On 13th September Owen Jones (as well as many others in the many Labour activist claques) told us "Jack Straw is right - Thatcherism built the police mentality that led to Hillsborough".
At the time I thought this was an oddly tenuous connection to make.
It now seems that Jack Straw may have been using Owen Jones as a "useful innocent" in propagating a highly misleading diversion of attention regarding Labour's approach to the Hillsborough disaster.
An article in today's Independent indicates some form of Labour cover-up (led by Jack Straw) was in operation:
Unfortunately among Labour activists "hating Thatcher" is preferred to getting at the truth.
Even so, I am still asking aloud what David Blunkett's role was pre-Hillsborough, during Hillsborough and after Hillsborough.