Grenfell Tower Disaster - IS THERE SOMEONE TO BLAME? By Jessica Boodhun
On 14th June 2017, the tragic Grenfell Tower disaster took place killing at least 80 people with more than 70 injured.
After a tragic year of terrorist and hate attacks in the UK, the love and support of our population has been shown again in our response to this disaster, with communities and charities helping to raise more than £11 million for survivors and their families.
However, as the media begin to reduce their coverage of the event, people are now wondering, can we really put blame on anyone for this happening?
With the Queen, Jeremy Corbyn and other important figures going to support the survivors, some found it difficult to understand why Theresa May could not also find the time to do the same.
Before the event, I, likely many others, had put all of my faith in Theresa May to do her best for this country. After Grenfell however, it’s easy to question her decisions and even to doubt her being in power at all.
The apparent mishandling of this event has sparked hate and anger, not only for the residents of Grenfell, but in communities across England who have been questioning the safety of their own accommodation.
By this point you might be thinking, what can I do? Here in Bishop’s Stortford, we have our own Conservative MP, Mark Prisk who is representing Theresa May in our town. We must not tolerate tragedies such as Grenfell and something must be done. I urge everyone reading this to email or even tweet Mr Prisk to express your views on the situation so that our government can understand the scale of our concerns (see contact links below).
We must come together to support those affected, not only by donating money to them, but fighting for them.