Wednesday, June 21, 2017

House Of Cards Predicted The Grenfell Tower Fire In 1993

Prime Minister Urquhart remains stony-faced while hearing the headlines
In the 1993 second series, To Play the King, Urquhart, now prime minister, creates upset when dealing with a fire and subsequent collapse of Corbusier House, an overlooked tower block in inner-city London. Urquhart's nemesis is not the leader of the Labour Party, but the new, politically engaged King, who is determined to turn up at the site of the disaster " to comfort my people", while the Prime Minister remained aloof and detached.

The words of one of the King's advisors sound eerily familiar following the tragedy of Grenfell Tower, which architects and inhabitants warned was "a disaster waiting to happen" after cladding used to make the building more sustainable could have accelerated the fire.

'A disaster waiting to happen': How House of Cards eerily predicted the Grenfell Tower fire in 1993 | The Telegraph

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