A nationwide poll has revealed the high level of mistrust in the government’s handling of the Grenfell Tower fire .
The figures acquired by a YouGov poll commissioned by 5 News show nearly half of those who responded have doubts over the under fire public inquiry, and that not enough has been done to help affected residents.
The findings, which follows a major outcry amongst the Grenfell community regarding the government’s handling of the Grenfell Tower fire, indicate that the anger and mistrust is shared around the country.
According to the poll:
- 49% of people questioned think the Grenfell public inquiry is unlikely to reveal the truth of what caused the tragedy
- 47% are not confident that measures taken to make other high-rise buildings safe from fires will succeed
- 47% do not think the government has done enough to help residents affected by the Grenfell Tower fire
The online poll took place on July 19 and 20 and saw 1,668 adults answer three questions.
These were the questions:
1) So far, do you think the government has or has not done enough to help residents affected by the Grenfell Tower fire?
- Has done enough to help: 25%
- Has not done enough to help: 47%
- Not sure: 28%
2. How confident, if at all, are you that measures taken to make Britain’s high rise buildings safe from fires in the future will succeed?
- Very confident: 6%
- Fairly confident: 37%
- TOTAL CONFIDENT: 43%
- Not very confident: 35%
- Not confident at all: 12%
- TOTAL NOT CONFIDENT: 47%
- Don’t know: 11%
3. Do you think the public inquiry into the Grenfell Tower fire will or will not get to the truth about what caused the tragedy?
- Probably will: 38%
- Probably will not: 49%
- Don’t know: 13%
There has been a growing anger in the north Kensington area following the high-rise fire on June 14, which has claimed the lives of at least 80 people.
On June 16, angry people forced their way into Kensington Town Hall demanding answers and action.
Wednesday (July 19) saw the newly elected leader of Kensington and Chelsea Council booed and heckled by Grenfell Tower survivors and those affected by the disaster.
There have also been calls for Sir Martin Moore-Bick, the judge leading the public inquiry, to resign .
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