(not satire – it’s Norman Bettison)
‘Sir’ Norman Bettison – who has been accused by the families of the Hillsborough victims of being part of a black propaganda campaign by South Yorkshire Police to blame the fans for the tragedy – unbelievably years later called for health and safety legislation to be reduced saying he believed health and safety legislation was ‘hindering’ the work of police officers.
Bettison made the remarkable call for what he called an end to the ‘health and safety Taliban’ in an article for the Telegraph in 2007 – 18 years after the Hillsborough tragedy which happened as a direct result of a serious lack of health and safety at the stadium as well as poor policing.
This is not the first time Bettison has been proven to be an idiot. In 2008, he ordered police staff to stop fighting crime in order to monitor an online enyclopaedia to stop users posting rude comments about him.
As Trevor Hicks, who lost two daughters in the tragedy and is chair of the families support group, said – “If he is anything of a man, he will stand down and scurry up a drainpipe somewhere.”
Bettison – do us all a favour – just go away.
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