The Horizon scandal deepened today as Rishi Sunak admitted all subpostmasters caught up in the affair could be exonerated amid rising public anger.
The Prime Minister said the Justice Secretary was looking whether such a move would be possible as the Government comes under pressure to act.
A petition demanding the Post Office’s former CEO Paula Vennells is stripped of her CBE has reached nearly one million signatories.
There have also been calls for compensation to be given out to wronged workers faster after a four-part ITV series, Mr Bates vs The Post Office, brought fresh public awareness to the scandal.
Alan Bates, a former subpostmaster who is referenced in the title of the series, has called for more to be done to help recompense those wrongly given criminal convictions and who had their lives turned upside down.
It comes as Liberal Democrat leader Sir Ed Davey came under fresh pressure amid renewed scrutiny of his actions as a government minister.
Read more: Post Office Horizon scandal deepens as Rishi Sunak says ALL staff should be exonerated, anger grows as petition demanding former chief exec Paula Vennells be stripped of her CBE nears a million – yet compensation to wronged workers is STILL delayed