LETTER: ‘No inquiry into Orgreave is a total disgrace’

Supporters gather at the Orgreave Rally 31 years on from the battles there
Supporters gather at the Orgreave Rally 31 years on from the battles there

What a disgraceful decision by Home Secretary Amber Rudd, to deny the miners justice by not allowing any inquiry into the so-called ‘Battle of Orgreave’.

But we shouldn’t be surprised by anything this Government does.

What are the Tories afraid of?

What have they to hide?

Are they afraid an inquiry would reveal the truth and confirm the violence only began after the police on horseback charged into the miners?

The picketing miners were dressed in t-shirts and jeans or shorts; hardly the clothing to wear if they intended to attack the police, who were dressed in riot gear.

Who went to Orgreave dressed ready to fight? Certainly not the miners.

David Honeybell, New North Road, Heckmondwike