British Prime Minister Boris Johnson and Labor Party opposition leader Keir Starmer will join people across the country today to celebrate the third anniversary of the tragedy at Grenfell Tower, the deadliest fire in Britain since the Second World War, in the 72nd People died and who exposed the precarious living conditions of the most depressed communities in the British capital.
Labor MP David Lammy used the anniversary of the tragedy to denounce that “a vital part of the country’s safety net for vulnerable people, secure housing, is collapsing before our eyes” before recalling that “56,000 people live in.” Buildings like Grenfell with the same coating that, according to the study, accelerated the progress of the flames.
The Grenfell Tower, which burned down on June 14, 2017, was part of a group of social buildings in Kensington and Chelsea, one of the wealthiest parts of London. The tragedy has sparked widespread public debate in Britain. about social inequalities in real estate and the lack of attention to the most disadvantaged communities.
Johnson will offer his condolences to a virtual mass organized by the Bishop of Kensington, and various tourist attractions in the city will light up, such as the Palace of Westminster or the fountains in Trafalgar Square.
London Mayor Sadiq Khan has promised that those responsible for the tragedy will not go unpunished. “I will ruthlessly hold the guilty to account and do everything in my power to ensure that the Grenfell community receives the justice it deserves and that all Londoners can feel safe in their homes.” announced in a statement.