Piers Morgan says it's 'shameful' buildings still have cladding after Grenfell

Piers Morgan has shared his disbelief that there are still buildings with the same cladding responsible for the Grenfell fire, hailing it as ‘shameful’. 

Sunday (14 June) marked the third anniversary of the Grenfell fire, which saw 72 people lose their lives when a huge blaze engulfed a tower block in west London. 

Three years on, it has emerged that there are still around 56,000 people who are at risk due to their buildings using flammable cladding. 

Reacting to the reports, Piers said on Good Morning Britain: ‘I read that 56,000 people are still living in a building with that same cladding. How shameful is that? How can that in any conscious be allowed to happen? Unbelievable.’ 

The TV presenter went on to recall how he could see the fire from his house in Kensington, adding: ‘I just remember coming out of my house and seeing a big plume of smoke. I said to my driver, what’s that?!’ 

Turning to his co-host Susanna Reid, he then admitted: ‘It was one of the worst mornings we’ve had on this show.’ 

Last night, Adele and Stormzy appeared during a virtual YouTube event to mark the third anniversary of the tragedy. 

Heavy Is The Head rapper Stormzy criticised the government’s handling of the disaster and said: ‘To all the people of Grenfell, we’re still mourning with you, so to anyone watching this let’s use this time, let’s use today to stand in solidarity with them and say that we ain’t forgotten you. We love you, we’re here for you. 

‘When the Government and powers that be have turned their back on you, we’re here. We’re here, we’ve got you, we’re not letting this go.’ 

Adele shared a similar sentiment and said: ‘Even though it’s so important for us to remember that night, it’s also important for us to reflect on where we are now and celebrate the lives that were lived before they were sadly taken that night. 

‘I think that this year, more than ever, there has never been a more appropriate time for us to truly exercise camaraderie, compassion, open-mindedness and persistence. ‘Persistence for answers. Persistence for action.’ 

Good Morning Britain airs weekdays at 6am on ITV.

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