Grenfell survivors consider boycotting inquiry over conflict of interest

Johnson appointed panellist Benita Mehra despite links to cladding manufacturer A boycott of Monday’s long-awaited restart to the Grenfell Tower public inquiry is among actions being considered by survivors and the bereaved, to protest Boris...

Grenfell survivors consider boycotting inquiry over conflict of interest

Johnson appointed panellist Benita Mehra despite links to cladding manufacturer

A boycott of Monday’s long-awaited restart to the Grenfell Tower public inquiry is among actions being considered by survivors and the bereaved, to protest Boris Johnson’s appointment of a key figure who has links to the manufacturer of the cladding panels which spread the fire.

With less than three days until the resumption of hearings into the blaze that killed 72 people there are rising tensions in the community about the role of the engineer Benita Mehra. Lawyers for more than 60 members of the Grenfell community who are core participants in the inquiry are now urging her to quit.

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