Jump to Main ContentJump to Primary Navigation

Sheffield’s Patnick dies at 83

    A former Conservative MP who earlier this year apologised for his role in the false claims made about the victims of the Hillsborough disaster, has died at the age of 83.

    Sir Irvine Patnick, who represented Sheffield Hallam for a decade, including when 96 Liverpool fans died at the FA Cup semi-final in 1989, said after the release of an independent report into the tragedy that he had been given “inaccurate, misleading and plain wrong” information about what happened at the time.

    Last September, amid calls for him to be stripped of his knighthood, he said: “I totally accept responsibility for passing such information on without asking further questions. I am deeply and sincerely sorry for the part I played in adding to the pain and suffering of the victims’ families.”

    Sir Irvine was vice-president of Sheffield’s Kingfield Synagogue. He was also a former Maccabi-vice chairman and life president of the Sheffield Jewish Representative Council.

    His wife, Lady Patnick, said she was “disgusted” that the JC had reported criticism of the part he played in the 23-year-long cover-up.

Uk News

Hundreds of thousands view Holocaust denial talk

Rosa Doherty

Monday, May 22, 2017

Hundreds of thousands view Holocaust denial talk
Uk News

Strictly Orthodox Ukip candidate 'should not run for office'

Marcus Dysch

Tuesday, February 28, 2017

Strictly Orthodox Ukip candidate 'should not run for office'
Special Reports

Dublin benefits from overseas aid

Barry Toberman

Sunday, January 8, 2017

Dublin benefits from overseas aid
Uk News

Dublin to fly Palestinian flag

Ben Weich

Thursday, April 6, 2017

Dublin to fly Palestinian flag
Uk News

Government drops pledge to aid 3,000 child refugees

Rosa Doherty

Wednesday, February 8, 2017

Government drops pledge to aid 3,000 child refugees
Uk News

Limmud: Food for thought at session on 'ethical eating'

By Simon Rocker

Tuesday, December 27, 2016

Limmud: Food for thought at session on 'ethical eating'
Uk News

Livingstone decision shameful, says Tom Watson

Lee Harpin and Marcus Dysch

Wednesday, April 5, 2017

Livingstone decision shameful, says Tom Watson
Uk News

Anti-Israel conference faces delay

Lee Harpin

Thursday, January 19, 2017

Anti-Israel conference faces delay
Uk News

Commission criticised over inquiry into 'antisemitic' charity

Daniel Sugarman

Monday, December 5, 2016

Commission criticised over inquiry into 'antisemitic' charity