Ever since the June 14, 2017 high-rise fire that killed an estimated 80 people, leaders seem to be at a loss for solutions to the ongoing fire risks that now endanger tens of thousands of Londoners. Despite decades of warnings about the dangers of the cladding in use, no preventative measures have ever been taken. Now, residents flee their homes while councils bar the public from meetings.
Today, the BBC announced that Kensington and Chelsea Council leader Nick Paget-Brown has resigned in the wake of the fire, the failure to deal with the issue, and finally, the premature ending of the previous night’s council meeting with Paget-Brown saying “it could not continue with journalists present.”
Yesterday, it was announced that Retired Court of Appeal judge Sir Martin Moore-Bick has been chosen to lead the public inquiry into the fire.