Judges have quashed the convictions of 39 former postmasters after the UK's most widespread miscarriage of justice.

dodgy

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She's getting a roasting on Twitter, she doesn't have a twitter id but people are using her name as a hashtag. If you're the CEO - you're responsible. But she's hiding behind 'not knowing', that's bolleaux. If she didn't know, she wasn't doing the job of a CEO.
Morrison's and Dunelm getting a fair bit of stick also.
 

Beebo

Firm and Fruity
Location
Hexleybeef
She's getting a roasting on Twitter, she doesn't have a twitter id but people are using her name as a hashtag. If you're the CEO - you're responsible. But she's hiding behind 'not knowing', that's bolleaux. If she didn't know, she wasn't doing the job of a CEO.
Morrison's and Dunelm getting a fair bit of stick also.
She has now resigned from all her roles. Including the CofE.
 
Why haven't the police taken her in for questioning ?
Did they find the money that the postmasters were accused of taking or did they keep it quiet when they discovered that their accounting system was faulty? Did the people who made up the shortfall from their own savings get their money back ?
It's a good job she didn't work for the Mafia.
 
Shame the PO doesn't have an AC12 division.
No comment.
 

Ajax Bay

Guru
Location
East Devon
Thank goodness ;) the sub-postmasters and sub-postmistresses have the CWU union that has looked out for them and given them support.

The CWU is calling for:
  • Swift justice and exoneration for all those wrongfully convicted of criminal offences;
  • Full compensation and reparations for all those affected. The existing compensation available to claimants after costs and fees is nowhere near adequate;
  • An urgent judge led public inquiry to uncover the full facts and hold all those responsible to account;
  • An independent review into the current Horizon IT system to ensure that it is fit for purpose and that previous defects have been resolved. This is vital to restore the confidence of subpostmasters and Post Office clients;
  • Collective bargaining recognition for the CWU by the Post Office so that subpostmasters have strong collective representation through an independent trade union;
  • A new deal for subpostmasters on pay and conditions and new contractual protections and assurances against blame for future accounting system errors; and
  • The Post Office network and services, including Crown Offices, all POL staff and customers should not be adversely impacted in any way as a result of the Horizon scandal. To this end, the costs of civil and criminal litigation should not be borne by the Post Office, and should be the responsibility of Government.
 

C R

Veteran
Location
Worcester
Thank goodness ;) the sub-postmasters and sub-postmistresses have the CWU union that has looked out for them and given them support.

The CWU is calling for:
  • Swift justice and exoneration for all those wrongfully convicted of criminal offences;
  • Full compensation and reparations for all those affected. The existing compensation available to claimants after costs and fees is nowhere near adequate;
  • An urgent judge led public inquiry to uncover the full facts and hold all those responsible to account;
  • An independent review into the current Horizon IT system to ensure that it is fit for purpose and that previous defects have been resolved. This is vital to restore the confidence of subpostmasters and Post Office clients;
  • Collective bargaining recognition for the CWU by the Post Office so that subpostmasters have strong collective representation through an independent trade union;
  • A new deal for subpostmasters on pay and conditions and new contractual protections and assurances against blame for future accounting system errors; and
  • The Post Office network and services, including Crown Offices, all POL staff and customers should not be adversely impacted in any way as a result of the Horizon scandal. To this end, the costs of civil and criminal litigation should not be borne by the Post Office, and should be the responsibility of Government.
Is any of the above particularly unreasonable, considering how this situation came to be?
 

T4tomo

Guru
It appears she made around £5m during he time of turning the PO around - no doubt in bonuses, share options etc.. that needs looking as some of that should be clawed back if the the profit improvement no longer stacks up, after accounting for the cost of further compensation that these postmasters deserve.

the way she's acted (an no doubt many other senior colleagues who haven't yet been identified/ outed) makes a bit of a mockery of her christian faith
 
the way she's acted (an no doubt many other senior colleagues who haven't yet been identified/ outed) makes a bit of a mockery of her christian faith
So bleeding what?? This isn't about her actions as an officer of the church (is it? I may have missed something).

Take your anti-religion bigotry elsewhere, please - we have plenty of pages discussing that in the last month.
 

T4tomo

Guru
So bleeding what?? This isn't about her actions as an officer of the church (is it? I may have missed something).

Take your anti-religion bigotry elsewhere, please - we have plenty of pages discussing that in the last month.
Cool your jets, its not anti religious bigotry.

If you come out with stuff like this (which was taken from an speech of hers) professing to conduct your business life to "christian" values, meanwhile having knowledge of what the very organisation you were leading was doing to ruin (and in some cases end) people lives and pocket £5m in the process, then I think its very relevant.
She's a bloody hypocrite.
Paula has taken biblical inspiration from the young King Solomon, who showed humility in asking God for a wise and understanding heart, so that he could rule his people with justice (1 Kings 3:6-12). Her leadership style has consisted in confronting the problems she faced, setting a powerful shared vision, engaging with all the stakeholders, and widening and delayering leadership. She has sought to improve standards of courtesy and respectful listening in what had often been fraught and ill-tempered encounters between different groups. She has sought to celebrate what is good and deal decisively with what is not. She says communication should be inspiring, but also well structured, and it should not duck complexity – over-simple messages can leave people dissatisfied. In all this she has found inspiration from the person of Jesus.
taken from https://web.archive.org/web/2017101...-business.org/2016/09/paula-vennells-profile/
 
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