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Holy shit - watching Colin Baker's evidence. The NFSP were hopelessly compromised. To call them complicit in this scandal is an understatement. NFSP refused to publicly criticise Horizon before rollout...
... despite knowing there were serious problems, failing even to inform a parliamentary select committee of the difficulties.

Baker is still giving evidence here;
Baker agrees this was "very concerning":
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Here are the Prosecution support pars in the agreement between ICL, PO and DSS re Horizon:

'4.1.8 The Contractor shall ensure that all relevant information produced by the POCL Service Infrastructure at the request of POCL shall be evidentially admissible...
and capable of certification in accordance with the Police and Criminal Evidence Act (PACE) 1984, the Police and Criminal Evidence (Northern Ireland)
Order 1989 and equivalent legislation covering Scotland...
... [R829 para 1)
4.1.9 At the direction of POL, audit trail and other information necessary to support
live investigations and prosecutions shall be retained for the duration of the
investigation and prosecution irrespective of the normal retention period of that
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Good morning from the Salvation Army café near the International Dispute Resolution Centre where Day 2 of Week 3 of Phase 2 of the Post Office Horizon Inquiry is taking place.

1/ Thames sunrise 26 Oct 2022
Yesterday we heard from Keith Todd, former CEO of ICL (the British company owned by Fujitsu which won the Horizon project as the ‘Pathway Consortium’)

2/ Keith Todd
I’ve had a chance to review Mr Todd’s evidence this morning. What follows is a mini-fisk of his witness statement and oral evidence…

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Good morning from the Salvation Army café in the shadow of St Paul's Cathedral. I am here to load up on caffeine before attending the final day of Phase 2 Week 2 of the Post Office Horizon inquiry at the IDRC. This photo was taken a little earlier today... St Paul's the City and the Oxo tower from the South Bank, Lo
... this is the third day the inquiry has been sitting this week. Day 1 was on Tuesday during which the Inquiry's IT expert Charles Cipione started and finished the first part of his oral evidence during which he took the inquiry through the first part of his reporting into...
... the Post Office Horizon system. You can find that report here:…

Yesterday was mainly taken up with former Royal Mail Group CEO John Roberts' evidence. RM group had Post Office as one of its three companies and Roberts was in charge during...
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I’m now reading the submissions from @edwardhenry1 he makes the really important and under appreciated point that, even on the evidence as it was, false accounting should arguably not have been run. #postofficeinquiry
And the equally important point about equivocal pleas. A point almost ignored so far, including by me. The customary anguish when I read about @CastletonLee or @Janetsk20073533 is accentuated with gut wrenching economy
Here’s an example. About Janet Skinner, “She enters a plea, an unequivocal, I suppose, but false plea, because she had been crushed.”
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Sam Stein KC saying individuals in Post Office may have perverted course of justice in Bates litigation strikes he as a very important point. Day3 #PostOfficeInquiry
Also his points on what helped PO cover up. And then this…

In reality, this Inquiry is not about the Horizon

System, with all of its faults and problems, but about

a sickness which lay at the core of the Post Office. 2/
The Post Office was employer, victim, investigator and

civil and criminal prosecutor and it is now the arbiter

of which of its victims should receive compensation and

how much. 3/
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Good morning from the Salvation Army Cafe at the northern end of this bridge. I’m settled here ahead of Day 4 of Phase 2 of the inquiry, being held at the International Dispute Resolution Centre (IDRC), in Juxon House, near St Paul’s Cathedral in London.


1/ St Paul's Cathedral
This is an epic tweet thread which I’ll turn into a blog post in due course…

I am catching up on the transcripts of the past few days and will pick out anything of interest. I was here for the opening day on Tuesday, but missed Wed and Thu.

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Been looking forward to this. Katrina Watt (sp.?) is addressing the Post Office Horizon Inquiry on behalf of the National Federation of Subpostmaster. Live-tweeting follows, but you can watch it here:

KW calls the evidence at the Human Impact sessions "shocking".

NFSP urges PO and govt to make interim payments of compensation without delays. Hopes all that were wrongfully prosecuted and dismissed will have their...
... reputation restored. Also wants all compensation inc consequential losses.

Says being a core participant at the inquiry allows it to participate in a way that the NFSP couldn't in Bates v PO
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London putting on a bit of razzle dazzle this morning. My destination is in the shadow of St Paul’s.

Okay the inquiry is going to get underway with the evidence of Chirag Sidhpura - he’s just been sworn in. You can read his story here:…

Chirag is the former Farncombe Subpostmaster. Thread...
Catriona Hodge is asking questions for the inquiry. Sir Wyn Williams is dialled in remotely.

CH starts with questions about CS’s background - he has a computer engineer looking after 30 sites - servicing the infrastructure.
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