Failure to rehouse Grenfell Tower survivors “a disgrace”, says Jeremy Corbyn

In a statement, regarding the disaster, the Labour leader said: “It is a disgrace that the majority of Grenfell residents have still not been given homes and that tower blocks across our country have still not been made safe. We need answers from the government and we need action.

“Grenfell was an entirely avoidable human disaster. The government must act now to prevent it from being repeated.”

After the disaster, PM May promised that all survivors would be found a hoe in the local area within three weeks. It is claimed that since the tragedy, in June, 80 per cent still don’t have a permanent address.

MP David Lammy, who lost a close friend in the fire that claimed 71 lives high been highly critical of the actions of the Royal Borough of Kensington and Chelsea council

Lammy told BBC Radio 4’s Today programme: “There’s something about authentic leadership, about who are the leaders, how they relate to the people in front of them. And, I have to say, in all my years of public service, there’s something about the civic that has been lost here.

“It’s just been completely lost, that great civic possibility in Britain that created huge town halls that represented people genuinely does not feel present here in this local authority as it relates to the citizens that pay their taxes and want that representation.”

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