Why was Horizon allowed to go live?
In my book I interview someone who was parachuted into Fujitsu [or more specifically, its subsidiary ICL Pathway] into the late 90s to try to rescue the Horizon project. He couldn’t. I called my interlocutor Clint because he didn’t want me to use his real name, and there was something steely-eyed about him. Of the […]
Book Talk Dates
All the following dates have been confirmed and those with links have tickets on sale now. I am hoping to have a special guest at every event. Keep checking this page to see who has been confirmed! 14 September – Sheringham Little Theatre, Sheringham 16 September – The Quay Theatre, Sudbury 19 September – Norwich […]
Three Day Book Tour!
The Great Post Office Scandal had next to no advertising, marketing or launch budget. Bath Publishing are a tiny (but delightful and committed) publisher. TGPOS is their first mainstream book. They don’t have the sort of relationships that could see them wander into the Waterstones’ chief buyer’s office and tell them about their next hit […]
“Good news” for the 555 “in the next few days”
This scandal has been characterised by many things, but one of the most striking is the absolute relentless determination of backbench MPs and peers to hold the government to account. To my mind, it is a racing certainty that without consistent pressure from parliamentarians of all stripes, the government would not have made available £1bn […]
Look North 16 Dec 2021
This news report by Mark Ansell features former Postmasters Harjinder Butoy and Alison Hall with a contextual cameo from me at the end.
Please forgive the indulgence of marking the launch day of my book with a blog post. It has been a very strange year. I am used to collaborating with people on broadcast projects, or firing off short blog posts. Putting together a 500 page monster over five and a half months has been another matter […]
The crowdfunded Post Office Trial website is being put into storage. This new website – postofficescandal.uk – will continue to report into the Post Office Horizon Scandal. Hello and welcome to the first blog post of a new website dedicated to the Post Office Horizon IT Scandal. It is an attempt to start pulling various […]