Orgreave Is Of Massive Significance To Millions

Perhaps his most offensively inaccurate point was that I and others had “equated” it with Hillsborough. I have never said any such thing. The point I have consistently made is that the two are inextricably linked. Until we have the full truth about Orgreave, we won’t have the full truth about Hillsborough. That’s because the tactics the South Yorkshire Police used against the miners, most notably the interference in police statements, would later be used to much more devastating effect against the Liverpool supporters. If SYP had been properly held to account in 1985 for the collapsed Orgreave trial, then I am absolutely certain that the course of Hillsborough would have been very different. Indeed, the cover-up may never have happened.

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