VICTIMS of the Grenfell Tower fire were "murdered" by political decisions made by central and local governments, John McDonnell said yesterday.
Speaking at Glastonbury festival yesterday, Mr McDonnell characterised the Grenfell fire as a failure of democracy.
However, the London Fire Brigade has said there were no problems with staffing levels or resources while the service battled the blaze that left at least 79 people presumed dead.
Later in the discussion, Mr McDonnell told a huge crowd which spilled outside the tent that Labour is "on the edge of a huge victory" and that another election could come any day.
"Those families, those individuals - 79 so far and there will be more - were murdered by political decisions that were taken over recent decades".
Chants of "Oh Jeremy Corbyn" have been echoing across the campsite all weekend in anticipation of the Labour leader's appearance.
"The decision not to build homes and to view housing as only for financial speculation rather than for meeting a basic human need made by politicians over decades murdered those families".
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The shadow chancellor alleged that cuts to firefighters and stations "contributed to those deaths inevitably" after the west London inferno.
Green Party co-leader Jonathan Bartley and economist Faiza Shaheen also took part in the Glastonbury debate about whether democracy is broken, chaired by Guardian journalist John Harris.
Seventy-nine persons were killed in the 24-storey tower block fire, which began in the early hours of June 14.
Housing Minister Alok Sharma said it was "disappointing" that people wanted to make it "a party political issue", BBC reported. An estimated 600 tower blocks across England have used the materials.
A source close to Mr McDonnell confirmed the quotes were accurate.
He added: "Never underestimate the ability of the Tories to keep their grip on power by whatever means".
'And once we get that democratic vote, we'll mobilise and this time we'll have a majority'.
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