Ep 19 - Dark secrets about Horizon's birth revealed

Episode 19,   Nov 04, 2022, 07:46 PM

Another week of evidence from the Post Office Horizon IT inquiry concludes with a burning question still unanswered. Who at the Post Office decided to start using data from an obviously unstable IT system to criminally prosecute its own subpostmasters? The underlings didn't seem to know, the senior execs didn't seem to care. Rebecca Thomson and Nick Wallis pull it all apart for you.

We also promised you some links. Here you go...

The Post Office Scandal website: https://www.postofficescandal.uk

This is the Post Office Horizon IT inquiry website: https://www.postofficehorizoninquiry.org.uk

This is Rebecca's seminal 2009 Computer Weekly article which broke this story open: https://www.computerweekly.com/news/2240089230/Bankruptcy-prosecution-and-disrupted-livelihoods-Postmasters-tell-their-story

This is the link to come and see Nick and former Subpostmaster Pam Stubbs in Henley on Thames on 10 November: https://kentontheatre.co.uk/event/the-great-post-office-scandal/134078/

This is the link to buy an new updated paperback edition of Nick's book, The Great Post Office Scandal: https://bathpublishing.com/products/the-great-post-office-scandal-updated-pbk