• Surviving the Post Office (co-produced and co-directed by Hayley Hassall, who has previously reported on the story) has something of the travelogue about it. Will Mellor, who played former Subpostmaster Lee Castleton in the ITV drama Mr Bates vs the Post Office, presents. Mellor calls his role in the ITV drama “more important than any other” in his career. In this documentary, the actor traverses England, first meeting Lee Castleton in Scarborough (“we’ve become friends”) and then setting off on an odyssey by train and car to meet several more former Subpostmasters and/or their spouses/children. The one person interviewed who…

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Sir Edward Davey, former Post Office minister I lost patience with Ed Davey at around 2.30pm this afternoon. It was when Jason Beer read into the record the sheer number of red flags being waved in Ed Davey’s face about the Post Office’s behaviour and its dodgy Horizon IT system…

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Pat’s Proof Points (and other McFadden Mantras)

Pat McFadden Former Post Office minister (2007 – 2010) Pat McFadden didn’t have to say much to the Post Office Horizon IT Inquiry, but he did have to say something. Being a campaign-hardened and experienced politician, he had no qualms about saying very little lots of times. McFadden was asked…

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Comical Ken and Captain Kelly

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Andy Dunks’ Big Problem

Andy Dunks giving evidence today Fujitsu’s Andy Dunks has a problem. He signed dozens, possibly hundreds of witness statements attesting to the integrity of the Horizon IT system without, it seems, taking the relevant amount of care to see if the information he put in his witness statements was true….

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Read stands aside to focus on Inquiry

Nick Read Nick Read is stepping back from frontline duties as Post Office CEO to focus on Phase 7 of the Post Office Horizon IT Inquiry. In an all-staff newsletter, sent today, Read wrote: “Following a discussion with Post Office Chair, Nigel Railton and the Board, we have agreed that…

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Poor Tom

Thomas Knut Glenn Cooper. I kid you knut. Tom Cooper was pitched into the Post Office madness quite late in the scandal. He joined UK Government Investments in 2017, and became UKGI’s man on the Post Office board in March 2018 whilst it was already embroiled in litigation with with…

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Robert Swannell – Culture, Curiosity and Risk

Robert Swannell making a point Robert Swannell is a former accountant and barrister with more than thirty years experience as an investment banker and director of large companies (including six years as chair of Marks and Spencer). He is therefore a big deal. Big deals rarely feel they get things…

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35: Ep35 – Paul Scully MP, former Post Office minister Investigating the Post Office Scandal

In which Nick interviews the former Post Office minister about his experience of taking office in the weeks after the Bates v Post Office settlement, overseeing the establishment of the Post Office Horizon Inquiry and the various compensation schemes.

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