Families Demand to See All Thatcher H'boro Documents

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Families Demand to See All Thatcher H'boro Documents


HILLSBOROUGH families today demanded full disclosure of any documents held on Baroness Thatcher's role in the cover-up of the disaster.

Despite the findings of last year's Hillsborough Independent Panel report her precise role, and all the views she held, in the immediate aftermath of the disaster remain unclear.

It was believed publication of the panel's report last September could shed a great deal of light on her behaviour and comments - and what she was told and advised - in the days, weeks and months following the disaster.

But no contemporaneous documents were disclosed to the Panel concerning the briefing given to Mrs Thatcher and then Home Secretary Douglas Hurd the morning after the tragedy. And it said there was no documentation that revealed what the then PM said when she visited Hillsborough and South Yorkshire Police on that day.

The Panel said such a document "probably didn't exist", but the Independent Police Complaints Commission, which is investigating the role of police in the cover-up has demanded all documents held by the former PM.

Sheila Coleman, of the Hillsborough Justice Campaign, said: "From my own point of view I respect the dead, but unlike Margaret Thatcher I also respect the living. Not many will mourn her loss on Merseyside or in mining communities across the country.

"The HJC hope that now she is dead at least those who have protected her will do the decent thing and release all documentation in respect of the Hillsborough cover-up.

"She was instrumental in the Hillsborough cover-up. We call on the government to release all documentation about her involvement."

Margaret Aspinall, chair of the Hillsborough Family Support Group, added: "I have no feelings towards her either way. …

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