Grim Search At London Blaze Site Continues as Anger Mounts

“Frankly, the support on the ground for families who needed help or basic information in the initial hours after this appalling disaster was not good enough”, she said.Fifty-eight people who were in Grenfell Tower are still missing and are presumed to be dead, London police announced Saturday, raising the death toll in the horrific inferno that turned the public housing block into a charred hulk.”There are 58 people who we have been told were in Grenfell Tower on the night that are missing and therefore, sadly, I have to assume that they are dead”.He added: “That number 58 may change”. They previously estimated the figure to be 30.It comes after Mrs May avoided speaking to the protestors who gathered outside Kensington Town Hall on Friday night to demand answers about the tragic fire. They also complained that May’s visit to the neighborhood was too slow and that support was lacking for those who lost relatives and homes.On Saturday, May spent over two hours meeting residents from the north Kensington area at her Downing Street residence and chaired a meeting on the government’s response to the fire. I can confirm that a 5 million pound ($6 million) emergency fund that I announced yesterday is now being distributed on the ground so people can buy clothes, food and other essentials.Green said the government would pay for residents’ legal representation at the inquiry and reiterated May’s promise to rehouse those displaced by the fire within three weeks as close as possible to home.On the figure of 58, he said: “I really hope it won’t, but it may increase”, while adding that “it might be that some of those are safe and well”, and for some reason, had not yet made themselves known to the police. That is what a prime minister should do and that is what she has done. “He didn’t come with a bunch of police.no one even saw her”.Asked if there were angry exchanges, he said: “We tried to hold it well as a meeting”. “We’re all angry, but of course none of us as angry as those who were directly affected”.He told reporters that the investigation’s “absolute priority” is to establish the identities of those inside the building.Criticism of May intensified Friday after she sidestepped questions in a televised interview about whether she had underestimated the public’s anger and frustration.She then went to visit victims in the church where Corbyn was pictured hugging crying victims.One banner showed a drawing of May with the words “Shame” and “Disgrace”. The queen said it was “difficult to escape a very somber mood” on what is normally a day of celebration.Queen Elizabeth II said the disaster had cast a sombre pall over Britain, but insisted the country was showing resolve in the face of adversity.”United in our sadness, we are equally determined, without fear or favour, to support all those rebuilding lives so horribly affected by injury and loss”.”Wallowing in the wash of a general election that stripped our prime minister of her authority on the very eve of European Union negotiations, neither common sense nor the evidence suggest she can re-establish public confidence”, Matthew Parris wrote.After a tumultuous week that pitched Britain into its deepest political crisis since the Brexit referendum a year ago, May’s future was already uncertain due to her failed gamble on a snap election.