Tuesday, June 30, 2015

No access to our website and in an unprecedented attack this N4CM blog is vandalized for the umpteenth time

We still don't know what is going on but our Church and State website cannot be accessed this morning:


According to Google Analytics, so far this month we have had 152,000 visitors to our site. Our three most popular articles since 1 June:


We exceeded 1/4 million hits between 13 May and 12 June:

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Apart from not having access to our site, this blog has been vandalized. Broken links go back at least three months. This is the first post I picked up on:


And this is the link that had been targeted:


It went to this non-existent page:


We have no way of knowing the full extent of the damage, and it would be an impossible task to go through every single posting. All I can do is flag this post as my latest disclaimer on the entire blog. I have, of course, updated the disclaimer in the top right hand column dozens of times over years, but this latest attack is unprecedented and seemingly pervasive.

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If you would like to help us personally, please feel free to pick up one of our books (shameless plug, I know, but every sale helps us to work our way out of our precarious situation). There is currently five books available in Church and State Press here, and all proceeds from the first four of these books go to us with the authors' permission. Thank you all for all the support you have given us, and I hope we can keep our Church and State website going despite the constant threats.


Friday, June 26, 2015

Housing Ombudsman Case ID: 201502822 - Family Mosaic Housing Association

From Greater London Authority High Court pre-action letter dated 6 May 2015

Re: Housing Ombudsman

On 27 March 2015 our landlord Family Mosaic Housing Association awarded me the capital sum of £225 by way of statutory compensation for six months of delays with repair work following a significant ceiling leak in our bedroom. On 2 April our local councillor, Cllr James Beckles, referred my case to the Housing Ombudsman following the insistence of Family Mosaic to pay this compensation into our rent account notwithstanding that our rent is paid in full by Housing Benefit. The Ombudsman has claimed that Cllr Beckles' referral was never received, and a second email from him dated 15 April 2015 has not been actioned as yet.

Related link (23 April 2015): Housing Ombudsman: Complaint to the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government

CASE CLOSED:

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Compensation paid to cover for the delay in completing this repair:

£50.00 Right to Repair
£175.00 Distress and Inconveniences (covering from the period this repair was raised on 25 September 2014 to when it was completed on 27 March 2015 at £25.00 each month)
Total £225.00


Church and State website

Church and State Press

'Let me recommend an important web site churchandstate.org.uk. Operating out of London this well-designed and exciting web site covers church-state, population, climate change and other issues. Check it out.' Edd Doerr, President, Americans for Religious Liberty

If you would like to help us personally, please feel free to pick up one of our books (shameless plug, I know, but every sale helps us to work our way out of our precarious situation). There is currently five books available in Church and State Press here, and all proceeds from the first four of these books go to us with the authors' permission. Thank you all for all the support you have given us, and I hope we can keep our Church and State website going despite the constant threats.