“As Prime Minister, I apologise for that failure and I take responsibility for doing all we can to put things right.”

Theresa May finally apologised today for the slow response to help victims of the Grenfell Tower fire.

Yards from protesters blocking the street shouting “justice for Grenfell”, the Prime Minister made the confession in the House of Commons.

But her words came a full week after the blaze that killed 79 people in West London.

And it comes after a backlash mounted over several days to the response to the blaze.

Protesters stormed Tory-run Kensington Council and the town hall was eventually stripped of its key responsibility for victims.

Local MP Emma Dent Coad had warned those made homeless were still sleeping in cars and parks days after the fire gutted everything they owned.

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And Mrs May faced personal anger when she failed to talk with protesters and residents trying to confront her over the blaze.

According to UK Mirror, Mrs May told the House of Commons: “That was a failure of the state, local and national, to help people when they needed it most.