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Photos of dangerous cladding are shocking—but even they can’t show the psychic cost of Grenfell

Two years on from the tragedy, working-class communities don't only face a lack of practical action. They also face being left out of decision making that dictates their own lives

By Tara Jane O'Reilly  

Family and friends of the 72 people who lost their lives in the Grenfell Tower block fire gather outside to mark the two-year anniversary. Photo: PA

Over the past few days, photos of buildings still covered in dangerous cladding did the rounds on social media. As an attempt to highlight an ongoing problem, they did what they were designed to. But the fact is, photos like this shouldn’t exist two years on from Grenfell.

For those of us who grew up in similar tower blocks, such images…

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