Fire union chief attacks terms of Grenfell inquiry – because they will not identify the culprits

Work begins on covering Grenfell Tower with protective wrapping [Image: Tang/Zuma Wire/Rex/Shutterstock].

This Writer agrees with, supports and applauds the words of Matt Wrack, head of the Fire Brigades Union.

It seems clear that Theresa May wants a whitewash. She must not be allowed to have her way.

So what is to be done?

The head of the Fire Brigades Union, whose members rushed to save Grenfell Tower residents, has criticised the failure to have the judge-led inquiry into the disaster look at its social and political context.

Matt Wrack said that under its current terms the investigation would fail to answer crucial questions. He said it seemed designed to protect Whitehall from scrutiny and would exacerbate the hurt felt by survivors and the families of those who died.

Wrack said: “How is it remotely possible to seriously examine the causes, spread and results of the fire without examining ‘social, economic and political’ matters?”

He called the decision a “mighty kick of some really fundamental issues into some very long grass”. “There is clearly no intent from government for any wider inquiry or serious debate,” he said.

Source: Fire chief criticises terms of inquiry into Grenfell Tower blaze | UK news | The Guardian

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  1. PJB August 18, 2017 at 7:18 pm - Reply

    Are they not going to demolish the building?

  2. wildswimmerpete August 18, 2017 at 10:56 pm - Reply

    Surely there must a way to enforce a proper Coroner’s inquest? That could well be the final nail in Maybot’s coffin, something she’ll avoid at all costs.

  3. Dez August 18, 2017 at 11:33 pm - Reply

    When you appoint a hyphaneted “Sir” as a judge you know first off the whole thing will be a crock of establishment doo doos. Damage limitation cherry picking which umpteen years down the road they will hope will be job done…..bit like Hillsborough where the truth had to dragged out of the disgraced Establishment liars and corrupt media far to many years later. So this is the Cons new version of the scales of British justice and fair play no wonder the first lady grabbed the initiative even before the embers had been put out. .

  4. Jeffrey Davies August 19, 2017 at 6:25 am - Reply

    yet the total figures of death still are not given out by gov are they very afraid that the peasants will rise if the real figures are given

  5. marcusdemowbray August 19, 2017 at 7:08 am - Reply

    It will be yet another huge waste of public money (from the Tory’s Magic Money Tree) and it will be a complete whitewash and cover-up, like every other one. Truth and Tory are poles apart.

  6. NMac August 20, 2017 at 9:23 am - Reply

    I still remember the words of that my Uncle who told me back in the 1960s, “The Establishment always looks after its own.” This time we have the Tory Party looking after its own.

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