Despite government promises, most blocks with Grenfell-type cladding are untouched. The official indifference is shocking
The towers lit up one by one on Wednesday night. In London, Newcastle and Manchester, the message was simple. “Two years after Grenfell and this building is still covered in dangerous cladding”, read one. “Two years after Grenfell and the fire doors in this building still aren’t fit for purpose”, said another.
At Frinstead House, a single-stair tower block next to Grenfell where residents watched the fire unfold from their windows two years ago, the message read, “2 years after Grenfell, this building still has no sprinklers”. Karim Mussilhy, vice-chair of the campaign group Grenfell United, whose uncle died in the fire, wrote: “Tonight, Grenfell United is shining a spotlight on tower blocks across the country still unsafe two years after Grenfell.”