You cannot excuse Blair and Brown from this one. They were guilty of propping up the cover up and doing little.
The ''cover'' as you put it was not as cosmetic as the word would suggest.
As previously described the establishment had virtually secured the tragedy and it's perpetrators in a set in stone time capsule
There is still no equible end game in sight after 24 years with the establishment erecting delaying mechanisms as a matter of course.
This after the ground breaking disclosures of recent years regarding conspiracy, police corruption and political involvement in the concealment of evidence and horrific distortion of casualty information.
Calls for an investigation preceeding these disclosures would have been pointless and brushed aside by the establishment, irrespective of Cameron's words of placation or Major's ''should have done more'' whimpering, it is farcical that a location for a preliminary hearing took weeks to be arrived at.
Faced with the damning evidence the perpetrators are confronted with and the liar Bettison is a perfect example, nobody can hazzard a guess as to when anyone will face charges.
You seem to be under the impression that legal proceedings would have been successful many years before the evidence spoken of was unveiled, patently not the case and anyone advising the relevant PM would make that fact known.