In-depth investigation and analysis of the stories behind the day's headlines with Evan Davis. The show is live in Liverpool as the city reacts to the Hillsborough verdicts.
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And the story emerges is that one of the outside gates leading into that
terrace was broken. People without tickets got in and were therefore
overcrowding the people with tickets and that is why the crush occurred.
The vast majority of that Lott had been drinking, the ones arriving
late. I welcome the enquiry which will reveal the true nature and
cause of this terrible tragedy. I think anyone who looks at the nature
of the offence, when they are placed in the position of having the
knowledge those officers have, I think they will view it very
differently. I think drink was a factor. The police certainly aren't
to blame. The suggestion that two people, one the Chief Constable of
the biggest police force outside of London, and one about to become the
Lord Chief Justice, get together and cook the books is ridiculous. Now
you can all believe us. Unlawful. Today I want to apologise
unreservedly to the families and those affected.
So, Liverpool 1, South Yorkshire police, Yorkshire ambulance
services, successive inquiries, in fact, the whole bloody
establishment that failed to stop a Hillsborough cover up...
This is the scene here tonight - St George's Hall festooned
with banners, truth, justice, decorated with candle-lit lanterns.
This is to be the location of a commemoration tomorrow
A collective sigh of relief that the record at last now shows
that South Yorkshire Police, by allowing thousands of extra fans
to pour into an already over-crowded stadium, were grossly
The deaths were unlawful, not just an accident.
And crucially, the fans were not in any way to blame
It took a while and several goes, but British justice
In fairness, the truth of what happened has been
There was an apology from the Prime Minister in 2012.
But today, the conclusion of an official inquest is the most
important milestone in a long journey.
Panorama journalist Alastair Jackson looks at the police cover-up and why
it took so long for the survivors and relatives of the victims to get
There are fans on the pitch in the six yard area. The referee will have
to stop the game. Hillsborough, Britain's worst stadium disaster. A
cup semifinal when 96 supporters lost their lives. Now, finally, a
quarter of a century later, a story about justice achieved. All of those
people didn't deserve to die in the circumstances in those pens on the
15th of April 19 89. I just prayed, put my hands together and prayed to
my son and the other 95, please God, you are going to sleep well tonight,
James. An extraordinary verdict, so clear, so people utterly exonerating
the fans, and the families condemn the South Yorkshire Police and did
it with clarity and understanding of the evidence. Hillsborough should
never been a tragedy where the facts are hard to determine. Thousands had
seen what happened here and the chaos of the emergency response that
followed had captured on television. There are a number of fans seriously
injured. But the lies started straight after the disaster and the
match commander, is Chief Superintendent David Duckenfield
told officials from the Football Association that fans had forced
open a gate. It was a rumour that reached the BBC commentary box. I
have got an explanation. The story emerges that one of the outside
gates leading into that terrace was broken. People without tickets got
in, were therefore overcrowding the people with tickets and that is why
the crash occurred. Four months later, Lord Justice Taylor concluded
the disaster was down to a failure of police control. He played and
David Duckenfield for a blunder of the first magnitude. The decision to
close off the entrance to this part of the terrorism would have
prevented the disaster. Instead, it was left open and thousands of
supporters flooded onto it, causing a crush. The Taylor report should
have ended the debate about who was to blame for Hillsborough. Instead,
it was the last time the truth came anywhere near the surface. It was
buried by a South Yorkshire Police cover up, that wanted to put the
blame on the fans. I am saying, if police officers had been in there
when this mob surged through, the police officers would have been
trampled to death underneath. The vast majority had been drinking, the
ones arriving late and they will not be told where to go, well do
anything you are trying to do. What can you do? Behind-the-scenes,
police statements had been altered to take out criticism of the
emergency response. One South Yorkshire Police officer said he was
there when the cover-up was planned. I attended the meeting on the Monday
morning. And it was clearly put to the meeting that the organisation
was going to put the blame on the drunken, ticketless Liverpool fans
for what happened on the previous Saturday. They were going to go out
and look at the evidence did Rivette. They had formed the
hypothesis and they've got the evidence to prove that point. The
inquest heard re-things were given on the night of the disaster by
South Yorkshire Police officers in their sports and social club. These
claims formed the basis of the sun newspaper headlines discrediting the
fans. The suspicion Liverpool supporters were to blame has
lingered ever since. As well as ruling the killings were unlawful,
the jury concluded the fans were in there were to blame. For the first
time the jury concluded many of the supporters died after 3:15pm the
controversial cut-off point set by the original coroner. The last death
could has been as late as five p.m.. The jury said South Yorkshire
Ambulance Service delayed declaring a major incident. Only two regular
ambulances made it onto the field. The rest were outside with no
direction as the injured died inside the ground. It has taken 25 years,
but these verdicts make it clear it was the decisions taken by the
authorities here and not the behaviour of supporters, that cause
Britain's worst football disaster. I want to make it absolutely clear, we
unequivocally accept the verdict of unlawful killing and the wider
findings reached by the jury in the Hillsborough inquest. On the 15th of
April 1989, South Yorkshire Police got the policing of the FA Cup
semifinal at Hillsborough, catastrophically wrong. The judgment
opens the door for criminal prosecutions to follow. But for the
Hillsborough families today, it is all about a vindication.
The journalist Peter Marshall was at Hillsborough
His Panorama three years ago, on the mistakes made that day
and the efforts made year after year to stop anyone finding out
Peter, for someone who went back to the first enquiry and had seen the
conclusion is that it was the fault of the police and not the fans, what
has changed, what really is new about what we have got today over
what we haven't learned then. Learned in the Taylor enquiry? Yes.
They said there was an error of the first magnitude made by the match
commander. But they didn't say today as the jury said, that the 96 people
were unlawfully killed but it was gross manslaughter. There was no
conclusion. It is a giant step. It is not just the police, this is the
first time a jury has laid the blame on the South Yorkshire Ambulance
Service. In the Taylor enquiry, the Ambulance Service were praised, a
knee jerk reaction. This jury said, they didn't do a good job and the
rescue attempt was abysmal and people may have died because of the
failure of their rescue attempt, them and the police. There is
criticism of Sheffield Wednesday football club because there was no
signage and they had failed to have a proper turnstile system and there
is criticism of the engineers for the capacity because it was too
high, given the restrictions with the fences. Also they fail to update
the safety certificate. So a lot more blame to go around. What
happens now? What happens next? There are two major in criminal
investigations. Operation resolve under the former Chief Constable of
Durham and also the Independent Police Complaints Commission
enquiry, the IPCC, their biggest enquiry going on. They will finish
by the end of the ear, supposedly. They are doing a lot of work. Going
through a lot of witnesses and interviews. The IPCC is looking at
what happened after the disaster, the alleged cover-up and what
happens before the disaster is part of the remit of operation resolve.
But there is a lot of overlap. It is not just individuals being looked at
here. We know David Duckenfield has been interviewed under caution. But
potential suspects, include not just individuals but organisations. South
Yorkshire Police are not the only force under investigation. West
Midlands Police... They did the first investigation into South
Yorkshire Police? Yes, they reported the first flawed inquest and
supplied evidence to the Taylor enquiry. They also supplied evidence
to the DPP of the day which gave South Yorkshire Police a clean bill
of health. And you can see Peter Marshall's
report for us on Hillsborough With me now is Andy Burnham Home
Secretary -- Shadow Home Secretary and a solicitor representing the
families. Marcy, 27 years, what is your reaction to what happened
today? There are no words. Even as a lawyer, I am stunned. Expressions of
joy, the light, sorrow, sadness. There are no words that can describe
it, it is an amazing, remarkable day and an historical day. Not just for
the families but for Liverpool, and for football. Andy Burnham, the
South Yorkshire Police came out and apologised today. You would have
listened to that apology, I just wondered what you made of it? I
didn't make much of it, to be honest. The South Yorkshire Police
apologised after the Hillsborough Independent Panel report in 2012.
The question for them tonight is why did they go back on that apology at
this inquest and not repeat their admission of liability? Their
failure to do that lengthened this inquest, cost millions of pounds in
public money, but worst of all put the families through sheer hell
again. It went two years, this inquest, which is a very long
inquest, the longest we have ever known. And you are saying that lies
at the fault of the police, essentially trying to hold out
against admitting liability? Yes, the main criticism I make is of the
retired officers and their lawyers. They threw the old slurs around in
this court. When the High Court squash the original inquest, he said
he ruled the new inquest should not descend into an adversarial battle.
Sadly, and deeply regrettably, that is exactly what happened. That is
because the cover-up continued in this Warrington court room. I cannot
justify lies being told with public money in a court room. How was it
for the families of the victims, going through this inquest? It
wasn't easy. It was difficult, painful. These families have had 25
years and they are tenacious and they wanted the inquest. What this
day has proved is the result of the inquest process. One of the most
amazing processes in the world in terms of looking at depths, where
there have been questions, whether has been involved. It has been a
really hard process but they have prevailed and finally tonight their
loved ones can rest in peace for the first time in 27 years. One of the
differences this time, they have much better state financed, legal
representation. How much of a difference did that make? An amazing
difference. In this inquest, for the first time, there was an equality of
arms. This is needed in every inquest. Nine times out of ten, in
fact, ten times out of ten there is an inequality, and as Margaret
Aspinall said today, they families stand alone why the state is
represented... By someone who is saying, it wasn't us. Inquest
cemented the inquisitive, but many times they are adversarial.
A question for inquests in the future? Yes and I will raise that in
the House tomorrow. Also, please visit should no longer be able to
retire just to escape proceedings. There needs to be a change in the
law to say that you can't go off on all health to escape all
accountability. We've had truth and justice, now there must be
accountability. As we stand looking at this today, what do you think of
English justice? Has it worked? It did get there in the end, the truth
came out. Or is it a catastrophic failure that it has taken so long
for the official verdict to reach this point? There have been failures
and it has taken a long time. But look, truth, justice, I say no more.
27 years, two long, but... This legal team have been brilliant for
the families and I pay tribute to them. But in the end there is a
positive. This country, although 27 years on, has in the end been able
to look itself in the mirror and own up to some of the darkest failings
in our past and that is a positive. The great big positive is for this
city of Liverpool. In the aftermath, victimised, the slurs. They stood
together, the people of this city. They understood what true solidarity
means. Because of that solidarity, this city has prevailed and in the
end the cloud has been lifted. Thank you very much indeed, both.
Perhaps one lesson of Hillsborough is not to always think
Back in 1989, the bad reputation of football fans,
the aftermath of the Heysel stadium disaster, conspired to make it
easy to link any crowd problem to hooliganism.
Add a little misinformation fed to a credulous newspaper or two,
and it became almost impossible for some people to ever shed
the view that the fans must themselves have been responsible.
One might say that the police diversion and cover-up
was astonishingly successful, as it took more than 20 years
For those there on the day though, there was never any
One person there was Peter Hooton, the vocalist
He gave us his reflections on the effect of Hillsborough
That date is etched into the consciousness
As we travel to Sheffield on that beautiful, sunny spring morning,
nothing could have prepared us for that day when 96 innocent men,
women and children lost their lives at a football match watching
For over a quarter of a century, I've known the truth.
After all, I was an eyewitness, I saw Liverpool fans, in the words
of Justice Taylor in 1989, "initiate and coordinate
I've always called them the heroes of Hillsborough.
I went on the pitch from the North stand about 20 minutes
Most people on the pitch that day, including me, where bewildered,
feeling hopeless, confused or inadequate.
I asked a line of policemen, deployed on the halfway line,
presumably to stop what they thought was a pitch invasion,
But they said they couldn't move as they were waiting for orders.
The things I witnessed that day would haunt me for many years.
In the days after the disaster, the city of Liverpool
As we tried to come to terms with our grief and our loss,
and even before the families had a chance to bury their dead,
we were subjected to a classic smear campaign.
A false narrative was promoted to deflect the blame away from those
Or as Lord Stuart Smith's scrutiny said in 1997, the press reports
Neil Fitzmaurice was in the central pens that day.
He still holds papers like the Sun in contempt for what they
When there was a movement in the crowd, a surge, if you like,
you were going from here to five, six, seven feet away in seconds.
And it was just being carried along and people
You've got to remember we were on steps as well.
And when people were losing their footing and going under,
and when you were going under, you are never coming back up.
It got to the point with the people who had lost consciousness and worse
were popping up alongside us, because there was
When those papers come out, and it was talking
about the Liverpool fans hindering the police and saying
the most vulgar things and attacking the police,
It threw everything up in the air for me.
I didn't know what to believe in any more, it made me really panic.
But it was the authorities who had briefed the press with a fictitious
The city was no stranger to protest and standing up for its rights
But little did we know this would be the longest struggle in the history
Brian Reade is a campaigning journalist, who for years
struggled to get newspapers interested in printing the truth.
I think there is no doubt that Liverpool people,
by 1989 and the 90s, were used
to feeling that they were kind of, getting the bad end of the stick,
It was the whole Thatcher cuts to the council,
militants taking them on, there was the riots.
It was the butt of every comedian's joke.
And I think there had been a siege mentality, you take on one,
I've heard since, people have written to me and said this
could only really happen - this is outsiders from Liverpool,
said this could only really happen with Scousers, everyone else
would have given up a long time ago because they didn't have that
Today's historic verdict is a vindication for the 27 years
of struggle and solidarity against all the odds.
I just wish some of the families and campaigners who have
passed away could have witnessed this momentous day.
Peter Hooten there, who remembers the day all too well.
I'm joined by Julia Fallon, sister of Andrew Sefton, one
And Glynn Philips, a doctor who was there, who was caught up
Good evening to you both. Julie, tell us a little about Andrew. I see
his name was up there. If you had to stereotyping, you would say he is
-- he was a gentle giant. He was over six foot. He had a wicked sense
of humour, rather like my father. He wasn't a Liverpool fan, he was a
Tottenham fan, what was he doing, just driving his friends? Yes, he
was home for the weekend and they had a car and he had a spare ticket,
so it seemed like a perfect idea. We were just -- they were just looking
forward to a good day and the weather was nice and it was going to
be a good match. What was your memory of that day? How did you find
out what happened? I had just had my daughter and she was a matter of
weeks old and I had just ventured out for the first time, been out to
the shops that day, and I came home at 5pm and I was met with my father
and my husband really anxious and desperate and they had been trying
the emergency helpline, which wasn't any good at all. In the end it was
decided that they would travel to Sheffield while I stayed with my
daughter. They made the journey across and, like all the families
really, went from pillar to post and ended up identifying Andrew in the
early hours. In the early hours of the next morning. It really took
quite a long time to establish? Yes, yes. Just in terms of how it
affected your family... You have lost your parents since then? Yes,
they've both died. So they didn't get to hear this. My dad died on the
day that the inquests were quashed. I would like to think... I suppose
all I can say is it is a really hard concept for people I think, when
something has gone on for that amount of time committed becomes in
bedded in your life. As I say, my daughter was a matter of weeks old
when it happened and she has probably heard the word Hillsborough
in some guise or another for 27 years. Do you ever go a day without
thinking about it? No, and that is not because we are particularly
overly melancholy all we have no desire to move on, which has been
the common perception, it's just because we haven't had an
opportunity to move on, so therefore we have always still been there. As
a family and as a wider group of families, we've always had to be
thinking about what we're going to do next. Claim, you were a GP at the
time? -- Glynn. You tried to help? Yes, myself and my younger brother
and two friends, we were in Pen three as the crush developed. We
were fortunate enough to be able to escape to Pen two, by which time
people were being lifted over the fences onto the pitch in a state of
severe stress or injury and I made my way to try and assist and the
first person I came across was a 19-year-old boy in a state of
pulmonary arrest. I spent an amount of time with others resisting doing
CPR, hard to tell how long, and we managed to get his hard going again.
We ventilated him and got him into an ambulance and then I went to see
if there was anyone else I could help but by then there wasn't. When
it was all happening, how quickly could you tell it had gone from
uncomfortable to fatal? Was it just a matter of seconds? No, it was
minutes. The crush just gradually increased and increased. I'd been
asked this before, how I would describe it. I've been going to the
Kop at Anfield since I was 12, been to some of the biggest games you
could imagine. In many ways we loved the atmosphere. This was completely
different on an abnormal and sinister scale. One of the things
people have learnt today, people who perhaps have not followed it as
closely as you have, is that the emergency services did not perform
well. That was your experience? There was no organised response at
all, it was absolutely nightmarish chaos on that pitch. There was no
leadership at all. Does it feel today for each of you like an
enormous weight is off your shoulders? Yes, it does. It is
indescribable. I was going to say it's early days but it's the same
day. It is really, really difficult to explain what this means for the
rest of our lives really. It's a massive turning point and it's an
opportunity to put down years of duty, really. Because you can't just
turn your back... Which is more important, the unlawful death
verdict or the exoneration of the victims? For me, they have gone
hand-in-hand. I can't choose between the two. We had this, station before
and I just think if we had got one without the other, it would have
been a massive blow. With the two together, it's just wonderful. A big
day for you? Yes but primarily it is a day for the families. This is the
justice they have deserved for many years. It also affects all Liverpool
fans and the people of Liverpool. Those two points are important. They
are at different ends of the spectrum, the unlawful killing was
the massive one but I think it had been devalued -- it would have been
devalued if any blame had been apportioned to the fans will stop
what happened to the boy you help? What happened to the boy you help? I
lost contact with him that they can he was put in an ambulance and I
spent the next year almost believing that he had died. I went looking for
him a week later in Sheffield hospital. I discovered when I was
helping the police the next year that he had actually survived. He
did not survive unscathed, he suffered brain damage, but he did
survive. It has affected his life, he's never been able to work, he is
on constant medication, but his family are grateful that he survived
and that has been the best thing for me, that he did survive. Has the
experience changed you as a doctor? I don't think it really did but it's
difficult to say. Working in Scotland I was detached from it in
many ways. Being a GP, you're like a foot soldier, in the NHS, you just
get on with it. Maybe it did change the but I don't think it affected
the way I worked. It made me very, very sensitive to the criticism that
people of Liverpool have faced over the years and that for me is a big
weight off my shoulders today, the fact that I don't have too defend
Liverpool fans any more, the verdicts have done that for us. Yes,
it is a big moment. It is huge. Is this the end, are you waiting for
another phase, can you move on? There will be another phase but the
families will take from this, the opportunity to move on and whatever
follows, will be at best, a bonus. Thank you both the coming out
tonight. It has been for many years for Liverpool to defend its
reputation. It has gained a lot of solidarity and unity. And perhaps it
can at least enjoyed some pride in its complete vindication. James,
back to you in the studio. Today saw the first all-out strike
by junior doctors in England At its heart lies a new contract
that the Health Secretary Jeremy Hunt, from whom we will hear
shortly, remains determined to impose but which the British
Medical Association insists Newsnight's Chris Cook has been
examining how this almighty impasse was reached and assessing
the likelihood of it Today, junior doctors
in England did something they have never done before,
they withdrew from offering even emergency care, leaving patients
to more senior doctors. The culmination of a long dispute
about a new contract It is a contract that
disadvantages women, it is a contract that is trying
to spread our services too thin. We are already struggling,
we are already stretched and they are trying to spread that
even further and that's Doctors were keen to knock down
the idea that this British Medical Association strike
was, itself, unsafe. Normally on our wards
during the weekends, bank holidays, we manage to cover with one junior
doctor on the ward. Today, on my ward there
is four consultants. So, what are the points
of difference between the British Medical Association
behind me here, and the government? The first one, the
biggest is imposition. It is the fact the government has
gone ahead with this contract Now the reason they've done
that is talks broke down. The government judged there was no
point continuing to negotiate. That's because on issues such as how
much doctors should get paid at the weekends and,
what happens when hospitals give doctors too many hours to work,
the two sides couldn't These are the hours
when you don't get overtime. Now, the imposed contract would make
overtime begin later in the evening on weekdays,
but here is the killer - the contract means Saturday daytime
will come without any Now, normal pay rates
would actually rise, but the contract normalises
Saturday working. The government says this is part
of its plan for a seven-day NHS. They said junior doctors need
to work more at weekends. I was a junior doctor,
we always find we are working at weekends and nights,
the times when ministers aren't and Parliament doesn't sit,
but the NHS is there for patients. So will the BMA
strategy actually work? Downing Street and the Department
of Health don't seem to be The BMA doesn't have a clear game
plan, if you like, for victory. But by extending the dispute
they hope it will First of all, there's a chance
something might just come up. For example, they could get
a new Health Secretary or Prime Minister, who might be
willing to compromise a bit more. Second, they hope with protests
like this they will be able to pile pressure on the government
so they might eventually change their mind about
the contract imposition. They point out, it's going to be
different but to do other things
while this is going on. For example, they want
to renegotiate the There is no chance a BMA insider
says, of that happening Do you expect there to be further
strikes after this week? You expect me to say,
and I'm going to say, We will see how it goes,
review what is happening. Where we think the dispute
is going and frankly, I do hope, still live in hope,
that by tomorrow morning the government will say,
OK, we realise now it was a bad idea If they do that, we will withdraw
the industrial action immediately. Labour's leadership joined the march
today, but will that help the BMA? Do you think Labour
support makes it harder No, I think what we are seeing
is the whole community I am hoping Jeremy Hunt recognises
now is the time to get back around You don't worry it will become
too politically poison? No, the whole community now is
urging for a negotiating settlement. We are part of that community
and we reflect, as others, the breadth of support that there
is for a negotiated settlement. There's another strike
tomorrow, more may follow. Perhaps longer ones
or even indefinite ones. No resolution is now possible
without one or both sides in this Earlier today, I spoke
to the Secretary of State for Health, Jeremy Hunt,
and began by asking him whether he still subscribed
to his previously expressed view that doctors were only striking
because they lack the wit to properly understand the deal
he has offered to them. The problem we had is that the BMA
were not prepared to sit around and discuss this
in a reasonable way. So you are saying. Does don't have
the wit to understand the offer you are making them?
No, I think many doctors don't actually understand the contents
of the new contract and nor do they understand how hard
the government has worked to try and reach an accommodation.
We have actually had 75 meetings over the three-year period.
We have looked at the number of concessions we made.
I will just say this, I think the reasonable
approach for a union, when a government is trying
to implement a manifesto commitment, is to sit down and talk.
Because this is something that will make the NHS safer and better.
So the manifesto commitment was to the principle of a seven-day
The detail is interesting, you mention doctors may not have
read the contract, I have been in touch with a few who have, all 80
We know it positively discriminate against women,
That's contained within the rubric of the contract itself,
it is a concession from your own department.
We know that under the terms of the new rota, you can finish
a shift at 1am or 2am in the morning and yet be expected to start your
next one at five o'clock the following afternoon.
Quite how that allows work, family balance or indeed travel
to and from hospital, is open to some speculation.
We also know there is no mandate, if you are doing too many hours,
for your supervisor to report it to the hospital guardian.
So again, it would seem the doctors may understand the terms of this
contract rather better than you are giving them credit for?
Interesting, because all the things you've just mentioned are areas
where we actually reached agreement with the BMA when we had
So the aspects of the contract was always safety.
Everything I just said is contained within
And what the current contract is, 90% of it was agreed with the BMA
when I lifted the imposition of the contract in December
to see if we could allow space for negotiations.
The two outstanding areas of disagreement were to do
with the Saturday pay rates and another aspect of
But if you look at Saturday pay, what we are offering doctors is more
premium pay for people who work regularly at weekends.
More than nurses, paramedics, health care assistants,
to work in their own operating theatres, more incidentally
So I think on that basis, withdrawing emergency care
for patients who depend on you is a very
Doctors are heading across the borders into Scotland,
Wales and Ireland to take up jobs that won't be subject
And the general feeling among the junior and senior doctors,
most of whom are in support of the strike in this country,
is that their profession is being denuded and denigrated,
so why not just meet the costs if that really is the only
Let's look at the money we are putting into the NHS.
This year we are putting an extra 3.5...
With respect, that's not an answer to the question I am asking?
It is a direct answer, you said why not meet the costs?
Will you continue to pay them as they currently are?
If you let me answer the question.
We are putting in an extra ?3.8 billion into the NHS this year.
This government is passionate about the NHS and what it stands
for and in this year it will be getting the sixth-biggest increase
And part of that additional money is to pay for the costs,
But we also know from the mistakes, frankly of previous governments,
that with that increase in resources you need to have a change in working
practices if we are going to be able to offer patients that same
high-quality care every day of the weekend.
What we are saying is in order for hospitals to be able to roster
more people at weekends, we need to bring down the premiums
It's still more generous than pretty much anywhere else
But we'll make sure no doctor is out of pocket by putting
But you know the anti-social banding hours make up around 30 to 50%
of many doctors' pay at the moment, so a 13% increase in basic pay
Again, that is miss-information because they are not going to get no
You have lots of small issues, but then you have the issues
of substance and the BMA's own words were that the only two
People will say, if it is an argument about weekend pay,
for a professional withdrawing emergency care, is a step too far.
You must be unhappy about how personal this has become
and the fact that many doctors feel that if the impasse is to be
breached, it would not be achievable on your watch.
Is that what you were subconsciously referring to this morning
when you said this would be your last big job in politics?
What I have always said is I would like to do this job
for five years, I want to be the Secretary of State who learns
the lessons from Mid Staffs and sets the NHS on a path to be the safest,
highest quality health care system in the world.
Secretary of State, thank you very much.
I should explain it wasn't my idea to conduct that interview with is
both standing up, it was Jeremy Hunt's. This newspaper leads with
the story of David Cameron and his aides employing WhatsApp to keep an
EU secrets secret. The Times makes no mention of Hillsborough and Leeds
instead with more reaction to the collapse of British home stores. The
Daily Mirror bash families of Hillsborough victims have had 27
years of sleepless nights now it is time for those guilty of criminal
negligence have theirs. The Guardian, after 25 years, justice.
The Telegraph leads with the simple headline, justice. That is it. We
return to St George 's Hall in Liverpool and let supporters of
Liverpool Football Club have the last word. Good night.
It is going to be a cold start to the day on Wednesday with a
widespread frost. But there
The show is live in Liverpool as the city reacts to the Hillsborough verdicts, and the health secretary talks about the junior doctors' strike.