‘What is the wet on its face,’ Theresa May asks on meeting crying Grenfell survivor

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‘Why is it leaking from its eyes,’ Theresa May asked today on finally meeting a Grenfell Tower survivor.

JS122810146 “What is that thing? Why is it burnt?”

Addressing a hospital patient directly, but in the third person, the Prime Minister said: “It will keep its distance and it will stop leaking.

“I said it will stop leaking.

“Stop leaking.

“It will know that if there are any lessons to be learned from whatever has happened, they will be.

“But it will also receive and accept the obvious implication that there may not be, and that it may just have to suck it up.

“It will nod now in acknowledgement.”

Raising a hand as the man began to reply, Mrs May said: “It is not required to speak.”

Ending the 30-second interaction, she added: “It will accept with gratitude that I must leave, via an emergency exit, due to the very real…

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