Monday 24 November 2008

Hoon on Potters Bar

Notts MP Geoff Hoon has been the target of attacks from families of those killed in the 2002 Potters Bar rail crash.

They have been calling for a public inquiry since the incident six years ago, in which seven people died.

But with the occurrence of another crash due to faulty track in 2007 there is now speak of a "joint inquiry" looking at both incidents.

The Transport Secretary, and Ashfield MP, has decided to consult with everyone involved to see if a joint investigation is desired.

For those who have already been waiting six years, and have been very vocal about their views, a long consultation is about as useful as a slap in the face.

A new minister always has a certain amount of capital to undo past wrongs but in going for this consultation Hoon may have lost his chance to put things right on Potters Bar.

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