The public inquiry into Grenfell Tower will be a farce unless it examines the long-running assault on public protections.
By George Monbiot, published in the Guardian 5th July 2017
We don’t allow defendants in court cases to select the charges on which they will be tried. So why should the government set the terms of a public inquiry into its own failings? We don’t allow criminal suspects to vet the trial judge. Why should the government approve the inquiry’s chair?