TORY housing minister Alok Sharma was angrily confronted by a Grenfell Tower survivor during a TV interview yesterday.
Oluwaseun Talabi, who fled the 14th floor of the burning high-rise with his family, jumped up on the BBC’s Victoria Derbyshire show and challenged the minister over accommodation.
He had earlier told the host his family had “lost everything” in the fire. He was held back by fellow residents as he told the Tory MP he was not prepared to accept inadequate rehousing.
Mr Sharma was interrupted by survivors several times during the show, starting when it was suggested that only temporary accommodation was being arranged. Tempers boiled over as Mr Sharma discussed efforts to find new properties for those displaced by the disaster.
As he spoke of his admiration for the victims of the tragedy, an interjection came from the audience in west London’s Maxilla social club, telling him: “Stop it, please.”