Luciana Berger, Labour MP for Liverpool Wavertree, has today written to David Cameron demanding he apologise for his reported remarks about the families of victims of the Hillsborough disaster.
Luciana Berger's letter to David Cameron
This follows Luciana Berger’s question at PMQs today in which she requested the Prime Minister apologise for comparing the families of those who died at Hillsborough to “a blind man in a dark room, looking for a black cat that isn’t there” and complaining he wasn’t getting enough credit for releasing all Government documents relating to the tragedy. The Prime Minister did not apologise.
Luciana Berger MP said:
“I was deeply disappointed by the Prime Minister’s response today.
“David Cameron had ample opportunity to say sorry for making these offensive comments and seeking political gain. He chose not to.
“He should immediately apologise for the hurt he has caused the families and friends of the 96 people who tragically lost their lives at Hillsborough 22 years ago.”
In her letter Luciana Berger MP wrote:
“Your comments are deeply offensive to the families who lost loved ones twenty two years ago and continue to fight to find out the truth of what happened that day.
“I am truly appalled that you are seeking political gain from the tragic deaths of 96 people. Complaining that you have not received enough credit for the release of government documents is abhorrent.
“Today I offered you the chance to deny that you made all of these remarks. You did not. I gave you the chance to apologise to the victims’ families and friends for the hurt your comments have caused. You did not.
“I ask you again to apologise and withdraw these grossly offensive remarks.”