Thursday, September 21, 2017

The attack on Declan's relatively new £600 laptop is unrelenting. And we have already written off our brand new British Telecom TV set-top box as a waste of our time and money

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The tyranny of threatened powerful ideologies is exactly what you live to combat.

Donald A. Collins, President, International Services Assistance Fund, Washington DC

Re: Internet cuts since 26 May 2017

From my previous blog post's Update 20 September (1.12am):

"And it's not just Facebook blocks, blocks on public access to our Church and State website and the daily targeting to fluctuating degrees of category pages throughout the site that Declan and I are dealing with these days. We have also been dealing with Internet cuts since 26 May. See my blog post of 21 June, Internet cuts: We pay £65 per month for BT Infinity but feel we are in a race against time to stay online (WITH UPDATE 20/9/2017 RE: 162nd Internet cut since 26 May 2017)."

20 September (1.07am): 162 internet cuts since 26 May 2017.* We had to suspend work on our Church and State website on 15 June after 4 internet cuts in one night. With an all-time record breaking 7 cuts in one day by 4pm on 29 August; 58 cuts last month; 13 cuts two weeks ago that included on 5 September our latest 1/2 hour removal from the internet plus the almost total shutdown of our BT TV service; no cuts since midnight today (as of 20 September at 1.07am).

1. 143rd 29 August 2017, 8.42am
2. 144th 29 August 2017, 9.54am
3. 145th 29 August 2017, 10.52am
4. 146th 29 August 2017, 11.38am
5. 147th 29 August 2017, 12.02pm
6. 148th 29 August 2017, 12.47pm
7. 149th 29 August 2017, 3.10pm
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10. 152nd 5 September 2017, 11.53am
11. 153rd 5 September 2017, 1.48pm
12. 154th 5 September 2017, 4.35pm
13. 155th 5 September 2017, 9.32pm (28 minutes+)
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19. 161st 8 September 2017, 6.35pm
20. 162nd 8 September 2017, 7.47pm

* 12 out of the first 18 internet cuts were within the first four days of a BT engineer's visit on 12 June. It is a matter of written record that this engineer "securely fitted a brand new master socket to another location on the same wall. He also carried out a comprehensive line test and could not find a problem with [our] line".

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Howard Bloom On Islam And The Mohammed Code


TO BE CONTINUED - We are still waiting for Her Majesty's Revenue and Customs (HMRC) to record my complaint about serious misconduct by HMRC staff involving criminal or near criminal behaviour; see my blog post of 14 September, Independent Police Complaints Commission confirm that they did not pass details of my complaint against HM Revenue and Customs to the HMRC's Professional Standards Department on 12 August 2017 (WITH UPDATE 19/9/2017). ...



These are the internet speeds we have been accustomed to:



So much too for our brand new British Telecom TV set-top box:




Re: Investigatory Powers Tribunal

The Investigatory Powers Tribunal (IPT) dismissed Declan's complaint against the secret services on papers in less than three weeks, on 1 September 2011, stating that it was "obviously unsustainable". This is paragraph 11 of Declan's updated complaint to the United Nations under Article 19 (freedom of expression) of the International Covenant on Civil and Political Rights.

11. The IPT was created in October 2000 by the Regulation of Investigatory Powers Act and given the power to investigate any complaints against GCHQ, MI5 or MI6, as well as complaints about surveillance operations mounted by the police or any other public bodies. On 5 March 2014 the Guardian reported that the tribunal, which claims to be completely independent of the UK Government, is secretly operating from a base within the Home Office, by which it is funded. The newspaper found that the IPT had investigated about 1,500 complaints, and upheld only 10; five of these concerned members of one family who had all lodged complaints about surveillance by their local council. No complaint against any of the intelligence agencies had ever been upheld. The discovery that the IPT is lodged within a Whitehall department fuelled criticisms of the tribunal that had been levelled by rights groups, lawyers and complainants. The IPT's critics complain that the secrecy is excessive and that its procedures are stacked so heavily in favour of the government and against complainants that it is fundamentally unfair. According to the Guardian, some senior lawyers have described the IPT as "Kafkaesque", while one eminent barrister has dismissed it as "a kangaroo court". The newspaper also reports that as a consequence of the secrecy surrounding the tribunal and the perception that it is unfair, many would-be complainants spurn it.

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From My Picks:

9 June: Ministry of Justice: Complaint to the Lord Chancellor and Secretary of State for Justice against the County Court at Central London, Royal Courts of Justice (WITH UPDATE - Day 13 21/6/2017)

'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

Tuesday, September 19, 2017

Facebook's 23rd block against our Church and State website since 1 December 2015 (WITH UPDATE 20/9/2017)





Her Majesty's Revenue and Customs (HMRC) still have not recorded my complaint about serious misconduct by HMRC staff involving criminal or near criminal behaviour; see my previous blog post of 14 September, Independent Police Complaints Commission confirm that they did not pass details of my complaint against HM Revenue and Customs to the HMRC's Professional Standards Department on 12 August 2017 (WITH UPDATE 19/9/2017). I not only complained about HMRC Pay As You Earn and Self Assessment updating my address on 11 July without my permission (and the detrimental effect this may have on Declan and myself in terms of the possible suspension of our Housing Benefit), but also their subsequent closure of my Self Assessment account based upon fabricated hearsay evidence which no independent judiciary would accept. Now Facebook have for the sixth time stopped me from posting to groups without first passing through a time-consuming security check for every post I wish to make (called by Facebook a "block"). This records as Facebook's 23rd block against our Church and State website since 1 December 2015. My appeal reads:

For the attention of Mark Zuckerberg, Chairman, Chief Executive and Co-Founder of Facebook

19 September 2017

Dear Facebook,

I wish to appeal your decision this afternoon to stop me from posting to groups without first passing through a time-consuming security check for every post I wish to make (called by Facebook a "block"), and this for an undisclosed period of time and without any stated reason. Please see the screenshot attached. Before this block, I had hardly posted to groups at all today; and yesterday, as always, I only posted to groups that are specific to an article's subject and that I am well familiar with.

On 20 January 2017, I made a video of this security check; it can be viewed at http://tinypic.com/m/jq5c2p/1. In the video I am trying to post Prof. Paul Cliteur's New York Times article "Terror Has Already Led to Self-Restraint" to the closed group Sam Harris & The Future of Reason, of which I am a member. Prof. Cliteur is Professor of Jurisprudence, Leiden University, The Netherlands and is one of that country's leading public intellectuals. He is also one of our listed Authors.

Please note that I only ever post to relevant groups articles that I have already published on our Church and State website. Nonetheless, when it comes to posting to Facebook pages and/or groups, Facebook's block this afternoon records as the 23rd such block since 1 December 2015.

1st 1-4 December 2015 (4 days)
2nd 5-7 December 2015 (3 days)
3rd 6-9 January 2016 (4 days)
4th 12-15 January 2016 (4 days)
5th 20-22 January 2016 (3 days)
6th 13-16 February 2016 (4 days)
7th 23-26 March 2016 (4 days)
8th 20-23 May 2016 (4 days)
9th 25-30 May 2016 (6 days)
10th 1-3 July 2016 (3 days)
11th 7-8 September 2016 (2 days)
12th 21-22 September 2016 (3 days)
13th 27-28 September 2016 (2 days)
14th 29 September - 3 October 2016 (5 days)
15th 4-5 October 2016 (2 days)
16th 18-23 October 2016 (6 days)
17th 9-14 December 2016 (6 days)
18th 4-6 January 2017 (3 days)
19th 20-23 January 2017 (4 days)
20th 17 May 2017 (1 day)
21st 19 June 2017 (1 day)
22nd 19-21 August 2017 (3 days)

Facebook has responded to only three of my previous 22 appeals, citing "technical problems" in each instance. Don Collins, President of the Washington DC-based International Services Assistance Fund, writes: "Surely after multiple postings [Facebook] must know your content is neither lewd nor extreme."

Please note that we currently have an international list of 127 Honorary Associates, including two Nobel Prize winners. Since Facebook's 16th block last October, 97 distinguished academics and other intellectuals have given us permission to add their names to the list.

Thank you in advance for your assistance in this matter.

Yours faithfully,

Lola Heavey
Webmaster
Network for Church Monitoring

"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

2 October 2016: Complaint to Facebook Chairman, Chief Executive and Co-Founder Mark Zuckerberg on day 4 of Facebook's 14th block since 1 December 2015

Re: Facebook

Draft paragraph 42 of Declan's next updated complaint to the United Nations under Article 19 (freedom of expression) of the International Covenant on Civil and Political Rights.

42. On 13 August 2011, then Home Office Minister Lynne Featherstone wrote to Facebook on the Applicant's behalf, asking that they explain why the Applicant's wife had been barred. The bar was subsequently lifted; however, since 1 December 2015, Facebook have blocked the Applicant's wife from posting to a pages and/or groups on 23 separate occasions, and up to six days at a time (each of these blocks is well accounted for in the N4CM blog). On 22 December 2015, Labour's Lyn Brown, then Shadow Home Office Minister and now Shadow Home Secretary, made an enquiry on the Applicant's behalf to Facebook UK Managing Director Steve Hatch asking if he could offer an explanation as to the terms and conditions the Applicant's wife was alleged to have broken twice previously. To the best of the Applicant's knowledge, Mr Hatch did not respond to this letter. The Applicant's wife only ever posts to groups that are specific to an article's subject and that she is well familiar with, and she only ever posts articles that she has already published on the Church and State website. Facebook have responded to only three of the Applicant's wife's 23 appeals since 1 December 2015, citing "technical problems" in each instance.

1st 1-4 December 2015 (4 days)
2nd 5-7 December 2015 (3 days)
3rd 6-9 January 2016 (4 days)
4th 12-15 January 2016 (4 days)
5th 20-22 January 2016 (3 days)
6th 13-16 February 2016 (4 days)
7th 23-26 March 2016 (4 days)
8th 20-23 May 2016 (4 days)
9th 25-30 May 2016 (6 days)
10th 1-3 July 2016 (3 days)
11th 7-8 September 2016 (2 days)
12th 21-22 September 2016 (3 days)
13th 27-28 September 2016 (2 days)
14th 29 September - 3 October 2016 (5 days)
15th 4-5 October 2016 (2 days)
16th 18-23 October 2016 (6 days)
17th 9-14 December 2016 (6 days)
18th 4-6 January 2017 (3 days)
19th 20-23 January 2017 (4 days)
20th 17 May 2017 (1 day)
21st 19 June 2017 (1 day)
22nd 19-21 August 2017 (3 days)
23rd 19 September 2017 (ongoing)

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Facebook UK Managing Director Steve Hatch

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UPDATE 20 September (1.12am): When it comes to blocking me from posting Church and State articles directly to pages and/or groups, Facebook's 23rd block since 1 December 2015 has been confined without an explanation to 19 September (one day). There's no telling what's next from Facebook. This is my report to them on 5 September citing four other kinds of blocks since 5 April that includes the treating as spam individual book excerpts and/or articles (the unprecedented block against two articles on 5 September remains ongoing):

For the attention of Mark Zuckerberg, Chairman, Chief Executive and Co-Founder of Facebook

5 September 2017

Dear Facebook,

I posted the following reply to your messages in my Support Inbox (please find both messages attached):

Please note that these two links you are treating as spam are to articles on our Church and State website:

Contraception and the Catholic Church

Christian fundamentalists are driving our country into the Dark Ages

The second article above has been liked/shared by Facebook users over 70,000 times. Neither article is spam.

On 5 April I reported that the page listing all the groups I belong to was not working. With this rectified, I reported on 10 April that I couldn't schedule posts on my page. Then I reported on 12 April that my scheduled posts were not posting. On 6 June I reported that there was no fault with an excerpt from a book by Dr Pascal Bruckner, one of France's leading public intellectuals (a 16-day block). On 24 July I reported that there was no fault with an excerpt from a book by Prof Paul Cliteur, one of the Netherlands' leading public intellectuals (an 18-day block).

On 10 August, Facebook replied: "We reviewed your [Prof Cliteur] post again and found it does follow our Community Standards. The post is being restored to Facebook. Thanks for your patience, and we apologize for any inconvenience."

Thank you in advance for your assistance in this matter.

Regards,
Lola Heavey
https://www.facebook.com/networkforchurchmonitoring/

UPDATE 20 September (continued): Despite our distinguished list of 127 Honorary Associates from around the world, the blocks on public access to our Church and State website also continue unabated. I have updated my blog post of 16 January with yesterday's 746th block on public access to our Church and State website since 26 July 2016. The blog post also not only reveals a record-breaking 52 such blocks in one week at the end of April (an unprecedented escalation that kicked off with our focus on the Danish Cartoon Crisis; 101 blocks last month), but it reveals the daily targeting to fluctuating degrees of category pages throughout the site which continues to this day. For example, as I point out in an earlier blog post about the almost certain loss of our employment contracts to the United States by Royal Mail (as opposed to the United States Postal Service), the second article below has 1/2 million Facebook likes/shares (not zero):



UPDATE 20 September (continued): And it's not just Facebook blocks, blocks on public access to our Church and State website and the daily targeting to fluctuating degrees of category pages throughout the site that Declan and I are dealing with these days. We have also been dealing with Internet cuts since 26 May. See my blog post of 21 June, Internet cuts: We pay £65 per month for BT Infinity but feel we are in a race against time to stay online (WITH UPDATE 20/9/2017 RE: 162nd Internet cut since 26 May 2017).

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From My Picks:

9 June: Ministry of Justice: Complaint to the Lord Chancellor and Secretary of State for Justice against the County Court at Central London, Royal Courts of Justice (WITH UPDATE - Day 13 21/6/2017)

'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

Thursday, September 14, 2017

Independent Police Complaints Commission confirm that they did not pass details of my complaint against HM Revenue and Customs to the HMRC's Professional Standards Department on 12 August 2017 (WITH UPDATE 20/9/2017)

Re: Blocks on public access to our Church and State website since 26 July 2016

From my newer blog post's Update 20 September (1.12am):

"And it's not just Facebook blocks, blocks on public access to our Church and State website and the daily targeting to fluctuating degrees of category pages throughout the site that Declan and I are dealing with these days. We have also been dealing with Internet cuts since 26 May. See my blog post of 21 June, Internet cuts: We pay £65 per month for BT Infinity but feel we are in a race against time to stay online (WITH UPDATE 20/9/2017 RE: 162nd Internet cut since 26 May 2017)."

20 September (12.57am): 746 blocks on public access to our Church and State website since 26 July 2016.* See my blog post of 16 January, The blocks on public access to our Church and State website continue unabated (WITH UPDATE 20/9/2017 RE: 746th block since 26 July 2016). 101 blocks last month that included 8 blocks on 15 August; 43 blocks this month; 15 blocks last week that included 7 blocks on 16 September; 4 blocks this week; no blocks since midnight today (as of 20 September at 12.57am).

1. 651st 15 August 2017, 12.03am
2. 652nd 15 August 2017, 1.56am
3. 653rd 15 August 2017, 3.39am
4. 654th 15 August 2017, 5.34am
5. 655th 15 August 2017, 10.51am
6. 656th 15 August 2017, 3.11pm
7. 657th 15 August 2017, 4.34pm
8. 658th 15 August 2017, 6.45pm (8)
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86. 736th 16 September 2017, 1.35am
87. 737th 16 September 2017, 6.01am
88. 738th 16 September 2017, 12.07pm
89. 739th 16 September 2017, 12.55pm
90. 740th 16 September 2017, 1.28pm
91. 741st 16 September 2017, 2.46pm
92. 742nd 16 September 2017, 9.34pm (7)
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95. 745th 19 September 2017, 1.04am
96. 746th 19 September 2017, 4.07am

* An unprecedented escalation of 52 blocks in one week at the end of April 2017 that kicked off with our focus on the Danish Cartoon Crisis.

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This afternoon the Independent Police Complaints Commission (IPCC) provided Her Majesty's Revenue and Customs (HMRC) with their latest deadline - the third to date in a series that started last month - to record my complaint against HMRC for serious misconduct by HMRC staff involving criminal or near criminal behaviour. On 12 August I not only complained to the IPCC about HMRC Pay As You Earn and Self Assessment updating my address on 11 July without my permission (and the detrimental effect this may have on Declan and myself in terms of the possible suspension of our Housing Benefit), but also their subsequent closure of my Self Assessment account based upon fabricated hearsay evidence which no independent judiciary would accept; see my blog post of 26 August, Is this letter from Her Majesty's Revenue and Customs so outrageous that it has now put this entire N4CM blog at risk? (WITH DOUBLE UPDATE 30/8/2017). From our point of view, HMRC's first 15-working day deadline commenced when the IPCC acknowledged my complaint on 12 August, stating that it had been sent to HMRC (even though it had not). I sent my completed IPCC complaint form to HMRC's Professional Standards Department (PSD) on 24 August. So HMRC's second deadline is due to expire by close of business today, except that the IPCC has this afternoon extended it further by requesting my consent to pass the matter to the PSD! This is my unacknowledged complaint last month to IPCC CEO Lesley Longstone about the then alleged non-referral of my complaint against HMRC by the IPCC on 12 August:

For the attention of Lesley Longstone, Chief Executive, Independent Police Complaints Commission

Internal Investigations Unit
Independent Police Complaints Commission

Address removed for email


30 August 2017

Tax reference: [number removed]

Dear Sir/Madam,

Please find attached the word version of my completed Independent Police Complaints Commission (IPCC) complaint form dated 12 August 2017.

The IPCC acknowledged my complaint on 12 August 2017, stating that it had been sent to the appropriate authority I selected in the online complaint form (namely, Her Majesty's Revenue and Customs) for HMRC Internal Governance and Civil Investigations to consider.

Please find attached a snapshot of the IPCC's online acknowledgement.

On 23 August 2017, HMRC Internal Governance and Civil Investigations told me that they never received my IPCC complaint form. Please could you tell me the reason why.

On 24 August 2017, I sent the word version of my completed IPCC complaint form to HMRC Internal Governance and Civil Investigations (at referrals.ig@hmrc.gsi.gov.uk). HMRC Ministerial Correspondence Team have acknowledged receipt of my correspondence.

Please would you acknowledge receipt of this email by reply.

Yours faithfully,

Maria Dolores Heavey
NINO: [number removed]



We are well familiar with the IPCC. For example, Declan complained to the IPCC about the police investigation into the removal of our flat door in 2012. It was the IPCC's finding on that occasion that since our then landlady had subsequently signed an undertaking to the County Court promising not to harass us, there was no requirement for the Metropolitan Police Service to take further action.
Re: Removal of our flat door

Paragraph 23(ii) of Declan's updated complaint to the United Nations under Article 19 (freedom of expression) of the International Covenant on Civil and Political Rights.

23(ii) On 21 August 2012, Ms McKenzie signed an undertaking to the County Court promising not to harass the Applicant and his wife following her builder's removal of the door to their flat (see Annex 9, p. 31). The Independent Police Complaints Commission later upheld the Applicant's appeal against the police investigation of the incident "on information only", stating that "no further action is required by the force in this instance".



UPDATE 20 September (1.02am): Nothing from the HMRC's Professional Standards Department before or since the expiry of the above-mentioned second deadline on 14 September. It's not inconceivable that our case against HMRC will see the inside of a courtroom in the New Year. We received this email from the IPCC on 15 September (for some strange reason the terms "HMRC" and "police force" are used interchangeably; in fact, Declan was subsequently told by the advisor, it is staff in the HMRC's Professional Standards Department who must now record my complaint or explain why they refuse to do so):

Your ref: 2017/091737

Dear Mrs Heavey

We acknowledge receipt of your consent, which you provided over the telephone on 14 September 2017.

The IPCC are completely independent of the police service and are responsible for making sure that the police complaints system in England and Wales works effectively and fairly. However, each police force is responsible for considering complaints made against that force and recording your complaint.

Our role at this stage is to forward your complaint to the relevant police force. If you are not happy with the police’s decision on recording your complaint, you have the right to appeal to us.

I have passed the matter to the Professional Standards Department (PSD) of HM Revenue & Customs (HMRC) for them to consider and the police will be contacting you soon.

If you have not heard from the relevant police force within 15 working days you may wish to contact them directly.

HM Revenue & Customs
PO Box 64353
London
EC3P 3AW

If you have any further information you wish to pass on, please forward it directly to the PSD at the above address.

Yours sincerely
Jessica North
Customer Contact Advisor
Independent Police Complaints Commission (IPCC)



From My Picks:

9 June: Ministry of Justice: Complaint to the Lord Chancellor and Secretary of State for Justice against the County Court at Central London, Royal Courts of Justice (WITH UPDATE - Day 13 21/6/2017)

'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

Sunday, September 10, 2017

Declan's £600 laptop is rendered entirely useless. Less than 48 hours ago, we had to write off our new British Telecom TV set-top box (WITH UPDATE 20/9/2017)

The tyranny of threatened powerful ideologies is exactly what you live to combat.

Donald A. Collins, President, International Services Assistance Fund, Washington DC

Re: Internet cuts since 26 May 2017

From my newer blog post's Update 20 September (1.12am):

"And it's not just Facebook blocks, blocks on public access to our Church and State website and the daily targeting to fluctuating degrees of category pages throughout the site that Declan and I are dealing with these days. We have also been dealing with Internet cuts since 26 May. See my blog post of 21 June, Internet cuts: We pay £65 per month for BT Infinity but feel we are in a race against time to stay online (WITH UPDATE 20/9/2017 RE: 162nd Internet cut since 26 May 2017)."

20 September (8.33am): 162 internet cuts since 26 May 2017.* We had to suspend work on our Church and State website on 15 June after 4 internet cuts in one night. With an all-time record breaking 7 cuts in one day by 4pm on 29 August; 58 cuts last month; 13 cuts two weeks ago that included on 5 September our latest 1/2 hour removal from the internet plus the almost total shutdown of our BT TV service; no cuts since midnight today (as of 20 September at 8.33am).

1. 143rd 29 August 2017, 8.42am
2. 144th 29 August 2017, 9.54am
3. 145th 29 August 2017, 10.52am
4. 146th 29 August 2017, 11.38am
5. 147th 29 August 2017, 12.02pm
6. 148th 29 August 2017, 12.47pm
7. 149th 29 August 2017, 3.10pm
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10. 152nd 5 September 2017, 11.53am
11. 153rd 5 September 2017, 1.48pm
12. 154th 5 September 2017, 4.35pm
13. 155th 5 September 2017, 9.32pm (28 minutes+)
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19. 161st 8 September 2017, 6.35pm
20. 162nd 8 September 2017, 7.47pm

* 12 out of the first 18 internet cuts were within the first four days of a BT engineer's visit on 12 June. It is a matter of written record that this engineer "securely fitted a brand new master socket to another location on the same wall. He also carried out a comprehensive line test and could not find a problem with [our] line".

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'Independent' court scrutinising public authorities and law enforcement agencies is located inside the Home Office in Westminster, London.

Her Majesty's Revenue and Customs (HMRC) still have not recorded my complaint about serious misconduct by HMRC staff involving criminal or near criminal behaviour; see my blog post of 26 August, Is this letter from Her Majesty's Revenue and Customs so outrageous that it has now put this entire N4CM blog at risk? (WITH DOUBLE UPDATE 30/8/2017). I not only complained about HMRC Pay As You Earn and Self Assessment updating my address on 11 July without my permission (and the detrimental effect this may have on Declan and myself in terms of the possible suspension of our Housing Benefit), but also their subsequent closure of my Self Assessment account based upon fabricated hearsay evidence which no independent judiciary would accept. Less than 48 hours ago, we wrote off a brand new British Telecom TV set-top box that we received by courier three days ago on Thursday evening; see my previous blog post of 5 September, British Telecom: Tonight Declan complains to BT about our latest 1/2 hour removal from the internet plus the almost total shutdown of our BT TV service (WITH UPDATE 8/9/2017). Now since last night Declan's £600 laptop (eight months old) has been rendered entirely useless. Our other three laptops have been and are working fine with the usual good internet speed for which we pay BT £65.53 per month. But this is the wipe-out internet speed Declan has been getting on his primary laptop since last night:



My laptop (four years old) has a good internet speed:



We usually have an internet speed of about 70Mbps. This is a screenshot from last June:



What's next? Declan's laptop has merely gone the way of our brand new BT TV set-top box since the day before yesterday:



UPDATE 20 September (8.38am): Declan's relatively new £600 laptop's internet speed fluctuates around download speed 9Mbps and upload speed 0Mbps; it currently serves as his back-up computer. Our BT TV set-top box has no signal quality or signal strength. And nothing from HM Revenue and Customs before or since the expiry of their second deadline on 14 September; see my blog post of 14 September, Independent Police Complaints Commission confirm that they did not pass details of my complaint against HM Revenue and Customs to the HMRC's Professional Standards Department on 12 August 2017 (WITH UPDATE 20/9/2017). It's not inconceivable that our case against HMRC will see the inside of a courtroom in the New Year.


Re: Investigatory Powers Tribunal

The Investigatory Powers Tribunal (IPT) dismissed Declan's complaint against the secret services on papers in less than three weeks, on 1 September 2011, stating that it was "obviously unsustainable". This is paragraph 11 of Declan's updated complaint to the United Nations under Article 19 (freedom of expression) of the International Covenant on Civil and Political Rights.

11. The IPT was created in October 2000 by the Regulation of Investigatory Powers Act and given the power to investigate any complaints against GCHQ, MI5 or MI6, as well as complaints about surveillance operations mounted by the police or any other public bodies. On 5 March 2014 the Guardian reported that the tribunal, which claims to be completely independent of the UK Government, is secretly operating from a base within the Home Office, by which it is funded. The newspaper found that the IPT had investigated about 1,500 complaints, and upheld only 10; five of these concerned members of one family who had all lodged complaints about surveillance by their local council. No complaint against any of the intelligence agencies had ever been upheld. The discovery that the IPT is lodged within a Whitehall department fuelled criticisms of the tribunal that had been levelled by rights groups, lawyers and complainants. The IPT's critics complain that the secrecy is excessive and that its procedures are stacked so heavily in favour of the government and against complainants that it is fundamentally unfair. According to the Guardian, some senior lawyers have described the IPT as "Kafkaesque", while one eminent barrister has dismissed it as "a kangaroo court". The newspaper also reports that as a consequence of the secrecy surrounding the tribunal and the perception that it is unfair, many would-be complainants spurn it.

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From My Picks:

9 June: Ministry of Justice: Complaint to the Lord Chancellor and Secretary of State for Justice against the County Court at Central London, Royal Courts of Justice (WITH UPDATE - Day 13 21/6/2017)

'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

Tuesday, September 05, 2017

British Telecom: Tonight Declan complains to BT about our latest 1/2 hour removal from the internet plus the almost total shutdown of our BT TV service (WITH UPDATE 8/9/2017)

Re: Blocks on public access to our Church and State website since 26 July 2016

From my earlier blog post's Update 6 September (11.15am):

"And it's not just Facebook blocks, blocks on public access to our Church and State website and the daily targeting to fluctuating degrees of category pages throughout the site that Declan and I are dealing with these days. We have also been dealing with Internet cuts since 26 May. See my blog post of 21 June, Internet cuts: We pay £65 per month for BT Infinity but feel we are in a race against time to stay online (WITH UPDATE 6/9/2017 RE: 155th Internet cut since 26 May 2017)."

12 September (8.36am): 729 blocks on public access to our Church and State website since 26 July 2016.* See my blog post of 16 January, The blocks on public access to our Church and State website continue unabated (WITH UPDATE 12/9/2017 RE: 729th block since 26 July 2016). 101 blocks last month; 26 blocks this month; 20 blocks 2 weeks ago that included 6 blocks on 3 September; 11 blocks last week; 1 block since midnight today (as of 12 September at 8.36am).

1. 651st 15 August 2017, 12.03am
2. 652nd 15 August 2017, 1.56am
3. 653rd 15 August 2017, 3.39am
4. 654th 15 August 2017, 5.34am
5. 655th 15 August 2017, 10.51am
6. 656th 15 August 2017, 3.11pm
7. 657th 15 August 2017, 4.34pm
8. 658th 15 August 2017, 6.45pm
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61. 711th 3 September 2017, 3.56am
62. 712th 3 September 2017, 5.47am
63. 713th 3 September 2017, 7.23am
64. 714th 3 September 2017, 5.34pm
65. 715th 3 September 2017, 9.05pm
66. 716th 3 September 2017, 10.20pm
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79. 729th 12 September 2017, 3.12am

* An unprecedented escalation of 52 blocks in one week at the end of April 2017 that kicked off with our focus on the Danish Cartoon Crisis.

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British Telecom is one of the world's leading communications services companies. We pay BT £65.53 per month (£786.36 per year) for BT Infinity 2 fibre optic broadband. Nonetheless, tonight Declan has had to telephone BT Technical Helpdesk to complain about our latest 1/2 hour removal from the internet, plus the almost total shutdown of our BT TV service. Our internet connection was coincidentally restored within seconds of the call without the Helpdesk even having had a chance to do anything about it. As for their TV service, the Helpdesk didn't even try to fix our BT TV YouView box because our TV and aerial are working fine. Instead, they placed an order for a new TV set-top box. Declan copied British Telecom Chairman Sir Michael Rake into this complaint last June to BT's Executive Level Complaints (Consumer) about their account of what happened during an engineer's visit to replace a badly fitted BT master socket that was otherwise working fine:

For the attention of Sir Michael Rake, Chairman, British Telecom

Shirley Mackie
Executive Level Complaints (Consumer)
British Telecom

Address removed for email


16 June 2017

Dear Ms Mackie,

This evening I spoke with an advisor in the Ombudsman Services: Communications. I have been told that I must request a second deadlock letter before writing to them because your deadlock letter below has instigated a new complaint.

I refer to your comment in which you state as follows: "An engineer attended on 7 June, but was unable to complete the necessary work. The engineer explained he was unable to repair the current master socket and offered to provide a new, securely fitted master socket on the same wall as the existing socket. But you advised you did not want this."

I do not accept your version of what happened during the engineer's visit on 7 June (hereinafter referred to as the "Complaint"). Firstly, your account is at variance with the attached ACR recording from my smartphone that informs you that the engineer only stated before leaving my home that the work needed to be carried out by my landlord Family Mosaic, not BT. I previously provided your colleague Miranda Bracey with this recording on 7 June.

Secondly, your account is at variance with the attached engineer note from 7 June, which states as follows: "This is a Fibre customer and will need a Fibre trained engineer to be allocated." Thirdly, as you have conceded below, it was a third engineer who visited my home on 12 June and securely fitted a brand new master socket to another location on the same wall. He also carried out a comprehensive line test and could not find a problem with my line.

I therefore hereby request a second deadlock letter that provides me with BT's full and final position on my Complaint and refers me to the ombudsman service.

Yours sincerely,

Declan Heavey



Declan received this initial response on behalf of Sir Michael Rake:

16 June 2017

Hello Mr Heavey,

Thank you for your email to Sir Michael.

I'm really sorry that you've had to come back to us regarding this matter.

I will ask our team to look at the deadlock for you and contact you no later than Tuesday.

Best wishes

Tracy

Tracy Reid
Executive Level Complaints (Consumer)

18 June: BT Executive Level Complaints (Consumer): Request for 2nd Deadlock Letter for the Telecommunications Ombudsman (WITH UPDATE 19/6/2017)

UPDATE 8 September (3.47pm): Unbelievable! We received our new BT YouView box yesterday evening, but in less than 24 hours we are back to where we were this time yesterday with no signal quality or signal strength. Last night we were getting signal quality 94% and signal strength 100% and good picture. We have already written off this new TV set-top box as a waste of our time and money.



Last night at 8.35pm:



This afternoon at 3.24pm:






From My Picks:

9 June: Ministry of Justice: Complaint to the Lord Chancellor and Secretary of State for Justice against the County Court at Central London, Royal Courts of Justice (WITH UPDATE - Day 13 21/6/2017)

'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

Facebook's 3rd spamming allegation against our Church and State website since 6 June 2017. This time one of the two articles targeted has been liked/shared by Facebook users over 70,000 times (WITH UPDATE - DAY 16 20/9/2017)

Some small recognition by Facebook; keep after them!!!

Donald A. Collins, President, International Services Assistance Fund, Washington DC

Re: Internet cuts since 26 May 2017

From my newer blog post's Update 20 September (1.12am):

"And it's not just Facebook blocks, blocks on public access to our Church and State website and the daily targeting to fluctuating degrees of category pages throughout the site that Declan and I are dealing with these days. We have also been dealing with Internet cuts since 26 May. See my blog post of 21 June, Internet cuts: We pay £65 per month for BT Infinity but feel we are in a race against time to stay online (WITH UPDATE 20/9/2017 RE: 162nd Internet cut since 26 May 2017)."

20 September (8.43am): 162 internet cuts since 26 May 2017.* We had to suspend work on our Church and State website on 15 June after 4 internet cuts in one night. With an all-time record breaking 7 cuts in one day by 4pm on 29 August; 58 cuts last month; 13 cuts two weeks ago that included on 5 September our latest 1/2 hour removal from the internet plus the almost total shutdown of our BT TV service; no cuts since midnight today (as of 20 September at 8.43am).

1. 143rd 29 August 2017, 8.42am
2. 144th 29 August 2017, 9.54am
3. 145th 29 August 2017, 10.52am
4. 146th 29 August 2017, 11.38am
5. 147th 29 August 2017, 12.02pm
6. 148th 29 August 2017, 12.47pm
7. 149th 29 August 2017, 3.10pm
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10. 152nd 5 September 2017, 11.53am
11. 153rd 5 September 2017, 1.48pm
12. 154th 5 September 2017, 4.35pm
13. 155th 5 September 2017, 9.32pm (28 minutes+)
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19. 161st 8 September 2017, 6.35pm
20. 162nd 8 September 2017, 7.47pm

* 12 out of the first 18 internet cuts were within the first four days of a BT engineer's visit on 12 June. It is a matter of written record that this engineer "securely fitted a brand new master socket to another location on the same wall. He also carried out a comprehensive line test and could not find a problem with [our] line".

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Her Majesty's Revenue and Customs (HMRC) still have not recorded my complaint about serious misconduct by HMRC staff involving criminal or near criminal behaviour; see my previous blog post of 30 August, Independent Police Complaints Commission: My complaint to the IPCC about the alleged non-referral of my complaint against HM Revenue and Customs for serious misconduct (WITH UPDATE 5/9/2017). I not only complained about HMRC Pay As You Earn and Self Assessment updating my address on 11 July without my permission (and the detrimental effect this may have on Declan and myself in terms of the possible suspension of our Housing Benefit), but also their subsequent closure of my Self Assessment account based upon fabricated hearsay evidence which no independent judiciary would accept. We were also dealing with Facebook a couple of weeks ago; see my blog post of 20 August, Facebook's 22nd block against our Church and State website since 1 December 2015 (WITH UPDATE - DAY 3 21/8/2017). Now Facebook are treating as spam two articles from our Church and State website - the 3rd incidence of this sort since 6 June 2017. This is my report to Facebook tonight:

For the attention of Mark Zuckerberg, Chairman, Chief Executive and Co-Founder of Facebook

5 September 2017

Dear Facebook,

I posted the following reply to your messages in my Support Inbox (please find both messages attached):

Please note that these two links you are treating as spam are to articles on our Church and State website:

Contraception and the Catholic Church

Christian fundamentalists are driving our country into the Dark Ages

The second article above has been liked/shared by Facebook users over 70,000 times. Neither article is spam.

On 5 April I reported that the page listing all the groups I belong to was not working. With this rectified, I reported on 10 April that I couldn't schedule posts on my page. Then I reported on 12 April that my scheduled posts were not posting. On 6 June I reported that there was no fault with an excerpt from a book by Dr Pascal Bruckner, one of France's leading public intellectuals (a 16-day block). On 24 July I reported that there was no fault with an excerpt from a book by Prof Paul Cliteur, one of the Netherlands' leading public intellectuals (an 18-day block).

On 10 August, Facebook replied: "We reviewed your [Prof Cliteur] post again and found it does follow our Community Standards. The post is being restored to Facebook. Thanks for your patience, and we apologize for any inconvenience."

Thank you in advance for your assistance in this matter.

Regards,
Lola Heavey
https://www.facebook.com/networkforchurchmonitoring/

24 July 2017: Facebook remove a book excerpt from one of the Netherlands' leading public intellectuals (WITH UPDATE - DAY 18 10/8/2017)

DAY 16 UPDATE 20 September (8.43am): Still no withdrawal by Facebook of their 3rd spamming allegation against our Church and State website since 6 June 2017 (a 16-day block to date); and no response from them to my report of 5 September above. Given Facebook's previous 18-day block against a single post, there's no telling the likely length of this latest block or what's next from Facebook. No response either from HM Revenue and Customs to my complaint against HMRC for serious misconduct, before or since the expiry of their second deadline on 14 September; see my blog post of 14 September, Independent Police Complaints Commission confirm that they did not pass details of my complaint against HM Revenue and Customs to the HMRC's Professional Standards Department on 12 August 2017 (WITH UPDATE 20/9/2017). It's not inconceivable that our case against HMRC will see the inside of a courtroom in the New Year.





From My Picks:

9 June: Ministry of Justice: Complaint to the Lord Chancellor and Secretary of State for Justice against the County Court at Central London, Royal Courts of Justice (WITH UPDATE - Day 13 21/6/2017)

'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

Wednesday, August 30, 2017

Independent Police Complaints Commission: My complaint to the IPCC about the alleged non-referral of my complaint against HM Revenue and Customs for serious misconduct (WITH UPDATE 6/9/2017)

Re: Internet cuts since 26 May 2017

From my earlier blog post's Update 6 September (11.15am):

"And it's not just Facebook blocks, blocks on public access to our Church and State website and the daily targeting to fluctuating degrees of category pages throughout the site that Declan and I are dealing with these days. We have also been dealing with Internet cuts since 26 May. See my blog post of 21 June, Internet cuts: We pay £65 per month for BT Infinity but feel we are in a race against time to stay online (WITH UPDATE 6/9/2017 RE: 155th Internet cut since 26 May 2017)."

6 September (11.20am): 155 internet cuts since 26 May 2017.* We had to suspend work on our Church and State website on 15 June after 4 internet cuts in one night. With an all-time record breaking 7 cuts in one day by 4pm on 29 August; 58 cuts last month; 10 cuts last week; 6 cuts this week; 4 cuts yesterday; none since midnight today (as of 6 September at 11.20am).

1. 143rd 29 August 2017, 8.42am
2. 144th 29 August 2017, 9.54am
3. 145th 29 August 2017, 10.52am
4. 146th 29 August 2017, 11.38am
5. 147th 29 August 2017, 12.02pm
6. 148th 29 August 2017, 12.47pm
7. 149th 29 August 2017, 3.10pm
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8. 150th 4 September 2017, 12.14pm
9. 151st 4 September 2017, 4.38pm
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10. 152nd 5 September 2017, 11.53am
11. 153rd 5 September 2017, 1.48pm
12. 154th 5 September 2017, 4.35pm
13. 155th 5 September 2017, 9.32pm

* 12 out of the first 18 internet cuts were within the first four days of a BT engineer's visit on 12 June. It is a matter of written record that this engineer "securely fitted a brand new master socket to another location on the same wall. He also carried out a comprehensive line test and could not find a problem with [our] line".

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HMRC Customer Service Manager for PAYE and Self Assessment: "We previously asked you to complete Self Assessment tax returns because you told us that you would receive self-employed income. However, your 2015-16 return only included income of £2,967 from Network for Church Monitoring and as you had told us that this was PAYE income, we have closed your Self Assessment record" [emphasis added].

In a blog post last November I asked if it would take the Independent Police Complaints Commission (IPCC) to protect our address with Her Majesty's Revenue and Customs (HMRC); see my blog post of 29 November 2016, Will it take the Independent Police Complaints Commission to protect our address with HM Revenue and Customs? (WITH UPDATE 22/12/2016). Little did Declan and I know at the time that it was our residential address that was insecure (as opposed to our company contact details). On 12 August I complained to the IPCC about serious misconduct by HMRC staff involving criminal or near criminal behaviour. I not only complained about HMRC Pay As You Earn and Self Assessment updating my address on 11 July without my permission (and the detrimental effect this may have on Declan and myself in terms of the possible suspension of our Housing Benefit), but also their subsequent closure of my Self Assessment account based upon fabricated hearsay evidence which no independent judiciary would accept. This morning I copied IPCC Chief Executive Lesley Longstone into this complaint to the IPCC Internal Investigations Unit about what HMRC Internal Governance and Civil Investigations allege was the non-referral by the IPCC of my completed IPCC complaint form:

For the attention of Lesley Longstone, Chief Executive, Independent Police Complaints Commission

Internal Investigations Unit
Independent Police Complaints Commission

Address removed for email


30 August 2017

Tax reference: [number removed]

Dear Sir/Madam,

Please find attached the word version of my completed Independent Police Complaints Commission (IPCC) complaint form dated 12 August 2017.

The IPCC acknowledged my complaint on 12 August 2017, stating that it had been sent to the appropriate authority I selected in the online complaint form (namely, Her Majesty's Revenue and Customs) for HMRC Internal Governance and Civil Investigations to consider.

Please find attached a snapshot of the IPCC's online acknowledgement.

On 23 August 2017, HMRC Internal Governance and Civil Investigations told me that they never received my IPCC complaint form. Please could you tell me the reason why.

On 24 August 2017, I sent the word version of my completed IPCC complaint form to HMRC Internal Governance and Civil Investigations (at referrals.ig@hmrc.gsi.gov.uk). HMRC Ministerial Correspondence Team have acknowledged receipt of my correspondence.

Please would you acknowledge receipt of this email by reply.

Yours faithfully,

Maria Dolores Heavey
NINO: [number removed]



UPDATE 6 September (11.25am): Not so much as an auto reply from the IPCC! But on 30 August Declan was assured by the IPCC over the telephone that they had received my email above. On 30 August we also discovered that the above-mentioned HMRC blog post last November had been vandalised; see my previous blog post, My blog post about the difficulties we experienced last year with Her Majesty Revenue and Customs has been vandalised (WITH UPDATE: 30/8/2017). I have been blogging HMRC week in week out for two months. Only last Friday we were concerned that this entire blog was at risk; see my blog post of 26 August, Is this letter from Her Majesty's Revenue and Customs so outrageous that it has now put this entire N4CM blog at risk? (WITH DOUBLE UPDATE 30/8/2017).

***

We are well familiar with the IPCC. For example, Declan complained to the IPCC about the police investigation into the removal of our flat door in 2012. It was the IPCC's finding on that occasion that since our then landlady had subsequently signed an undertaking to the County Court promising not to harass us, there was no requirement for the Metropolitan Police Service to take further action.
Re: Removal of our flat door

Paragraph 23(ii) of Declan's updated complaint to the United Nations under Article 19 (freedom of expression) of the International Covenant on Civil and Political Rights.

23(ii) On 21 August 2012, Ms McKenzie signed an undertaking to the County Court promising not to harass the Applicant and his wife following her builder's removal of the door to their flat (see Annex 9, p. 31). The Independent Police Complaints Commission later upheld the Applicant's appeal against the police investigation of the incident "on information only", stating that "no further action is required by the force in this instance".





From My Picks:

9 June: Ministry of Justice: Complaint to the Lord Chancellor and Secretary of State for Justice against the County Court at Central London, Royal Courts of Justice (WITH UPDATE - Day 13 21/6/2017)

'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

My blog post about the difficulties we experienced last year with Her Majesty Revenue and Customs has been vandalised (WITH UPDATE: 30/8/2017)

Re: Blocks on public access to our Church and State website since 26 July 2016

From my earlier blog post's Update 21 August (8.03pm):

"And it's not just Facebook blocks, blocks on public access to our Church and State website and the daily targeting to fluctuating degrees of category pages throughout the site that Declan and I are dealing with these days. We have also been dealing with Internet cuts since 26 May. See my blog post of 21 June, Internet cuts: We pay £65 per month for BT Infinity but feel we are in a race against time to stay online (WITH UPDATE 21/8/2017 RE: 131st Internet cut since 26 May 2017)."

5 September (8.30am): 720 blocks on public access to our Church and State website since 26 July 2016.* See my blog post of 16 January, The blocks on public access to our Church and State website continue unabated (WITH UPDATE 5/9/2017 RE: 720th block since 26 July 2016). 101 blocks last month; 20 blocks last week; 6 blocks on 3 September; 3 blocks yesterday; 1 block so far today (as of 5 September at 8.30am).

1. 651st 15 August 2017, 12.03am
2. 652nd 15 August 2017, 1.56am
3. 653rd 15 August 2017, 3.39am
4. 654th 15 August 2017, 5.34am
5. 655th 15 August 2017, 10.51am
6. 656th 15 August 2017, 3.11pm
7. 657th 15 August 2017, 4.34pm
8. 658th 15 August 2017, 6.45pm
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61. 711th 3 September 2017, 3.56am
62. 712th 3 September 2017, 5.47am
63. 713th 3 September 2017, 7.23am
64. 714th 3 September 2017, 5.34pm
65. 715th 3 September 2017, 9.05pm
66. 716th 3 September 2017, 10.20pm
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67. 717th 4 September 2017, 9.43am
68. 718th 4 September 2017, 5.24pm
69. 719th 4 September 2017, 11.21pm
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70. 720th 5 September 2017, 3.33am

* An unprecedented escalation of 52 blocks in one week at the end of April 2017 that kicked off with our focus on the Danish Cartoon Crisis.

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The photo above removed:



To HMRC Chief Executive Jon Thompson:

29 November 2016

Dear Mr Thompson,

I wrote to you on 27 September 2016 about my concern that HMRC letters addressed to me had been returned to HMRC undelivered.

According to SAIL Business Solutions on 27 September, their postcode had been used by HMRC as my own for the second year in a row. Subsequently, HMRC put a stop on any correspondence being issued automatically to me because 254 Pentonville Road was not showing on Royal Mail records under postcode N1 9JY.

This morning Mail Boxes Etc. changed the address on their website to N1 9FQ to reflect its listing on the Royal Mail Postcode Address File since 21 October 2016 (please see MBE's email below). I therefore confirm my business communication name and address as follows:

Declan Heavey
254 Pentonville Road
Suite 101
Islington
London
N1 9FQ

Please would you provide me with a letter confirming that HMRC have the correct address above and that HMRC will not change my address again without notification from me. I also request the removal of the stop on my correspondence from HMRC.

Yours sincerely,

Declan Heavey
Managing Director
Network for Church Monitoring

UPDATE 30 August (12.35pm): NOW RESTORED: Will it take the Independent Police Complaints Commission to protect our address with HM Revenue and Customs? (WITH UPDATE 22/12/2016). My penultimate blog post (26 August): Is this letter from Her Majesty's Revenue and Customs so outrageous that it has now put this entire N4CM blog at risk? (WITH DOUBLE UPDATE 30/8/2017).

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From My Picks:

9 June: Ministry of Justice: Complaint to the Lord Chancellor and Secretary of State for Justice against the County Court at Central London, Royal Courts of Justice (WITH UPDATE - Day 13 21/6/2017)

'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

TinyPic's unprecedented 19-day block has been lifted. At last I can publish the now-infamous letter of 4 August 2017 from HM Revenue and Customs

Re: Internet cuts since 26 May 2017

From my earlier blog post's Update 21 August (8.03pm):

"And it's not just Facebook blocks, blocks on public access to our Church and State website and the daily targeting to fluctuating degrees of category pages throughout the site that Declan and I are dealing with these days. We have also been dealing with Internet cuts since 26 May. See my blog post of 21 June, Internet cuts: We pay £65 per month for BT Infinity but feel we are in a race against time to stay online (WITH UPDATE 21/8/2017 RE: 131st Internet cut since 26 May 2017)."

30 August (8.35am): 149 internet cuts since 26 May 2017.* We had to suspend work on our Church and State website on 15 June after 4 internet cuts in one night. With an all-time record breaking 7 cuts in one day by 4pm yesterday afternoon; 56 blocks last month; 58 blocks this month; 8 blocks last week; 10 blocks this week; none since midnight today (as of 30 August at 8.35am).

1. 140th 28 August 2017, 11.38am
2. 141st 28 August 2017, 3.46pm
3. 142nd 28 August 2017, 7.55pm
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4. 143rd 29 August 2017, 8.42am
5. 144th 29 August 2017, 9.54am
6. 145th 29 August 2017, 10.52am
7. 146th 29 August 2017, 11.38am
8. 147th 29 August 2017, 12.02pm
9. 148th 29 August 2017, 12.47pm
10. 149th 29 August 2017, 3.10pm

* 12 out of the first 18 internet cuts were within the first four days of a BT engineer's visit on 12 June. It is a matter of written record that this engineer "securely fitted a brand new master socket to another location on the same wall. He also carried out a comprehensive line test and could not find a problem with [our] line".

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26 August: Is this letter from Her Majesty's Revenue and Customs so outrageous that it has now put this entire N4CM blog at risk? (WITH DOUBLE UPDATE 30/8/2017)

Saturday, August 26, 2017

Is this letter from Her Majesty's Revenue and Customs so outrageous that it has now put this entire N4CM blog at risk? (WITH DOUBLE UPDATE 30/8/2017)

Re: Internet cuts since 26 May 2017

From my previous blog post's Update 21 August (8.03pm):

"And it's not just Facebook blocks, blocks on public access to our Church and State website and the daily targeting to fluctuating degrees of category pages throughout the site that Declan and I are dealing with these days. We have also been dealing with Internet cuts since 26 May. See my blog post of 21 June, Internet cuts: We pay £65 per month for BT Infinity but feel we are in a race against time to stay online (WITH UPDATE 21/8/2017 RE: 131st Internet cut since 26 May 2017)."

30 August (8.35am): 149 internet cuts since 26 May 2017.* We had to suspend work on our Church and State website on 15 June after 4 internet cuts in one night. With an all-time record breaking 7 cuts in one day by 4pm yesterday afternoon; 56 blocks last month; 58 blocks this month; 8 blocks last week; 10 blocks this week; none since midnight today (as of 30 August at 8.35am).

1. 140th 28 August 2017, 11.38am
2. 141st 28 August 2017, 3.46pm
3. 142nd 28 August 2017, 7.55pm
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4. 143rd 29 August 2017, 8.42am
5. 144th 29 August 2017, 9.54am
6. 145th 29 August 2017, 10.52am
7. 146th 29 August 2017, 11.38am
8. 147th 29 August 2017, 12.02pm
9. 148th 29 August 2017, 12.47pm
10. 149th 29 August 2017, 3.10pm

* 12 out of the first 18 internet cuts were within the first four days of a BT engineer's visit on 12 June. It is a matter of written record that this engineer "securely fitted a brand new master socket to another location on the same wall. He also carried out a comprehensive line test and could not find a problem with [our] line".

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HMRC Customer Service Manager for PAYE and Self Assessment: "We previously asked you to complete Self Assessment tax returns because you told us that you would receive self-employed income. However, your 2015-16 return only included income of £2,967 from Network for Church Monitoring and as you had told us that this was PAYE income, we have closed your Self Assessment record" [emphasis added].

It is our single indisputable narrative going forward that Declan and I are being harassed even by Her Majesty's Revenue and Customs (HMRC). This morning I received a letter from HMRC Pay As You Earn (PAYE) and Self Assessment dated 21 August that was no more than a second version of a letter dated 4 August that I received from them on 12 August. I complained later on 12 August to the Independent Police Complaints Commission (IPCC) about serious misconduct by HMRC staff involving criminal or near criminal behaviour. I not only complained about HMRC PAYE & SA updating my address on 11 July without my permission, but also their subsequent closure of my SA account based upon fabricated hearsay evidence which no independent judiciary would accept. If HMRC Internal Governance and Civil Investigations do not write to me, or write to me to say my complaint has not been recorded, I have a right of appeal to the IPCC against the non-recording of my complaint. I still cannot publish HMRC's letter of 4 August because since I received it on 12 August, I haven't been able to upload images or videos to TinyPic. This now raises the question of how secure images and videos throughout this entire blog can be. The following is the text of this now-infamous HMRC letter of 4 August:

4 August 2017

Dear Mrs Heavey

Thank you for your telephone call of 3 August 2017.

I am sorry we closed your Self Assessment account and for the concern, we have caused you and Mr Heavey.

I spoke with Mr Heavey on 3 August 2017. I confirmed we have reopened your SA account and updated our records to show that you are not Self Employed.

We will not to (sic) update your address unless we receive written confirmation from you.

If you tell other government departments about a change to your address, our systems will automatically update your records.

If you have any further enquiries regarding the above, please write to at (sic) the above address or call me on 03000 513264. I will be happy to help.

Yours sincerely

Mr D Buchanan
Customer Service Adviser

Complaint about serious staff misconduct involving criminal or near criminal behaviour overseen by the Independent Police Complaints Commission.

12 August 2017

This morning I received the attached letter dated 4 August 2017 from HMRC PAYE & Self Assessment. Please treat this complaint as a complaint about serious misconduct by HMRC staff involving criminal or near criminal behaviour.

I wish to complain about the updating of my address by HMRC PAYE & SA on 11 July 2017, which was done without my authority. By email dated 9 July 2017, I specifically informed HMRC PAYE & SA that my address had not changed and that such an update may result in the suspension of my husband's Housing Benefit. Nonetheless, HMRC PAYE & SA updated my address against my expressed wishes and with no regard for the detrimental effect this may have on myself and my husband.

I also wish to complain about the then subsequent closure of my Self Assessment account by HMRC PAYE & SA on the grounds that I told them I was self-employed. I have never told HMRC that I am self-employed. The closure of my SA account could only, therefore, have been based on fabricated hearsay evidence which no independent judiciary would accept. HMRC PAYE & SA have reopened my SA account and updated their records to show that I am not self-employed, but they have not provided any evidence to support the closure of my SA account in the first instance.

I am looking for HMRC Professional Standards to uphold this complaint about serious misconduct by HMRC staff involving criminal or near criminal behaviour.

We are well familiar with the IPCC. For example, Declan complained to the IPCC about the police investigation into the removal of our flat door in 2012. It was the IPCC's finding on that occasion that since our then landlady had subsequently signed an undertaking to the County Court promising not to harass us, there was no requirement for the Metropolitan Police Service to take further action.
Re: Removal of our flat door

Paragraph 23(ii) of Declan's updated complaint to the United Nations under Article 19 (freedom of expression) of the International Covenant on Civil and Political Rights.

23(ii) On 21 August 2012, Ms McKenzie signed an undertaking to the County Court promising not to harass the Applicant and his wife following her builder's removal of the door to their flat (see Annex 9, p. 31). The Independent Police Complaints Commission later upheld the Applicant's appeal against the police investigation of the incident "on information only", stating that "no further action is required by the force in this instance".



UPDATE 30 August (8.37am): HMRC Internal Governance and Civil Investigations have not responded to my complaint, which the IPCC say they forwarded to them on 12 August (i.e. 13 working days ago). I also still cannot publish HMRC's letter of 4 August that I received on 12 August; this constitutes an unprecedented 19-day block from TinyPic to date. And I have not received a response from TinyPic to this report of mine on 12 August:

12 August 2017

Dear TinyPic,

I cannot upload any images to the TinyPic website on any of four laptops. I run Windows 7 and 10.

When I try to upload an image all I get is "This image or video has been moved or deleted". Please see the attached screenshot.

Thank you in advance for your assistance in this matter.

Regards,
Lola Heavey

UPDATE 30 August (9.18am): TinyPic's 19-day block has been lifted! They have lifted this unprecedented block without responding to my report above. I have just published the now-infamous HMRC letter of 4 August; see my newer blog post this morning, TinyPic's unprecedented 19-day block has been lifted. At last I can publish the now-infamous letter of 4 August 2017 from HM Revenue and Customs.



From My Picks:

9 June: Ministry of Justice: Complaint to the Lord Chancellor and Secretary of State for Justice against the County Court at Central London, Royal Courts of Justice (WITH UPDATE - Day 13 21/6/2017)

'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

Sunday, August 20, 2017

Facebook's 22nd block against our Church and State website since 1 December 2015 (WITH UPDATE 6/9/2017)

Facebook (19.8.2017)


Her Majesty's Revenue and Customs (HMRC) still have not recorded my complaint about serious misconduct by HMRC staff involving criminal or near criminal behaviour, which the Independent Police Complaints Commission say they sent to them on 12 August. I not only complained about HMRC Pay As You Earn and Self Assessment updating my address on 11 July without my permission (and the detrimental effect this may have on Declan and myself in terms of the possible suspension of our Housing Benefit), but also their subsequent closure of my Self Assessment account based upon fabricated hearsay evidence which no independent judiciary would accept; see my previous blog post, Her Majesty's Revenue and Customs have refused to record my complaint about serious staff misconduct which was sent to them by the Independent Police Complaints Commission? (WITH UPDATE 19/8/2017). Now we're dealing with Facebook's 22nd block against our Church and State website since 1 December 2015, to boot. Basically, Facebook is now - and for the first time ever - calling me a spammer and treating all my posts to groups as spam. This is my appeal this afternoon against this unprecedented and unfounded attack:

For the attention of Mark Zuckerberg, Chairman, Chief Executive and Co-Founder of Facebook

20 August 2017

Dear Facebook,

I wish to appeal your decision last night to stop me from posting to groups, and this for an undisclosed period of time. I am being wrongly accused of spamming. For example, last night Facebook removed the three articles I tried posting to groups, stating: "We removed this post because it looks like spam to us." This block remains ongoing. Please see the screenshot attached.

1. "The Theory of Individual Selection and Its Flaws" at http://churchandstate.org.uk/2017/08/the-theory-of-individual-selection-and-its-flaws/
2. "Command Ethics or Divine Command Ethics?" at http://churchandstate.org.uk/2017/08/command-ethics-or-divine-command-ethics/
3. "The False Reality - Why Christianity Requires Ignorance" at http://churchandstate.org.uk/2017/07/the-false-reality-why-christianity-requires-ignorance/

The first article is an excerpt from Howard Bloom's book, "The Lucifer Principle". Mr. Bloom has been called "next in a lineage of seminal thinkers that includes Newton, Darwin, Einstein, [and] Freud" by Britain's Channel4 TV. The second article is an excerpt from Prof. Paul Cliteur's book, "The Secular Outlook". Prof. Cliteur is Professor of Jurisprudence at Leiden University, The Netherlands and is one of that country's leading public intellectuals. The third article comes from ExChristian.Net, a popular Creative Commons website.

I only ever post to groups that are specific to an article's subject and that I am well familiar with. I also only post to groups articles that I have already published on our Church and State website. Nonetheless, when it comes to posting to Facebook pages and/or groups, the current Facebook block records as the 22nd such block since 1 December 2015.

1st 1-4 December 2015 (4 days)
2nd 5-7 December 2015 (3 days)
3rd 6-9 January 2016 (4 days)
4th 12-15 January 2016 (4 days)
5th 20-22 January 2016 (3 days)
6th 13-16 February 2016 (4 days)
7th 23-26 March 2016 (4 days)
8th 20-23 May 2016 (4 days)
9th 25-30 May 2016 (6 days)
10th 1-3 July 2016 (3 days)
11th 7-8 September 2016 (2 days)
12th 21-22 September 2016 (3 days)
13th 27-28 September 2016 (2 days)
14th 29 September - 3 October 2016 (5 days)
15th 4-5 October 2016 (2 days)
16th 18-23 October 2016 (6 days)
17th 9-14 December 2016 (6 days)
18th 4-6 January 2017 (3 days)
19th 20-23 January 2017 (4 days)
20th 17 May 2017 (1 day)
21st 19 June 2017 (1 day)
22nd 19-20 August 2017 (2 days) (ongoing)

Facebook has responded to only three of my previous 21 appeals, citing "technical problems" in each instance. Don Collins, President of the Washington DC-based International Services Assistance Fund, writes: "Surely after multiple postings [Facebook] must know your content is neither lewd nor extreme."

Please note that we currently have an international list of 127 Honorary Associates, including two Nobel Prize winners. Since Facebook's 16th block last October, 97 distinguished academics and other intellectuals have given us permission to add their names to the list.

Thank you in advance for your assistance in this matter.

Yours faithfully,

Lola Heavey
Webmaster
Church and State

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2 October 2016: Complaint to Facebook Chairman, Chief Executive and Co-Founder Mark Zuckerberg on day 4 of Facebook's 14th block since 1 December 2015

Re: Facebook

Draft paragraph 42 of Declan's next updated complaint to the United Nations under Article 19 (freedom of expression) of the International Covenant on Civil and Political Rights.

42. On 13 August 2011, then Home Office Minister Lynne Featherstone wrote to Facebook on the Applicant's behalf, asking that they explain why the Applicant's wife had been barred. The bar was subsequently lifted; however, since 1 December 2015, Facebook have blocked the Applicant's wife from posting to a pages and/or groups on 22 separate occasions, and up to six days at a time (each of these blocks is well accounted for in the N4CM blog). On 22 December 2015, Labour's Lyn Brown, then Shadow Home Office Minister and now Shadow Home Secretary, made an enquiry on the Applicant's behalf to Facebook UK Managing Director Steve Hatch asking if he could offer an explanation as to the terms and conditions the Applicant's wife was alleged to have broken twice previously. To the best of the Applicant's knowledge, Mr Hatch did not respond to this letter. The Applicant's wife only ever posts to groups that are specific to an article's subject and that she is well familiar with, and she only ever posts articles that she has already published on the Church and State website. Nonetheless, Facebook have responded to only three of the Applicant's wife's 22 appeals since 1 December 2015, citing "technical problems" in each instance.

1st 1-4 December 2015 (4 days)
2nd 5-7 December 2015 (3 days)
3rd 6-9 January 2016 (4 days)
4th 12-15 January 2016 (4 days)
5th 20-22 January 2016 (3 days)
6th 13-16 February 2016 (4 days)
7th 23-26 March 2016 (4 days)
8th 20-23 May 2016 (4 days)
9th 25-30 May 2016 (6 days)
10th 1-3 July 2016 (3 days)
11th 7-8 September 2016 (2 days)
12th 21-22 September 2016 (3 days)
13th 27-28 September 2016 (2 days)
14th 29 September - 3 October 2016 (5 days)
15th 4-5 October 2016 (2 days)
16th 18-23 October 2016 (6 days)
17th 9-14 December 2016 (6 days)
18th 4-6 January 2017 (3 days)
19th 20-23 January 2017 (4 days)
20th 17 May 2017 (1 day)
21st 19 June 2017 (1 day)
22nd 19-20 August 2017 (2 days) (ongoing)

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Facebook UK Managing Director Steve Hatch

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UPDATE 6 September (11.15am): When it comes to stopping me from posting Church and State articles directly to pages and/or groups, Facebook's 22nd block since 1 December 2015 was removed on 21 August (a 3-day block). There's no telling what's next from Facebook. This is my report to them last night citing four other kinds of blocks since 5 April that includes the treating as spam individual book excerpts and/or articles (the unprecedented block yesterday against two articles remains ongoing):

For the attention of Mark Zuckerberg, Chairman, Chief Executive and Co-Founder of Facebook

5 September 2017

Dear Facebook,

I posted the following reply to your messages in my Support Inbox (please find both messages attached):

Please note that these two links you are treating as spam are to articles on our Church and State website:

Contraception and the Catholic Church

Christian fundamentalists are driving our country into the Dark Ages

The second article above has been liked/shared by Facebook users over 70,000 times. Neither article is spam.

On 5 April I reported that the page listing all the groups I belong to was not working. With this rectified, I reported on 10 April that I couldn't schedule posts on my page. Then I reported on 12 April that my scheduled posts were not posting. On 6 June I reported that there was no fault with an excerpt from a book by Dr Pascal Bruckner, one of France's leading public intellectuals (a 16-day block). On 24 July I reported that there was no fault with an excerpt from a book by Prof Paul Cliteur, one of the Netherlands' leading public intellectuals (an 18-day block).

On 10 August, Facebook replied: "We reviewed your [Prof Cliteur] post again and found it does follow our Community Standards. The post is being restored to Facebook. Thanks for your patience, and we apologize for any inconvenience."

Thank you in advance for your assistance in this matter.

Regards,
Lola Heavey
https://www.facebook.com/networkforchurchmonitoring/

UPDATE 6 September (continued): Despite our distinguished list of 127 Honorary Associates from around the world, the blocks on public access to our Church and State website also continue unabated. I have updated my blog post of 16 January with this morning's 723rd block on public access to our Church and State website since 26 July 2016. The blog post also not only reveals a record-breaking 52 such blocks in one week at the end of April (an unprecedented escalation that kicked off with our focus on the Danish Cartoon Crisis; 101 blocks last month), but it reveals the daily targeting to fluctuating degrees of category pages throughout the site which continues to this day. For example, as I point out in an earlier blog post about the almost certain loss of our employment contracts to the United States by Royal Mail (as opposed to the United States Postal Service), the second article below has 1/2 million Facebook likes/shares (not zero):



UPDATE 6 September (continued): And it's not just Facebook blocks, blocks on public access to our Church and State website and the daily targeting to fluctuating degrees of category pages throughout the site that Declan and I are dealing with these days. We have also been dealing with Internet cuts since 26 May. See my blog post of 21 June, Internet cuts: We pay £65 per month for BT Infinity but feel we are in a race against time to stay online (WITH UPDATE 6/9/2017 RE: 155th Internet cut since 26 May 2017).

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