Journalist Jon Snow calls for those responsible for the Grenfell Tower fire to face prosecution

The tower block burst into flames five years ago today, with 72 people dying

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Journalist Jon Snow has called for those responsible for the Grenfell Tower fire to face prosecution.

Speaking at a memorial service to mark the fifth anniversary of the tragedy, Mr Snow said the fire speaks to the “grotesque inequality” in the UK.

“Grenfell, set in the richest borough in Britain, speaks to the grotesque inequality with which our society has been riven”, he said. “We must now confront the issues raised by the Grenfell disaster.”

Becoming emotional, the veteran reporter said that it was the worst domestic tragedy that he has had to report on.

Jon Snow speaks at the Grenfell fire memorial service at Westminster Abbey in London, in remembrance of those who died in the Grenfell Tower fire on June 14 2018
Jon Snow speaks at the Grenfell fire memorial service at Westminster Abbey in London, in remembrance of those who died in the Grenfell Tower fire on June 14 2018

“This is our time”, he said. “This is the worst domestic tragedy that I have had to report on in 50 years.

He added: “This is our moment, this is the moment when those responsible must face justice.”

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