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Felix | When Britain was a different country

The Hillsborough report is a tribute to those who have faith in the law ?and shows how far we have moved on as a nation, says Felix

21 September 2012

The best of times, the worst of times; as I write this the papers are still full of the joys of the Olympic and Paralympic summer – all about the Games Makers, those wonderful, smiling volunteers who cheered us and guided us and helped us. The papers are also covering the outcome of the Hillsborough Report, and the images flashed up for us are the grainy black and white pictures of Margaret Thatcher with her entourage standing grimly at Hillsborough on the Monday morning, and the colour pictures of the day itself, and the film footage of the crush.

I remember Hillsborough, not because I was there but because I was away for the weekend and staying with friends, and we came into the house that Saturday afternoon, perhaps from a walk or lunch at a pub in the sunshine, and curious to see how the semi-finals were...

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