David Lammy


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There are more offers made to students from one school – Eton – than students on free school meals across the whole country.feedback
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Oct 23 2017
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David Lammy quotes

Jul 02 2017

He needs to get close to those victims and survivors very, very quickly and establish he is after the truth and he is fearless and independent and won't be swayed because he is part of the establishment.feedback

Jul 02 2017

He is a white, upper-middle class man who I suspect has never, ever visited a tower block housing estate and certainly hasn't slept the night on the 20th floor of one. I hope he would do that in the days ahead. The job is not just to be independent and judicious - I am sure he is eminently legally qualified, of course he is - it is also to be empathetic and walk with these people on this journey.feedback

Jul 02 2017 - Women

It is a shame we couldn't find a woman to lead this inquiry or indeed an ethnic minority to lead the inquiry in 2017.feedback

Jul 01 2017

Its hard to describe the extent to which the local council has lost the trust of these people. They completely understand the difficulty in identifying people because of the nature of the fire. But if they are to trust that the authorities are standing with them, they need to know that every possible effort is being made to count and identify the dead, and they don't think that is true.feedback

Jun 29 2017

I wonder if Sir Martin Moore-Bick has ever visited one of our inner city tower blocks. If not, I hope that he will do so soon.feedback

Jun 28 2017

There has been no update on a) the death toll, b) the number of survivors or c) the number of people in Grenfell Tower for over a week. What are the authorities doing to come up with an estimation of how many people were in Grenfell? Not good enough.feedback

Jun 28 2017

You can't contract out everything to the private sector. The private sector can do some wonderful things, but they have for-profit motives, they cut corners. We've all been up to those tower blocks – they exist right across the country. Where are the fire extinguishers on every corridor? Where are the hoses? Are the fire doors really working? Where are the sprinklers?feedback

Jun 27 2017

And so what people say is that in two, three weeks' time, if you start to reveal the numbers, things have moved on.feedback

Jun 27 2017 - Ramadan

In one flat alone, people say there were up to 40 people gathering, because they gathered in the flat, it was Ramadan. When you have tragedies of this kind that could have been prevented, we know from Hillsborough and other affairs in our national life that governments, local authorities, big corporations, companies, the contractors - they cover their backs. That's why I raised issues around the documentation.feedback

Jun 26 2017

Lack of information about number of victims and survivors is driving a wedge between authorities and those they are elected to serve.feedback

Jun 22 2017

This is a circumstance in which many people should consider their position and step aside. The leader of the council should go. The political leadership has been poor and he [Paget-Brown] should go. He has lost the faith of the people on the street.feedback

Jun 19 2017

Khadija was a talented artist and her work is currently on display at the Venice Biennale. I recently went to see it.feedback

Jun 18 2017

The prime minister needs to act immediately to ensure that all evidence is protected.feedback

Jun 18 2017 - London

When the truth comes out about this tragedy, we may find that there is blood on the hands of a number of organizations.feedback

Jun 18 2017

The prime minister needs to act immediately to ensure that all evidence is protected so that everyone culpable for what happened at Grenfell Tower is held to account and feels the full force of the law.feedback

Jun 17 2017 - Women

Khadija was a beautiful young woman who had blossomed over the last few years. She had lived with this horrible accusation and it was devastating, but instead of anger she poured it into her work.feedback

Jun 16 2017

We've all been up to those tower blocks, they exist right across the country. Where are the fire extinguishers on every corridor? Where are the hoses? Are the fire doors really working? Where are the sprinklers?feedback

Jun 16 2017 - Women

She's died with her mother on the 22nd floor of the building. And it breaks my heart that that's happening in Britain in 2017. Breaks my heart.feedback

Jun 16 2017 - London

I also call on you to confirm that the scope of the criminal investigation will be comprehensive, including but not limited to investigating the actions of the Royal Borough of Kensington and Chelsea, the Kensington and Chelsea Tenant Management Organisation, Rydon [the firm that oversaw the cladding work], and all contractors and subcontractors involved in any aspect of refurbishment work at Grenfell Tower. Will you also confirm as a matter of urgency that the full public inquiry announced by the prime minister yesterday will not impede the work of this criminal investigation?feedback

Jun 15 2017 - Facebook

I have heard nothing since her Facebook post saying, Please pray for me and my mum. I fear the worst and like hundreds of other people all can we can do is wait, hope and pray.feedback

Jun 15 2017

As the seconds pass we grow more sad and bleak every second.feedback

Jun 15 2017

We should call it what it is, it's corporate manslaughter, that's what it is and there should be arrests made, frankly.feedback

Jun 15 2017 - Facebook

My friend, who is missing and likely dead on the 20th floor, was on Facebook communicating that she was about to faint at 3.30am. If the fire began at 1am, why is she communicating at 3.30am with no help at all? There must be a full investigation and people must be held to account.feedback

Jun 15 2017 - London

This is the richest borough in our country treating its citizens in this way and we should call it what it is. It is corporate manslaughter. That's what it is. And there should be arrests made, frankly. It is an outrage. Those 70s buildings, many of them should be demolished. They have not got easy fire escapes. They have got no sprinklers. It is totally, totally unacceptable in Britain that this is allowed to happen and that people lose their lives in this way. People should be held to account.feedback

Jun 14 2017

If you can help with clothes, food, blankets, toiletries etc please donate to: St Clements Church, 95 Sirdar Rd, W11 4EQ.feedback

Jun 04 2017 - London

Stop commenting on what has happened in my city. Put your phone down.feedback

Apr 16 2017

Ofcom cannot and must not abdicate responsibility. Improving representation on-screen without progress off-screen is hollow and deceptive.feedback

Mar 25 2017

We're living in a dictatorship. In democracies people are always allowed to change their minds. Over the coming months and years we will fight. Labour needs to rediscover its mojo, and quickly.feedback

Mar 24 2017 - Christmas

This biannual guilt trip perpetuates Band Aid stereotypes. Can we finally look at the issues behind the problems, and inspire anger as well as donations?Raucous comedy, flamboyant red noses, celebrity endorsement and a plethora of ways to get involved from bake sales to triathlons: the Comic Relief formula has broad appeal. When it launched on Christmas Day 1985 on BBC1, it raised £15m; in 2011 it broke the £100m barrier for the first time.feedback

Mar 18 2017 - Front National

This week Nigel Farage met Marie Le Pen and we are sending a message that we don't want that kind of fascism and xenophobia across our planet and in our country.feedback

Mar 18 2017

My parents arrived in this county in the 1950s to signs that said, No blacks, no Irish, no dogs', and we thought … that by the time we got to the 21st century we had turned our backs on racism. And then, we get June 23rd. We get a rise in hate crime across the country almost by 50%.feedback

Feb 20 2017

We didn't do this for Kennedy. We didn't do this for Truman. We didn't do this for Reagan. But for this man, after seven days, we say 'Please come and we will lay on everything because we are so desperate for your company?'... I am ashamed that it has come to this.feedback

Jun 09 2016

Two and a half months down the line we don't know what Brexit actually means in reality and we're living in uncertain terms and that's why we have this petition on the floor today. We don't know what form Brexit will take, or when it might happen.feedback

Aug 07 2011

This must stop. A community that was already hurting has now had the heart ripped out of it.feedback

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