UK's May launches plan for government, promising to listen to Brexit concerns

Frederick Owens
June 21, 2017

Writing in The Times, former Tory MP Matthew Paris said the prime minister was "not viable".

The Sunday Mail says a multi-million-pound tower cladding project was nearly scrapped amid fire safety fears - before the Scottish government "changed the rules and deemed it safe".

"So we're getting on with that, I and the Government are getting on with that job".

But she sidestepped questions over whether she had failed to judge the public mood.

Theresa May spoke to Dany Cotton, the commissioner of the London Fire Brigade at Grenfell Tower. "Of course she felt for those poor victims, just as we all do", he wrote. But she should have been there with the residents, which is what Jeremy Corbyn was.

He went on: "The Prime Minister would have been shouted at by the residents, but she should have been willing to take that".

Many people online shared cartoons published in The Times and The Guardian encapsulating the criticism of May.

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".

"The people concerned were still searching for loved ones".

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As she left St Clement's Church following a visit lasting less than an hour, the PM faced cries of "coward" and "shame on you". This will allow them to help shape the scope of the Inquiry so they can get the answers they are seeking.

"We need to know what happened, we need to have an explanation of this, we owe that to the families, to the people who have lost loved ones, friends and the homes in which they lived".

In a television interview, Mrs May said the fire was "absolutely horrifying" and had been a "terrifying experience" for those affected.

"I think she has done everything that could have been asked", Green added.

The Bishop of Kensington, Dr Graham Tomlin, who also attended the talks, said "strong words were said".

Mrs May insisted the Government was doing everything possible to help those caught up in the tragedy.

May is already under huge pressure politically after the snap election she called resulted in a loss of the overall majority the Tories enjoyed in parliament.

The PM is preparing for the Queen's Speech on Wednesday and has not yet struck a deal with the Democratic Unionist Party (DUP) to prop up her minority government.

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