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Mar 15 6 tweets 4 min read
Attn twitter friends based in or near South West Surrey, UK:

This Friday evening (18 March) I'll be speaking at St John's church in Farncombe, Surrey about the Post Office Horizon Scandal.…

Joining me for a Q&A will be local former Subpostmaster, Chirag Sidhpura, who has been treated abominably by the Post Office. @Jeremy_Hunt, who has supported Chirag throughout his campaign for reinstatement…

@Jeremy_Hunt … will be there to say a few words too. This event has been organised by @ElCShaikh and @bathpublishing, who I am indebted to.

@Jeremy_Hunt @ElCShaikh @bathpublishing There is a social afterwards in the church hall where I'll be signing books and chatting to anyone who wants to about everything. Hopefully Chirag will be able to stick around, too.

@Jeremy_Hunt @ElCShaikh @bathpublishing It's £10 (£5 concs) for entry and a glass of wine or £25 for a book, entry and a glass of wine! Please come if you can or if you know someone in the area who might want to go along, please forward them the above link.

@Jeremy_Hunt @ElCShaikh @bathpublishing I've done quite a few signing/readings/Q&As now and it’s great meeting people who want to know more about this scandal and seeing former Subpostmasters speak about their experiences. I hope you can make it.


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