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Rishi Sunak says Post Office horizon scandal an ‘appalling miscarriage of justice’

Rishi Sunak has introduced new laws to exonerate wrongly convicted Post Office department managers after one of many worst miscarriages of justice in British historical past.

The prime minister additionally stated there could be a brand new upfront cost of £75,000 for a few of these affected.

Mr Sunak stated a brand new regulation could be launched so folks wrongly convicted within the Horizon scandal are “swiftly exonerated and compensated’’.

He told the Commons: “This is one of the greatest miscarriages of justice in our nation’s history.

“People who worked hard to serve their communities had their lives and their reputations destroyed through absolutely no fault of their own. The victims must get justice and compensation.”

It comes as some 130 folks affected by the scandal have now come ahead since a brand new TV programme dramatising the miscarriage of justice aired, Mr Hollinrake stated.

The Criminal Cases Review Commission (CCRC) would usually take a look at the person convictions and ship them to the Court of Appeal. But solely 93 of not less than 700 convictions have been overturned up to now.


Starmer says Tories have ‘lost control’ in heated PMQs conflict: ‘Britain is breaking’

Sir Keir Starmer accused the federal government of “losing control” in a heated conflict with Rishi Sunak over Rwanda laws. The Labour chief additionally claimed the prime minister “wanted to scrap the scheme when he was trying to sneak in as Tory leader.” Mr Sunak, nonetheless, denied the “second hand” stories and stated he’s “absolutely clear” that the federal government will cease the boats. “This is the party that has lost control of the borders,” Sir Keir stated, earlier than accusing the Tories of “boasting while Britain is breaking”.

Maryam Zakir-Hussain10 January 2024 13:40


Lindsay Hoyle unintentionally calls Keir Starmer ‘prime minister’

This is the second Labour chief Sir Keir Starmer is mistakenly known as “Prime Minister” by the Speaker of the House of Commons. Lindsay Hoyle made the error in a heated Prime Minister’s Questions on Wednesday (10 January), when Rishi Sunak confirmed new laws to exonerate wrongly convicted Post Office department managers, Addressing MPs, Mr Hoyle stated: “I can’t hear the questions. I don’t want any more interruptions, please, it’s a very important topic.” He then seemed over at Sir Keir and stated “Mr Prime Minister”, earlier than the Labour chief continued along with his speech.

Maryam Zakir-Hussain10 January 2024 13:20


Sunak publicizes new laws to ‘swiftly exonerate’ Post Office victims

A brand new regulation will likely be launched to exonerate a whole bunch of Post Office department managers caught up within the Horizon IT scandal, the Prime Minister has introduced. Rishi Sunak stated they have been victims of “one of the greatest miscarriages of justice in our nation’s history” in his first Prime Minister’s Questions of 2014 on Wednesday (10 January). Hundreds of subpostmasters have been convicted of swindling cash based mostly on proof from a flawed IT system. The Prime Minister instructed MPs: “We will introduce new primary legislation to ensure that those convicted as a result of the Horizon scandal are swiftly exonerated and compensated.”

Maryam Zakir-Hussain10 January 2024 13:00


Speaking at Prime Minister’s Questions, Stephen Flynn famous the involvement of the Conservatives, Labour and the Liberal Democrats in Government in the course of the years when the Horizon scandal came about.

Prime Minister Rishi Sunak stated: “This scandal… has actually unfolded over decades and with multiple people clearly at fault, but since 2019 and the High Court case this Government established a statutory inquiry… to uncover what went wrong, established an independent advisory board and has established three different compensation schemes paying out £150 million to over 2,500 people with now almost two thirds having received final compensation.

“But we must go further and faster, which is why we have made new announcements today.”

The SNP Westminster chief stated: “The reality is that subpostmasters never stood a chance against the Westminster establishment, did they?”

Maryam Zakir-Hussain10 January 2024 12:50


Why Rishi Sunak’s ‘again to sq. one with Labour’ is not fairly the assault he thinks

Rishi Sunak has come below hearth for his newest assault line, warning voters {that a} Labour authorities would take them “back to square one”.

Sports journalist Barney Ronay identified that the phrase comes from early radio soccer announcers, when a grid of numbered squares was used to elucidate the place the ball was.

Square one meant a staff passing again to their defenders, a tactic typically employed by all profitable groups within the trendy recreation.

Mr Ronay stated the irony was misplaced on the PM.

Others have identified that, with the chaos dealing with voters for the time being, going again to sq. one wouldn’t be an unwelcome change.

Archie Mitchell10 January 2024 12:45


“Injustice goes far beyond just the sub-postmasters”, SNP chief warns prime minister

Leader of the Scottish National Party, Stephen Flynn has instructed the prime minister that the Horizon Scandal, which noticed 700 sub-postmasters throughout the nation prosecuted from 1999 to 2015, will not be the one unfolding scandal of injustice within the nation.

Flynn pointed to a variety of ongoing points, together with the WASPI marketing campaign, the Equitable Life scandal, the contaminated blood scandal, the Grenfell Tower hearth and the Hillsborough incident.

He instructed MPs throughout PMQs that “when the public come knocking on the doors of this chamber seeking justice, the government only ever answers when they have no options left”, and that the general public are “angry” at Westminster as a result of “they know this place never really changes”.

Zoe Grunewald10 January 2024 12:35


Rishi Sunak was requested (and pointedly didn’t reply) whether or not he personally met a person named Akhil Tripathi final April earlier than he paid the PM £38,000 for the rent of a personal jet.

Sunak has been criticised for the donation earlier than, however has not been requested whether or not he met him earlier than the donation but.

The PM’s replied that his conferences “are declared in the normal way”.

Archie Mitchell 10 January 2024 12:29


Lee Anderson requires Ed Davey to resign over Post Office scandal

Maryam Zakir-Hussain10 January 2024 12:25


Starmer accuses Sunak of not believing within the ‘Rwanda gimmick’

Sir Keir Starmer has accused Rishi Sunak of not believing in the “Rwanda gimmick”.

Speaking in the Commons, Sir Keir said: “We should smash the gangs, process the claims and end hotel use, that’s our plan, not like the prime minister I consider in it.”

He added: “When he finally finds something he was right about, the Rwanda gimmick, he can’t even take credit for it.”

The Labour chief additionally branded the prime minister “Mr Nobody”, saying: “Last year he started the year saying he was ‘Mr Steady’, then at his conference he was ‘Mr Change’, now he’s flipped back to ‘Mr More of the same’, it doesn’t matter how many relaunches, flip-flops he does he will always be ‘Mr Nobody’.”

(PRU/AFP through Getty Images)

Maryam Zakir-Hussain10 January 2024 12:22


PM ‘caught red handed’ – Starmer

Rishi Sunak has been “caught red handed opposing the very thing that he has now made his flagship policy”, Sir Keir Starmer stated.

The Labour chief instructed the Commons: “I notice he didn’t deny it. I am not surprised, £400 million of taxpayers money down the drain, no one sent to Rwanda, small boats still coming. It is hardly a surprise he wanted to scrap the scheme when he was trying to sneak in as Tory leader.

“But he has been caught red handed opposing the very thing that he has now made his flagship policy. Which member should we listen to, the one before us today or the one who used to believe in something?”

The prime minister replied: “I have always been crystal clear you do need to have an effective deterrence to finally solve this problem, in fact the National Crime Agency agree that you need in their words an effective removals and deterrence agreement and that is why after becoming Prime Minister I negotiated a new deal with Albania, thanks to which we have seen a 93% drop in illegal arrivals from Albania.”

After itemizing related schemes by different nations, Mr Sunak added: “He is the one one against a correct deterrent, not as a result of it doesn’t work however as a result of he doesn’t really consider in controlling migration.

Maryam Zakir-Hussain10 January 2024 12:20