This morning I questioned the Lord Chancellor on the collapse of the trials relating to the Hillsborough Disaster and subsequent developments.

It is 32 years since 96 people were unlawfully killed, having gone to watch a football match, primarily through the gross negligence of the South Yorkshire police, who should have been protecting them.

Five years since the inquest verdicts, after six men were charged with 14 offences, only two charges were even put to a jury. Twelve charges were thrown out or withdrawn and just one conviction was secured for a health and safety breach resulting in a £6,500 fine.

Yet all the while, the families and survivors have been silenced to prevent any prejudice to these criminal proceedings, necessitating the cancellation of all public memorials including for the 30th anniversary and preventing them from correcting the record when slurs about fans causing the disaster are repeated.

It is a catastrophic failure of our criminal justice system that no-one has been held accountable for these killings and that it has taken 32 years to fail so badly.

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