In his witness statement to the public inquiry, former Post Office Director of Communications Mark Davies claimed Paula Vennells acted with “integrity and care” when dealing with the issues raised by campaigning Subpostmasters. In the same statement he states Vennells is a woman of “deep integrity” who is “guided by deeply held personal values.” On…

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Congratulations to those Subpostmasters who no longer have convictions blighting their lives. A huge cohort of people now have access to a minimum of £600k each by way of compensation. Two important groups are currently excluded. 1) Scottish Subpostmasters. Thanks to foot-dragging by the Scottish authorities, Scottish Subpostmasters are not (yet) having their convictions quashed.…

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In February 2019, the Post Office was in the middle of its disastrous Bates v Post Office group litigation. The Common Issues trial had finished and the Horizon Issues trial was due to begin on 11 March. The Common Issues judgment had yet to land. The Post Office was jumpy. Towards the end of former…

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During her evidence to the Inquiry today Paula Vennells finally admitted there was cover-up at the Post Office on her watch. Counsel to the Inquiry Jason Beer took her to a letter dated 12 July 2013. It was from the Criminal Cases Review Commission (CCRC), the statutory body which investigates potential miscarriages of justice in…

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Right then. Not volunteering more than she had to The fact that despite protesting several times she approached the inquiry with “integrity” in a spirit of wanting to tell the “complete truth” Paula Vennells appeared to be attempting a sleight of hand from the off. Jason Beer KC (who asked questions on behalf of the…

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The other story to come out of today’s evidence (21 May 2024) took us away from inability of Alwen Lyons to see herself as anything other than a helpful facilitator of Post Office business and Second Sight’s investigation into the Post Office business.  It concerns a couple of emails sent by Post Office Head of…

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Welcome! This page features all the 2024 dates for my talk: “Post Office Scandal – the Inside Story”. The talk features a full history of the scandal – how it happened, who was responsible and provides some insight into the personal stories of those directly affected. I’ll also bring you up to speed on the…

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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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