Friday, 24 November, 2017

Grenfell Tower: Theresa May Apologises To Victims For 'Failure Of The State'

Grenfell survivors get £200k emergency fund, but MP says many are sleeping in their cars Bravery of Barnehurst fire fighters hailed after battling flames on 12th floor of Grenfell Tower fire
Connie Andrews | 24 June, 2017, 01:13

The Prime Minister said the initial support on the ground for households had fallen short "when they needed it most". A lot of people are concerned about benefit - if they are getting lump sums of money if that's going to affect their benefits; we've had that confirmed this morning that that's not going to have any effect at all.

"The cladding we use is a higher fire standard to that used on Grenfell Tower and this is really important for anyone living in a block who might be concerned". "It would be political suicide". The council has also written to all affected residents, and they will receive regular updates throughout the review.

Mr Curry said: "While we may be unable to speculate on the specifics of the Grenfell Tower incident, history tells us that, sadly, lives have been lost in previous high-rise fires".

In the episode of character Chloe Carmichael can be heard saying: "These are people that have been left to rot, the people who couldn't afford to buy their council flats, people who couldn't afford to buy the gas bill".

According to Huffington Post UK, the email sent to Labour MP David Lammy, suggested that survivors of the fire are being offered housing as far away as Preston and those who refuse are "making themselves voluntarily homeless".

Residents evacuated from Grenfell Tower are set to move into a £2bn luxury complex in the heart of Kensington, the Standard revealed.

The councillor called it "spreadsheet decision-making at its most inhuman". This was also the case following the Lakanal House fire in London in 2009, in which six people died.

"The residents of Grenfell Tower have been through some of the most harrowing and traumatic experiences imaginable and it is our duty to support them", Communities Secretary Sajid Javid said.

"We are now undertaking sampling on Clements Court and the other high-rise tower blocks that have had rain-screen cladding systems installed on them - in line with DCLG [Department for Communities and Local Government] guidance", the council said.

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