CWU Conference Demands A 'Total Eclipse Of The Sun'
In a debate which left many with tear-filled eyes, and for some tears on their faces; CWU delegates opened their hearts to victims of Hillsbourough, whilst turnign their backs on Rupert Murdocks The Sun tabloid and the total lies and vitriol against Liverpool written by Kelvin McKenzie.
Motion 84 was brought to the Conference Agenda by Brian Kenny of the Mersey Branch and seconded by Mark Walsh from the Greater Mersey Amal Branch (Grt Merseyside and South East Lancs branch).
The Acting GS, Tony Kearns made an emotional contribution at the end of the debate on behalf of the NEC who were of course supporting the motion.
His final words, almost broken at the end of his speech; " ...a total eclipse of the sun." were followed by huge applause from the conference delegates; and again once more when the motion was carried.
It was no accident that all the contributers to the debate were from Merseyside.
Conference delegates paid their respect, listened in total silence and unanimously carried the motion, the full terms of which are below:
84 On April 15th 1989 a disaster at Hillsborough Stadium in
Sheffield led, ultimately, to the deaths of 96 innocent fans who had left home
that morning to watch a football match. Due to crowd control mis-management,
those fans, whose ages ranged from 10 to 67, had the life crushed out of them.