The Post Office Scandal is the largest legal miscarriage of justice in our history

The#PostOfficeScandal is the largest legal miscarriage of justice in our history.

This Government has failed to stand with the postmasters in their quest for justice. Investigations delayed, claims denied, and not one word of explanation or apology as to why Government let it take so long to clear these innocent victims.

900 false prosecutions. Each one its own story of persecution, fear, despair. Careers ruined, families destroyed, reputations smashed and lives lost—innocent people bankrupted and imprisoned

I want to congratulate the postmasters and their families who withstood the onslaught of false accusations.  I want to congratulate Justice for Subpostmasters Alliance, & @CWUnews who campaigned to get at the truth, the MPs who fought for justice, and @NickWallis too.

In contrast, this Government has consistently failed to stand with the postmasters in their quest for justice. Investigations delayed, claims denied, and not one word of explanation or apology as to why Government let it take so long to clear these innocent victims

The Government is the Post Offices only shareholder, yet time and time again the Post Office was allowed to abuse its power over postmasters – that was the finding of the Court

The government now promise a toothless Inquiry, but to  deliver justice, we need a statutory inquiry with genuine subpoena and witness-compulsion powers and a specific remit to consider compensation claims.

We know all about the #specialaccess and power the rich have with this Government, with Ministers, and with the Prime Minister personally. Not so with the postmasters. The PM gives out his phone number for tax breaks, not for justice for working people

The government needs to apologise to the working people who have had their lives ruined, own the Government’s mistakes, and commit to a real public inquiry so that justice- for far too long delayed- can finally be delivered.

#PostOfficeScandal

 

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