Stormzy Adele and Akala back emotional Grenfell cladding video

Stormzy, Adele and Akala are among artists who have joined Grenfell survivors to call on the Government to remove “dangerous cladding” from buildings.

The group released a video on Thursday which shows them appealing for “national change”.

It’s 18 months since the tower fire in west London which killed 72 people.

Since then, the government announced a ban on combustible cladding for all new schools, hospitals and residential buildings in England above 18m.

However, it will not be applied to those where the materials have already been fitted.

But the group, Grenfell United, says since then, little has changed and official figures show there are more than 400 buildings that still have “Grenfell-style cladding” on them.

The group is calling for a new regulator for social housing to reform the system and remove dangerous coverings from buildings.

The emotional, black and white film, which also features Marcus Mumford and Akala, involved more than 50 survivors and bereaved relatives along with community supporters.

In it, Stormzy says: “This is not a charity film, this is a clarity film”.

It’s not the first time the rapper has spoken out about Grenfell.

He use his appearance at this year’s Brit Awards to take a swipe at the prime minister.

He closed the show after winning two awards and rapped, “Yo, Theresa May where’s that money for Grenfell? What you thought we just forgot about Grenfell?”

Adele has also been supportive, in June last year she attended a vigil for the victims.

In the new video families and supporters affected by what happened at Grenfell talk about the impact of the fire.

“We are not asking for money, we are not asking for sympathy, we are demanding change,” they say.

“Change so families up and down country are safe in their homes. Change so that people, no matter where they live, are treated with dignity and respect.”

Grenfell United believes that 18 months after the devastating fire, little has changed.

TNT Entertainment

Photo Credit: adeleoholic

 

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