Police role in miner's strike
1:52pm Tuesday 18th September 2012 in Letters
IN consideration that the Hillsborough Inquiry has exposed the Yorkshire police as a corrupt, criminal organisation, would it not be appropriate to inquire into their paramilitary conduct and handling of the miners’ strike?
Clearly, the exposure of the force’s ethos demands that any prosecutions and reports made during and after the strike should be the subject of minute scrutiny. It is one thing to hold a remembrance ceremony at Big Pit, Blaenavon, where incidentally I worked for a short period in my youth, but a more lasting memorial to the men and families of this great industry, which was the backbone of our country, would be the vindication of their struggle against a politically motivated proven corrupt police entity. I suspect that with a working-class-hating Tory government then and a Tory-led excuse for a government now, it will take at least another 20 years for the mining communities to receive the justice they deserve.
Dennis Jones, Park Place, Newbridge