Yesterday afternoon, the Grenfell memorial service was a humbling and moving experience which was followed by an estimated 18000 people participating in a dignified silent walk. People were there to pay respects but were understandably asking questions about how five years can pass with so little meaningful change. These are some of the photographs.
The government’s handling of both Grenfell and the subsequent cladding scandal, leaves a clear political opportunity for the opposition parties and it was good to see local MP’s as well as Lisa Nandy, Shadow Secretary of State for Levelling Up, Housing and Communities, talking with local leaders and joining the walk. With the completion of the Grenfell Inquiry still some time away, the opposition parties must continue to put pressure to deliver truly just outcomes for the Grenfell community, as well as for people living in housing across the country that is now beset by ongoing fire safety issues.