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There was no sprinkler system at Grenfell Tower. As a result, when a fire broke out in one of the flats, the whole building went up in flames like a giant matchstick.

Lillian Greenwood is right to say Theresa May has reneged on her promise to make tower blocks safer after the Grenfell Tower fire.

It is all very well for the minority prime minister to say “there are a number of aspects” to be examined regarding tower block safety, but the simple fact is that several London councils have already been advised to fit sprinklers, and their absence can be remedied easily, while those other aspects are explored.

In any case, who relaxed building regulations to ensure that sprinklers weren’t a required safety feature – local councils, or Parliament?

It was Parliament, obviously.

So Parliament should foot the bill.

And, let’s all say it together:

If Theresa May can find the money for her deal with the DUP, she can find the money for this.

Theresa May has confirmed there will be no Government cash to fit sprinklers in tower blocks, triggering accusations she has broken a promise made after the Grenfell Tower tragedy.

It is “up to the council to make decisions”, the Prime Minister told MPs – amid a growing furore over the multi-million pound bills that town halls face.

Nottingham, Croydon and Wandsworth have all had multi-million pound requests turned – even after being advised to carry out works by their local fire brigades.

Source: Theresa May says no Government cash for sprinklers in tower blocks despite promises made after Grenfell


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