Saturday, 31 December 2016
A Dame Worthy of The Name
Three cheers for Dame Vera Baird QC, who is the only woman to be an Honorary Member of the Durham Miners' Association.
Dame Vera represented hundreds of Durham and Northumberland miners during the Strike, and her questioning of the Police in the Orgreave trial was crucial to securing the outcome.
Dame Vera is also a trustee of Respect, which advises male victims of domestic abuse.
That last and similar issues cannot be yielded to the likes of Philip Davies, who is an outspoken and abusive opponent of the glaringly necessary inquiry into Orgreave.