Stormzy’s “Grenfell Tower Inquiry” Petition Reached 100,000 Signatures
Grenfell Tower fire petition which called on the Prime Minister to take action to build trust in the Grenfell Tower inquiry has reached the milestone of 100,000 signatures, meaning MPs must consider debating the issue.

On Friday, the rapper Stormzy tweeted his support and asked his followers to sign the petition demanding Theresa May use her powers to appoint additional panel members to the independent public inquiry.

Stormzy’s post retweeted almost 10,000 times, two days after he lashed out at the PM over her handling of the Grenfell tragedy during his performance at the Brit Awards.

Stormzy attacked Theresa May over the Grenfell Tower fire

The grime and hip-hop star took aim at the PM on Wednesday when he said: “Yo Theresa May, where’s the money for Grenfell?” adding: “What, you thought we just forgot about Grenfell? You criminals and you’ve got the cheek to call us savages, you should do some jail time, you should pay some damages, you should burn your house down and see if you can manage this.”

Later, Stormzy asked his more than one million Twitter followers to support a petition launched by survivors which calls for a diverse panel to be appointed to the probe amid diminishing confidence in current chairman Sir Martin Moore-Bick.

The star tweeted on Friday: “This needs 100,000 signatures if you could please sign, share, RT and spread the word on it.”

Later, when the petition reached a landmark 100,000 signatures, the rapper tweeted, “Beautiful, legendary people. Job done.”

Labour MP for Kensington Emma Dent Coad, thanked Stormzy and Grenfell activists for their work and pledging to ensure the debate reaches parliament. She tweeted: “We’ve done it,” adding: “We will get justice for Grenfell. No justice, no peace,”

Earlier in November, the Grenfell Tower fire petition was launched by Adel Chaoui, who lost several family members in the fire and Karim Mussilhy and Sandra Ruiz, who were also bereaved in the event.

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“Panel members must be appointed with relevant background, expertise, experience, & a real understanding of the issues facing those affected,” the petition reads.

It also calls for legal representatives of victims’ families “to have access to all evidence from the start” of the inquiry and be “allowed to question witnesses at the hearings”.

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Grenfell United, a group of survivors and bereaved people calling for justice wrote in a joint statement: “This week the public have shown they’ve not forgotten about Grenfell.”

“Just as they supported us in the immediate aftermath of the fire, when local and national government response was lacking, they’ve backed us again – and demanded the voices of the survivors and bereaved are heard.” they added.

In response, the Government said the tower fire was “a truly unimaginable tragedy that should never have happened”.

Downing Street also insisted May is “absolutely committed” to supporting those affected by the tragedy, although rejected the request for additional panel members.

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