Southport MP John Pugh calls Hillsborough ‘a national embarrassment’ April 26th, 2016 jmr jmr Latest News Shares Comments Southport MP John Pugh calls Hillsborough ‘a national embarrassment’ Pugh calls on Cameron to apologise for the nation to Hillsborough families Southport’s Member of Parliament John Pugh has called on the Prime Minister to make a formal apology on the floor of the House of Commons to all the families and survivors of the Hillsborough tragedy. Responding to the jury’s verdict, John Pugh MP said that the Hilssborough debacle was a ‘national embarrassment.’ Speaking at the conclusion of a two year inquest that found that 96 fans were unlawfully killed, and that Liverpool FC supporters did not cause the stadium disaster, Mr Pugh questioned why it had taken so long to get to the truth. He said: “It is a national embarrassment that getting to the truth has taken so long and extended the hurt, pain and anguish of the families but also the wider community in Merseyside. “Some family members have not been able to see justice finally handed down. They deserved better than years of hiding behind brick walls and civil servants. “I call on Theresa May to accept all of the recommendations in full and I call on the Prime Minister to make a formal apology on the floor of the House to the Hillsborough families and Liverpool.” Submit News Contact us with your community, business or sport news. Phone 07581350321 Email firstname.lastname@example.org Facebook www.facebook.com/otsnews.co.uk Twitter www.twitter.com/onthespot_news Breaking local news as it happens, searchable archives with photographs, the ability to instantly comment on news articles – there are so many advantages to OTS (Onthespot) News. If you want your news read locally online then send it to email@example.com – relying only on the newspaper is to restrict yourself to an ever reducing audience. Related Comments comments!