Theresa May resignation.

May’s mention of her move to establish the independent inquiry into the Grenfell Tower fire has been criticised by Emma Dent Coad, the Labour MP for Kensington.
“From the first day of her awkward visit to Grenfell to her last day congratulating herself for failures, Theresa May should be ashamed of her actions and lack of leadership,” she added. Coad said that her predecessor’s destruction of so-called ‘red tape’ was responsible for the decimation of building and fire safety regulations “yet she did nothing to redress this.”She added that May “failed” to meet rehousing deadlines or change legislation around cladding which caused the fire to spread rapidly. Coad’s criticism comes after a fairly damning statement from the Fire Brigades Union (FBU) about May’s reaction to Grenfell. She’s likely to look back on her handling of the tragedy – and her initial failure to meet survivors – as one of the worst mistakes of her premiership. Here was her apology in June 2018: Trade unions have been echoing Jeremy Corbyn’s call for a general election in the wake of May’s resignation speech. Unite’s general secretary, Len McCluskey, said: “The shambolic handling of Brexit, the yawning inequalities in this country, our fraying public services and our once-proud manufacturing industry sliding into decline are the legacy of this prime minister and her woeful Tory government.“This farce has to end. The challenges before our country are too great and the need to restore fairness to our society too urgent. They are ill-served by this pantomime. A general election now is the only honourable and sensible way forward.”Warning that workers, industries and communities risked becoming the latest casualties of the Conservative party’s “internal wars”, the GMB also raided the popular culture drawer in its official statement.“This government has given us more farcical scenes than The Thick of It and more brutal beheadings than Game of Thrones,” said Tim Roache, the GMB general secretary. Workers should fear what is likely to happen next, according to Unison’s general secretary, Dave Prentis, who said Theresa May would go down in history as one of the worst prime ministers.“That’s why there must now be a general election. The decision about who leads the country must be taken in every community, not by the Brexiteer boys’ club in the tea rooms and bars of Westminster.”While the leader of the DUP has hailed Theresa May’s “selfless service”, there has been a scathing judgment from Sinn Féin on the prime minister’s time in office and a call for renewed efforts to breach the impasse that has paralysed power-sharing in Northern Ireland. A chaotic Conservative leadership race must not distract from Brexit threats or derail efforts to restore Stormont, said the Sinn Féin leader, Mary Lou McDonald.“Irrespective of who leads, it is paramount that people’s rights and agreements are protected,” she said. “Following the British general election, Theresa May prioritised a deal with the DUP at Westminster over re-establishing the power-sharing institutions. This Tory/DUP deal has had a negative influence on the political process.”The leader of the SDLP, Colum Eastwood, said that May’s resignation should send a “very clear message” to Britain and Europe that Brexit was a “fundamentally undeliverable prospect”.“Attempts to implement Brexit have now cost the British government 38 ministers since the 2016 referendum, including two prime ministers,” he said.“It is a doctrine that seeks to sink an axe of simplicity into the delicate layers of political relationships across Ireland and it has broken old political certainties in Britain. It is fundamentally an undeliverable prospect.”