THE watchdog Independent Police Complaints Commission (IPCC) has been branded “not fit for purpose” after it decided there should be no investigation into the police’s brutal attack on striking miners at Orgreave in Yorkshire.
The attack, on June 18 1984, was one of...
Friday 19th Jun 2015
posted by Morning Star in Britain
MPs are demanding a public inquiry into police attacks on mining communities throughout the year-long 1984-5 strike against pit closures — including the notorious Orgreave scandal.
Labour MP for Wansbeck and former president of the National Union of Mineworkers (NUM) Ian Lavery...
Thursday 18th Jun 2015
HUNDREDS of people gathered in Yorkshire’s Worsbrough at the weekend for the unveiling of a memorial paying tribute to industries that have now disappeared from the district.
The memorial comprises a dissected pit wheel, a miner, a glassblower and a plinth built from...
Monday 15th Jun 2015
posted by Peter Lazenby in Britain
TRADE unionists were left incensed yesterday after the Independent Police Complaints Commission (IPCC) announced that it would not investigate police violence at the Battle of Orgreave.
For two and a half years the Orgreave Truth and Justice Campaign (OTJC) has demanded an...
Saturday 13th Jun 2015
A MINER who was picketing on the front line when police mounted their brutal attack at Orgreave voiced his anger yesterday at the IPCC police watchdog’s refusal to investigate the violence.
Chris Skidmore was a young miner at Yorkshire’s Bullcliffe Wood colliery — one...
POLICE watchdog the IPCC refused to launch a formal inquiry yesterday into a historic violent rampage by officers against striking miners at Orgreave in South Yorkshire.
The decision, announced by the Independent Police Complaints Commission after a two-year delay, was slammed by...
Friday 12th Jun 2015
IPCC gets its hands on documents after legal threat
Friday 21st Nov 2014
From blacklisting to Orgreave the government and secret services have a long history of plotting against Britain’s workers, says DAVID HAMILTON
Tuesday 18th Nov 2014
posted by Morning Star in Features
South Yorkshire Police lays blame for months-long hold-up at insurers' door
Monday 17th Nov 2014
Saturday 8th Nov 2014