The response to the e-petition urging the government to release Hillsborough documents requested in a Freedom of Information request was both overwhelming and a huge boost to all those who have been fighting for the truth for 22 years.
The petition sailed past 100,000 signatures on Monday – the figure needed to make valid for consideration for a debate in Parliament – but the campaign continues. It now stands at over 125,000.
If you haven’t already signed the petition – or confirmed your signature by clicking the link you should have received in an email after signing – please do so now. The link to the petition is http://epetitions.direct.gov.uk/petitions/2199. If you’ve already signed it but have friends and family without internet access who you think would be willing to sign please offer to help them out.
Deputy PM Nick Clegg is also reported to have stepped in to speak to the Cabinet Office about releasing the documents, with numerous MPs putting pressure on the government too, but the next step is to write to your own MP urging them to press for the disclosure of these documents.
The Anfield Wrap website contains information on how to contact your MP and includes a template letter that you can use in order to do so: http://www.theanfieldwrap.com/2011/08/hillsborough-documents-e-petition/
The pressure is intensifying and knowledge of the truth that we already have, and the questions we’ve never had answered, is beginning to spread to a wider audience. Please help keep the pressure on.
Thanks to all who have helped in any way.