Theresa May expands Grenfell inquiry panel after survivors' pressure

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Theresa May expands Grenfell inquiry panel after survivors' pressure

Post by eddie on Fri May 11, 2018 10:37 pm

PM seeks two more members after originally opposing appointment of more people to sit alongside judge

The Grenfell Tower inquiry panel is to be widened to include people with the skills to examine the cultural and community reasons behind the fatal fire, following pressure from survivors and families of victims, the government has announced.

The move comes after Theresa May originally opposed adding panel members alongside the existing inquiry chairman, Sir Martin Moore-Bick, a retired high court judge and a specialist in contract law.

The first stage, which begins on 21 May, will hear tributes to the deceased and then examine the night of the fire itself and the response of emergency services. The second stage will look at the lead-up to the fire, including decisions made over the refurbishment by the Royal Borough of Kensington and Chelsea, which has been widely blamed for the spreading of the blaze on 14 June 2017, which claimed 72 lives.

Adel Chaoui, who lost four relatives in the fire and led the petition for the Grenfell United survivors’ and bereaved group, said they were relieved at the decision, but should not have had to campaign for it.

I quite agree with the poor guy Mr Chaoui who lost four family members....why the hell have they had to petition for this? This was a huge, terrible tragedy of epic proportions and people want answers.

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Post by Raggamuffin on Fri May 11, 2018 11:50 pm

I don't know what more can be said about it really. The cladding caught fire and it went up in flames. Are there not other buildings with similar cladding?


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