Out­rage at MPs’ £1.3m sprin­klers

Sunday Mail (UK) - - News -

The up­com­ing £ 4bil­lion re­fur­bish­ment of West­min­ster in­cludes a sprinkler sys­tem cost­ing £1.3mil­lion, while the Tories refuse cash to make tower blocks like Gren­fell safe.

A woman who lost her home in the blaze said she was dis­gusted to learn MPs had al­lo­cated cash to keep them­selves safe while oth­ers are in dan­ger.

Labour leader Jeremy Cor­byn said: “The life of a tower block res­i­dent is worth just as much as the life of an MP or peer.”

He­len Ge­bremeskel, who lived in Gren­fell for 20 years, said: “I am dis­gusted the gov­ern­ment can retro-fit sprin­klers at West­min­ster but won’t fund coun­cils to [do it] in so­cial hous­ing.”

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