Orgreave: A shameful decision which ignores the need for truth & justice
31 Oct 2016PRESS RELEASE: A shameful decision which ignores the need for truth & justice - Diane Abbott
Diane Abbott MP, Labour’s Shadow Home Secretary, responding to today’s statement from Amber Rudd that there will be no Inquiry into police actions at Orgreave, said:
“The victims and their families have been treated shamefully by this government.
“The campaigners were led to believe only that there was debate on the form of Inquiry, but Amber Rudd and Theresa May have led them up them up the garden path.
“The South Yorkshire Police chief constable is in favour of an inquiry, as are many stakeholders, and of course the campaigners themselves.
“The current and previous Home Secretaries both indicated that an Inquiry would be granted.
“This is a shameful decision, which ignores the need for truth and justice.
“Labour stands with the campaigners and will not rest until there is a full Hillsborough-style Inquiry.”
October 31, 2016