While the public continues to digest the enormity and scale of the institutional cover-up of 1989 which shames politicians, police, the ambulance service, the local authorities, the justice system, the media, and the many voyeurs who were so quick to judge and believe the unsavoury picture portrayed of Liverpool football fans, I hope that the future response will be as measured and fair as the reaction in the past was not. So far the families and friends of the victims, the only ones to emerge with credit from the tragedy except the innocent fans themselves, have been dignified in their relief at the real truth being proven at last, but it would be an easy and human reaction to seek the harshest punishment possible for all those involved with the Hillsborough deceptions. A vendetta lasting years will not heal what happened, and future action should be proportionate.
Meanwhile, all over the world corruption and cover-ups continue to be created and perpetuated in the belief they will not be discovered. They will, for truth will always out – sooner, increasingly, than later. It would save a lot of people much trouble if they remembered this.]]>