Grenfell families want inquiry to look at role of ‘race and class’ in tragedy

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Grenfell families want inquiry to look at role of ‘race and class’ in tragedy




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Campaigners accuse Kensington council of ‘contemptuous disregard’ in decisions that led up to the fire

The Grenfell Tower fire inquiry must include a separate investigation into how “race and class” contributed to the tragedy, according to a group supporting more than a third of the deceased.

The organisation, which represents 28 of the 72 individuals who died in the fire, submitted a statement on 21 July to the inquiry chairman, judge Sir Martin Moore-Bick, to request that an extra module be added to the inquiry to examine if the cost-cutting measures that helped spread the fire would have been sanctioned “if the tower block was in an affluent part of the city for an affluent white population”. Currently there are eight modules, each covering a separate theme, in phase 2 of the inquiry which is examining why the fire happened.

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