Uncovering Post Office Scandal’s Emotional Impact

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1 Former Post Office Minister Paul Scully On Calls To Remove Paula Vennells’ CBE| Good Morning Britain

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9 jan 2024

Over 700 workers were wrongly convicted during the Horizon Post Office scandal. Now, a petition with over a million signatures is calling for Paula Vennells, former CEO of Post Office LTD, to be stripped of her CBE. This comes amongst additional calls for Post Office executives responsible for the scandal to be brought to justice.

GMB is joined by Former Post Office Minister, Paul Scully and Author, Nick Wallis who has written extensively about the scandal.

Broadcast on 09/01/24

2 Post office scandal: ‘I can’t see an end to it’ – Alan Bates

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27 feb 2024

Former sub-postmaster Alan Bates has been giving evidence to the Business and Trade Committee, chaired by Labour MP Liam Byrne.

Mr Bates said that even with massive public support and awareness following the success of the ITV drama that bore his name, his compensation claim is “not getting any faster” and “he can’t see an end to it.”

 
We all knew something terrible had happened at the Post Office

We knew there had been a computer failure that led to hundreds of innocent people being prosecuted for alleged fraud.

We’d read that it was the UK’s biggest miscarriage of justice.

But it has taken a television dramatisation to make me – and I’ve no doubt millions of others – fully appreciate the callous disregard for justice by senior figures at the Post Office, and the impact the scandal had on those poor people who were wrongly accused.

Around 700 were prosecuted for alleged theft, fraud and false accounting – 230 of them imprisoned. Four took their own lives.

All because Post Office investigators, backed by their managers, refused to believe the word of human beings – not a couple, but hundreds – over supposedly infallible technology. Just like the Titanic couldn’t sink, the Horizon IT system was fool-proof.

But how could it be allowed to go on for so long in view of the numbers coming before the courts? And why, 24 years after those wrongful convictions, are so many still awaiting compensation? Indeed, more than 60 have passed away without receiving a penny.

This country was quick to conclude they were guilty but unforgivably slow to compensate them for their shattered lives. That needs sorting out now, before it’s too late for any more victims.

Remember, the Post Office is owned by our Government, with the scandal exacerbated by our criminal justice system, and it is the Government – the country – that has to put this right without further delay.

There should also be fresh criminal investigations into the actions of those who perverted the court of justice, for that is surely what they did.

So, well done to ITV, the writers and the cast for giving us Mr Bates Vs The Post Office, and brilliantly telling a hugely important story that has stark lessons for us all at the dawn of the age of Artificial Intelligence. It is a reminder that blind faith in technology over people is extremely dangerous.

Haven’t we all worked for those who insist the computer must be right?. The computer knows best. It’s the users – “the dinosaurs” – who are to blame. I certainly have in the world of newspapers.

Of course, we must embrace technology, but not blindly, because what makes us human is our ability to be moral, to have empathy, and to know right from wrong.

3 Stories of human impact from the Post Office Horizon IT Inquiry

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20 feb 2024

Please note this video contains material which may be upsetting.

Between February and May 2022, Sir Wyn Williams heard evidence from people affected by the Post Office scandal on how it had impacted their lives. In this Human Impact Phase, the Inquiry held hearings in London, Cardiff, Leeds, Glasgow and Belfast. Through oral evidence, witness statements, and focus groups, the Inquiry heard evidence from 189 people. Some provided evidence anonymously, and others had their evidence provided by a family member on their behalf.

4 Continuous Lies Of Seema Misra During Post Office Horizon IT Inquiry

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8 mrt 2024

Blogs:
Thief & Fraudster Seema Misra Committed Perjury https://theerrorsthatplaguethemiscarr…

The True Story Of Fraudsters Seema & Davinder Misra & Their West Byfleet Costcutters Shop & Post Office – Includes Chief Innocence Fraud Enabler Nick Wallis – http:theerrorsthatplaguethemiscarriageofjusticemovement.home.blog/2024/01/25/crime-pays-the-true-story-of-seema-davinder-misra-their-west-byfleet-shop-post-office-with-the-horizon-it-computer-system-part-23/

Link to Seema Misra’s Monday 18th October 2010 trial testimony – https://journals.sas.ac.uk/deeslr/art…

5 Prosecuted for Post Office Shortfalls: Horizon Scandal Inquiry

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27 feb 2024

Former sub-postmasters, Tim Brentnall and Tony Downey, will be giving evidence at an inquiry looking into compensation delays to victims of the Post Office scandal.

Broadcast on 27/02/24

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6 Postal Scandal: Jo Hamilton’s ‘Survivors Guilt’ After Settling with Post Office

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7 ‘It destroyed him’: Horizon scandal victims who never saw justice before death | ITV News

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8 Demanding Justice: The Post Office Scandal

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9 Post Office Scandal: The Full Story (So Far)

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10 9 Sub-Postmasters (Post Office Scandal) Share Their Heartbreak Stories On BBC Breakfast [10.01.2024]

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11 Judge overturns Lamar Johnson’s 1995 murder conviction

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Judge David Mason overturned the conviction of Lamar Johnson, who served nearly 28 years of a life prison sentence for a killing that he said he didn’t commit. Johnson closed his eyes and shook his head slightly when Mason issued his ruling Tuesday.

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