West Lancashire MP Rosie Cooper has given her backing to Skelmersdale postal workers and the CWU over their refusal to deliver The Sun’s World Cup promotional edition to homes in the town. MP Rosie has contacted both the Chief Executive of the Royal Mail and the Sun’s Editor over the issue.
Speaking on the issue, MP Rosie said:
“The Sun’s role as the media voice, in one of the darkest days in modern British history peddling the lies of the police and government against the innocent victims of the Hillsborough disaster has never been forgotten.
“I have spoken in Parliament about Skelmersdale residents who lost their lives that day, and of the survivors’ harrowing and scarring experiences.
“It took 22 years for the families to secure the truth, now in the 25th anniversary year the families and survivors are attending the inquest hearings in the fight for justice.
“For so many people in Skelmersdale and across West Lancashire they are still living everyday with the events of Hillsborough and the lies that were told following the tragedy.
“I wholly support the action of Skelmersdale postal workers in refusing to deliver this publication and I believe any attempt by Royal Mail to force their staff to do so would be a real strain on the integrity of the postal service.
“I hope the Royal Mail will change its stance and show some integrity and most of all show some respect for the people of Skelmersdale and across West Lancashire who have lived with the lies and injustice promulgated by this newspaper in one of the darkest episodes in recent British history.”