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Scotland's papers: PM under pressure over Grenfell

Scotland's papers: PM under pressure over Grenfell

The Whitehall protest coincided with a meeting between Prime Minister Theresa May and members of some of the families affected by the Grenfell Tower fire, but the protesters carried placards and chanted slogans on a number of issues, including the proposed Tory-DUP coalition deal, concerns over Brexit and austerity measures.

Mrs May had received criticism after visiting the scene of the blaze on Thursday, but failing to meet any of the survivors.

"She went to Grenfell Towers, she didn't speak to any residents".

As she left St Clement's Church following a visit lasting less than an hour, the PM faced cries of "coward" and "shame on you".

"The Prime Minister would have been shouted at by the residents, but she should have been willing to take that".

"This is an absolutely bad fire that took place".

People who are traumatised and grief-stricken, who have lost their homes and all their belongings or who are searching for missing relatives, are looking to the government and various agencies to help them at this awful time. She said she has ordered daily progress reports on housing for those affected, and vowed the public inquiry into the disaster will be "open and transparent".

There has been mounting anger among demonstrators, with dozens storming Kensington and Chelsea town hall on Friday afternoon, many shouting "we want an inquest" and "we want justice". Hundreds of thousands of people live in high-rise tower blocks - every single person who does is going to be asking, how safe am I?'

Grenfell fire survivors were "angry" and "passionate" during a meeting with Theresa May, as their harrowing accounts moved her to well up, say people who were present.

Damian Green made the announcement.

Earlier in the day, Commons Leader Andrea Leadsom had visited west London, where she was repeatedly challenged by angry residents, some who yelled: "Meet the victims!"

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Mrs May last night attempted to stabilise her new Government - still less than a fortnight old - by announcing there would be no Queen's Speech in 2018. "We wait to see what action will come from it".

Pressed again on whether she had failed to understand the anger felt by the public, she said: "This was a awful tragedy that took place".