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Diane Abbott speaks at the Labour Party Conference.

Why is it still controversial to say that serious failures of regulation, along with privatisation, led to the tragedy at Grenfell Tower?

This Writer raised the political aspects of the Grenfell fire, the morning after it happened. It was controversial then but it shouldn’t be now; a lot of evidence has come out since then.

But Diane Abbott has been lambasted for mentioning Grenfell in her speech at the Labour Party Conference in what some say was “pre-empting” the result of the Grenfell inquiry.


Some might say she was only saying what we knew already. And saying it will focus the minds of those involved in the inquiry: We’ve all seen the evidence.

What we want now is justice.

Diane Abbott has said the fire at Grenfell Tower was “direct consequence” of “deregulation of fire standards and inspection, privatisation and outsourcing.”

Speaking at the Labour Party conference in Brighton, the Shadow Home Secretary went on to demand justice for the survivors of the disaster.

“We demand an immigration amnesty for former Grenfell residents so they all feel able to come forward for help.

“We demand justice for the Grenfell survivors. They will not be forgotten.”

Source: Diane Abbott: Grenfell Tower fire ‘direct consequence of deregulation, privatisation and outsourcing’

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