I remember speaking at a public meeting the day that the Birmingham Six were released.
I said then that British justice had been shown to be a sham.
I thought that event, which occurred almost simultaneously with the removal of infamous Greater Manchester Police chief constable James Anderton from his post, should have focused the minds of the British public on the endemic nature of corruption throughout the system.
Looking back now in the light of revelations last year linking senior police officers to the Murdoch scandal, those cases can be seen as the mere tip of the iceberg.
The public reaction to Tom Watson's exposure of Murdoch, the Millie Dowler phone hacking and Savile are beginning to unravel a tight web of deceit at the very epicentre of the Establishment.
I applaud the Orgreave and Shrewsbury campaigners' bid to win justice after the Hillsborough revelations.
Key questions remain and are often sidelined by the mainstream media.
What role did Margaret Thatcher, John Major and their ministers play? How deep did the corruption penetrate and what part did they have in perpetrating these crimes?
Will the redacted elements of these inquiries ever be shown to us? And, in a supposedly democratic country, what right do politicians have to withhold information from the electorate?
The collective voice of the left must rise up in unity and expose these cover-ups and the collusion of the mainstream media and not allow the public to be sedated by the cult of celebrity, X-Factor, and Jeremy Kyle while those at the top literally get away with murder.