Teresa May is a terrible politician:
Almost exactly 24 hours after Downing Street said the prime minister couldn’t possibly meet victims of the Grenfell disaster because of security concerns, the Queen and Prince William’s visit to Latimer Road came with minimal security.
They drove up in a green Range Rover – dog gates up at the back, although the corgis stayed at home – with so little fanfare several locals walked right past them, unaware of the identities of the latest well-wishers to Westway sports centre, applauding instead the firefighters who walked behind her.
In case you haven’t been following it, a housing block in London went up in flames – flames that were accelerated by non-fire resistant cladding applied to the building to make it look better to its Kensington neighbors. The gas lines laid in the stairways didn’t help either. At least 30 are confirmed dead and the death toll will probably be near 100 after all the bodies are found (if they can be – some will never be recovered).