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Corporate manslaughter – protecting the guilty

Grenfell tower

The Metropolitan Police announcement that they may bring corporate manslaughter charges over the Grenfell fire should be treated with a large dose of caution. While The Corporate Manslaughter and Corporate Homicide Act 2007 was introduced ostensibly to deal with major incidents like the Grenfell fire, in practice it has had …

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Is Britain on the edge of disaster?

Is Britain on the edge of disaster?

On a cold Sunday in December a subcontract electrician makes some final changes to a railway signalling circuit.  The electrician is at the end of his thirteenth consecutive week of seven day working.  He is not entirely sure that the work he has done is correct.  But any problems will …

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The second Grenfell disaster has already begun

Grenfell Fire Disaster

If official estimates of fatalities are correct, then the Grenfell fire will be Britain’s fourth worst (non-terror related) disaster in modern times.  If estimates made by residents themselves prove to be correct, it may even be the worst – overtaking the Hillsborough, Piper Alpha and Herald of Free Enterprise disasters.  …

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