The Great Post Office Scandal

January 9, 2024

Following the recent television series, few will not know about the hundreds of sub-postmasters prosecuted by the Post Office. They were wrongly accused of stealing money when their employer’s computer system was at fault. Some were sent to jail, others convicted and given criminal records, all lost their homes and livelihoods, leading to suicide in some cases.

Underlying all this is the bane of existence for the vast majority – money. In our society, it rules all our lives, dictates actions and priorities, causes hardship and suffering and, even to those who have it in abundance, rarely brings meaningful satisfaction. The only way to overcome this is to establish a moneyless society based on democratic organisation and free access to all goods and services.