Justice must be served now Hillsborough truth is out

The British establishment owes it to the people to hold those responsible for the Hillsborough disaster fully accountable, writes Tom McGurk.

15th September, 2012
'The Hillsborough disaster says a lot about wider British society. I suspect, had the disaster happened at Twickenham or Ascot, things would have been managed very differently'.

Given the immensity of the disregard, cynicism and cruelty displayed by the authorities at Hillsborough 23 years ago, as - in broad daylight - 96 Liverpool FC fans were crushed to death, who would be surprised if it turned out they were liars all along, as well?

It is in the compelling personal stories of the day that we can really sense the extent of the wrong that was inflicted. Indeed, the full truth about Hillsborough itself...

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