Tag Archives: SPAC Nation

One arrest after six SPAC Nation houses raided by police

Police yesterday made their first arrest over serious allegations of fraud made against some leading members of the SPAC Nation evangelical church – “the Church of Bling” – as was first reported by Inside Croydon last year. The arrest of … Continue reading

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Police opt to not investigate allegations against SPAC Nation

The Metropolitan Police has decided not to continue with its investigation into the controversial SPAC Nation, the “Church of Bling” which has been closely associated with the Conservative Party, particularly in Croydon. Yet according to a Croydon MP, former members … Continue reading

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London Minister Philp to hold urgent meeting on SPAC Nation

Chris Philp, the Conservative MP for Croydon South and the government’s Minister for London, is to hold an urgent meeting over the activities of the controversial cult-like church SPAC Nation with Steve Reed, Labour’s Croydon North MP. Top of the … Continue reading

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‘I’m covinced SPAC Nation is a cult. They exploit the young’

Here is the full transcript of the speech given by Croydon North MP Steve Reed OBE in the House of Commons adjournment debate on SPAC Nation on Wednesday STEVE REED: I am grateful for the opportunity to raise this important … Continue reading

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Stewart is latest Tory to ignore allegations against SPAC Nation

Croydon North MP Steve Reed will use this afternoon’s adjournment debate in the House of Commons about the controversial cult-like SPAC Nation to demand to know “how young people at risk right now will be protected, how traumatised victims will … Continue reading

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Questions to be asked in the Commons over SPAC Nation

Questions are to be asked in the House of Commons on Wednesday about the lack of police action over the controversial, cult-like “Church of Bling”, SPAC Nation. Croydon North MP Steve Reed OBE has been granted an adjournment debate, straight … Continue reading

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‘It’s like Rotherham’: MP Reed calls for urgent action on SPAC

Croydon North MP Steve Reed is to raise in Parliament this week his growing concerns about a lack of police action over mounting complaints about the activities of SPAC Nation, the cult-like church which featured in a BBC Panorama documentary … Continue reading

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Serious Fraud Office investigating SPAC links to 50 companies

Extent of fraud investigations into controversial church are revealed, as national newspaper follows up on Inside Croydon’s story, and further disturbing allegations begin to emerge over child-safeguarding The Serious Fraud Office has been investigating the cult-like SPAC Nation since February, … Continue reading

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Charity Commission probes SPAC for breaking ‘no politics’ rule

Now the subject of fraud investigations, the controversial SPAC Nation church is also under threat of losing its status as a registered charity, too, which could cost it an estimated £250,000 per year SPAC Nation, the money-grabbing cult-like church who … Continue reading

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Croydon Tories’ leader distances himself from SPAC Nation

On the eve of the Fairfield council by-election, the leader of the Conservative group at Croydon Town Hall has tried to distance his local party from the controversial SPAC Nation. The Tory candidate in Thursday’s Fairfield by-election, 20-year-old Jayde Edwards, … Continue reading

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Tory candidate’s church is under police investigation for fraud

Inside Croydon has confirmed that the locally based evangelical church SPAC Nation is under investigation for fraud. Jayde Edwards, the Conservative candidate standing in Thursday’s Fairfield council by-election, is a leading member of SPAC Nation. Her campaign has received much … Continue reading

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‘Don’t call us cult-like’ says cult-like SPAC Nation

A cult-like church group which has been dabbling in right-wing politics says that it objects to being called “cult-like”. The press office of the SPAC Nation has written to Inside Croydon, objecting to the description of their organisation as cult-like, … Continue reading

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Creatura hands Edwards front-row seat for Fairfield by-election

Even before the Fairfield ward council by-election date was announced, Croydon Tories had selected their candidate – though not through any process as crassly democratic as allowing the local Conservative members a vote. Jayde Edwards, a young mum who is … Continue reading

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