May's policies to blame for London block fire: Corbyn

UK Labour Party leader Jeremy Corbyn has said that Prime Minister Theresa May and her government should be held into account for the tower block fire in London.

Speaking to LBC Radio on Wednesday, Corbyn said budget cuts and inaction on part of the government might have led to the blaze that killed 12 people and injured dozens more in the 24-story Grenfell Tower earlier in the day.

 “If you deny local authorities the funding they need, then there is a price that’s paid,” the main opposition leader argued.

“I believe we need to ask questions about what facilities and resources have been given to local authorities that have tower blocs in the area and, frankly, most do. We need to deal with this –we need people to be safe living in high rise buildings,” he added.

He also called for an investigation into reports that Gavin Barwell, the former housing minister who was recently appointed as the Prime Minister’s adviser, had failed to OK a…

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