Jacob Rees-Mogg also gives his view on “marvellous” Priti Patel and the role of the civil service. Plus: does he think his Grenfell comment was a mistake?
“This was a horrific loss of life – and of course it was a tragedy that should never have happened”.
Can we honestly say that a house with damp is acceptable? Or a home with poor insulation, when it costs an extra £650 per year to heat?
And: Gigabit broadband will soon be “sprouting like vermicelli”, says Johnson. Plus: Mordaunt’s warnings and Hoey’s heroine’s welcome.
An English Devolution Bill is needed to reignite the process of devolving widespread powers and funding to local areas across the whole country.
His campaign was slow to start, and sometimes misfired. But he found his voice, is part of a Johnson future – and is back on the up.
“We will fully fund the replacement of cladding on high-rise residential buildings,” the Prime Minister responds.
Without strong baseline regulations there is no clarity for industry or robust protection for the public. Fire safety must be a given, not a lottery.
A general election is rolling down the tracks. And he is the man best placed to see off Corbyn and Farage.
We must take responsibility for public safety – to protect people, homes, businesses, and schools.
Our borough is still recovering from the Grenfell tragedy. We’re working hard to share information on how decisions are made.
The Grenfell Tower tragedy was a shocking exception to a trend of improvement in safety. Fire deaths are down below 250 a year, the second lowest on record.
The police should not arrest people for being offensive. Not just because burglaries and violence matter more. But because we need the freedom to offend.
I’ve already voted for Boff as the Conservative candidate. Sometimes I suspect that he knows even more about the capital than Peter Ackroyd.
Maybe it’s because I grew up next to the tower, or that I lost a member of my family in the fire, but next week’s anniversary of the tragedy has an added poignancy for me.