This time they are granting refugees terrorists who lived in Grenfell a 12 month visa pass.…without even bothering to check them out for terror ties.

Foreign nationals directly affected by the Grenfell Tower fire are to be allowed to stay in the UK for 12 months regardless of their immigration status.

The Home Office said it would not conduct immigration checks on survivors and those coming forward with information.

Labour called for a wider “amnesty”.

Meanwhile, ministers have ordered a taskforce to help run Kensington and Chelsea Council, which has faced heavy criticism for its handling of disaster.

The specialist team will take over the running of key services, including housing and the longer term recovery of the area in North Kensington.

At least 80 people died in the fire on 14 June.

The Home Office said its priority was to see residents “deal with the extremely difficult circumstances” so they could start to rebuild their lives.

In a written statement to Parliament, Home Office minister Brandon Lewis said: “Everyone affected by this tragedy needs reassurance that the government is there for them at this terrible time and we will continue to provide the support they need to help them through the difficult days, weeks and months to come.”

He said extending the period of leave to remain for foreign residents affected by the fire would also allow them to assist the police and other authorities with their inquiries.

Shadow home secretary Diane Abbott said the government should give permanent residency to the residents.

“Some survivors have literally lost everything in this horrific tragedy, all their possessions, homes and loved ones,” she said.

“The idea that on top of this they could be deported later is grotesque.”

A statement from the Met Police said 250 specialist investigators were working on the inquiry into the fire and the last visible human remains were removed from Grenfell Tower on Monday.

Met Police Commander Stuart Cundy said there had been a total of 87 “recoveries” but, due to the “catastrophic damage” inside, that did not mean 87 people.

So far, 21 people have been formally identified and their families informed.

More inquests into the deaths of victims have been opened, with the Westminster coroner hearing the body of one of the oldest people to have been killed was identified by dental records.

Dr Fiona Wilcox was told the body of 84-year-old Sheila, formerly known as Sheila Smith, was found on the 16th floor, while Vincent Chiejina, 60, was recovered from the 17th floor and identified by DNA.

Earlier, housing minister Alok Sharma fought back tears as he told the Commons of hearing “harrowing accounts” from survivors, saying it had been the most “humbling and moving experience of my life.

Only 14 out of the 158 affected families have accepted offers of temporary accommodation but ministers say no-one will be forced to move.

Mr Sharma said 19 families “have not yet been ready to engage” in the process of being rehoused, while others were waiting for offers of permanent tenancy and many were still in hotels.
But he acknowledged some residents still had a “lack of trust” in the authorities.

Elizabeth Campbell, who is taking over as the new Kensington and Chelsea Council leader, denied the council was “being taken over by outside commissioners” after the government sent in a taskforce to run some of its services.

“We have asked people to come because we need more help because this is something on a national scale,” she said.

“We will do absolutely everything we can as a council to help our community and to help our community heal.”

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  1. bogsidebunny says:

    Emotional judgment in any form is as serious as full blown lung cancer. It’ll kill you. This would be just like saying 73 years ago: “Gee we (the Brits) feel sorry for the 100,000 German P.O.W.s so we’ll let them out of their POW camps and put then up at 5* hotels for the duration.

  2. BobF says:

    They haven’t learned from London and Manchester. The Manchester terrorist had just returned from Libya before he went on his rampage.

  3. The loonies run the asylum here now. The Kensington and Chelsea area is one of the most expensive areas in London. Rents cost a fortune. Most of the scrunts living in that block though had their rent paid by welfare. There are supposedly 19 people who had apartments there being paid for by welfare who are not even in the country. They have been illegally sub letting. These fucks should be in jail. The current member of Parliament for K&C is a Labour clown, but she used to be on the local council housing commitee and was responsible for approving the cladding that caught fire. Yet somehow its the (Conservative) governments fault. The guy who’s fridge fire started it all was an Ethiopian who somehow had his suitcases packed and is nowhere to be seen now. The whole thing stinks to high heaven and now the shitbags who had been living there are now bitching that the accomodation they have been offered isn’t good enough. They should put them up in tents in a field in Scotland. To add insult to injury there are thousands of men living homeless on the streets and many of them are ex forces. Yet you never see homeless asylum seekers. Makes my blood boil.

  4. Eskyman says:

    So burning down apartment blocks means that the survivors get 5 star accomodation and a free pass for illegal immigration?

    Gee, it’s a good thing no one will ever do that again, right? It’s not like there’s any incentive or anything.

  5. bogsidebunny says:

    Europe’s truly Fucked. And as many common sense folks know “No altruistic intensions go unpunished.”

    Well maybe not Poland and Hungry. They both know what it’s like being fucked over for decades in the 50’s & 60’s by savage Mongol hoards.

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