Below, I've set out some facts about one of the key players, all of which remain unconnected by the MSM as far as I can tell. Make up your own mind about whether or not there are questions to be asked here.
Sir Patrick Vallance
- Vallance is Chair of the SAGE committee currently advising the UK government on coronavirus policies.
- Vallance was President of R&D at GlaxoSmithKline (GSK) which he joined in 2006 and left in 2018, during which time the company pleaded guilty to criminal charges and paid $3bn in fines.
- GSK is working on a coronavirus vaccine and also has a side line in making virus masks.
- GSK has worked regularly with the massive PR firm Burson-Marsteller.
- Burson-Marsteller also represents the world's largest flame retardant producers.
- GSK together with Imperial College set up the Engineered Medicines Laboratory in 2015. Imperial is currently trialling its new coronavirus vaccine.
- Imperial College also has a long history with Burson-Marsteller.
- Imperial's fire science lab has played a major role in blocking changes to the UK's furniture regulations which would lead to the removal of flame retardants in sofas and mattresses.
- Valance is also Chair of the Grenfell Inquiry Scientific Advisory Group which at a meeting on 23 October 2019 (minutes here), recommended nothing much needs to be done about flame retardants where the fire is concerned, even the massive amounts that were burned in internal products.
As a footnote, it might be worth reminding ourselves of the following:
- GRENFELL INQUIRY TOXICOLOGY REPORT – in the control of Professor David Purser who has a long history of colluding with the flame retardant industry.
- GRENFELL INDEPENDENT EXPERTS PANEL – Chaired by Sir Ken Knight, who also has a long history of flame retardant support and was hugely responsible for blocking changes to the Furniture Regs.
- CHAIR OF THE SCIENTIFIC ADVISORY GROUP TO THE GRENFELL INQUIRY – Sir Patrick Vallance (see above).
- DAME JUDITH HACKITT – spent most of her working life in the chemical industry, mostly for Exxon Mobil which amongst other things makes flame retardants.