention from the Grenfell Tower fire and sweep the whole issue under the carpet? 

It seems to me that Theresa May’s government is sorely lacking the gumption necessary to run a whelk stall let alone a country battling the EU over Brexit or the likes of Uncle Vladimir!

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