The former boss of the Post Office should hand back her CBE
I JURGE YOU TO WATCH - 'MR. BATE AND THE POST OFFICE' - to see the absolute abuse and horrendous treatment given to postmasters by the Post Office and how the Post Office have hidden and covered up gross behaviours that resulted in destroying hundreds of peoples lives and all because of a computer error.
I URGE YOU TO WATCH IT ON CATCH UP -
AND HAVE HANKIES HANDY IT WILL MAKE YOU SO ANGRY AND SO UPSET.....
The business minister, whose brief includes postal services, said: “Paula Vennells got a CBE for services to the Post Office.
“Ultimately you’ve got responsibility for what happened here, you’re the chief executive, if I was Paula Vennells I would seriously consider handing that back voluntarily at this point in time.”
Errors made by Horizon software, which was made by tech firm Fujitsu and used by the Post Office, led to the wrongful conviction of more than 700 people over false accounting and theft between 1999 and 2015.
I've always said it's arrogance and ignorance really.
Amid a grilling over the scandal, Mr Hollinrake said he “absolutely” supported criminal prosecutions for those responsible where there is evidence of criminality.
He added that an ongoing inquiry should determine “who is responsible” in the Post Office and Fujitsu and “wherever possible those people should be held to account”.
Retired high court judge Sir Wyn Williams is chairing an inquiry into the Post Office scandal, considered the worst miscarriage of justice in recent British history.
Alan Bates, played by Toby Jones, has spent two decades of his life fighting for justice after hundreds of fellow postmasters and postmistresses were accused of theft, fraud, and false accounting due to faulty computers.
In 1999, Horizon, a defective Fujitsu IT system, began incorrectly reporting cash shortfalls at branches across the country. The accusations tore people’s lives apart, with many losing their jobs and homes.
Several people took their own lives due to the stress.
To this day, not a single Post Office or Fujitsu employee has been held to account over the scandal, much less faced criminal investigation. Sixty of the victims have died before finding any justice at all.
Ms Vennells was appointed a Commander of the Order of the British Empire (CBE) “for services to the Post Office and to charity” in the 2019 new year honours list.
Previous calls for her to be stripped of the title include from the Communication Workers Union.
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