Crowds of people gathered outside the British Home Office before marching towards Downing Street, where they chanted slogans demanding justice and calling for Prime Minister Theresa May to resign. Your public re-commitment to this is imperative as part of an unequivocal, wider statement that the government will do all it can to provide timely practical support to those who have suffered so much.
On Saturday, Labour leader Jeremy Corbyn kept up pressure on May by writing to her to set out what he believed should be an appropriate scope for the public inquiry into the fire she has promised.
Newly appointed Defence Minister Tobias Ellwood told Question Time that "security concerns" prevented May from speaking with any of the victims of the fire, which killed at least 17 this week. This is particularly the case given the circumstances of numerous Grenfell Tower residents, including the number of bereaved families who may be resident overseas and the costs of burial and cremation.
"I'm sure she will meet the families, but the day after they have lost their loved ones ... the last thing you need is the Prime Minister of the country elbowing their way in".
And on Twitter people began speculating how May would quit using the hashtag #WriteMaysResignationSpeech. She has 10 days to come up with a strategy that will satisfy enough supporters of hard and soft Brexit alike or she will face a leadership challenge, a former minister told The Sunday Times.
"If it's true Theresa May didn't meet ANY survivors or relatives of the dead on her #Grenfell visit today, that's an absolute disgrace", Morgan tweeted.Читайте также: UK: Banned building materials suspected in London fire
The prime minister instead met firefighters and police, thanking them for their efforts.
To which May replied: "What I want to talk about today is what the government is making available to the victims of this absolutely horrendous tragedy".
People who are traumatised and grief-stricken, who have lost their homes and all their belongings or who are searching for missing relatives, are looking to the government and various agencies to help them at this awful time.
Mrs May said: "As we continue to respond to the needs of the community, our focus is on ensuring that all of those affected by this unimaginable tragedy get the right support as quickly as possible".
"What we are doing is putting in place the support that will help them".
"There is a huge amount of shock and anger on the streets. What are you going to do about it?" a young boy asked Khan. "I don't really think it is appropriate to be talking about whether people have humanity or not".
Meanwhile, Brexit negotiations are due to begin with the European Union on Monday.При любом использовании материалов сайта и дочерних проектов, гиперссылка на обязательна.
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