London - Former Home Secretary Jack Straw has blamed a Thatcher stitch-up for stuff he 'dealt with' in 1997.
An official Home Office review of the Hillsborough Tragedy upheld a cover-up in a government blame game own goal.
This fingered the 1989 catastrophe's Liverpool fans for mindblowing police incompetence, subterfuge and whitewash.
Its crowning glory was Red Top humbug billed as The Truth published by The Sun in the wake of the disaster.
Speaking on the radio this morning the ex-Justice [sic] Secretary expressed regret that during all his time in office the 'real truth' hadn't actually dawned.
That's thirteen years of humungous ignorance and government spin.
"Never mind Jack, not every brilliant lawyer in high public office gets to unravel organised conspiracy shielding cops from proper screwtiny, eh?" a legal source told QM-NewsCorpse reporters.
The former Chief Constable of South Yorkshire is 69.