Andy Burnham was not talking about the disaster in Downing Street, but of the Hillsborough disaster.
Today, instead of sitting on a sofa with her husband watching a movie or two, Jacqui Smith was hard at work, trying to garner some good publicity before being grilled tomorrow in theÂ House of Commons over the bungled investigation into Whitehall leaks, the resignation of anti-terror police chief Bob Quick and the fiasco over student visas.
After 20 years of futile attempts by the families of the 96 who died at Hillsborough, she has finally decided to heed Andy Burnham’s call to waive the 30-year secrecy rule and allow police and public body documents on the tragedy to be published 10 years early.
Watch the main stream media carefully tomorrow.
Some will be filled with emotional claptrap detailing the anguish of 96 Liverpudlian families.
One, or perhaps two, will be detailing the truth of this incompetent government and holding its incompetent Home Secretary to account.
Naturally all the bloggers will be reporting on events in the House of Commons.
I shall be amazed if the BBC even utter Jacqui Smith’s name. If they do it will probably be in connection with her kind hearted action to release these papers.