The Conservative Woman, 6 January, Professor Angus Dalgleish
LIKE many others, I have been gripped by the TV serialisation of the Post Office scandal and horrified that it could have happened under a British justice system. I have also become staggered by the similarities between this scandal and those of the Great Covid Disaster in all its forms, from the ‘origins’ to the vaccine issues, as well as the total farce that is Net Zero.
Compare and contrast. The first commonality is the reliance on a new technology that has never been properly tested in real life. In the Post Office scandal, according to the drama, postmasters were forced to use a new software system called Horizon, in the infallibility of which the Post Office had blind faith. Backed up by its manufacturer’s lies, and the resistance of the Post Office to disclose information or co-operate, their lives were destroyed. (No, it was not Pfizer but a Japanese company called Fujitsu.)
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