British Conservatives forced to concede on Grenfell Tower disaster

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Burnt out Grenfell Tower in Kensington, London, EnglandBy Peter Lazenby in London, England:

Saturday, May 12, 2018

Grenfell inquiry ‘panel’ confirmed by Theresa May in U-turn

THERESA MAY today caved in to public and political pressure by agreeing to appoint a panel to oversee the inquiry into the Grenfell Tower fire.

Two people will “support” chairman Judge Sir Martin Moore-Bick for phase two of his investigation, which starts hearing evidence this month.

The Prime Minister’s U-turn came after intense pressure from bereaved family members and a 156,000-strong petition.

Survivors’ groups said the inquiry risks being a whitewash without independent oversight.

Grenfell United spokesman Adel Chaoui, who lost four relatives in the inferno and co-led the petition, said survivors were “relieved,” but should not have had to campaign for it.

The petition has also guaranteed a parliamentary debate. It will take place on Monday, and Labour had warned that a vote would be forced on…

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