Dear Post Office Limited,This is a quote from Nick Wallis' fine book on the Horizon debacle,"By this stage Colin was feeling really uncomfortable with the ‘official version of the truth’ and the whole approach around Horizon. He began to ask
questions. Shortly afterwards another red flag went up. Colin was having a
casual conversation with a senior member of the Post Office operations team.
As they were chatting, Colin asked him if he thought it was a coincidence
so many of their Subpostmasters were criminals. The ops team member told
Colin that Subpostmasters were a specific class of people: ‘failed coppers and
retired publicans’ who were ‘all on the take.’ "Can you say how many current SPM are 1)Failed coppers?2)Retired Publicans 3)LLB's.Historically what % of the SPM population do these three groups make up?
Our ref: FOI2021/01104
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