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John Sweeney pledges Scientology debate if elected to Parliament

Journalist and Scientology public enemy number one John Sweeney is standing in the upcoming general election and has vowed to “hold a debate condemning the Church’s abuse of young and vulnerable people in the UK and around the world” if elected.

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East Grinstead Town Council retract censorship of Scientology concerns, but still no apology

Following a lengthy complaints procedure brought by Scientology Business Editor Alexander Barnes-Ross, East Grinstead Town Council have retracted its censorship of the public record after concerns were raised over its close ties to the Church of Scientology.

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Sunderland City Council: Museum to host Scientology fundraiser this Sunday

Scientology have been granted permission to use a municipality-owned property in Sunderland to host a fundraising event for their ‘Ideal Org’ program this weekend.

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HMRC responds to Diane Abbott’s call for UK Scientology fraud investigation

The Chief Executive of HM Revenue and Customs, the UK’s tax office, has responded to former Shadow Home Secretary Diane Abbott’s request for an investigation into the Church of Scientology’s finances after she cited concerns over their “history of fraudulent activity internationally”.

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The problem with Scientology’s UK visa sponsor status

Following a 2023 court ruling in which their buildings were designated ‘places of public worship’, the Church of Scientology have been granted “A-rate” visa sponsorship powers by the UK government and last year, issued 21 ‘Minister of Religion’ and ‘Religious Worker’ visas.

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Residents furious at “shameful” East Grinstead Town Council after calling Scientology activist a “bully”

Local residents have described East Grinstead Town Council as “shameful” after it accused an activist of “employing bullying tactics” against Councillors and denied a Freedom of Information Act request for a transcript of a recent Council meeting.

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Council removes all mention of Scientology from meeting minutes

East Grinstead Town Council have published the draft minutes from their Council meeting held earlier this week, removing all mention of Scientology in an attempt to cover up their ties to the Church, despite several residents raising concerns on the topic. [continue reading…]

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Council censorship is a cause for concern: East Grinstead ‘cultruption’ scandal continues

The corruption scandal dubbed ‘Cultruption’ East Grinstead are facing has grown deeper as the Town Council attempt to censor victims who have spoken out on the public record… again. Earlier this week, several members of the public attended an East Grinstead Town Council meeting to raise concerns about the growing influence Scientology are having on local government. The public questions portion of the meeting has been censored from its Youtube, the Council claiming it was a matter of “protecting” those who spoke.

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East Grinstead ‘Cultruption’: The Council that endorses modern slavery

Behind the facade of tranquility, the quaint British town of East Grinstead is struggling to recognise a growing concern over Scientology’s influence on the local Council and risks falling foul to a specific form of corruption we’re coining ‘cultruption’.

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An Open Letter to East Grinstead Mayor Frazer Visser

Three weeks ago, I raised concerns over Scientology’s attempt to assert control and influence over local government officials in East Grinstead, the home of it’s Saint Hill headquarters. Town Mayor Frazer Visser was criticised by local residents for publicly defending the [continue reading…]