Haul/Drag someone over the coals
To speak angrily to someone because they have done something you disapprove of
He was hauled over the coals for coming in late for work.
1 Fujitsu employees ‘dragged over coals’ if they admitted issues with Post Office software | ITV News
A former employee at a Fujitsu call centre who dealt with queries from sub-postmasters about the Horizon system told ITV News that staff would have been “dragged over the coals” if they admitted the software had problems.
Nate Orrow worked at Fujitsu’s Stevenage call centre for two years, between 2010 and 2012.
Speaking exclusively to ITV News, he said that when sub-postmasters were required to balance their accounts, the call centre would be “back to back for hours” with queries.
2 Government signed off on Post Office executives bonuses
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12 feb 2024
We know it’s been called the biggest miscarriage of justice in British history.
We know it ruined the lives of thousands of subpostmasters.
But there is still plenty we don’t know about the Post Office Scandal – questions that are currently being probed at an Inquiry.
When it was revealed that Post Office executives were being paid bonuses just to take part in that inquiry, there was outrage.
Now, we can reveal that the government signed off on those bonuses.
Produced by Nanette van der Laan.
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