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Paddy Hill talks to tube workers about miscarriages of justice

by Kieran Crowe
Issue No. 2186

Miscarriage of justice victims spoke out at a meeting hosted by tube workers this month.

The meeting, organised by Finsbury Park RMT union and the Miscarriages of Justice Organisation (Mojo), was addressed by victims of three notorious cases. Each was wrongly accused of IRA activity.

Paddy Hill of the Birmingham Six spoke along with Gerry Conlon and Patrick Maguire of the Guildford Four and Maguire Seven.

Gerry Conlon said, “To speak at a meeting of the RMT, who were the first union to speak out about us, is a privilege.”

Paddy Hill told Socialist Worker, “It was us yesterday, it’s someone else today and it might be you tomorrow.

“Things haven’t got any better under Labour. Labour has brought in over 3,000 new laws since they came in and put many more people in prison.

“They don’t care about ordinary people – they’ve become a big business party.

“They can find any amount of money to hand out to bankers, but not for hospitals and schools.

“That’s what people have to fight for today. Things will get worse – I can see riots coming.”

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Tue 26 Jan 2010, 19:23 GMT
Issue No. 2186
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