When the death toll from the tower block blaze in London is known, I have little doubt that a quick scan of the names and nationalities of the deceased will show that the majority of the dead are first or second generation immigrants of some description; further that a significant percentage of those victims who might be classed as 'white British' will be older people. Why? Because this tragedy is about the direct and indirect effects of government policies. These always have the most deleterious effect on poor people and Grenfell Tower epitomises the impact of policy on people's lives. This fire could and should have been avoided. I am so sad, having lived in London, though further west, for over 20 years. But news reports convey a strong sense to me that multiculturalism is working very well in London, particularly so in this area, which has a very long history of acting as a first base for many new arrivals to the Smoke. You can see from news reports that the local authority, which should be spearheading the relief operation, was/is nowhere to be seen, and that it is mosques, churches, community organisations and concerned citizens of all ages and hues that are responding.