Wednesday, February 22, 2017

Now that Newham Council have de-suspended our Housing Benefit, what will it take to get the Council to acknowledge receipt of a change in our circumstances in the form of a pay rise?

As soon as we receive District Judge Avent's order dismissing Declan's claim against the Greater London Authority-commissioned St Mungo's, I will post it to my blog post the day before yesterday, The Central London County Court: District Judge Avent dismisses Declan's claim against the Greater London Authority-commissioned St Mungo's that alleged the falsification and fabrication of data against us (WITH UPDATE 21/2/2017). Two working days before the hearing, we were informed by Newham Council that they had suspended our Housing Benefit. It transpires that they were wrongly informed by the Department for Work and Pensions that we had vacated; and this notwithstanding that we have had absolutely no dealings whatsoever with the DWP for over three years. The Council de-suspended our Housing Benefit yesterday (the day after the hearing), but our pay rise yesterday hasn't been acknowledged by them.

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What will it take to get Newham Council to acknowledge receipt of an actual change in our circumstances yesterday?

Tuesday, February 21, 2017

NatWest Bank: Now it's that all three of the NatWest Debit Cards we are using were cancelled by the Bank two years ago (WITH UPDATE 22/2/2017)



Perhaps The Royal Bank of Scotland, which owns NatWest Bank, has problems with security that its CEO Ross McEwan is unaware of. Declan was unable to use one of his NatWest Debit Cards at NatWest East Ham this afternoon. When he returned to the bank with his original Personal Identification Number (PIN) letter to try the card over the counter a third and final time, the bank clerk told him the PIN he was using applied to a card that had been cancelled in May 2015. Rather than have Declan use the card a third time, she ordered him a PIN ReAdvice. We are using old PINs on all three of our NatWest Debit Cards.

NatWest Alert 9 May 2016: "Your business email address registered with your NWB business account has been changed on 9 May 2016."


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Related blog post 22 June 2016: Financial Ombudsman: Adjudicator acknowledges bank email alert "would've been of great concern" but then dismisses Declan's complaint for unfair treatment

The removal of our flat door in 2012 pales into insignificance when compared to the concern the email alert above caused.
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UPDATE 22/2/2017: This afternoon Declan phoned NatWest Customer Service, having been to NatWest East Ham again this morning for PIN ReAdvices on our other two cards. NatWest Customer Service say that NatWest East Ham has got it all wrong. First of all, Declan's first two attempts with his card yesterday should have been accepted because the correct PIN was used both times; unless, of course, the terminal was faulty. Second, the PIN ReAdvices will simply tell us to keep using our old PINs. NatWest Customer Service apologized several times. NatWest East Ham, on the other hand, knew none the better this morning. They ordered a PIN ReAdvice on Declan's second card, and insisted I must call into the bank myself if I wanted a PIN ReAdvice on my card. At least now I don't have to bother.

We are still waiting to receive District Judge Avent's order dismissing Declan's claim against the Greater London Authority-commissioned St Mungo's. Perhaps his order will be in tomorrow's post and I will then be able to post it to my blog post yesterday, The Central London County Court: District Judge Avent dismisses Declan's claim against the Greater London Authority-commissioned St Mungo's that alleged the falsification and fabrication of data against us (WITH UPDATE 21/2/2017).

Monday, February 20, 2017

The Central London County Court: District Judge Avent dismisses Declan's claim against the Greater London Authority-commissioned St Mungo's that alleged the falsification and fabrication of data against us (WITH UPDATE 16/3/2017)

From the Update (16/3/2017) below:

"How you manage to do what you do is simply amazing!! And with the pressure on to adjudicate what seems more and more like attacks from a personality from 1984!"

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


County Court at Central London, Royal Courts of Justice

This afternoon District Judge Avent ruled in Declan's claim against the Greater London Authority-commissioned St Mungo's, a homeless charity, that data we alleged to be false, fabricated and nonsensical (and left us vulnerable to eviction for non-cooperation with the support provider) constituted no more than "a difference of opinion as to wording" and that no breach of the Data Protection Act 1998 had occurred. Although originally listed for a one-day hearing, the trial only lasted two hours, i.e. one hour short of the preliminary hearing last October. Declan says it was the most hostile atmosphere that he has ever experienced in a courtroom. It left him reeling, he says, after no more than five minutes. At the end of the judge's summation, Declan asked for leave to appeal. "What for?" the judge asked. "Because this is just 'a difference of opinion as to wording,'" Declan responded, quoting him verbatim. "No," the judge replied, and that was that.

We are in a supported tenancy because of Declan's physical health condition. We were forced to sleep rough on the streets of London for almost 4 years in total - from 4 November 2006 to 13 July 2009, and again from 14 April 2013 to 17 May 2014. Before we came off the street the second time, Declan was diagnosed with asthma and a chest infection; in fact, he became so weak that on 15 April 2014 the Royal London Hospital wrote: "If possible should try to find accommodation off the street." So when in May 2014 a supported housing tenancy came through (under a programme commissioned by the Greater London Authority for entrenched rough sleepers), we took it. Because the flat only came with a fridge and cooker, we had to sink the deposit we had for a flat into making it habitable. And that was only the beginning...

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A difference of opinion as to wording?

Paragraph 23 of Declan's Witness Statement dated 14 November 2016.

23. Still to this day, I do not know the service to which the staff action/intervention "Signposted to another service" referred. No mention was made of the action note in St Mungo's Defence, notwithstanding the extraordinary lengths I had gone before the defence was filed to highlight the seriousness of blatantly retaining data that was false, fabricated and without meaning (vague to the point of having almost any kind of interpretation).



UPDATE 16/3/2017 (10.08pm): Our statutory 21 days to apply for permission to appeal expired four days ago on Monday. We only received Judge Avent's order above in a late post yesterday; and this despite the fact that the Information Commissioner's Office found the Ministry of Justice in breach of the Data Protection Act in respect of an application to contest the court's jurisdiction that we did not receive in a timely manner in a previous case (see my blog post yesterday, Complaint to the Secretary of State for Justice. We still do not have District Judge Avent's order and today is the 2nd day after the expiration of our statutory 21 days to apply for permission to appeal). Tonight Don Collins, President of the Washington, DC-based International Services Assistance Fund, writes: "How you manage to do what you do is simply amazing!! And with the pressure on to adjudicate what seems more and more like attacks from a personality from 1984!" Two working days before Declan's hearing over three weeks ago, we were informed by Newham Council that they had suspended our Housing Benefit. It was reinstated the day after the hearing. According to the Council, they had been informed by the Department for Work and Pensions that we had vacated. We have had absolutely no dealings whatsoever with the DWP for over three years (see my blog post of 22 February, Now that Newham Council have de-suspended our Housing Benefit, what will it take to get the Council to acknowledge receipt of a change in our circumstances in the form of a pay rise?).

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We were evicted from our previous flat on 14 March 2013 because according to our then live-in landlady's ex-husband, Dr Nigel McKenzie, a consultant psychiatrist in Highgate Mental Health Centre, our flat was needed for somebody with a mental illness. Former MI5 whistleblower David Shayler also lived with human rights activist Belinda McKenzie in the same political 'safe house' for a couple of years until 2007. According to BBC Panorama, Shayler "caused the biggest crisis of official secrecy since the spy catcher affair"; he was jailed for seven weeks in 2002 for breaking the Official Secrets Act. It is unfortunate that Shayler declared himself the Messiah in 2007, became a squatter, and was subsequently ridiculed in the press for changing his name to Delores Kane. A New Statesman article published in September 2006 featuring Shayler and Belinda gives no indication that Shayler believed he was the Messiah at that time; whilst a Daily Mail interview with him the following year reveals he believed himself to be Jesus by June 2007. He has never regained his normal self.

The Esquire article below* is mentioned in a Guardian article dated 27 March 2012. It is an eye-opener, highlighting the monitoring and surveillance that Shayler had to live with back in 2000, and the contradictory briefings and slanders that were coming out of the British establishment and the media. The author, Dr Eamonn O'Neill, is a lecturer in journalism at Strathclyde University.

*On 2 May 2013, Issuu removed this pdf from my Issuu account following a copyright complaint by Hearst Communications. I had uploaded the article to my Issuu account in December 2012. In March 2013, when last I checked, the article had been viewed more than 15,000 times. It can be read here.

BBC PANORAMA: The David Shayler Affair (August 1998)

Former MI5 whistleblower David Shayler "caused the biggest crisis of official secrecy since the spy catcher affair", according to BBC Panorama. He was jailed for seven weeks in 2002 for breaking the Official Secrets Act.

Thursday, February 16, 2017

This morning Newham Council notify us of the suspension of our Housing Benefit. Declan's one-day court hearing against St Mungo's is scheduled for Monday


County Court at Central London, Royal Courts of Justice

On Monday we have the hearing of Declan's case against the homeless charity St Mungo's at the Central London County Court in the Royal Courts of Justice. This morning we received notification from Newham Council that we have had our Housing Benefit suspended because of "information received from DWP", that they have recently been advised of a change in Declan's circumstances. There has been no change in our circumstances; moreover, we have had absolutely no dealings whatsoever with the Department of Work and Pensions for over three years!!



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Joseph McCabe (1867-1955), a former Franciscan monk who became one of the best-known champions and a prolific popularizer of freethought and rationalism in the first half of the 20th century, had this to say:

"The criticism of religion seems to be an unpopular job. I am, as more zealous and self-sacrificing purveyors of skepticism will assure you, really a timid and innocuous person, yet I have had my life threatened in Sydney and have been protected by friendly guns in Denver. I have heard ladies of Minneapolis regret that none had the courage to shoot me, and British Spiritualist clergymen have deplored in their journal 'Light,' that I have never yet had the horsewhipping which I have merited. Friends have rushed before me in the streets of London to protect me, they imagined, from a vitriol-thrower, and sailors have been bribed by clergymen of the southern seas to put my luggage ashore a thousand miles away from my destination. I have been forced by the pressure of the Catholic Church on a London publisher to tear up a literary contract worth at least twenty thousand dollars, and have had my books shamelessly misrepresented in the press and expelled, under menaces, from booksellers' shops. Insults, injuries, intrigues, lies, libels, vituperations, depreciations..."

'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, February 07, 2017

In an unprecedented attack all our formating work on 115 footnotes has been undone prior to the publication of a 36-page book excerpt on our Church and State website


UK Government Communications Headquarters (GCHQ)

Unbelievable! This attack involved more than breaking the formatting Declan and I had produced on 115 footnotes to a 36-page book excerpt. It also involved the vandalisation of the text; for example not just breaking 75% of the italics but also the gross misspelling of words that had been previously saved and proofed in preview. This is the excerpt from a book by Prof Paul Cliteur that was so royally targeted last night prior to its publication on Church and State:


Self-Defence And Terrorism by Paul Cliteur

Prof Cliteur is Professor of Jurisprudence, Leiden University (the Netherlands) and one of our 90 Honorary Associates. We are immensely proud of our Paul Cliteur category, which we are currently developing. It is my intention to add another two articles to the category this week. Prof Cliteur's material is seriously informative for anyone concerned about liberal democracy in the 21st century. Simply outstanding!

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I have just updated my blog post of 16 January, The blocks on access to our Church and State website continue unabated (WITH UPDATE 7/2/2017). I updated the blog post with this morning's 146th block on access to our Church and State website since 26 July 2016 (the graphic below is on US time). Last Saturday access to the site was blocked an unprecedented seven times.

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Latest block on access to our website: 12.11am

At the moment Church and State's category pages are also under serious attack. Declan has just checked and hardly a category page is showing a full complement of Facebook likes/shares. We are well familiar with this particular attack. I posted this graphic two weeks ago (the third article below has 1/2 million social recommends):




Cardinal Burke: Gay couples shouldn’t be invited to family gatherings if children are present

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'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

Saturday, February 04, 2017

Declan's Witness Statement against St Mungo's has been removed from this blog, with our District Court hearing scheduled for 20 February 2017 (WITH UPDATE - DAY 2 5/2/2017)


County Court at Central London, Royal Courts of Justice

I wondered what would be next in my previous blog post, On the day our salaries are renewed for another year, access to our Church and State website is blocked an unprecedented five times (WITH UPDATE 4/2/2017). Earlier tonight I discovered that Declan's Witness Statement against the homeless charity St Mungo's had been removed from this blog. The hearing of our claim is scheduled to take place on 20 February at the County Court at Central London. At the preliminary hearing on 11 October, Declan explained to the Court that had the false, fabricated and nonsensical data St Mungo's produced against us have gone unchallenged, we could have been evicted from our home (a threat to life). The witness statement is now published in SlideShare:



But the witness statement is also published in Issuu and should be appearing in this blog post too:

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15 November 2016: Will St Mungo's get away with falsifying and fabricating data against us? I'm still waiting for Issuu to let me embed Declan's Witness Statement dated 14 November 2016

DAY 2 UPDATE 5 February (6.05pm): This evening the witness statement appears in the blog post above; however, it has been appearing and disappearing in the blog post since I contacted Issuu in the early hours of the morning. For now, this records as a 2-day problem. Issuu did not respond to my previous complaint about being unable to embed the statement on 15 November 2016 before it appeared the next day, so I'm not expecting them to deal with this problem either until it has been resolved. Will I still be updating this blog post when it comes to Declan's court hearing on 20 February? (I have updated my previous blog post with this morning's 143rd block on access to our Church and State website since 26 July 2016.)

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We were evicted from our previous flat on 14 March 2013 because according to our then live-in landlady's ex-husband, Dr Nigel McKenzie, a consultant psychiatrist in Highgate Mental Health Centre, our flat was needed for somebody with a mental illness. Former MI5 whistleblower David Shayler also lived with human rights activist Belinda McKenzie in the same political 'safe house' for a couple of years until 2007. According to BBC Panorama, Shayler "caused the biggest crisis of official secrecy since the spy catcher affair"; he was jailed for seven weeks in 2002 for breaking the Official Secrets Act. It is unfortunate that Shayler declared himself the Messiah in 2007, became a squatter, and was subsequently ridiculed in the press for changing his name to Delores Kane. A New Statesman article published in September 2006 featuring Shayler and Belinda gives no indication that Shayler believed he was the Messiah at that time; whilst a Daily Mail interview with him the following year reveals he believed himself to be Jesus by June 2007. He has never regained his normal self.

The Esquire article below* is mentioned in a Guardian article dated 27 March 2012. It is an eye-opener, highlighting the monitoring and surveillance that Shayler had to live with back in 2000, and the contradictory briefings and slanders that were coming out of the British establishment and the media. The author, Dr Eamonn O'Neill, is a lecturer in journalism at Strathclyde University.

*On 2 May 2013, Issuu removed this pdf from my Issuu account following a copyright complaint by Hearst Communications. I had uploaded the article to my Issuu account in December 2012. In March 2013, when last I checked, the article had been viewed more than 15,000 times. It can be read here.

BBC PANORAMA: The David Shayler Affair (August 1998)

Former MI5 whistleblower David Shayler "caused the biggest crisis of official secrecy since the spy catcher affair", according to BBC Panorama. He was jailed for seven weeks in 2002 for breaking the Official Secrets Act.