From today’s statement in Parliament this afternoon:
Mr Speaker, because of what I have described as the second injustice – the false version of events – not enough people in this country understand what the people of Merseyside have been through.
This appalling death toll of so many loved ones lost was compounded by an attempt to blame the victims.
A narrative about hooliganism on that day was created which led many in the country to accept that it was somehow a grey area.
Today’s report is black and white.
The Liverpool fans ‘were not the cause of the disaster’.
The panel has quite simply found ‘no evidence’ in support of allegations of ‘exceptional levels of drunkenness, ticketlessness or violence among Liverpool fans’ and ‘no evidence that fans had conspired to arrive late at the stadium’ and ‘no evidence that they stole from the dead and dying’.
Will we hear an apology from that loathsome liar Kelvin McKenzie for publishing a front page of lies in the Murdoch press denigrating the Liverpool supporters under the sick headline The Truth ?
Or maybe from the dolt Duff for repeating these lies in the comments to this post 20 years later when most people already knew better.
But I doubt either of them will have the dignity to issue an apology.