Tories silent on Grenfell disaster : Morning Star

May avoids survivors and her government takes no action in wake of lethal tower fire


GOVERNMENT failures over the devastating Grenfell Tower fire show its guilt in stark contrast to hard-working members of the community pitching in to help the victims, locals told the Star yesterday.

PM Theresa May arrived at the scene of the council block blaze on Thursday and was criticised for her hands-off approach to the situation.

She had met firefighters and promised a full public inquiry into the tragedy that has seen 17 people confirmed dead so far since the fire broke out early on Tuesday morning, but did not speak to residents or any of those affected.

Labour leader Jeremy Corbyn by contrast consoled them in their grief by offering hugs and words of comfort.

He has also spoken of his anger over fire precautions in the tower that did not work.

He added: “Kensington is a tale of two cities — it is among the wealthiest parts of this country but the ward where this took place is one of the poorest.

“The judge-led public inquiry must be speedy and all residents should have access to legal aid and the support they need.

“Residents must also be rehoused, using requisition of empty properties if necessary, in the community they love.”

READ MORE : MORNING STAR

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