The truth will out, they say; and so it has proved, albeit it too late to take to task those truly responsible. People power forced the hand of the government but there is a delicious irony, the human tragedy apart, in a Tory government laying bare the deceit and mendacity of the Thatcher government and her Praetorian police guard.
Football changed for the better because of Hillsborough, Bradford and Heysel but the price was too high; far too high. The people of Liverpool have now had confirmed what they always knew, that an unholy alliance of government, police and media puppets distorted the facts and demonised football fans when the blame lay elsewhere.
I have picked up the news late in Romania but yesterday was a great day for British democracy. Let's hope that we can now move on and that this is not used as an excuse to tap in to the compensation culture that has now consumed Britain. Mistakes were made, terrible mistakes, but there was no malice aforethought, but cruel revisionism after the event.