Or­g­reave snub a mis­take, says Kin­nock

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FOR­MER Labour leader Lord Kin­nock has warned that the Gov­ern­ment’s re­fusal to hold an Or­g­reave in­quiry will deepen “the jus­ti­fied sense of in­jus­tice” in coal­field com­mu­ni­ties.

Kin­nock, who was party leader at the time of the min­ers’ strike, crit­i­cised Home Sec­re­tary Am­ber Rudd’s de­ci­sion not to hold a pub­lic in­quiry into clashes be­tween po­lice and min­ers at Or­g­reave.

The Gov­ern­ment had promised to gov­ern in the in­ter­ests of the whole coun­try and should en­sure “max­i­mum trans­parency and ac­count­abil­ity for the whole coun­try,” he told the Lords.

He added: “Re­fusal of an in­quiry into the bat­tle of Or­g­reave deep­ens the jus­ti­fied sense of in­jus­tice right across coal­field com­mu­ni­ties, es­pe­cially when there are sub­stan­ti­ated claims that there was politi­cised polic­ing and tam­per­ing with ev­i­dence in the wake of the con­flict.”

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