Grenfell Tower: 'Government must do the right thing, talk is cheap, action is what we need', says family member

Grenfell Tower: 'Government must do the right thing, talk is cheap, action is what we need', says family member

A memorial service for Grenfell Tower took place today (December 14)

Thursday, December 14, 2017

A woman who lost family members in the Grenfell Tower fire has called on the Government to do the right thing for Grenfell survivors as"talk is cheap, action is what we need."

A memorial service has taken place today at St Paul's Cathedral to remember those who died in the Grenfell Tower fire six months ago. It was attended by the survivors, families and friends of those who died as well as political leaders and members of the Royal Family.

talkRADIO reporter Lisa O'Sullivan spoke to a woman named Claire at the service, who had lost two cousins in the fire.

She said: "I just pray that this is a wake-up call for the nation and a shake-up call for the government, and let them be seen doing the right thing. Talk is cheap, action is what we need."

"Those sitting there today, I hope they take heed of these words and make this public inquiry a lot easier. Sign the charter for the families bereaved by public tragedy because that could save us a lot of time and things could happen a lot quicker."

She claimed: "We all know what happened was an injustice, it didn't need to happen, it’s incompetence, greed, disconcern, disregard, and we need to bring this into the first part of the public inquiry - the concerns that were raised by the residents."

She believes "had they been listened to I wouldn’t be here paying this tribute to my family today."

The woman also said that the service was "a necessity to show who is comrades and who is not a comrade here, who is with us in solidarity" and she added "we’re not an alien race and we’re human beings. It’s affected everybody especially the families."

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