May refuses to confirm she’ll fit #sprinklers to tower blocks #Grenfell

Chris Williamson, newly-returned MP for Derby North, asked Theresa May a straight question in the House of Commons today. That he didn’t receive a straight answer will surprise no one who’s paid any attention to May’s vacuity.

But this question was about tower blocks. And fires in tower blocks. And sprinklers. And firefighters. Nine days after the Grenfell Tower disaster.

Here’s the video of the question – and the ‘answer’ – so you can watch as May dances around it and tries to avoid committing to anything while trying to sound like she actually meant what she had said earlier about being ready to make sure there’s never another ‘Grenfell Tower’:

May spent the Grenfell Tower debate trying to shift blame onto anyone else – in fact, her eagerness to avoid taking responsibility for anything was probably the nearest she has come to transparency in her political career.

But the upshot is clear: May and the Tories will not order the retrofitting of sprinklers – the best guarantee of saving lives in a fire – to residential high-rise buildings.

And in that one ‘answer’ she gave away the absolute lie of everything she has said about Grenfell Tower and actually doing anything about it.

Well done Chris Williamson for exposing the Tories’ hypocrisy with just one question.

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11 responses to “May refuses to confirm she’ll fit #sprinklers to tower blocks #Grenfell

  1. Yesterday, I was watching TM’s speech at Parliament before she left to Brussel. She sounded like she was talking about somebody else though meant to be that was her responsibilities. She was not talking but reading a manuscript. There must be something wrong with her, mental health(?). Appearance in general, is so important that often shows their personalities as well as what’s going on in their mind. TM was wearing a coat exactly the same as DUP leader’s design, a long coat devided into two colours (that DUP leader has been wearing since she arrived even before London). What TM wanted to tell us by copying the dress of the leader of DUP? Then her dress under the coat, cut deep down and showing her valley of breast. Even nowadays famous BBC’s women broadcaster provocative dress sense changed to be modest, on the contrary PM started showing some her sexuality is very odd for me. Sex appeal for EU problem?

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  2. enough is enough this government has created death and destruction chaos and confusion derision and dissolution in europe they must go ian campbell

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  3. dress May in Srassbourg wore her “crap trap” the apron in between horse and passenger in some horse drawn vehicles

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  4. “Then her dress under the coat, cut deep down and showing her valley of breast. Even nowadays famous BBC’s women broadcaster provocative dress sense changed to be modest, on the contrary PM started showing some her sexuality is very odd for me. Sex appeal for EU problem?”

    Urghhh….I just sicked a little bit. 😦

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  5. Remind me – How much is being spent on a sprinkler system for the houses of parliament?

    And yet the man in charge of the nation’s purse strings still doesn’t know if it’s the most effective way of dealing with a fire.

    Conservatives…Spending your money on their benefits.

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  6. For ‘The most effective way’ read ‘AN effective way’

    (Memo to self: proof read before posting ffs)

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