Today marks two years since the Grenfell Tower fire, in which 72 people died and more than 200 people were left without a home.
Despite a commitment by the government to remove Grenfell-style cladding from hundreds of housing high-rises and bring those responsible for the fire to justice, survivors and campaigners have expressed anger at the slow pace of change.
That’s why some people were left unimpressed by parliament’s attempt to pay respect to those who lost their lives in the fire.
Last night, the Palace of Westminster was illuminated green in what can be politely described as a low effort tribute.
Later tonight, the Palace of Westminster will be illuminated green in remembrance of those who lost their lives and… https://t.co/pxv7YxeAgv
Reports today have said Grenfell-style aluminium composite material cladding has still not been removed from more than 200 buildings, despite the Grenfell inquiry receiving evidence to support claims that the highly combustible material caused the fire’s spread.
They say words are cheap, but maybe green lights are even cheaper.
In a statement today, Graham French, a solicitor for Russell-Cooke who is representing some of the bereaved and survivors, said:
The survivors and families understand that there are many very complex and technical issues being addressed by the Inquiry and its experts.
But they also believe that there are urgent steps which can, and should, be taken now, including a number of basic fire safety measures in high rise blocks which we say are obvious and do not need further investigation or expert evidence.