This British TV video says about itself:
Musician Akala: People died in London fire ‘because they were poor’
15 June 2017
Jon Snow spoke to the MOBO award-winning musician and writer Akala and local resident Joe Delaney about their response to the fire at Grenfell Tower in west London.
Akala told Jon Snow:
“The people who died and lost their homes, this happened to them because they are poor.
“We are in one of the richest spaces not just in London, but in the world.
“There is no way rich people live in a building without adequate fire safety.
“Everyone I spoke to who was out there couldn’t hear alarms, there was no sprinkler system”.
From daily The Morning Star in Britain today:
MORE than 500 people have applied to be core participants in the Grenfell Tower fire inquiry.
Those granted the status will have the right to ask questions during the hearings as well as access evidence.
The number of applicants leapt from 300 when the inquiry launched on September 14 to 500 yesterday.
Many survivors are among those to have applied to be core participants, some as part of campaign groups such as Justice4Grenfell but others have applied individually.
The inquiry will be split into two phases. The first will examine the immediate causes of the fire and how it came to spread with such deadly effect.
In the second stage, the refurbishment of the tower will be put under the microscope — investigating how and why it came to be wrapped in flammable cladding and insulation.