NOBODY had heard about this terrible injustice until it was on telly last week, and now I’ve fixed the whole thing all by myself. Here’s how I did it.
I watched ITV
Have you ever watched ITV? Probably not. It’s a TV channel for poor people I was watching it because I’m a regular guy, and that’s how I saw Mr Bates vs The Post Office. So it’s thanks to my research that everyone knows about the scandal. It’s just lucky I didn’t switch off after Coronation Street. I still have no idea what any of that was about.
I was shocked and appalled
How could things have gone so far without anyone realising what was going on? There should have been newspaper articles and episodes of Panorama and public inquiries, but were there? No. I never saw any. I realised I could not let such a grave miscarriage of justice go unnoticed, and it would have been morally wrong not to help all those innocent people. Also Laura Kuenssberg might keep going on about it, so I had to act.
I demanded Paula Vennells give back her CBE
I did that. Me. Nobody else had suggested she didn’t deserve it, apart from Mr Bates from the TV but he’s one of the little people so he doesn’t count. So I made a weaselly little suggestion that I would ‘strongly support’ Vennells handing back her CBE and she did. It was nothing to do with literally everyone in the country criticising her, it was all my doing. Dishy Rishi to the rescue again, like with Eat Out To Help Out.
I knew nothing about Fujitsu, honest
Fujitsu was in charge of the Horizon IT system which caused all the trouble. And the British government continued to give them contracts worth billions of pounds while I was both chancellor and prime minister. But no one realised there was a problem because only the sub-postmasters knew, and their lawyers, and MPs, especially the ones who brought it up in parliament. But that doesn’t mean I knew. Shush about it now.
I saved the day
Guess who made an announcement yesterday that the government would grant an unprecedented blanket acquittal for all of the sub-postmasters involved in the scandal? That’s right, me. I stood up in parliament and cleared all their names, because I am the true hero of this story, not the people who worked tirelessly for justice. Plus it deflected from Keir Starmer making me look like a tit at PMQs again. Well, almost.