Hartlepool Mail Letter of the week: Tainted blood scandal is 'rotten to the core'

Some events transcend politics and one such event is the contaminated blood scandal.

By The Newsroom
Friday, 28 September, 2018, 13:08
Blood scandal campaigner Carol Grayson and late husband Peter Longstaff.

That tainted blood was administered by the NHS to unwitting patients is the starkest example.

The victims and families - including Hartlepool-born Peter Longstaff's widow Carol Grayson - of an appalling tragedy have been left fighting against the authorities for several decades to obtain a proper investigation.

The question should not be why have a public inquiry, but why haven’t we had one sooner?

There are those, I’m thinking in particular of Labour MP Andy Burnham, who say there has been a monumental cover up.

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The more I hear, the more I’m convinced there’s something rotten at the core of Government that has prevented this inquiry coming sooner.

A Cooper,

Hartlepool.