18 Jun 2017

Sadiq Khan says Grenfell Tower fire national disaster after “years of neglect”

The Mayor of London Sadiq Khan has said the Grenfell Tower fire was a national disaster requiring a national response. Local Council Leader Nick Paget-Brown seemed to agree – responding to criticism by saying no one local authority could have coped with the scale of the tragedy. This afternoon that national Government support finally arrived. And this evening Downing Street has said every household whose home has been destroyed will get a minimum of five and a half thousand pounds from the emergency fund.