How can we prevent another Grenfell disaster?

Tessa Shepperson reflects on the factors contributing to the tragedy and the practices and attitudes that need to be changed to avoid it happening again

07 Aug 2017

Where were you on the morning of 14 June 2017? I had a committee meeting in London that day and got up early to get my admin done. I then turned to the news and was transfixed by the horrific picture of a burning tower. It haunted me all that day and will probably haunt many of us for a very long time. It was the most terrible thing.

I, like many other people, am also angry. Angry that things had got to such a state that an estimated 80 people had to die in what was clearly a wholly avoidable disaster. Was it down to greed? Contractors raking it in while supplying sub-standard materials? Was it stupidity, with no one realising or understanding the effect of serial fai...

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