Natalie Bennett: An inquiry into Orgreave is essential to hold police to account

1 November 2016

The Green Party has called on Home Secretary Amber Rudd to reverse her decision not to hold an inquiry into the Battle of Orgreave.

Natalie Bennett, former Green Party leader, said Rudd’s claim an inquiry is not in the public interest is “a denial of reality".

Bennett was recently selected by Sheffield Green Party as their candidate in the event of a snap General Election.

She said:

“Amber Rudd’s refusal to open an inquiry into what happened at Orgreave in 1984 continues the cover-up which has surrounded the incident for 30 years. The police must be held to account for what happened that day and to say there is no public interest is a denial of reality.

“The Green Party will continue to call for a full public inquiry and I urge the Home Secretary to change her position – all those affected by Orgreave deserve answers.”

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