Piers Morgan hits out at 'disgusting' death threats
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Piers Morgan took to social media to weigh in on the Post Office scandal, which could leave the company with a huge compensation bill. It comes after the Post Office prosecuted 736 sub-postmasters and sub-postmistresses – an average of one a week – based on information from a computer system called Horizon.
Some of the people accused went to prison following the convictions for false accounting and theft, some faced financial ruin and others have since died.
The former Good Morning Britain host has since claimed “heads will roll” after the accused group have seen their names cleared at the Court of Appeal in the UK’s most widespread miscarriage of justice.
In view of his 7.9 million followers, Piers fumed: “This Postmaster scandal is an absolute disgrace.
“Delighted for the victims who’ve finally got justice, but it came too late for some.”
He added: “Heads must roll of everyone at the Post Office whose lies & cover-ups caused such appalling misery to so many innocent workers.”
Piers comments come after 39 people today had their convictions quashed in the High Court.
After a 20 year struggle, campaigners won a legal battle to have their cases reconsidered, after claiming that the computer system was flawed.
The network Horizon was introduced into the Post Office in 1999 – developed by Japanese company Fujitsu – and was used for tasks such as transactions, accounting and stocktaking.
At the time, workers complained about issues with the system after it reported shortfalls, some of which amounted to many thousands of pounds.
Some sub-postmasters attempted to plug the gap with their own money, even remortgaging their homes in a bid to fix the error.
Many of the claimants have spoken out about how the saga had negatively impacted their lives, after losing their jobs and being accused of a committing a crime.
So far nobody at the Post Office of Fujitsu has been held accountable, although a High Court judge has said further action may be taken.
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Piers has consistently used his social media platform to speak out on issues, and this week expressed his concerns in relation to singer Demi Lovato.
He hit out at the hitmaker over her comments about the small business selling sugar-free products in a Los Angeles-based frozen yoghurt business.
Piers wrote in his MailOnline column: “The more this repulsively arrogant woman attacked this lovely little store in her staggeringly unhinged and delusional manner, the more furious I became.
“How dare she try to destroy The Bigg Chill simply for doing its job, one that it does very well to widespread popular acclaim?”
His comments come after he stormed off Good Morning Britain last month, after airing his controversial views about Meghan Markle and Prince Harry.
The following day, Piers resigned from his role on the ITV show after he refused to apologise over his comments about the Duchess of Sussex.
Piers insisted he won’t be “cancelled”, telling reporters : “I think it’s fair to say, although the woke crowd will think that they’ve cancelled me.
“I think they will be rather disappointed when I re-emerge.”
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