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Emma Dent Coad: ‘Grenfell changed everything forever’


The fire should be a game-changer, and (to be quite blunt) the implications for personal liability might see to that, even if some of those most directly involved could be in denial on the specific instruction of insurers and lawyers. But what should surely be of great concern is the way in which those outside direct involvement in the Grenfell Tower disaster - the government ministers and civil service who've been criticised for failing to act diligently on the recommendations of the enquiry into the previous Lakanal House fire tragedy - might not be accountable. The recent elevation of one of those involved to the peerage surely does nothing to allay fears that there's still the risk of high-level denial of the full story of what enabled this tragedy to happen, and that it could yet balloon into an even greater scandal.

Posted date

12 June, 2018

Posted time

7:53 pm