Another lie. This time from the UK Branch
Andrew Schofield, a spokesman for Jehovah’s Witnesses in Britain, states: “For almost 60 years, our administrative operations for Britain have been located in London. However, larger facilities became necessary due to the increased demand for Bible-related literature and materials. We began site preparation on the 34-hectare (approx. 85 a.) property in April 2015 and expect to complete construction by the end of 2019.”
What a joke. they have sent bethel boys home, they have cut way back on printing, and their increase in Uk was 26 last year.
It sounds like Andy is out of touch with reality.
Increased demand? Demand from who exactly? Not the public that's for sure. Demand within the org, well, yh because you brought out a new bible so the members obviously want a copy of it.
Demand can (and is) fulfulled via PDF and mobi downloads. So dont tell me you need bigger printing factories. You could shut up Warwick and Walkhill and have a one floor office in Birmingham with 30 staff that produces PDFs all week.
alanv: Andrew Schofield, a spokesman for Jehovah’s Witnesses in Britain, states: “For almost 60 years, our administrative operations for Britain have been located in London."
Mr Schofield, even forgetting about the 'spin of increased demand', it appears you can't even get basic FACTS correct. And you should have 'studied' this less than a year ago!
Neither, in this instance (on the WT's own website), can you make the excuse that you where 'mis-quoted' or quoted 'out-of-context'.
Actually: "For almost 117 years, our administrative operations for Britain have been located in London."
God's Kingdom Rules! Chapter 2, page 29
Box: Prepared for the Birth of the Kingdom
1900: First branch office established in London, England
Oh. You should have 'studied' the above in the mid-week meeting in October 2016.
Here's a list to help you:
1900: Gipsy Lane (now known as Green Street), Forest Gate, London (8 miles from Charing Cross, the 'center of London')
1903: Eversholt Street, Euston, London (1.5 miles to Charing Cross)
1911: Craven Terrace, Lancaster Gate, London (2.5 miles to Charing Cross)
1959: The Ridgeway, Mill Hill, London (9 miles to Charing Cross)
2019: Temple Farm, Chelmsford, Essex (outside London and 31 miles from Charing Cross)
If you can't even get basic info right - why should we believe the rest of what you say?
And thanks to alanv for picking this up
It's up there with the classic Sam Herd comment: "we need to cut back because we are rapidly expanding". Forget the exact quote.
"Due to increased demand for Bible based literature"
Can't even bring himself to lie that there is increasing growth of the Borg. There very well may be increasing demand amongst Witnesses of their pdf's. They are virtually free.
The Watchtower organization has been proudly disseminating fake news for the whole one hundred and thirty eight years of its existence.
You cannot trust one word of what they have ever printed or spoken, everything has been either misleading or plain wrong. Surely there must be a prize somewhere for a record like this?
Thanks darksilver for your comments and observations. It maybe that when Andre Schofield made his comment about 60 years in London, he was just thinking about 60 Years in Mill Hill. But certainly the major lie there was about the increased demand for bible literature being the reason they are moving.
Actually I think most JWs would know that at least in the uk, there certainly is less demand now for literature, as so much of it now comes electronically.