6 Men face charges over the horrific events at Hillsborough in 1989.
The men face numerous charges with David Duckenfeild, the match commander, facing 95 counts of manslaughter. After 28 years of inquiries, investigations and charges, the ongoing developments will do nothing to ease the pain of the most notorious modern disaster in British history. Every cloud has a silver lining, a saying that has no relevance to this discussion.
The pursuit of justice has been a rollercoaster ride of emotions spanning 28 years. The fact it has taken this long to press charges is an injustice for the victims and their families. This highlights the need for greater detail in enquiries relating to the unjust deaths of so many innocent people, something which has become more than relevant in recent weeks.
We need to avoid similar injustice when dealing with the effects of the Grenfell fire. Hillsborough is a prime example of what not to let happen and will be a useful tool in making sure every possible avenue is investigating in applying blame to those who deserve it. It’s not acceptable to let the discussions go on for 28 years with no one paying for their mistakes, so I can only hope Grenfell is dealt with in the best possible way under the circumstances.
Both Theresa May and Jeremy Corbyn paid tribute to Hillsborough in today’s PMQ’s, and they also agreed that investigations into Grenfell need to be carried out in the most efficient way. Predictably, many questions were put to May in relation to the disaster at Grenfell, so we can take solace knowing that the issue is of the utmost importance within the parliament of this great nation.
We must pay for our mistakes, but we also need to make sure those responsible pay the adequate price. Hillsborough and Grenfell are events that will go down in history for all the wrong reasons, we just need to make sure everything that needs to be done in response to such events, is done.