Boris Johnson needs to answer some questions.

Johnson presided over the closure of 10 fire stations and the removal of 27 fire engines, despite previously promising not to remove them.

Did Johnson dangerously reduce the Fire Services ability to respond in the manner it was accustomed to? The number of Firemen attending the Grenfell fire must have been affected by the brutal cuts that Johnson initiated. How did he reduce the number of firemen? Early retirement for long serving, experienced and knowledgeable fire fighters? Could inexperience have been a factor in the eventual demise of Grenfell? Three Fire Stations close to Grenfell had been closed by Johnson, why has he not been summoned to explain himself and justify his decision?

In no way am I questioning the bravery and ability of the London firemen, I’m just concerned that the service has had the guts ripped out of it by Johnson. If he had, it would in no way reflect on the personnel currently serving.

Why have the Tories been given an easy ride by the media? Why has Johnson not been questioned over his role. It’s time the Labour Party asked the questions, these people need answers not a minutes silence that coincides with the government’s silence.


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