Former Tory triggers row by trying to blame Labour for the Grenfell Tower inferno

Accusation: Sam Gyimah shows us the kind of man he is.

As ‘Third Sector Workhouse’ suggested on Twitter: “There is no sewer the Lib Dems will not crawl through.”

And what could we expect, after Yellow Tory Jo Swinson allowed so many Conservatives into her party?

Tories thrive on lies, perversity and falsehood.

So we have already seen the London Fire Brigade burdened with the blame for the deaths of 72 people in Grenfell Tower, after its officers followed safety procedures ordered by the Conservative-run local authority.

Meanwhile we know the main cause of the deaths was the flammable cladding that the Tory-controlled council allowed to be used on the building.

Now Sam Gyimah – a former Conservative who is now squatting with the Liberal Democrats – is claiming that current Kensington MP Emma Dent Coad must bear some responsibility because she was formerly a member of the council.

She was in opposition and had no power to stop the Tories in charge from doing any stupid thing they liked.

Former Tory minister Sam Gyimah has claimed his Labour election rival was partially responsible for the decisions that led to the Grenfell Tower fire.

Mr Gyimah, now the Liberal Democrat candidate for Kensington, refused to be drawn on suggestions his former party’s policies on austerity and the neglect of social housing played a role in the blaze that killed 72 people.

But he suggested current Kensington MP Emma Dent Coad, who won the marginal constituency from the Tories by just 20 votes in 2017, could have stopped some of the decisions that led to the tragedy in her previous role as a Labour councillor on the Tory-dominated local authority.

The claim drew a furious response from Ms Dent Coad, who called the claim “absolutely sickening”.

She did indeed. And she said: “Labour councillors, working with the community, repeatedly raised concerns about cost-cutting by Kensington Tories, and residents were ignored when they said this was a tragedy waiting to happen.

“It is absolutely sickening that Sam Gyimah is trying to shift the blame for the horror of Grenfell away from austerity, which was imposed by his former party the Conservatives and supported in coalition by his current party the Lib Dems.

“Sam Gyimah trying to mislead the people of Kensington proves that you cannot trust either the Tories or the Liberal Democrats, and if you vote Lib Dem, you get Boris Johnson.”

Quite right.

I think you can tell who was talking sense – and it wasn’t Mr Gyimah!

Vote Labour, people of Kensington and Chelsea!

Source: Lib Dem Sam Gyimah triggers row after suggesting Labour election rival partially responsible for Grenfell fire | The Independent

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