Battle of Orgreave inquiry a '˜priority' if Labour get into power

Labour will order a public inquiry into the so-called Battle of Orgreave, if the party wins the next General Election.

Wednesday, 26th September 2018, 9:09 am
Updated Wednesday, 26th September 2018, 11:46 am
Diane Abbott speaks during the Labour Party's annual conference at the Arena and Convention Centre (ACC), in Liverpool. Picture: Stefan Rousseau/PA Wire

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Speaking at Labour's annual conference in Liverpool, shadow home secretary Diane Abbott said an inquriy would be a '˜priority' if the party forms the next government.

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She said: 'We want justice.

"We'll have open inquiries into Orgreave and into the blacklisting of trade unionists."