PROOF #Nuttall’s #Hillsborough claim was a LIE, not an aide’s slip

Huge credit goes to the sharp-eyed Scott Nelson for finding proof positive that Paul Nuttall not only lied about his ‘close personal friends’ killed in the Hillsborough disaster – he has also lied by allowing a UKIP aide to take the blame for the false claim on his website – a claim that was exposed by Merseyside’s Radio City in a chain of events that was started by the SKWAWKBOX.

Mr Nelson found a BBC News article dating back to 2011, on the topic of the government’s continuing attempts to prevent full disclosure of information relating to the disaster – and it puts Nuttall’s lie beyond doubt:

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Damned out of his own mouth as coward as well as a liar. Ironically, the article also quotes Nuttall saying this:


Indeed they will, Mr Nuttall – and not just the people of Liverpool but every person who hears of it.

Crucially, this article also sheds light on Paul Nuttall’s claim to have been at Hillsborough personally.

Would any person who had been at Hillsborough, even as a child, fail to mention it when expressing his outrage at the government’s cover-up??

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  1. The full piece for context.

    Hillsborough files: Cabinet office appeals against disclosure
    17 August 2011
    From the section

    Image caption
    The Cabinet Office claims it is “fully committed” to disclosing the Hillsborough files
    The government is appealing against an order to release cabinet discussions from the aftermath of the 1989 Hillsborough stadium disaster.
    Then Prime Minister Margaret Thatcher held meetings about the tragedy, in which 96 Liverpool fans died.
    Information commissioner Christopher Graham has ruled that the information is in the public interest.
    The Cabinet Office said any information must be released in line with the Hillsborough independent inquiry.
    Mr Graham’s judgement related to a Freedom of Information request from the BBC which was refused by the Cabinet Office in 2009.
    A Cabinet Office spokesperson said: “The government’s view is that it is in the public interest for the process that is under way through the Hillsborough Independent Panel be allowed to take its course.
    “The terms of reference for that process includes the intention to disclose information to the Hillsborough families first.”
    ‘Excessive delays’
    The spokesman added: “The Cabinet Office absolutely agrees with the principle of providing information to families about the Hillsborough stadium disaster, but we believe it is important that any release of information should be managed through the panel’s processes and in line with their terms of reference.
    “The Cabinet Office is fully committed to the disclosure process in line with the terms of reference and is working with the panel to achieve that.

    The people of Liverpool will be disgusted by these cowardly moves to hide the truth
    Paul Nuttall, North West Euro MP for UKIP
    “The panel have had access to all the information covered by this decision notice.”
    The withheld files include reports presented to Mrs Thatcher and correspondence between her office and the then Home Secretary Douglas Hurd and minutes of meetings she attended.
    Mr Graham also criticised the Cabinet Office for “unjustified and excessive delays” in handling the BBC request.
    The request had been followed by an internal review which upheld the refusal.
    Paul Nuttall, North West Euro MP for UKIP, said: “This is a cover-up of a cover-up.
    “What are the Tories frightened of? The people of Liverpool will be disgusted by these cowardly moves to hide the truth.
    “Revealing the facts on Hillsborough is hardly a matter of national security, it is a matter of natural justice.”
    “The briefings in question are the private memos that were sent to the then Prime Minister Margaret Thatcher.
    “Without them being made public we will never get to the bottom of that appalling tragedy when 96 Liverpool fans including close personal friends of mine lost their lives.”
    Ninety-five Liverpool supporters were killed in a crush of fans at the Hillsborough stadium in Sheffield, where the club was playing an FA Cup semi-final against Nottingham Forest.
    The 96th victim was left in a coma for three years and died in 1992.

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  2. The BBC quoting from a press release that he didn’t write is proof of nothing. Nuttall’s assistant who wrote the press release has offered to resign over it. If this was anyone but a UKIP person you lot would be on the streets baying for blood over this kind of disgusting harassment. You should be ashamed of yourselves.

      1. Unfortunately for you it really doesn’t. The BBC article was updated to include the quotes on the 17th of August at 17:19 and 43 seconds, almost 2 hours after they first appeared on Paul Nuttall’s website.

      2. Ha, now that’s just desperation. There’s absolutely nothing in the code to say that the 17:19 edit had anything to do with the Nuttall quote – and, as the quote makes up a third or more of the article, it’s nonsense to think it was published earlier that day without it and then it was added in later when it just happened to become available same day. Full marks for inventiveness, 0% for credibility.

      3. Sorry skwawkbox you can try to spin this however you like but the burden of proof is on you to show that the quotes were added at 14:44:48 and not at 17:19:43.

        I would normally assume that this omission was an honest mistake on your part, but the fact that the date the article was last_updated follows directly after the date the article was first_created, in the source code[1], shows that either you or your source lack integrity.

        [1] “first_created”:{“date”:”2011-08-17 14:44:48″,”timezone_type”:3,”timezone”:”Europe\/London”},”last_updated”:{“date”:”2011-08-17 17:19:43″,”timezone_type”:3,”timezone”:”Europe\/London”}

      4. And no it’s not ‘nonsense’ that the BBC would add a press release to an article after it was first created. I dug up a memorable example of it just for you.

        05:36:16 (first created at 05:22:27)

        20:11:50 (date the article was last updated)
        (Title was changed and quotes were added from Ken Clarke, Nick Clegg, Theresa May etc.)

        Press releases get added to BBC articles after they’re first created all the time. If the BBC article was centred around Paul Nuttall’s quotes I would be inclined to agree with your assessment but it’s not, it was centred around the Cabinet Office appealing disclosure of the Hillsborough files.

      5. If you can dig *that* up from the web archive, wonder why you haven’t dug up *the* article, showing that it was added…

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