Grenfell tower survivors threaten to boycott inquiry unless ‘white middle-class judge who has never visited a council block’ is fired : Daily Mail.

  • The Grenfell Tower public inquiry is on the brink of losing survivors’ support 
  • Retired Court of Appeal judge Sir Martin Moore-Bick chosen to lead the probe 
  • Justice 4 Grenfell, group representing survivors, have called for a different judge
  • MP David Lammy hit out at a ‘white upper middle class man’ being appointed

The Grenfell Tower public inquiry is on the brink of losing survivors’ support as furious campaigners call for the judge leading the probe to resign.

The group Justice 4 Grenfell, which has been representing survivors, has threatened to boycott the inquiry unless Sir Martin Moore-Bick is replaced.

This comes after Labour MP David Lammy hit out at the decision to appoint a ‘white upper middle class man’ to lead the inquiry into the disaster.

Justice 4 Grenfell, which has been representing survivors, has threatened to boycott the inquiry unless Sir Martin Moore-Bick (pictured) is replaced

Justice 4 Grenfell, which has been representing survivors, has threatened to boycott the inquiry unless Sir Martin Moore-Bick (pictured) is replaced

Campaigners have cited concerns about the scope of the probe into the devastating tower block inferno 

Campaigners have cited concerns about the scope of the probe into the devastating tower block inferno

Campaigners have cited concerns about the scope of the probe, adding: ‘The whole thing needs to start again.’

Calls for Sir Martin Moore-Bick’s resignation, barely three days into the job, come after he expressed doubt that the process would be broad enough to satisfy all survivors.

The retired Court of Appeal judge said it would be ‘pretty well limited’ to examining cause of the fire, how it spread and how to prevent it in future.

Those touched by the tragedy, however, have lobbied for the systemic issues underlying the blaze, in which at least 80 people have died, to be scrutinised.

Sue Caro, a co-ordinator for Justice 4 Grenfell, said: ‘His comments revealed the remit he had been given was the cause of the fire and why it spread so quickly and ensuring it didn’t happen again, well that is not good enough.

Read More : Daily Mail.

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