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(not satire -it’s the Tories)

UPDATE: Sickeningly, the blaming is not all in the past either. Shortly after writing this blogpost I received this tweet from a Conservative supporter


If I had my way, former chief press secretary to Margaret Thatcher ‘Sir’ Bernard Ingham would be stripped of his title.

After all the title ‘sir’ is supposed to represent honour and respect and there’s nothing honourable or respectful about the way Ingham has over many years consistently abused the people who lost loved ones in such a tragic way in the Hillsborough disaster.

Ingham sent a letter in 1996 to a Liverpool fan whose friend had died in the disaster in which he told grieving relatives that they should “shut up” about Hillsborough:

Hillsborough disaster ‘Shut up about Hillsborough’: Sir Bernard Ingham not sorry for blaming Liverpool ‘mob’ for deaths of the 96

And now yet another disgraceful letter sent by Ingham to a Liverpool fan regarding Hillsborough has come to light.

This letter was revealed by Scott Twigg – and was addressed to his stepfather’s father Mr Anthony Shillinglaw – who along with Scott’s stepfather Peter were at Hilllsborough and saw what really happened with their own eyes.

As you can see for yourself, Ingham again insults grieving Hillsborough relatives and even refers to them as ‘contemptible’:

bernard ingham hillsborough letter

Why is it so hard for Thatcherites like Ingham to apologise and admit they were wrong about Hillsborough?

Apologising isn’t all that hard. Just three words to begin with:

I. Was. Wrong.

Followed by the most important word of all :


And if Ingham doesn’t apologise, he should be stripped of his title for bringing dishonour and disrespect to it.

Or like Savile will we have to wait until he’s dead – by which time we’ll be told it’s too late to strip him of his title too?



For the real facts about the Hillsborough tragedy – have a look here:

Hillsborough Justice Campaign


Related articles by Tom Pride:

Over a third of Hillsborough victims were kids or teens. And Tories still blaming them.

What’s the bad link between the Hillsborough and child abuse scandals? Royal and Sun Alliance

Name the guilty. The Sun’s ‘source’ for its Hillsborough story was ….. Tory MP Sir Irvine Patnick.

Don’t think Chief Constable Bettison should resign over Hillsborough? You will when you read this

Too late to strip ‘Sir’ Irvine Patnick – the Sun’s source for its Hillsborough story – of his title


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