One of the UK’s most important British music exports has called for the resignation of the Leader of the House of Commons, Jacob Rees-Mogg after the Politian claimed the Grenfell Tower fire victims did not use “common sense”.
The remarks have caused such uproar across the cultural spectrum that party chairman, James Cleverly, has been forced to come out and make back step’s on the eve of the Tory’s election campaign.
Stormzy later went on a 24-hour long twitter rampage, declaring the British government had “Blood on their hands”. Other music stars such as Adele, Rita Ora, Raye & Jorja Smith have all spoken out for the victims of the tower while singer Lily Allen made the prediction back in 2017 that “public hope would turn to anger” following the disaster.
Stormzy has been a long outspoken voice in the Grenfell enquiry, publicly backing calls to remove dangerous cladding from similar tower blocks in December 2018. He also caused controversy when encouraging the audience at the 2019 Glastonbury Festival to join him in chanting “F*ck the Government and f*ck Boris” – about former London Mayor’s Conservative Party leadership campaign.
72 people lost their lives in the fire which was the deadliest residential structural fire in the United Kingdom since the Second World War.
A second phase of the investigation into the broader causes of the fire, including failures of the government, is due to begin in 2020.