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Pressure to remove Bernard Ingham as columnist

Won't apologise for Hillsborough comments

icon monday12 February ~ A campaign has been launched to remove columnist Bernard Ingham from the Hebden Bridge Times because of his refusal to apologise for comments made in the aftermath of the Hillsborough disaster. Ingham, who was press secretary to Margaret Thatcher, is under pressure after not saying sorry for calling the Liverpool fans a "tanked-up mob". However, the editor of the newspaper, John Kenealy, said: "Like all our columnists, [Bernard's] views are his own and not those of the newspaper and when determining the content of the newspaper we pay close attention to the views and wishes of all our readers. The comments he made about Hillsborough some years ago were not made in this paper."


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