British Conservative Night of the Long Knives?


Theresa May cartoon

This is a Theresa May cartoon by Gary Barker from Britain.

From daily The Morning Star in Britain:

Theresa May ‘has just 10 days to dig herself out’

Monday 19th June 2017

DOZENS of Tory MPs have given Theresa May 10 days to shape up or face a vote of no confidence, according to yesterday’s [Rupert Murdoch-owned, Conservative] Sunday Times.

The Prime Minister’s disastrous general election campaign, which ended with the Conservatives losing their majority, and her reluctant response to the Grenfell Tower inferno has split the party between those who want her to go now and those who want her to go soon.

In an unusual move, the government said that tomorrow’s Queen’s speech will be the last until 2019, lengthening the parliamentary sitting to allow more time for Brexit legislation to pass through the Commons and the Lords.

Labour has overtaken the Tories in the polls following the shock general election result.

Research by Survation for Good Morning Britain gave Labour, on 44 per cent, a three-point lead over the Tories.

DRIVE THE MAY GOVERNMENT OUT! MARCH ON PARLIAMENT ON JULY 1st! THE May government has now entered the world of the surreal. It has just about been able to schedule a Queen’s Speech of sorts for this Wednesday, but is still without the guaranteed support of the DUP to try to ensure that it survives the confidence vote at the end of the debate: here.

AN ANGRY demonstration of 2,000 demanding ‘Justice for Grenfell’ marched through central London on Friday night: here.

London Labour council takes over Grenfell Tower relief from incompetent Kensington Conservatives


This video from London, England says about itself:

If You Want The Truth About The Grenfell Tower Listen To The Local Residents Not The Media

18 June 2017

Local residents talk about how the government and the mainstream media are trying to cover up what really happened at Grenfell Tower and what action local emergency authorities could have taken to save more lives.

From daily The Independent in Britain, 18 June 2017:

Emergency taskforce takes over Grenfell Tower relief operation amid fury at ‘chaotic’ Kensington Council

An emergency taskforce has taken over the Grenfell Tower disaster relief operation following criticism of [Conservative] Kensington and Chelsea Council’s “chaotic” response. …

It comes after Prime Minister Theresa May admitted “support on the ground for families who needed help or basic information” following the devastating fire in north Kensington “was not good enough”.

Families affected by the blaze have condemned the relief effort as “absolute chaos” and complained Kensington and Chelsea council had provided little support and information, with volunteering stepping in to plug the gaps.

One aid worker described the chaotic response as “like being in a disaster zone”.

Staff from [Labour party] Ealing Council in west London took over humanitarian efforts on Saturday and are now running operations at Westway Sports Centre, which has become the main refuge centre for residents of the tower made homeless by the fire.

It comes as Kensington and Chelsea Council faced criticism from Labour leader Jeremy Corbyn, who said the authority appeared to “lack the resources” to deal with the fire despite being the wealthiest authority in the country. …

But one aid worker said Ealing council had been “much more co-operative” than Kensington and Chelsea.

She said: “It was very different to get hold of information through [Kensington], we weren’t able to get things done as quickly as possible. Just generally [they had] too much going on in the last few days.

Volunteers and charity workers on the ground in north Kensington told Buzzfeed News that they were now taking instructions from Labour-run Ealing Council and had been told not to follow directions from anyone else.

David Lammy condemns government failure to support Grenfell Tower victims: ‘We’re behaving like Victorian England‘. ‘I met people yesterday who had been given £10. They have lost everything,’ says Labour MP: here.

This 18 June 2017 video from London, England is called David Lammy MP Calls For Criminal Investigation Into Grenfell Tower Contractors.

Two women feared dead in Grenfell Tower were ‘threatened with legal action’ for raising alarm about fire safety. ‘They bullied them and persecuted those like Nadia and Mariem who were brave enough to speak out, branding them troublemakers’: here.

People are comparing the Grenfell victims fund with the £369m Buckingham Palace refurbishment: here.

An article has resurfaced on Twitter quoting former Prime Minister David Cameron promising to ‘Kill off safety culture” in Britain. The article was written in January 2012 but has been brought to people’s attention in light of the recent tragedy at Grenfell Tower: here.

Grenfell Tower fire: Former housing minister criticises Tories for failing to update fire safety regulations. ‘I can’t see any reason why the review hasn’t happened,’ former Lib Dem MP Stephen Williams says: here.

Scottish comedian Frankie Boyle on Theresa May


This 18 June 2017 comic video from Britain says about itself:

Frankie Boyle Absolutely Destroys Theresa May In Savage Monologue.

London, big Grenfell Tower demonstration


This 17 June 2017 video from London, England says about itself:

Grenfell Tower and DUP protest London, Downing Street 2017

Grenfell Tower protest after the Grenfell tower atrocity. The DUP-Tory government alliance also sparked outrage and protest.

This 17 June 2017 video from London, England says about itself:

May must go’: Protest in London over Grenfell Tower response & DUP deal

Thousands of demonstrators gathered outside Downing Street in central London on Saturday to rally against the alliance of Theresa May’s government with Northern Ireland’s hardline DUP.

London Grenfell Tower survivors fight for justice


This video from London, England says about itself:

Furious Grenfell Tower Residents Confront Tory Minister Over Theresa May’s Refusal to Meet them

17 June 2017

Furious residents from the Grenfell Tower have confronted Andrea Leadsom over Theresa May’s refusal to meet residents from the tower.

Fears grow over ’15 tots from same nursery missing’ in Grenfell Tower fire. A childcare worker at Grenfell Nursery reportedly told a relative ‘at least 15 of the children aged between six months and four-years-old were still missing last night’: here.

Family’s tribute to ‘amazing’ Grenfell fire victim who died while brother survived as they were separated during chaos. Today police formally identified 23-year-old Mohammad Alhajali as a victim of the fire that so far is feared to have claimed 58 lives: here.

‘My brother’s in the flat but he’s dead’: Five-year-old Grenfell fire survivor’s harrowing words to firefighter. Crew manager Damian Magee found the young child on the stairs with his badly injured mother as they tried to escape the blaze: here.

Protest at Downing Street over Theresa May’s DUP deal and Grenfell Tower response. Marchers chant ‘go Jeremy Corbyn’ and wave placards saying ‘defy Tory rule”: here.

This video from London, England says about itself (based on the Conservative Daily Mail):

Lily Allen joins Grenfell Tower Blaze Protest at Kensington Town Hall

17 June 2017

Lily Allen joins Grenfell Tower Blaze Protest at Kensington Town Hall

Fury over Grenfell Tower tragedy boils over as protesters storm Kensington Town Hall, boo PM and march on Downing St shouting ‘May must go‘ as they blame Tory cuts for the fire that ‘killed 70’

• Earlier today Prime Minister Theresa May was heckled as she attended St Clement’s Church in Kensington
• Demonstrators later gathered outside the local council’s headquarters with questions for local officials
• Some of the group then got inside Kensington town hall, west London chanting ‘murderers’ and ‘cowards
• At least 300 people appeared outside the building this afternoon, chanting slogans and waving placards
• Separate protests spread to other locations in central London including outside Downing Street …

Frustrations over the fatal Grenfell Tower fire boiled over yesterday as victims, residents and protesters took to the streets of central London demanding answers over the blaze.

Hundreds of people gathered outside Kensington town hall in west London wanting to know how the tragedy could have happened.

The frustrated victims and family members then marched to the scene of the blaze at Grenfell Tower.

A separate march was held on Whitehall, where protesters were angry with the response from the Government following Wednesday’s disaster.

The group brought the heart of London to a standstill as they tried to march from the Home Office headquarters to Downing Street.

The crowd, shouting ‘May must go‘, ‘justice for Grenfell’ and ‘blood on your hands’, were met with a cordon of police officers as they marched up Horse Guards Parade, coming to a stop outside Downing Street.

Organisers estimated at least 1,400 were involved, with many waving placards. Protesters were also seen holding a sit-in at Oxford Circus and a further demonstration outside the BBC’s Broadcasting House.

It came as Prime Minister Theresa May faced angry scenes earlier in the day as she met the group of victims, residents, volunteers and community leaders at St Clement’s Church close to the scene of the horrific blaze.

The Prime Minister was booed and jeered after she met survivors of the inferno but failed to address people demanding a response to the devastating fire.

An angry protester shouted: ‘What is she doing here? She’s going back to her nice cosy home. Why has she come only on Friday? Get the f*** out.’

Other people shouted ‘murderer’ and ‘coward’ at the Prime Minister as she abandoned the meeting to return to the security of Downing Street. …

Councillors are among those who face serious questions over the apparent safety failings which led to the fire spreading quickly up the tower block on Tuesday night.

The protesters initially gathered outside the building, insisting that those displaced by the disaster be housed with the London borough rather than elsewhere.

But some of the group then went through the door chanting ‘we want justice’ and pushed up the stairs towards the authority’s offices. Some shouted ‘murderers’ while others yelled ‘cowards’.

The group were stopped halfway up the stairs, and most then returned outside.

The protesters issued a list of demands, including a ‘written commitment from the council on immediate rehousing of all the victims of Grenfell Tower fire, within the borough’.

A woman, who wiped away tears of frustration as she moved away from St Clement’s Church, said: ‘Everyone has lost everything and no one is doing nothing. This is our town.’

Another man, who did not give his name, told police: ‘It’s not your fault, she shouldn’t have come. What did she expect was going to happen.’

This 17 June 2017 video from London, England says about itself:

Justice for Grenfell tower demonstration

Global inequality much worse than previously thought, say economists. Official estimates of inequality only take into account the money that the tax man sees: here.

Badger family hugging each other


This 15 June 2017 video shows a badger family hugging each other.

Bastiaan Willemsen from the Netherlands made this video.

Yet, in Britain, Theresa May‘s Conservative government is killing these beautiful animals … and tried to kill foxes as well before losing the general election.

One of very many reasons why Theresa May’s government should quit.

Come demonstrate in London for that on 1 July if you can.