The Post Office has been accused by the Liberal Democrats of ‘lying on an industrial scale’ over the Horizon scandal brought back into the spotlight by an ITV drama “Mr Bates vs The Post Office.”

More than a million people have signed a petition calling for the former boss to be stripped of her CBE, which is a consideration Downing Street says it would ‘strongly support.’

Hundreds of workers, wrongly convicted of fraud over IT failures, are still awaiting compensation.

Lib Dem leader Sir Ed Davey was postal affairs minister during the coalition government.