Statement on Orgreave decision

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31 Oct 2016

This shock decision by the Government not to go ahead with a statutory inquiry or an independent review into Orgreave is a betrayal of the families that have campaigned so long for justice.


It is an early stain on Theresa May’s premiership and a shameful abdication of responsibility by the Home Secretary Amber Rudd. Former miners, their families and communities have waited decades for the truth, and they will be deeply disappointed by today’s announcement.


Joint statement from Kevin Barron MP & John Healey MP