LETTER : Hillsborough is not political Hillsborough and Thatcher

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I never thought I'd stick up for Margaret Thatcher, but Stan Hey goes too far when he writes of the worsening lot of supporters that "Aided by a prime minister whose cultural loathing for football was allied to her rabid instincts for the deregulation of public life, this process inevitably culminated in the sickening trio of tragedies: Bradford, Heysel and Hillsborough" ("Hillsborough's debt is still outstanding", Sport, 8 December).

Many fans weren't exactly enthusiastic for the Taylor Report's recommendation of all-seater stadiums.

Tim Mickleburgh

Grimsby, Lincs