Apologies for going off-piste and writing a more serious post than usual, but Hillsborough is on my mind.
After 23 years the extent of the police cover-up has finally been revealed, including the damning judgement that many of the victims could have been saved if the authorities had acted differently on the day.
Finally, after 23 years of offensively bullish statements, Kelvin McKenzie has apologised for the publication of incredible lies about the disaster in his newspaper.
The Sun’s story from 1989
If you’re not familiar with the full story of the Hillsborough disaster, the Wikipedia page is a very thorough resource.
None of this is much of a surprise to people who have been following the campaigning work to uncover the real truth (as the Sun’s headline has belatedly put it).
I’m lucky that my connections to Hillsborough are only tangential, but they have been profound nonetheless.