Grenfell Tower residents in uproar over failure to distribute donations
|Barry Quirk, the interim chief executive of Kensington and Chelsea council|
The television outside broadcast units and the "anchor" presenters have gone, to report no doubt on other important issues, with very few exceptions the newspaper journalists and photographers have moved on to cover the imploding conservative party, or Trump in Paris or David Davis and the Brexit negotiations or some other pressing "news" item, leaving a few "cub reporters" with their Brownie box camera's behind, just in case something happens.
There have already been resignations from the Royal Borough of Kensington and Chelsea amongst council members and officers, but this is not enough. The chair of the inquiry former court of appeal judge Sir Martin Moore-Bick, has already come in for criticism by suggesting that his inquiry will be on a narrow base, and his patronising attitude towards survivors and residents suggests that this will be a less than satisfactory process. There is a compelling case for holding inquests into these deaths which can call evidence from witnesses under oath and has far more credibility and muscle than an inquiry. What we must not have is a process which drags on for 28 years before the victims have any form of justice.