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Jan 24, 2011
'Church' rates bid is rejected — Sunderland Echo (UK)
Type: Press
Source: Sunderland Echo (UK)
CIVIC chiefs have rejected a petition calling for the Church of Scientology to be forced to pay full business rates. More than 300 Wearsiders signed a motion urging Sunderland Council to withdraw relief given to the international organisation – whose followers include Tom Cruise and John Travolta – for its property in Fawcett Street. The decision to accept the organisation’s application, backdated to 2006, has so far saved it more than £30,000 – despite not being classed as either a religion ...
Nov 30, 2010
Strange Quarks Episode 4: Martin Poulter on Scientology — The Guardian (UK)
Type: Radio
Author(s): Martin Robbins
Source: The Guardian (UK)
Episode four of Strange Quarks is out! Martin Poulter talks about the secret world of Scientology
Nov 15, 2010
Inside Out South West: Sam Smith investigates a historic Cornish hotel — BBC News
More: youtube.com
Type: TV
Author(s): Samantha Smith
Source: BBC News
[Camelot Castle Hotel rip off: Ted Stourton, left, and John Mappin, right]
Nov 1, 2010
Camelot Castle's owner claims bad TripAdvisor reviews are part of anti-Scientology campaign — Daily Mail (UK)
Type: Press
Source: Daily Mail (UK)
Camelot Castle’s owner John Mappin has enlisted the help of an ‘online reputation management company’ after his hotel received a series of bad reviews on TripAdvisor. The jewellery magnate, who has been a Scientologist for 20 years, claims he is the victim of a smear campaign by opponents of the controversial religion. [Picture / Caption: Talking point: Camelot Castle offers bed and breakfast accommodation on the Cornish coast] Mr Mappin, who counts fellow Scientologists Tom Cruise and John Travolta as his ...
Oct 23, 2010
Daily Poll // Should the Church of Scientology be exempt from paying £30,000 business rates in Sunderland? — Sunderland Echo (UK)
Type: Press
Source: Sunderland Echo (UK)
Should the Church of Scientology be exempt from paying £30,000 business rates in Sunderland? CIVIC chiefs have been criticised for exempting a controversial organisation from paying more than £30,000 in business rates. Sunderland City Council has granted 100 per cent relief to the international Church of Scientology for its centre in Fawcett Street and backdated it to the application date in 2006. However, the decision has been questioned in the corridors of power and on the streets of Wearside, because the ...
Oct 15, 2010
Eye TV // Cultists cornered — Private Eye (UK)
Type: Press
Source: Private Eye (UK)
DESPITE bombarding the BBC with letters in the weeks before transmission of John Sweeney's recent Panorama Special on Scientology, the lawyers for the self-styled "church" — the inevitable Messrs Carter-Fuck — have been strangely silent since it was broadcast. Ditto Phil Hall, the former Screws editor who now earns an honest crust as the Scientologists' PR man. The cult's followers, however, have been tirelessly hyperactive as ever. Zabrina Collins, an "ethics officer", emailed fellow Scientologists urging them to join a "counter ...
Oct 15, 2010
Government urges councils to stop giving tax breaks to Scientology — The Guardian (UK)
Type: Press
Author(s): Rajeev Syal
Source: The Guardian (UK)
Communities secretary Eric Pickles says majority of the public does not want 'controversial organisation' to be given favourable treatment The government is urging councils across the country to stop giving hundreds of thousands of pounds in tax breaks to the Church of Scientology. The communities secretary, Eric Pickles, said a majority of the public did not want the "controversial organisation" to be given the favourable treatment usually reserved for charities, and questioned this use of public money. The church is not ...
Oct 1, 2010
Eye TV // Cult cornered (again) — Private Eye (UK)
Type: Press
Source: Private Eye (UK)
"YOU suck cock on Hollywood Boulevard." This is the word of the Church of Scientology, according to its former spokesman Mike Rinder, spilling the beans in John Sweeney’s BBC film this week. He was citing a text message from the office of the leader, David Miscavige, best man at Tom Cruise’s wedding to Katie Holmes. It was one of many bizarre obscenities quoted by Rinder who, after half a century inside the church, now says that it is a cult. ‘It ...
Sep 29, 2010
'Stupid' tweet wasn't in breach of council rules — South Wales Echo
Type: Press
Author(s): Lisa Jones
Source: South Wales Echo
A COUNCILLOR hauled before a disciplinary hearing after calling the Church of Scientology “stupid” has been cleared of any wrongdoing. Cardiff council’s standards and ethics committee decided there was no evidence John Dixon had failed to comply with the its code of conduct. The executive member for health and social services was in London last May buying his wife-to-be a wedding ring, when he posted on website Twitter: “Didn’t know there was a Scientology ‘church’ on Tottenham Court Road. Just hurried ...
Sep 29, 2010
Scientology receives local rates relief on properties — BBC News
Type: Press
Author(s): John Sweeney
Source: BBC News
The Church of Scientology has received millions of pounds of business rates relief and tax breaks in Britain. The controversial organisation, which counts Hollywood celebrities among its high-profile members, boasts of having over 11 million square feet in property worldwide, but some ex-members call it a cult. The Church is not classed as a religion under Charity Law by the UK Charity Commission. In 1999, the Commission ruled that it did not pass the "public benefit" test required for advancing religion ...
Sep 28, 2010
Secrets of Scientology: A Panorama Special — BBC News
More: youtube.com
Sep 7, 2010
Today Tonight: Australian Senate inquiry release special — Channel 7 (Australia)
Aug 19, 2010
Simple Guide to the City of London Scientology Rates Relief Controversy
Type: Opinion
Author(s): Roland Rashleigh-Berry
This is a simple guide to one of the most controversial advantages that the Church of Scientology (in the form of COSRECI) has in the UK. That is the 80% mandatory business rates relief granted to them by the City of London Corporation (CoL) in October 2006 for their "Ideal Org" at 146 Queen Victoria Street. This mandatory business rates relief saves them more than 270K GBP per year and this has to be paid for by everybody in the UK. ...
Aug 18, 2010
After Stanley Kubrick — The Guardian (UK)
Type: Press
Author(s): Jon Ronson
Source: The Guardian (UK)
Christiane Kubrick had 42 wonderful years with her husband. But in the decade since his death, she has been beset by tragedy. For the first time, she talks about losing one daughter to cancer, another to Scientology – and why her uncle made films for Goebbels [...] I never met their youngest daughter, Vivian. There was mention of her being in Los Angeles, but I sensed I shouldn't ask about it because something had happened. Vivian had once been a big ...
Aug 13, 2010
Public obituaries // Sir Geoffrey Johnson Smith — Daily Telegraph (UK)
Type: Press
Source: Daily Telegraph (UK)
Sir Geoffrey Johnson Smith, who died yesterday aged 86, was a charismatic television reporter who switched to politics and enjoyed a 41-year career in the Commons. [...] Johnson Smith, who was later to launch a successful campaign on behalf of haemophiliacs who had been given infected blood, fought a long battle to curb the Church of Scientology, which had its headquarters near East Grinstead, in 1970 enduring a six-week libel case before a jury vindicated his stance. [...]
Jul 24, 2010
Angry computer expert attacked Scientologist - during a stress test — Manchester Evening News
Type: Press
Author(s): Dan Thompson
Source: Manchester Evening News
A high-flying computer expert went for a stress test at the Church of Scientology — then flew into a rage and attacked the man testing him. Matthew Hickey, 26, walked into the controversial church's Deansgate branch and became angry when he was hooked up to an 'E-meter' stress-testing machine. He believed the device was actually a lie detector — and grabbed tester Brandon Sandler by the tie. The pair tussled and Mr Sandler fell backwards off his chair, injuring his back ...
Jul 24, 2010
HSLD exclusive: Cllr. John Dixon responds to the "stupid Scientology" saga — Humanist & Secularist Liberal Democrats
More: ocmb.xenu.net
Type: Account
Author(s): John Dixon
Source: Humanist & Secularist Liberal Democrats
The following is is a guest post from Lib Dem councillor, John Dixon, who was recently the subject of a complaint to the Public Services Ombudsman for Wales for calling Scientology 'stupid' in a Twitter post. The views expressed below are John's personal opinion, and are not expressed in his capacity as a councillor; nor are they the official views of the Lib Dem Humanists & Secularists. I think I can safely say that I've come to the end of what ...
Jul 21, 2010
Cardiff councillor's Scientology tweet goes to watchdog — BBC News
More: ocmb.xenu.net
Type: Press
Source: BBC News
A Cardiff councillor who referred to Scientology as "stupid" on a social network site has been referred to an ethics committee. A Church of Scientology member complained about John Dixon's post on Twitter. The Public Services Ombudsman has ruled there is a case to answer under the councillors' code of conduct. Liberal Democrat Mr Dixon claimed he tweeted in a private capacity and his freedom of speech should be protected. The referral follows a trip by Mr Dixon to London last ...
Jul 20, 2010
Councillor faces inquiry over tweet calling Church of Scientology 'stupid' — The Guardian (UK)
More: ocmb.xenu.net
Type: Press
Author(s): Steven Morris
Source: The Guardian (UK)
Watchdog says Cardiff councillor John Dixon's Twitter message 'likely' to have breached code of conduct for local authority members A councillor is facing a disciplinary hearing after calling the Church of Scientology "stupid" on Twitter, it emerged today. The Welsh public standards watchdog investigated Cardiff councillor John Dixon's short message and decided it was "likely" to have breached the code of conduct for local authority members. News of the ombudsman's decision prompted a flood of messages of support on Twitter for ...
Jul 8, 2010
Camelot Castle Hotel: down the online reputation rabbit-hole — Mu Kau Media
Type: Account
Author(s): Sam Deeks
Source: Mu Kau Media
Scratching the surface of Camelot Castle Hotel’s online reputation produces worrying results Update: 08/07/10 — today I got a threatening phone call from someone claiming to be a Church of Scientology minister in the USA (he withheld his number of course). He demanded to know what I had against John Mappin and Scientology. From the outset, he did that Scientology ‘handling‘ thing I’ve since learned about. Apparently, they’re trained to assault you with accusations about you, your past, your problems etc ...
Jun 22, 2010
Scientology 'offended' by tax evasion accusation — Advertiser (Australia)
Type: Press
Author(s): Sam Rodrigues
Source: Advertiser (Australia)
THE Church of Scientology says allegations it is using Adelaide as an off-shore base for its international operations to avoid paying tax are "offensive". An investigation by Channel 7's Today Tonight reporter Bryan Seymour alleged to have uncovered a ploy used by Scientology to dodge tax obligations in the United Kingdom and eight European countries. Mr Seymour said he had details of how the Church of Scientology Religious Education College Inc registered those operations in South Australia, to a Cowandilla address, ...
Jun 22, 2010
Should the Church of Scientology in your local authority (UK) receive a reduction in Business Rates?
More: link
Type: Opinion
Author(s): Roland Rashleigh-Berry
Introduction This document is aimed at local government bodies in the UK faced with requests from Church of Scientology entities for business rates reductions or who are making a reapplication for the same. The author of this document is an ex-Scientologist who was a member of the Church of Scientology for five years and so is aware of the practices and beliefs of the Church of Scientology as well as their pricing structure. The author has no legal qualifications. Reference will ...
Jun 22, 2010
Today Tonight: Scientology tax — Channel 7 (Australia)
More: Youtube part 1, Youtube part 2, Statement from Church of Scientology, forums.whyweprotest.net
Type: TV
Author(s): Bryan Seymour
Source: Channel 7 (Australia)
It's alleged Scientology has avoided paying tax in the United Kingdom by claiming it is run out of South Australia. In Britain, the Church of Scientology is supposed to pay tax on the millions of pounds it brings in each year. Now, the organisation has been accused of claiming its entire UK operation is part of its Australian outfit. Here, Scientology is recognised as a religion and does not pay tax. It's alleged the church is using this, combined with some ...
Jun 12, 2010
Scientologists to spend £2.5million turning hotel into church for 'tens of thousands' — The Herald (Plymouth, UK)
Type: Press
Source: The Herald (Plymouth, UK)
SCIENTOLOGISTS are planning to spend £2.5million on renovating the Royal Fleet Hotel and employ 150 staff to run it. In a detailed interview with The Herald, Church of Scientology members also said they expected 'tens of thousands' of people to visit the Devonport site each and every year. It follows news earlier this month that the church had bought the historic 110-year-old Morice Square site for £1million. Graeme Wilson, a Church of Scientology public affairs director, said people in Devonport had ...
Jun 9, 2010
Church of Scientology to open new HQ in Moseley — Birmingham Mail
Type: Press
Author(s): Andy Richards
Source: Birmingham Mail
THE Church of Scientology is set to open its new multi-million pound Midland headquarters in Moseley within weeks. The well-known Grade II-listed Pitmaston building, in Moor Green Lane, was snapped up by the church for £4.25 million two years ago. It has made the former insurance offices into the headquarters for its Midland operation because a rocketing membership has seen it outgrow premises in Ethel Street, Birmingham. The church, which has previously denied accusations that it is a cult, lists Hollywood ...
Jun 2, 2010
Iconic Royal Fleet Hotel to be turned into Scientology church — The Herald (Plymouth, UK)
Type: Press
Source: The Herald (Plymouth, UK)
DEVONPORT'S iconic Royal Fleet Hotel has been sold to the Church of Scientology. The Herald has learned agents representing the hotel's owner — Midlands-based businessman Kailash Suri — completed the sale of the historic building on Friday. Last month, Mr Suri announced the hotel was set to close, 18 months after he bought it promising a multi-million-pound makeover. He claimed the Morice Square building was losing money "drastically". But yesterday, Mr Suri, the Church of Scientology and property consultants King Sturge ...
Apr 29, 2010
Cult designs for Old Trafford — Stretford and Urmston Messenger (UK)
Type: Press
Author(s): Robert Downes
Source: Stretford and Urmston Messenger (UK)
A BIZARRE religious cult which believes humans are trapped alien souls has announced plans to open a centre in Trafford to serve as its north west HQ. The Church of Scientology, which bills itself as the fastest growing religion in the world, announced on its website plans to take over the former Duckworth’s Essence Distillery factory on Chester Road in Old Trafford. The movement’s website has started advertising the building as one of several across the globe it plans to open ...
Apr 8, 2010
Scientologists infiltrate jails — The Sun (UK)
Type: Press
Author(s): Tom Wells
Source: The Sun (UK)
EVERY jail in England has been infiltrated by alien-obsessed Scientologists, it emerged today. Followers of the wacky "church" claim to have signed up thousands of cons to a bizarre "rehab" programme behind bars. But officials freely admit there is no way they can STOP the cult's vast recruitment drive — because it does not "threaten" national security. A wing of weird religion, called Criminon, today revealed it had targeted lags in all 139 prisons in England and Wales. It offers "distance-learning" ...
Mar 29, 2010
GMC panellist was banned for not disclosing links with Scientologists — British Medical Journal (BMJ)
More: bmj.com
Type: Press
Author(s): Clare Dyer
Source: British Medical Journal (BMJ)
The General Medical Council has been forced to disclose documents it tried to keep secret about its handling of a case involving a lay panel member who was banned from hearing professional conduct cases after failing to disclose the extent of his links with the Church of Scientology. The UK regulator has written to around 70 doctors to tell them that Christopher Brightmore, one of the panel members who sat on their cases, had his contract as a panellist terminated in ...
Mar 26, 2010
Hana Eltringham Whitfield: Hamburg Talk [uncut]
More: Youtube
Type: Account
Author(s): Hana Whitfield
[Hana was kind enough to send her whole transcript, which she did not have time to read completely at the Hamburg Symposium.] Talk given in 2010 in Hamburg, Germany My name is Hana Eltringham Whitfield. I was a Scientologist and a member of the Sea Organization for over twenty years. I captained two of Hubbard’s ships, ran his organizations, and was Deputy Commodore under Hubbard in the United States for two years. After I left, and as a way of giving ...
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