Thursday, June 20, 2019

"We cannot allow what happened at Grenfell to be forgotten"

Since I wrote about the scandalous lack of decisive action taken two years on from the Grenfell Tower fire, it's become increasingly clear that private landlords and building owners aren't the only ones to blame - the government should shoulder a significant portion of the responsibility too. Which is why it was so appalling to hear Theresa May claiming in her resignation speech that her response to the tragedy was something to be proud of.

Photographer Tom Cockram's exhibition Never Forget Grenfell, consisting of black-and-white portraits of survivors, will hopefully serve a vital purpose in energising the community and reminding the wider world of the people who continue to be denied justice. Moreover, it's essential that the campaign for safer cladding maintains momentum in the face of the bewildering inertia that means lives remain unnecessarily at risk.

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