Grenfell Tower, twenty-four floors of flats for West London’s proletariat, caught fire in June 2017, killing seventy-one and injuring as many more others. This prompted Jacob Rees-Mogg, MP from North East Somerset, to question whether anybody really wants to live in updated tenements of this sort:
Rees-Mogg, forty-eight, is viewed as one of the Toriest of Tories in the Commons; he’s the sort of chap who would sign up for Twitter and then tweet in Latin. Which, incidentally, he did:
Tempora mutantur, et nos mutamur in illis.
— Jacob Rees-Mogg (@Jacob_Rees_Mogg) July 15, 2017
This got the reaction you probably think it did.