London Grenfell Tower disaster update

This video from London, England says about itself:

“#Grenfell residents have been disrespected & that ended in tragedy

16 June 2017

One Hyde Park is empty but they won’t be allowed to live in that, I’m sure they have sprinklers” says Dr Lisa McKenzie from The London School of Economics and Political Science – LSE​ who has lived “on council estates all her life” on #GrenfellTower.

The heartbreaking reason dogs are being deployed at Grenfell Tower. They are equipped with special dog shoes: here.

‘Inhuman’ Theresa May slammed for ’embarrassing’ Newsnight interview as she’s interrogated over misjudging public mood following Grenfell Tower tragedy. May faced a huge public backlash for failing to visit the victims of the tower block inferno during a visit on Thursday: here.

March through central London to go ahead as Theresa May comes under increasing pressure over her handling of the disaster. Protests are expected to continue on Saturday over the government’s response to the Grenfell Tower tragedy that killed at least 30 people, as police say the death toll is likely to rise … The prime minister’s performance prompted scorn on social media, including from once-friendly media outlets such as the Daily Mail, which panned her interview online under the headline “Maybot malfunction”.: here.

Grenfell Tower fire: Jeremy Corbyn calls Government’s response an ‘unacceptable failure’. Exclusive: On a day when anger threatened to boil over, the Labour leader joined Sadiq Khan in urging the Prime Minister to guarantee residents would be rehomed in the borough: here.

Grenfell Tower is Theresa May’s Katrina moment – her political career cannot survive it: here.

Mother who lost toddler in Grenfell fire asks: ‘Where was the Government’? ‘I need to be in one place, I can’t move every day. I don’t know how long I’ll be in the place I’m in tonight,’ says Genet Shawo.

Khadija Saye: artist on cusp of recognition when she died in Grenfell. Work of Khadija Saye, who died in Wednesday’s fire, was being exhibited at Venice Biennale and had caught eye of influential director: here.

A documentary featuring an artist who died in Grenfell Tower fire will not be aired by the BBC. Khadija Saye’s exquisite photography, a series of images which explores the spirituality of Gambian people is currently exhibited in Venice as part of the Diaspora Pavilion: here.

Grenfell Tower will forever stand as a rebuke to the right, by Jonathan Freedland. The evil of rampant inequality is nothing new. But this disaster must bring us to a turning point: here.

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