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Post  bluebell on Thu 29 Dec 2016, 11:43 pm

Admirable.  So good to have people with principles, great example to others.


Hillsborough campaigner Phil Scraton refuses OBE

Prof Scraton received the Freedom of the City of Liverpool in September

Hillsborough campaigner Prof Phil Scraton has turned down an OBE in the Queen's New Year Honours list.

The author, who led the Hillsborough Independent Panel's research team, said he could not receive an honour in protest "at those who remained unresponsive" to help families and survivors affected by the disaster.
Ninety-six people died following a crush at Hillsborough on 15 April 1989.
In April, an inquest jury concluded the fans were unlawfully killed.

http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-merseyside-38457928

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Post  Andrew on Thu 29 Dec 2016, 11:50 pm

I was reading about this before. Very admirable indeed.

And then you get this absolute crock:

http://news.sky.com/story/fury-as-victoria-beckham-reveals-obe-honour-10711041

What's all that about. Posh spice getting an OBE.... scratch

I hope she gets it rescinded for not keeping her trap shut and bragging about it.

(sorry to hijack your thread with this garbage)
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Post  bluebell on Thu 29 Dec 2016, 11:55 pm

Posh Spice getting an OBE affraid Hadn't seen that, what an absolute disgrace.

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Post  Mimi on Fri 30 Dec 2016, 12:29 am

bluebell wrote:Admirable.  So good to have people with principles, great example to others.


Hillsborough campaigner Phil Scraton refuses OBE

Prof Scraton received the Freedom of the City of Liverpool in September

Hillsborough campaigner Prof Phil Scraton has turned down an OBE in the Queen's New Year Honours list.

The author, who led the Hillsborough Independent Panel's research team, said he could not receive an honour in protest "at those who remained unresponsive" to help families and survivors affected by the disaster.
Ninety-six people died following a crush at Hillsborough on 15 April 1989.
In April, an inquest jury concluded the fans were unlawfully killed.

http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-merseyside-38457928

Jolly good. All the best people refuse these silly honours. Why does Queenie hand them out, as if she`s someone special that can bestow an honour on someone.

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Post  chirpyinsect on Fri 30 Dec 2016, 6:49 am

Phil Scraton is my new hero.

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