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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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Scientology Sunderland’s Ideal Org fundraiser was a major flop

The Church of Scientology’s fundraising event at Sunderland Museum last weekend was a “catastrophic failure” with only 8 parishioners showing up for the occasion, Scientology Business can report.

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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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Daily Mail warns of Scientology’s growing influence over East Grinstead

The Daily Mail has today published a double-page feature on Scientology’s growing influence over the Sussex town of East Grinstead, which is home to the controversial group’s Saint Hill UK headquarters.

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Scientology’s Narconon rehab centre removed from NHS website

Following a lengthy investigation by Guardian / Observer journalist Shanti Das, the NHS has removed Scientology’s Narconon drug rehabilitation centre from its website. It was previously listed as a care provider with contact information and address details provided, along with a link to the Care Quality Commission (CQC)’s 2016 inspection report.

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Protestors gather as Diane Abbott calls for Scientology fraud investigation

Protestors will gather today outside Scientology’s London headquarters at 146 Queen Victoria Street, calling for an end to abuse inside the organisation as former shadow Home Secretary Diane Abbott calls for an HMRC fraud investigation

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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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Scientology’s UK Narconon drug rehab centre under investigation: CQC ignored warnings

The Care Quality Commission is investigating Scientology’s Sussex Narconon facility after a damning report published by The Observer on Sunday revealed a string of complaints over “safeguarding failings” and “psychological abuse” went ignored.