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Grenfell Fire Aftermath – Outrage Boiling Over

Sunday, June 18, 2017 6:22
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The Irish Times Grenfell Tower: Police urged to immediately seize documents

“British Labour MP David Lammy has called on the prime minister and London’s Metropolitan Police to immediately seize all relevant Grenfell Tower documents.”

” . . . .The Tottenham MP said: Within the community, trust in the authorities is falling through the floor and a suspicion of a cover-up is rising.

The Independent - Two women feared dead in Grenfell Tower were ‘threatened with legal action’ for raising alarm about fire safety

BBC News - Government staff have been drafted in to bolster the official response to the Grenfell Tower disaster in west London.
The move follows widespread criticism of the local council’s performance.

. . . Whether they are in hi-vis jackets or whether they are meant to be replacing the volunteers, there has been no sign of them so far.

BBC News - London fire: Relative cites ‘lack of co-ordination’ in response

As anger mounts over the Grenfell Tower fire, many relatives are finding it hard to get the information they are desperate for. One man told the BBC of his frustration at the official response.
He is looking for information – any information – about five members of his family.

Nurul Islam’s uncle, aunt and three cousins were on the 17th floor when the tower block caught fire early on Wednesday morning.

He fears the worst.”

“. . . . He heard a rumour that a doctor who had been on the 17th floor had a list of the people found there – but has been “on a wild goose chase” trying to find the doctor. Even trying variations of the name he was given, he was not able to find anyone who had heard of her.
He spoke to a Red Cross representative, who he says told him: “If you come across a list, please let us know.”

‘No-one to talk to’

“There’s no one here to co-ordinate,” he said.

There’s no-one giving us information. There’s no-one to talk to.“”

The Irish Times - Cladding used on Grenell Tower is illegal in UK – chancellor

“Cladding used on Grenfell Tower blamed for spreading the blaze is banned in Britain, Chancellor of the Exchequer Philip Hammond has said.
The chancellor said a criminal investigation would examine whether building regulations had been breached when the block was overhauled.”




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