“At Grenfell Tower, nobody doubted that their warnings about safety were more easily ignored because the residents were relatively poor and powerless.” Photograph: Niklas halle’n/AFP/Getty Images

Punch drunk after attacks, Grenfell Tower and Brexit, city waits for the next blow to fall

Slow Brexit? David Davis, UK exiting the EU secretary (left) and  Michel Barnier, chief negotiator for the EU. Photograph: Jasper Juinen/Bloomberg

Prime minister insists that the government’s EU negotiation objectives remain the same

British prime minister Theresa May speaking in the House of Commons on Thursday. In an impassioned end to her address, she said more attention must be paid to poorer people in social housing. Photograph: AFP/UK Parliament

Urgent action being taken to make other tower blocks safe, UK parliament is told

Britain’s Queen Elizabeth II sits alongside her son Britain’s Prince Charles, Prince of Wales as she delivers the Queen’s Speech during the State Opening of Parliament in the Houses of Parliament in London on June 21st, 2017. Photograph: Arthur Edwards/AFP/Getty Images

British prime minister says inferno survivors were left without help when they needed it most

Queen Elizabeth II and Prince Charles, Prince of Wales, stand during the state opening of parliament in the House of Lords on June 21st, 2017. Photograph: Arthur Edwards

A PM drained of authority finds tide turned as chamber mood favours Jeremy Corbyn

Philip Hammond, UK chancellor of the exchequer (centre left) and Mark Carney, governor of the Bank of England (centre right): Mr Hammond put protecting financial services ahead of controlling migration. Photograph: Luke MacGregor/Bloomberg

Election results will not deter political will to leave EU, says British prime minister

Theresa May and Leo Varadkar arrive for their bi-lateral meeting in Downing Street. Photograph: Simon Dawson/Bloomberg

Cruel contrast: Varadkar full of wide-eyed optimism, May looking exhausted and hunted

Máire Whelan, who was appointed to the Court of Appeal, with President Michael D Higgins and Taoiseach Leo Varadkar at Áras an Uachtaráin. Photograph: Cyril Byrne

Taoiseach also rejected Fianna Fáil claims that an election may be imminent

Locals walk past a police van positioned near the police cordon, close to the scene of a van attack in Finsbury Park. Photograph: Isabel Infantes/AFP/Getty Images

Witnesses say they heard Darren Osborne (47) shout ‘I’m going to kill all Muslims’

Leo Varadkar during a press conference with Britain’s prime minister Theresa May in London on Monday. Photograph: Philip Toscano/AFP/Getty Images

UK officials insisted Border issues ‘right at the top of priorities’ for Brexit talks

  Taoiseach Leo Varadkar during a joint press conference following a meeting with British Prime Minister Theresa May at 10 Downing Street, London. Photograph: Philip Toscano/PA Wire

Taoiseach expressed concerns to UK prime minister about possible impact of any deal

 Police guard a street at Finsbury Park after Monday’s attack. Photograph:  Daniel Leal-Olivas/AFP/Getty Images

For some locals, Monday’s attack was an inevitable result of rise in anti-Muslim sentiment

Dara Calleary: Fianna Fáil cannot understand why Fine Gael is so determined to undermine the judiciary

Fianna Fáil question why Fine Gael has gone ahead with 'arrogant' appointment

The arrested suspect has been named as Darren Osborne, a 47-year old living in Cardiff. File photograph: Facebook

One dead and 10 injured after a van ploughs into worshippers near London mosque

Friends of missing Jessica Urbano (12) wear photographs of Jessica pinned to their T-shirts at a relief centre close to the scene of the fire at Grenfell Tower in Kensington, London. Photograph: Andy Rain/EPA

British prime minister says Grenfell Tower residents deserve answers over fatal fire

Labour leader Jeremy Corbyn hugs councillor Mushtaq Lasharie as he arrives at St Clement’s Church in west London, who have provided shelter and support for people affected by the fire at Grenfell Tower. Photograph: David Mirzoeff/AFP/Getty Images

Labour seeks quick investigation while stories of victims in Grenfell Tower fire emerge

DUP deputy leader Nigel Dodds (centre) with colleagues Jeffrey Donaldson and Emma Pengelly after a meeting with British prime minister Theresa May at 10 Downing Street. Photograph: EPA/Will Oliver

Sinn Féin warns of threat to Belfast Agreement from Tory pact with unionists

The remains of Grenfell Tower, a residential tower block in west London which was gutted by fire. Photograph:  Tolga Akmen/AFP/Getty Images

‘I’d like to hope that it isn’t going to be triple figures’, says fire chief of number killed

Grenfell Tower was part of Lancaster West Estate, a social housing complex of 1,000 homes in West Kensington in London. Photograph: Toby Melville/Reuters

Grenfell Tower residents criticise building’s fire safety measures following fatal blaze

The 24-storey Grenfell Tower had been refurbished with external cladding which is now the prime suspect as the accelerator of the fire. Photograph: Giulio Thuburn/AFP/Getty Images

Safety standards at block under scrutiny in light of residents’ ignored warnings

 A woman prepares clothes at a stall set up to help people near the burning Grenfell Tower block in west London on Wednesday. Photograph: Carl Court/Getty Images

Tight-knit community comes together to help victims of devastating London fire

Smoke billows from a fire that has engulfed the 24-storey Grenfell Tower in west London. Photograph: Rick Findler/PA Wire

Firefighters say they rescued 65 people - some in pyjamas - from the 43-year-old block

Labour leader Jeremy Corbyn in the House of Commons: “It is customary on these occasions to congratulate the returning prime minister and I absolutely do so.” Photograph: PA Wire

Theresa May makes non-partisan speech about the value of political service

DUP leader Arlene Foster and  deputy leader Nigel Dodds arriving at 10 Downing Street in London for talks on a deal to prop up a Tory minority administration. Photograph:  Dominic Lipinski/PA Wire

Talks continue on support for minority Tory government after May and Foster meet

Britain’s prime minister, Theresa May: power in her  cabinet has shifted since the election to those who favour a soft Brexit. Photograph: Stefan Wermuth

Prime minister’s power severely curbed as cabinet takes control of government policy

 British prime minister Theresa May leaves Downing Street on the way to a meeting of the Conservative Party’s 1922 Committee. Photograph: Will Oliver/EPA

PM tells 1922 backbench committee ‘I got us into this mess and I’m going to get us out of it’

Michael Gove: returning to the British cabinet as environment secretary. Photo by Chris J Ratcliffe/Getty Images

Friendless prime minister now a hostage to Conservative factions and DUP

Anti-Conservative Party and anti-DUP demonstrators in Parliament Square in front of the Houses of Parliament in London on Sunday. Photograph: Justin Tallis/AFP/Getty Images

Most positions unchanged as George Osborne calls May ‘dead woman walking’

Leaving Downing Street: Theresa May on her way to Buckingham Palace on Friday after her party lost its parliamentary majority. Photograph: Andy Rain/EPA

The Conservative leader underestimated the threat of Corbyn’s ‘coalition of chaos’

Jeremy Corbyn’s supporters and detractors agree that he ran an outstanding campaign. Photograph: Facundo Arrizabalaga

Labour leader came across much better than his many detractors thought possible

Theresa May and her husband, Philip May, walk back into No 10 Downing Street following her speech on Friday. Photograph: Luke MacGregor/Bloomberg

Prime minister clinging to power by a thread after disastrous gamble on early election

Theresa May: it can be only a matter of time before she steps down. Photograph:  Chris J Ratcliffe/Getty

Analysis: Jeremy Corbyn, once derided, secures extra seats on a left-wing manifesto

Theresa May called a snap election in April as she faced Brexit negotiations. File photograph: Will Oliver/EPA

British prime minister to reshuffle cabinet posts following general election losses

Labour leader Jeremy Corbyn arriving to cast his vote in the UK general election at a polling station in Pakeman school in Islington, north London on  Thursday. Photograph:  Dominic Lipinski/PA Wire

Key constituencies, how the system works and where you can follow the drama

On the final day of the campaign Jeremy Corbyn claimed Labour’s push had changed the face of British politics while British PM Theresa May focused on Brexit. Photograph: Getty Images

Polls unable nail result, pointing to everything from Tory landslide to hung parliament

British prime minister Theresa May speaking  in  Norwich. Ms May  said Brexit was the basis for Britain’s future success. Photograph:  Stefan Rousseau/PA

British leader appeals to ‘fiercely patriotic’ Labour voters to back Conservatives

Gingers 4 Jezza: Jeremy Corbyn speaks in Birmingham. Photograph: Simon Dawson/Bloomberg

The Labour leader appeals to young voters. Is it enough to pull off an election miracle on Thursday?

One of the three London Bridge attackers, Rachid Redouane, used an address at Grosvenor Square, Rathmines, Dublin. Photograph: Cyril Byrne

Suspect held in Wexford by gardaí believed to have knowledge of Redouane

A man places flowers as commuters walk past flowers and messages for the victims of the London attacks as they cross London Bridge in London. PHotograph: Adrian Dennis/AFP/Getty Images

Zaghba allegedly told police ‘I’m going to be a terrorist’ after being stopped in Bologna

Britain’s foreign secretary Boris Johnson on Labour leader Jeremy Corbyn: ‘He has taken the side of just about every adversary this country has had in my lifetime.’ Photograph: Scott Heppell/AFP/Getty Images

Parties trade barbs on security as Corbyn compared to ‘Tricephalous monster’

British prime minister Theresa May attacked Labour leader Jeremy Corbyn’s record on security. Photograph: Dan Kitwood/Getty Images

Prime minister dodges questions about police cuts amid calls for resignation

Potters Fields Park in London on Monday after a vigil to commemorate the victims of the  attack on London Bridge and at Borough Market that killed seven people. Photograph: Chris J Ratcliffe/AFP/Getty Images

Police identify two of attackers shot dead including one who had lived in Ireland

 (L-R) Youssef Zaghba, Khuram Shazad Butt and Rachid Redouane - believed to be the three London attackers. Photograph: AFP/Getty Images

Inquiry seeking to establish if Rachid Redouane wed for immigration reasons

Jeremy Corbyn  in Blythe, northeast England, on Monday: “He’s a genuine principled man who means what he says and says what he means,” says Labour’s Chris Williamson. Photograph: Scott Heppell/AFP/Getty Images

Momentum, the grassroots body backing Labour, has brought in help from the US

Theresa May at Downing Street  as she prepares   to deliver a statement on Saturday night’s  attack in London. Photograph:  EPA/Will Oliver

As attack took place in London, raft of polls confirmed electoral race was tightening

“Enough is enough,” said British prime minister Theresa May. Photograph: Will Oliver: EPA

British prime minister’s appearance outside No 10 criticised as overtly political

 A British police officer standing on duty behind police tape  on Barking Road, Barking, East London, near where 12 people were arrested  on Sunday in relation to the London Bridge and Borough Market attacks. Photograph: Will Oliver/EPA

Conservatives and Labour spar over policy as Islamic State claims responsibility

Members of the public flee the scene near London Bridge on Saturday night. One witness said he saw a woman being stabbed by three men 10 or 15 times. “She was going, ‘Help me, help me’,” he said. Photograph: Dan Kitwood/Getty Images

London Bridge witnesses tell of horror as attackers started rampage by mowing down pedestrians

 British prime minister Theresa May prepares to address the media following a security meeting in response to Saturday night’s London terror attack. Photograph: Leon Neal/Getty Images

Latest atrocity will increase pressure to reform Britain’s counter-terrorism strategy

Police forensics officers  work at  London Bridge in London on June 4th, 2017, as investigations continue following the terror attack on the bridge and at the nearby Borough Market the previous night in which seven people were killed. Photograph: Odd Andersen/AFP/Getty Images

Four men and seven women being detained under terrorism legislation

Theresa May or Jeremy Corbyn? Yes, she could lose and he might win, but that is unlikely to  happen. Photograph: Jack  Hill and Andy Buchanan/ AFP/Getty Images

Why isn’t Brexit a big issue? Why is Corbyn polling so strongly? Could May lose?

 British prime minister Theresa May: she  acknowledged that Britain will have to make a financial settlement with the EU, although she declined to say how much the exit bill would be. Photograph: Stefan Rousseau/WPA Pool/Getty

Prime minister faces angry questions from BBC audience on healthcare and policy U-turns

Labour leader Jeremy Corbyn leaves York Innovation Centre after a speech during a general election campaign visit  on Friday. Photograph:  Christopher Furlong/Getty Images

In parts of Nottinghamshire the party leader remains its biggest election drawback

 Theresa May in front of a new Conservative slogan: ‘A Brexit deal for a bright future’. Photograph: EPA

Conservative lead over Labour narrows to three points, latest YouGov poll reveals

Labour leader Jeremy Corbyn: has large support among young voters, but how many of them will make it to the polling stations? Photograph: Chris J Ratcliffe/Getty Images

As new poll shows Theresa May only 3% ahead, how pollsters deal with turnout rates is key

Home secretary Amber Rudd and Ukip leader Paul Nuttall take part in the BBC Election Debate last night. Photograph: Stefan Rousseau/WPA Pool /Getty Images)

Labour leader warns voters against giving prime minister a blank cheque next week

 Kevin Spacey and Robin Wright in House of Cards. Photograph: Netflix

When Michael Dobbs, creator of the show, was scapegoated by Thatcher, a seed was sown

British  prime minister Theresa May is interviewed by Jeremy Paxman during a joint Channel 4 and Sky News general election programme, in London, England. Photograph: Stefan Rousseau - WPA Pool/Getty Images

British prime minister faces heckles from audience as Corbyn exceeds expectations

Greater Manchester Police have released a picture of Salman Abedi on the night he carried out the Manchester Arena terror attack. Photograph: PA

Home secretary rejects suggestion MI5 missed opportunity to apprehend Salman Abedi

Charlotte Campbell, mother of Manchester Arena attack victim Olivia Campbell, and stepfather Paul Hodgson pay their respect in St Ann’s Square for the victims in central Manchester. Photograph: Stefan Wermuth/Reuters

Society cannot address underlying grievances of home-grown terrorists like Salman Abedi

Jeremy Corbyn arrives for a general election campaign speech in central London on Friday. Photograph: Daniel Leal-Olivas/AFP/Getty Images

UK Labour leader tells BBC his engagement with Northern Ireland was to promote peace

 Labour Party leader Jeremy Corbyn: made speech linking the Manchester bombing to Britain’s foreign wars. Photograph:  Carl Court/Getty Images

Analysis: Voters don’t trust Labour leader on security but Theresa May has had poor week

The queen speaks to Millie Robson, 15, from Co Durham, who was injured in Monday’s bombing in Manchester, and her mother, Marie, during a visit to the Royal Manchester Children’s Hospital to meet victims of the terror attack. Photograph: Peter Byrne/PA Wire

Hospitals put on alert as armed police patrol UK trains and raids continue in Manchester

Suicide bomber Salman Abedi. “He kept himself to himself,” a neighbour said.

Business degree dropout Salman Abedi ‘drank and smoked weed’, says schoolfriend

A Muslim man, Sadiq Patel, and a Jewish woman, Renee Rachel Black, walk by floral tributes in St Ann’s Square in Manchester on Wednesday. Photograph: Darren Staples/Reuters

British police have arrested six men over attack, including brother of Salman Abedi

Patrols at Whitehall, near Downing Street and the Houses of Parliament, in central London, on Wednesday. Photograph: Justin Tallis/AFP/Getty Images

Operation Temperer allowing for deployment of up to 5,000 troops on London streets

Armed officers patrol outside Greater Manchester police force’s headquarters in Manchester, UK. Photograph: Oli Scarff/AFP/Getty Images

British police arrest sixth suspect in connection with bombing at Ariana Grande concert

A woman holds up a sign that reads “Peace will win, fear will lose” during a vigil in Albert Square in Manchester on Tuesday,  in solidarity with those killed and injured in Monday’s terror attack at an Ariana Grande concert at the Manchester Arena. Photograph: Oli Scarff/AFP/Getty Images

Raids carried out in south Manchester, including Abedi’s last-known address

British prime minister Theresa May  delivers a statement outside number 10 Downing Street  on Tuesday. Photograph: Simon Dawson/Bloomberg

Theresa May will benefit from security becoming a key issue

People rush out of the Arndale shopping centre as it is evacuated in Manchester on Tuesday morning. Photograph: Darren Staples/Reuters

City mostly calm on Tuesday morning as people come to terms with scale of tragedy

Concert goers leave the Manchester Arena after the explosion. Photograph: AFP

Analysis: Fact that it was a bombing rather than a low-tech attack will alarm police

High alert: An armed police officer at Manchester Piccadilly railway station following the bombing at the Manchester Arena on Monday night. Photograph: Bloomberg

It is possible a ‘wider group of individuals’ were responsible for Manchester explosion, says Theresa May

British prime minister Theresa May: “I’ve seen the way that Jeremy Corbyn wants to sneak into Number 10 by playing on the fears of older and vulnerable people, and I’ve clarified what we will be putting in the green paper which I set out in the manifesto.” Photograph: Toby Melville/Reuters

PM announces change after blaming ‘fake claims’ by Jeremy Corbyn on home care policy

Labour Party leader Jeremy Corbyn: faced criticism in the Conservative-supporting press after he declined on Sunday to condemn IRA bombings without also condemning loyalist bomb attacks. Photograph: Matt Cardy/Getty Images

Northern Ireland secretary weighs in on controversy over Labour leader’s interview

British work and pensions secretary Damian Green: he said £100,000 was a “reasonable inheritance” to pass on. Photograph: Getty Images

Conservatives rule out changing plan for elderly home care despite party’s drop in polls

British prime minister Theresa May. “Until now, May kept the door to the customs union slightly ajar. The manifesto slammed it shut.” Photograph: Russell Cheyne/Reuters

World View: Hopes fade that May will soften approach if she gets large majority

Taoiseach Enda Kenny. Photograph: Reuters/Michael Kooren

At Ireland Funds event in London Enda Kenny warns a hard Border is ‘unacceptable’

Liberal Democrat leader Tim Farron: Alone among the main parties, the Liberal Democrats are promising a second referendum on Brexit. Photograph: Jack Taylor/Getty Images

London Letter: Fewer than half who voted Remain have the appetite to resist Brexit

Britain’s prime minister, Theresa May, launches her election manifesto in Halifax. Photograph: Nigel Roddis/EPA

British PM’s proposals aimed at capturing Labour and Ukip voters

British prime minister Theresa May at the  launch of the Conservative manifesto in Halifax. Photograph: Phil Noble/Reuters

Theresa May pitches message to Labour and Ukip voters with tax and pensions policies

Liberal Democrats leader Tim Farron: “There was nothing on the ballot paper that said that people and families from Europe who have made this country their home would be left in limbo, not knowing if they can stay in the country they raise their kids in. Photograph: Gareth Fuller/PA

Party leader Tim Farron says electorate last year did not vote to pull out of single market

Chancellor Philip Hammond with British prime minister Theresa May at a press conference in Canary Wharf, London on Wednesday.  May refused to confirm that Hammond would remain as chancellor after the election. Photograph: Stefan Wermuth/Reuters

Reports of a rift between two senior Tories were not dispelled at morning briefing

Jeremy Corbyn at the launch of the Labour Party manifesto in Bradford. Photograph: Danny Lawson/PA

Jeremy Corbyn says ‘plan is a programme of hope, while Tory campaign is built on fear’

Jeremy Corbyn at the launch in Bradford of the Labour Party manifesto for the General Election. Photograph: Danny Lawson/PA Wire

Labour are doing better in the polls, but unfortunately for them, so are the Tories

 Supporters stand in a river bed  to listen to Labour Jeremy Corbyn at an election rally  in Hebden Bridge on Monday. Photograph: Leon Neal/Getty Images

Labour leader to launch party manifesto with attack on May’s pledge to workers

Labour leader Jeremy Corbyn says he will not resign if he loses the British general election. Photograph: Lauren Hurley/PA

London Letter: Schism in beckons if leader does not step down in wake of likely defeat

Jeremy Corbyn: defended Labour’s leaked manifesto, which promises to renationalise the railways, the Royal Mail and part of the energy market and to build 100,000 new council homes a year. Photograph: Hannah McKay/Reuters

Prime minister will say Labour manifesto is a return to ‘disastrous socialist policies’

Labour Party leader Jeremy Corbyn boards a bus after a campaign event in Sheffield on Wednesday. Photograph: Andrew Yates/Reuters

Analysis: For the first time in the campaign, the focus is on the party’s policies

Liberal Democrats leader Tim Farron joins pupils for a cookery class at Lewannick Primary School in Cornwall on Wednesday, where he was campaigning in the general election. He accused the Conservatives of driving “a battle bus and horses” through the spirit of the electoral law. Photograph:  Yui Mok/PA Wire

CPS says there is insufficient evidence to prosecute politicians and party officials

Jeremy Corbyn, leader of Britain’s opposition Labour Party,  canvasses in the party’s general election campaign  in Leeds. Photograph: Phil Noble/Reuters

Labour chief refuses six times to say whether Britain would quit EU if he becomes PM

Labour Party leader Jeremy Corbyn at the party’s general election campaign launch at Event City in Manchester on Tuesday. Photograph: Anthony Devlin/Getty Images

‘Monsieur Zen is fine,’ says Labour leader in face of onslaught of media criticism

 British prime minister Theresa May being applauded at a general election campaign event in Harrow, London, on Monday. Photograph: Chris Ratcliffe/EPA

Big Conservative victory will help in Brexit negotiations, prime minister argues

Outgoing French president Francois Hollande and president-elect Emmanuel Macron at a ceremony marking the 72nd anniversary of the victory over Nazi Germany during the second World War, in Paris on Monday. Photograph: Francois Mori/AFP/Getty Images

Le Pen defeat is good news for Britain, but pro-EU Macron is unlikely to give an inch in talks

Scottish Tories:  Conservative party members Kyle Thornton, Ade Aibinu, Robert Connely, David Meikle, Thomas Kerr, Euan Blockley, Tony Curtis and Phillip Charles celebrate victory after ballot papers were counted in the local elections, at the Emirates Stadium in Glasgow. Photograph: John Linton/PA

Labour and Ukip the main losers as Lib Dem recovery stalls

Liberal Democrat candidate for Chelmsford West Jude Deakin celebrates with colleagues after retaining her seat in the Essex County Council local elections in Chelmsford, Essex. Photograph: Nick Ansell/PA Wire

Raw vote share suggests Theresa May’s snap election gamble will pay off handsomely

Prince Philip leaves Buckingham Palace on Thursday following news that he is to stand down from royal public events from September. Photograph: Andy Rain/EPA

Prime minister and leader of Labour Party lead tributes to Duke of Edinburgh

Gina Miller, who has raised more than £350,000 to fund Best for Britain, which hopes to persuade voters to back the most viable alternative to the Tories. Photograph: Chris J Ratcliffe/AFP/Getty Images

London Letter: Businesswoman Gina Miller says she now receives death threats daily

 UK prime minister Theresa May arrives at Buckingham Palace for an audience with Queen Elizabeth II. Photograph: Victoria Jones/PA/Getty Images

PM claims ‘some in Brussels’ intentionally misrepresenting Brexit approach

Britain’s prime minister Theresa May eating chips during a campaign stop in Mevagissey, Cornwall, on Tuesday. Photograph:  Dylan Martinez/WPA Pool/Getty Images

Prime minister insists after Juncker leak controversy that sides have common ground

 British prime minister Theresa May welcoming European Commission president Jean-Claude  Juncker at Downing Street last week. Photograph: Andy Rain/EPA

Analysis: As British media rail at Juncker, European Commission remains relaxed

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