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UK's Rees-Mogg apologizes for comment on 'common sense' of Grenfell fire victims

Reuters Tuesday, 5 November 2019 ()
British government minister Jacob Rees-Mogg apologized on Tuesday after he suggested that victims of the blaze at London's Grenfell Tower should have used common sense to ignore firefighters' instructions to stay in the burning building.
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News video: UK's Rees-Mogg says 'common sense' could have saved Grenfell victims

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Prominent Conservative lawmaker Jacob Rees-Mogg said Tuesday the Grenfell fire victims should have used 'common sense' and left the burning tower, despite firefighters' advice to stay put. Lucy Fielder reports.

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