Friday, 16 June 2017

Johnson attacks Labour 'game playing' over Grenfell Tower fire

Boris Johnson has hit out at "political game playing" by Labour in the wake of the Grenfell Tower disaster.
The Foreign Secretary attacked "outrageous politicking" as he singled out Labour's London mayor Sadiq Khan.

Earlier, Mr Khan wrote to the Prime Minister demanding "answers, action and justice" over the tower block tragedy, which has killed at least 30.

The mayor called for an immediate response from Theresa May over failures at Grenfell Tower.

Heightening a political row over the fatal inferno, Mr Johnson posted on Facebook: "There has sadly been some political game playing about the terrible fire in London.

"I find it unbelievable that Labour are suggesting that this tragedy was somehow caused by fire service cuts."

Labour leader Jeremy Corbyn has previously suggested spending cuts to local authorities could have contributed to the blaze.

Mr Johnson, who was in charge of the capital between 2008 and 2016, defended his record as London mayor by noting fires in the capital decreased by 50% during his spell at City Hall.

He added: "Sadiq Khan conducted his own review of the London fire safety plan. If he felt that the provision in Kensington was deficient he had ample budget to change it.

"Any attack on emergency services performance is outrageous politicking by Labour."

SKY     News.