Wednesday, January 23, 2019

Pieces by me

Aside from reporting the trial itself (find all those posts and transcripts here), I have posted up a series of news and comment pieces on this blog.

You can find them indexed below, oldest at the bottom, most recent at the top. You can also find them via the exact date they were posted on the right hand nav bar of this website. Happy reading.

Feb 2019:

The Ballad of Paula Vennells
So where are we now? (report on a case management conference and a pre-trial hearing)

Jan 2019:

Justice delayed (waiting for the first trial judgment)
Parliamentary questions (tabled by Gill Furniss - shadow minister for Postal Affairs)
Expert comment menu
Victims' testimony menu
Minister for Postal Affairs states government position on Bates v Post Office
Post Office witnesses in the Common Issues trial
Reading the Common Issues trial
Common Issues Trial menu
The NFSP's latest wheeze
Post Office stops "horrified" MP from talking to staff

Dec 2018:

Paula Vennells' CBE
Talking turkey (how much money I've made from crowdfunding)

Nov 2018:


Oct 2018:


Sep 2018:


Aug 2018:


Expert comment

I asked people to contact me with their own thoughts about the Post Office and Horizon, and the ongoing class action. If you have something to say about the various trials, you use Horizon regularly or you are a computer expert, politician, legal/accountancy/fraud/investigations specialist with a particular area of expertise or experience relevant to this website, or you work(ed) for the Post Office or Fujitsu, or the NFSP or you just have a relevant and useful anecdote, please get in touch via the contact form on this website and I'll post up your perspective too!

Here is what I've got so far, latest first. You can also find these pieces via the date they were posted by looking down the right hand nav bar of this blog web page.


Victim testimony

I have asked people to write about their own experiences with the Post Office and Horizon, in order to build up a series of case studies which hopefully give some insight into what some former Subpostmasters have been through. If you are a former Subpostmaster or Post Office worker with a story to tell, please get in touch via the contact form on this website.

You can also find these pieces via the date they were posted by looking down the right hand nav bar of this blog web page.

24 April 2019
"I balanced and it showed a loss of £32,000."

24 Jan 2019
"The horror of that whole Post Office fiasco was a major factor in her death."

16 Jan 2019
A former Subpostmaster writes: "She was simply regurgitating a lie."

6 Jan 2019
A former Subpostmaster writes: "I am broken."

30 Dec 2018
A claimant writes: "I felt a fool for trusting them."

12 Dec 2018
A former Subpostmaster writes: "This was systematic abuse... I lost my business and lost my family."

27 Nov 2018
A former Subpostmaster writes: "I hate them."