Theresa May labelled ‘disgraceful’ by firefighters’ union for listing Grenfell response as part of proud legacy

Tears of self pity

The Fire Brigades Union’s statement on Theresa May’s resignation is completely damning

During her emotional resignation speech the outgoing prime minister said the office had given her a “platform to give a voice to the voiceless, to fight the burning injustices that still scar our society”.

She added: “[That] it is why I set up the independent inquiry into the tragedy at Grenfell Tower, to search for the truth so nothing like it can ever happen again, and so the people who lost their lives that night are never forgotten.”

But rank-and-file firefighters reacted with fury.

FBU general secretary Matt Wrack said in a statement:

“Many of the underlying issues at Grenfell were due to unsafe conditions that had been allowed to fester under Tory governments and a council for which Theresa May bears ultimate responsibility.

“The inquiry she launched has kicked scrutiny of corporate and government interests into the long-grass, denying families and survivors justice, while allowing business as usual to continue for the wealthy.

“For the outgoing prime minister to suggest that her awful response to Grenfell is a proud part of her legacy is, frankly, disgraceful.”

May will officially step down as leader on 7 June – following Donald Trump‘s state visit to the UK – but remain as PM until the new top Tory is elected.

May shows an absolute disconnect from the reality and that of the real people in our society. Millions in poverty throughout the UK today, homelessness, child poverty, hate crime, knife crime, the use of Food banks. Austerity, Windrush and much much more all the legacy of this Prime ministers.

Jeremy Corbyn calls for an immediate General Election


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