I Won't Say Sorry For Telling City To Shut Up About Hillsborough
Margaret Thatcher's former press secretary Sir Bernard Ingham refused to apologise for blaming Liverpool fans for the Hillsborough disaster.
Ingham refused to say whether he still blamed the fans and added ''what have I got to apologise for?''.
A letter written by him to Liverpool fan Graham Skinner in 1996 was this week handed to The Hillsborough Family Support Group (HFSG).
In it he said Liverpool fans should ''shut up about Hillsborough''.
Challenged by the Echo he admitted he had not taken the time to read the Hillsborough Independant Panel report but claimed he had formed his own view from media reports, pointedly refusing to disclose exactly what that entailed.
The panel of course cleared Liverpool fans of any blame whatsoever in the 1989 disaster that claimed 96 lives. It also revealed a huge police (read establishment) cover up.
When contacted at his home in Surrey, Ingham said he believed ''political games were being played''.
In his letter published after Jimmy McGovern's Hillsborough was screened he said: ''I have however one suggestion to make: Liverpool with the Heysel disaster in the background, should shut up about Hillsborough''.
He added ''Nothing can now bring back those who died - innocent people who, by virtue of being in the ground early, had their lives crushed out of them by a mob surging in late''.
He refused to apologise for his view which was completely rejected by the independant panel's report and said ''that seems reasonable to me, I most certainly do think that if there is any respect for the 96 who died, I think people should be concerned for those who died''.
The full story is in Wednesday's Echo.
What a twisted old c**t he is, well affected by dementure you might think but he is the same tw*t who advised the f**king witch with the same mindset.
Wouldn't attempt to comment on any of the lies printed, he should have his wealthy arse sued and the proceeds given to the families.