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When the Trojan Horse story broke in 2014 it did so on a narrative wave characterized by terrifying headlines of a ‘plot to Islamicise British schools’. But it was a based on a fake letter, & reveals a complete failure of government & journalism.

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In January 2022, The New York Times released an investigative podcast about the Trojan Horse scandal which characterized it as an "Islamophobic hoax" and compared it to The Protocols of the Elders of Zion, a historical antisemitic hoax.

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The Trojan Horse Affair, sparked by a fake letter, had massive long term, national implications. The controversy led to the development of a new phase in the Prevent agenda & the affair & the letter were used by Govt to back the implementation of a Counter Extremism Strategy.
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One of the great unknowns, to this day, concerns the whereabouts of Chief Supt David Duckenfield on 15 April 1989, from around late morning to 2pm. These were crucial hours, when - as match commander - he should have been leading the best part of...
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1,000 officers at the stadium.

This is a thread that considers the significance of his unexplained absence, and his explanation for not recalling his whereabouts. It’s long. Bear with me.
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One tactic available to Duckenfield on 15/4/89 had been used at the previous FA Cup semi-final at Hillsborough: a ‘filtering’ system. This involved the processing of batches of Liverpool fans towards the turnstiles at Leppings Lane, to avoid them bunching up in the approach
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After a seismic week for those involved in #Hillsborough, some thoughts from me. (long thread)
I’ve followed Hillsborough closely since 2008 when Anne Williams first collared me at an event and told me her story. I’d assumed that the disaster was finished with. After all, it had happened in 1989. It was past history wasn’t it? I couldn’t have been more wrong.
Anne made it sound as though the news was fresh. She also assumed that I was up to speed on the nuances of coronial law, and jumped straight in at the deep end, details-wise.
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@pressgazette @EditorsUK #Ophrah Winfrey's interview with #HarryandMeghan provided one laugh out loud moment.
@pressgazette @EditorsUK Reacting to #Megan’s comments against the British media the UK's Society of @EditorsUK insisted:
"The UK media is not bigoted and will not be swayed from its vital role holding the rich and powerful to account following the attack on the press by the Duke and Duchess of Sussex"
@pressgazette @EditorsUK This is a preposterous claim. The UK’s mainstream media is notoriously bigoted and racist.
For decades now sections of the British press have led an unrelenting campaign of vilification against Immigrants, asylum-seekers and refugees.
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Dear friends and #Resisters. As you might know, I am a #COVID19 survivor. It took 91 days the first round, and 27 the second to get on my feet. Many of my tweets in the next few days will be about the impact on my town (1/x) #NorthCarolina
Due to the poor planning of @unc to account for the fact that having students return to a community in which cases were already rising, @KevinGuskiewicz and other #UNC personnel are endangering the lives of those living here #ChapelHill #Hillsborough #carrboro (2/n)
This is also endangering the lives of our lowest paid workers at the university. @unc4cola , @workersunionunc , including graduate students, black and brown staff members and of course, the housekeepers. (3/n) Listen to staff and students and community
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🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿Tragedia de Hillsborough

Hoy se cumple 31 años del suceso ocurrido en el estadio de Hillsborough donde fallecieron 96 personas aplastadas contra las vallas del estadio a causa de una avalancha. La tragedia dio lugar al proceso judicial más largo de la historia legal británica Image
En 1989 jugaban el @LFC y el Nottingham Forest por la Copa Inglesa, pero el partido debió suspenderse por el desborde que produjo la decisión policial de abrir una puerta para facilitar el ingreso de los hinchas reds. La avalancha termino con la vida de 96 hinchas del #Liverpool. ImageImageImageImage
Desde el primer momento la policía buscó culpar a los #hooligans y al comportamiento de los “hinchas borrachos", para encubrir su responsabilidad del operativo de seguridad. Image
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Standing room only here in #Hillsborough at the Community Remembrance Coalition symposium on lynching in OC, spearheaded by @AttyJamesW and county commissioner @reneeprice20121 .
Host of community members here, incl @LeonardSmylie @MacKenzie4OCS @damonseils @michaelparker1 @AllenBuansi @lauripaolicelli former OCCC Barry Jacobs and so many, many more. Full house to face this difficult history.
Local legends Dr. Freddie Parker and North Carolina Port Laureate Jaki Shelton Green part of the program today, along with others whose names I’ve missed because so many people they ran out of programs!
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Tonight we started the #Hillsborough regular town board meeting with one of my favorite events of the year - presentations of the Innovation, Customer Service, and Endurance Awards to @HillsboroughGov employees. I’ve been fortunate to serve on this committee for 4 years.
A few highlights: utilities staff working 11 mos w/o a director or asst director while rising above/beyond, learning new skills, and working together to “make it work”; TWO diff. lives saved by police officers; Straw for Dogs distributing 100 bales to keep pups warm. A few pics: ImageImageImage
Our staff are truly amazing, and much of their wonderful work goes unacknowledged in any formal or public way. We are truly grateful for it. Glad we could honor some of that work tonight. 🙏👏
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Excited to be at the Orange County Commuter Options lunch and learn with the @hborochamber and @OCNCGOV TDM coordinator Allyson Coltrane!
@hborochamber @OCNCGOV Allyson will be hosting a #BikeMonth event on May 25, 1-3, with Hillsborough Bicycle! 🚴
@hborochamber @OCNCGOV Headed out on a beautiful new @GoTriangle bus to ride the Orange-Alamance route (ODX). GoTriange runs it AM/PM, and Orange Transit midday. Image
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It's excruciatingly embarrassing that our press has pumped out so much bilge about the EU that .@EUlondonrep had to have a page on its website dedicated to "A-Z of Euromyths".

As it's Friday, I've picked out my top-ten stupid stories by the British press on the EU #Thread
In at N°10 in the Brit EU-#FakeNews Hit Parade: The S*n claimed the EU wanted to ban BAGPIPES. I'm sure Her Majesty the Queen would have had something to say about that, of whom more anon...

#BrexitShambles #FBPE #WATON #ABTV #BrexitIdiocy
At N°9 in the Brit EU-#FakeNews Hit Parade: The Daily Telegraph, which is now almost as bad as red-tops for fake news when it comes to the EU, claimed the EU wanted to ban that most famous of British icons, the doubled-decker bus.

#BrexitShambles #FBPE #WATON #ABTV #BrexitIdiocy
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