Boris Johnson apologises for Hillsborough comments

Boris Johnson has added his voice to the chorus of apologies made to the families of Hillsborough victims and those who survived the disaster.

The Mayor of London was editor of the Spectator in 2004, when it ran an article claiming that the people of Liverpool failed to acknowledge the now-discredited suggestion that drunken fans had contributed to the disaster.

Speaking in central London, Mr Johnson welcomed Wednesday’s report by an independent panel, which cleared fans of any wrongdoing: “I was very, very sorry in 2004 that the Spectator did carry an editorial that partially repeated those allegations, I apologised then and I apologise now.”

“I do hope the families of the 96 victims will take some comfort from this report and that they can reach some sort of closure.”

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  1. I want a police force that is competent honest and polite the sooner the police are bought under democratic control the better. meantime ever more local and central government officials have acquired quasi-police and judicial powers. soon we will see dawn raids by the bus pass inspectorate. We are in danger of slipping into a quasi-police state. without noticing

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