As Hicham Yezza tweeted: “Theresa May has just “privately visited” #GrenfellTower She didn’t meet residents or media, but was quite happy to get a photo-op out of it.” Were the firefighters hand-picked?

This is your prime minister, folks – always trying to find new ways of lying to you.

Today, Theresa May – the person most responsible for creating the conditions that led to the Grenfell Tower fire, by cutting the emergency services to the bone and allowing unsafe building practices – tried to pretend that she cares about the fact that people have died because of it, by visiting the scene.

The known number of deaths stands at 17, at the time of writing.

This Writer lives in Mid Wales so I was forced to watch the drama play out on Twitter, starting around 8.06am today (June 15) with this:

Mr Chown followed up the comment, about an hour later:

It seems he was not alone in his criticism, because the next thing I knew was this:

The apparent refusal to meet residents provoked more – justified – criticism:

Guess what?

Financial expert Paul Lewis said he had attended the scene and spoken to residents:

The backlash has continued:

Perhaps the most accurate comment was provided by This Site’s friend Kanjin Tor:

She would not have faced the press, and could not face the public.

The concentrated criticism she would have received from both would have put unbearable pressure on her to resign as prime minister – and she’s not having that.

Perhaps she thinks we’ll forget. If so, she is gravely mistaken.

We will have our opportunity to challenge her on this, and soon. Then we’ll see if she has the brass neck to stay.

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