The Labour leader has been criticised online after he said the Grenfell Tower fire was the price paid for the government’s cuts to local authority funding.
At least six people have died and 74 have been injured after a fire engulfed the block, near Westfield shopping centre in Shepherd’s Bush.
Speaking on LBC to the radio station’s political editor Theo Usherwood, the party leader said: “If you deny local authorities the funding they need then there is a price that’s paid by the lack of safety facilities all over the country.
“I think there needs to be some very searching questions asked as quickly as possible in the aftermath of this fire.”
Mr Corbyn’s comments were attacked on social media.
On Twitter, Nora White said: “Scoring political points over the bodies of dead children. What a guy.”
Kevin Wingfield was also critical.
He said: “Corbyn jumping on the bandwagon already before the flames are out and before any cause established. Gutter politics.”
While Anna Rixson said: “Just shows the integrity of the man.”
Omar Ebrahim was also not happy with the comments.
He said: “Not sure now is the time for this. Political point scoring is for later, not now.” Read More