Calls are growing for Baroness Doreen Lawrence to apologise after claiming that firefighters would have tried harder to save the victims of the Grenfell tragedy, if they were white.
Baroness Lawrence, whose 18-year-old son Stephen was murdered by a racist gang in south-east London in 1993, said she had ‘no doubt’ that racism was involved in the response to the Grenfell tragedy.
She told Channel 4 in an interview last week: ‘Had that been a block full of white people in there, they would have done everything to get them out as fast as possible and make sure that they do what they needed to do.
‘Nobody wanted to mention the word “race” in the whole thing. Cos when I saw the residents who lived in that block, to me it was under no doubt around the racism that existed at that time.’