Monday 13 March 2017 / 10:35 AM 2017 Press Archive / The Latest from Labour

Labour supports the demand for Orgreave justice – Diane Abbott

Diane Abbott, Labour’s Shadow Home
Secretary,
speaking ahead of today’s protest outside
the Home Office, said:

“Labour fully supports the demand for justice for the
striking miners at Orgreave and their families. The truth must be told. But the
Tories are refusing to hold a proper Inquiry.

“Labour has consistently argued you can’t understand
what happened at Hillsborough unless you get to the bottom of Orgreave. It was
the same force, the same leadership and very similar methods in the aftermath.

“The Government is stonewalling despite previously
indicating that a full Inquiry was on offer. Many campaigners believe this is
because political direction was involved, that the Thatcher Government used the
police to crush the miners. We support the campaigners in their continuing
demand for justice.”

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