Liverpool’s Bloody Sunday

Not the incident itself but the official cover up. For once Chris Donnelly treads more lightly than he might have. Even in the Leveson era, this is much bigger than a media travesty.  Even if the Liverpool inquiry has delivered the plain unvarnished truth, to treat scores of Liverpool football fans  almost as sub humans apparently unworthy of rapid emergency treatment was surely the worse crime committed in Sheffield that day and subsequently.   Later, two senior judges although critical of police negligence, …

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Saville speaks at last

For the next four years, Lord Saville of Newdigate will dominate the lives of the members of the Northern Ireland Select Committee of the Commons, starting Wednesday at 3.15 pm. ( I made up the bit about the four years). The one-off session will cover a range of issues including: lessons to be learnt from carrying out an inquiry into the past in Northern Ireland the adequacy of legislation on public inquiries in the UK the length of time and cost of …

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