Theresa May showed no ‘humanity’ to Grenfell fire victims, ex-Tory deputy leader says

Peace and Freedom

Former Conservative cabinet minister Michael Portillo said: ‘She should have been there with residents’

By Chantal Da Silva, Joe Watts

An ex-deputy leader of the Conservatives has accused Theresa May of failing to show “humanity” for not meeting victims of the Grenfell Tower blaze on a visit to the site.

Michael Portillo claimed the Prime Minister should have been ready to be “shouted at”, but instead wanted an “entirely controlled situation”.

He compared her to Jeremy Corbyn who spoke with victims at a refuge centre in the area and was pictured embracing a woman searching for a missing 12-year-old girl.

More broadly Mr Portillo, who held two other cabinet posts, said he believed Ms May is a “proven loser”, that her days were numbered and that he would be “amazed” if she was in charge at the end of the summer.

Defence minister Tobias Ellwood said the Prime Minister…

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