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      Liverpool University plan to award Hillsborough Officer an Honorary Doctorate

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      Liverpool University plan to award Hillsborough Officer an Honorary Doctorate
      Oct 22, 2014 03:20:35 pm
      If true, this is just disgusting. Shows a total disregard for the people of the city. Bad enough that a University is deciding to do this, but for it to be the main university in Liverpool is just horrible.

      Liverpool University plan to award Hillsborough Officer an Honorary Doctorate
      Following information given to Liverpool Class Action it has come to light that Liverpool University are preparing to award Bernard Hogan-Howe, head of the Metropolitan Police Service, an honorary doctorate.

      Bernard Hogan-Howe worked for the South Yorkshire Police service between 1979 and 1997, and is currently subject to an investigation by the IPCC (Independent Police Complaints Commission) over his role in the Hillsborough disaster. The investigation was launched after Hogan-Howe – who had a role working with bereaved families on the evening of the disaster – claimed to have provided a statement for the Taylor Inquiry, when in fact, he had not done so.

      We find it astonishing and shameful that a University based in ‘Liverpool’ would consider awarding an honorary doctorate to Bernard Hogan-Howe, whilst the inquest into the disaster has not yet concluded, and whilst an investigation into his own conduct has not yet taken place.

      He is due to receive his award at the Metropolitan Cathedral on Monday 1st December (10.30am). Liverpool University had been hoping to keep the event a quiet, invite only affair. However, thanks to someone who shares our disgust at Hogan-Howe receiving an award, we are considering ourselves cordially invited to the ceremony…

      You can contact the following to voice your concerns:

      Liverpool University – 0151 794 2000 or Twitter – @livuni

      Patrick Hackett – Deputy Vice Chancellor PA – r.reason@liv.ac.uk

      https://liverpoolclassaction.wordpress.com/2014/10/21/liverpool-university-plan-to-award-hillsborough-officer-an-honorary-doctorate/
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      Re: Liverpool University plan to award Hillsborough Officer an Honorary Doctorate
      Reply #1: Oct 22, 2014 05:31:35 pm
      If true, this is just disgusting. Shows a total disregard for the people of the city. Bad enough that a University is deciding to do this, but for it to be the main university in Liverpool is just horrible.

      Following information given to Liverpool Class Action it has come to light that Liverpool University are preparing to award Bernard Hogan-Howe, head of the Metropolitan Police Service, an honorary doctorate.

      Bernard Hogan-Howe worked for the South Yorkshire Police service between 1979 and 1997, and is currently subject to an investigation by the IPCC (Independent Police Complaints Commission) over his role in the Hillsborough disaster. The investigation was launched after Hogan-Howe – who had a role working with bereaved families on the evening of the disaster – claimed to have provided a statement for the Taylor Inquiry, when in fact, he had not done so.

      We find it astonishing and shameful that a University based in ‘Liverpool’ would consider awarding an honorary doctorate to Bernard Hogan-Howe, whilst the inquest into the disaster has not yet concluded, and whilst an investigation into his own conduct has not yet taken place.

      He is due to receive his award at the Metropolitan Cathedral on Monday 1st December (10.30am). Liverpool University had been hoping to keep the event a quiet, invite only affair. However, thanks to someone who shares our disgust at Hogan-Howe receiving an award, we are considering ourselves cordially invited to the ceremony…

      You can contact the following to voice your concerns:

      Liverpool University – 0151 794 2000 or Twitter – @livuni

      Patrick Hackett – Deputy Vice Chancellor PA – r.reason@liv.ac.uk

      https://liverpoolclassaction.wordpress.com/2014/10/21/liverpool-university-plan-to-award-hillsborough-officer-an-honorary-doctorate/


      It is!



      University of Liverpool delays Sir Bernard Hogan-Howe award
      The University of Liverpool has postponed awarding an honorary degree to a former Merseyside chief constable who was on duty at Hillsborough.

      It follows criticism from representatives of families of the 96 fans who died in the 1989 disaster.

      Sir Bernard Hogan-Howe, a South Yorkshire inspector at the time, is being investigated by the Independent Police Complaints Commission.

      The university said his degree ceremony was suspended pending the outcome.

      Sir Bernard was offered the degree in 2012 in recognition for his work as chief constable of Merseyside between 2004 and 2011.

      Patrick Hackett, the university's deputy vice-chancellor, said the postponement was due to the ongoing Hillsborough inquests and investigations.

      "We are deeply sorry if we have inadvertently caused any distress to the Hillsborough families.

      "All of us feel great sensitivity to the families at this difficult time."

      Margaret Aspinall, chair of the Hillsborough Family Support Group (HFSG), whose 18-year-old son James died at the disaster, said she was "appalled" by the university's "insensitivity".

      Sir Bernard, who became Metropolitan police commissioner in 2011, was due to receive the honorary doctorate at a ceremony in December.

      http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-merseyside-29726817

      It looks like the educated are quite the opposite.
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      Re: Liverpool University plan to award Hillsborough Officer an Honorary Doctorate
      Reply #2: Oct 22, 2014 07:00:45 pm
      Baffling to say the least, f**king outright insult.
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      Re: Liverpool University plan to award Hillsborough Officer an Honorary Doctorate
      Reply #3: Oct 23, 2014 03:29:09 pm
      its OK they have apologised......
      What the f**k is wrong with people they even made Dunkinfield Chief constable of Merseyside.
      Ignorance should never be accepted as a defence and they must have some ignorant people at Liverpool University.

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