By Chris Wright
On the day that the ‘Hillsborough files’ were released to the public, and showed that – among other things -over one hundred witness statements were doctored by the police, Prime Minister David Cameron has addressed a solemn House of Common, apologising ‘on behalf of the Government and the country’ for the two decades of grief following the death of ‘The 96’ on April 15th 1989.
Said Cameron (transcript from ITV Sport):
“It is already very clear that many of the report’s findings are deeply distressing. The failure of the authorities to help protect people, the attempt to blame the fans, and the doubt cast on the original inquest.
“There is a trail of new evidence to show that the safety of supporters at Hillsborough was ‘compromised at every level’…today’s report shows that lessons had not been learned.
“[Some sections of the