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16 June 2017 - Anger Grows After Grenfell Tower Fire

Labour says government must answer 'serious questions' after Grenfell fire
Frances Perraudin and Matthew Weaver (The Guardian, 15/06/2017)

Labour has called on the government to answer “some very serious questions” about why it failed to act on coroners’ concerns about two previous tower block fires before a blaze at Grenfell Tower that has killed 17 people.

John Healey, the shadow housing minister, demanded that a government minister come to the Commons for a special statement session on Thursday. “Overnight we have asked the government: get a minister into parliament today, let parliament recognise how serious this tragedy is,” Healey told ITV’s Good Morning Britain.

“It is the sort of thing that allows us to pay respect to the victims, but importantly it helps provide some of the answers that people are asking about what went off, what’s being done and most importantly what’s not being done to learn the lessons and act after the last tragedies that we saw now nearly eight years ago.”

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Requisitioned Properties
 
London fire: Corbyn calls for houses to be requisitioned
(BBC News, 16/06/2017)
 
Properties in North Kensington should be "requisitioned if necessary" for people left homeless after the Grenfell Tower fire, Jeremy Corbyn says.

The Labour leader has also said he is "very angry" that so many lives were lost in a deadly tower block fire.

PM Theresa May said the residents were "in our thoughts and prayers" and has ordered a public inquiry into the fire.

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'Corporate Manslaughter'

Labour MP David Lammy says Grenfell Tower tragedy is 'corporate manslaughter'
Laura Hughes (The Telegraph, 15/06/2017)

A Labour MP has described the Grenfell Tower disaster as "corporate manslaughter" and called for arrests to be made.

David Lammy said the fire in north Kensington, which has killed at least 12 people, was an "outrage".

Theresa May has promised a "proper investigation" amid growing concerns about how the fire could have spread so rapidly.

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Victims

London fire: Tower victims 'may never be identified'
(BBC, 16/06/2017)

Police have warned they may never be able to identify all of the people who died in the fire that engulfed a west London block of flats.

Emergency services are to spend a third day searching for bodies in the burnt-out Grenfell Tower in North Kensington.

Seventeen people are known to have died but that figure is set to rise, with fears the death toll could exceed 60.

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Last update June 16, 2017
Créé le June 16, 2017
ISSN 2107-7029
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