KEMI Badenoch accuses sacked Post Office boss of seeking “revenge” with false smears


Accusations and Vows

KEMI Badenoch has accused the sacked Post Office boss of seeking "revenge" on her with false smears – and vowed to block any exit package. In a searing Commons statement, the Business Secretary also revealed Henry Staunton was facing bullying allegations when she fired him last month.

Denials and Allegations

Ms. Badenoch refuted the claims made by Mr. Staunton, calling them "baseless" and hit back against his "series of falsehoods." Mr. Staunton had alleged government mishandling of postmasters' compensation, leading to a heated exchange.

Official Response

Ms. Badenoch vowed to release official Whitehall minutes of the call when she sacked him last month to set the record straight. She accused Mr. Staunton of attempting to seek revenge following his dismissal and criticized Labour MPs for politicizing the situation.

Compensation and Resolution

Officials have been working diligently to speed up compensation for postmasters wrongly accused due to flaws in the Horizon IT system. Rishi Sunak announced a blanket quashing of all convictions and compensation payouts for affected individuals.