Yesterday I had the following email from Jeremy Corbyn:
Sue, we’ve just found out that the Tories in Kensington have been asking residents how important the Grenfell tragedy is on a scale of 0-10.
It is insulting and insensitive.
Preventing another fire like Grenfell couldn’t be more important. And Theresa May has the power to do it — she could use next Wednesday’s budget to set aside money to fit social housing with sprinklers that would save lives. Let’s make sure she hears our message.
Please sign this and tell the Tories why Grenfell must not be ignored.
Sign this and help us make sure that residents of high rise social housing can sleep safely with the knowledge that they are being listened to.
Leader of the Labour Party
“It’s like they need instructions for being human.” Kay Bailey
I agree, the Conservatives’ survey is crass and insensitive, it trivialises the Grenfell tragedy, putting it at the same level of priority as refuse collection and local parking facilities, which is insulting and callous. Asking people to place such an avoidable and tragic event on a scale of priority, from one to ten, is both brutal and shows a complete lack of responsibility and remorse on the part of the government.
I have signed both petitions.
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