Posted by Chris Welby on 20th August 2017 in Blogging |
After Grenfell : a carnival to remember
I go to the carnival’s launch with Dent Coad. It’s being held in a bay at Acklam Village, a space behind the Portobello Road street food market, under the Westway. The day before, Dent Coad was at a vigil with Jeremy Corbyn in the survivor's healing space next door when it emerged that corporate manslaughter charges were being considered in relation to the fire. “There was sheer relief,” she says. “I know people want someone to go to jail for Grenfell. People make decisions and they are accountable for them. Someone signed this off.”
She’s been discussing the carnival with the police and the mayor....