Rees-Mogg tells LBC that Grenfell residents should have ignored instructions to stay put: “If either of us were in a fire… we would leave the burning building”
Grenfell survivors and bereaved families have reacted angrily to Tory front-bencher Jacob Rees-Mogg’s suggestion that those who died in the 2017 blaze would have left the building if they had had ‘common sense’, in spite of instructions to stay in their flats in accordance with procedure at the time.
Rees-Mogg compounded the offence by telling radio host Nick Ferrari that both of them would have left, regardless of fire brigade instructions:
The MP does not appear to have apologised so far. He only responds to enquiries by post.
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