The former boss of the Post Office has quit the boards of two major retailers after her former employer was found culpable for one of Britain’s biggest miscarriages of justice.
Paula Vennells, who ran the Post Office between 2012 and 2019, has resigned from the boards of supermarket Morrisons and furniture retailer Dunelm this morning.
Reports of problems with Horizon, the Post Office’s faulty IT system, were left not properly investigated during her tenure.
There were calls for the company’s former bosses to be prosecuted on Friday after 39 sub-postmasters were cleared of theft, fraud and false accounting by the Court of Appeal.
Myself I’m terribly tempted to call for jail time. After a trial and conviction of course. But there’s a definite lust for blood here. And not just one person either. This steps well over the mark of mistakes were made, lessons have been learned. Time to get medieval on some arses here.