Common Purpose finally recognized for what it is

In the same way the week began with people finally waking up from their deep slumber on other issues, Guido has recognized Common Purpose for what it is and I commented over there:

We have been running countless posts on Common Purpose for years and it’s wonderful that this is finally getting recognition, esp Media Standards Trust. All power to your drinking arm, Guido.

He should also take a look at Total Information Awareness while he’s there. Hey, let’s not knock anyone for tardiness – as long as we all get there in the end, it’s just great. This taxpayer funded false charity is not just a rip-off of the taxpayer, it is a corrosive and bullying influence which has altered the landscape in this country, often through councils and anyone else you have to interface with in the course of living here.


Remember this from Graham Roberts below?

Let’s revisit these three posts again before getting into it:

Graham Roberts now brings an interesting angle to the story:

How ironic that the Media Standards Trust , set up by 2 Common Purpose trustees, have now got involved in the hacking scandal. The Media Standards Trust is a trojan horse fake charity set up to re-balance as they see fit how the press is regulated (in other words to the advantage of their cronies inside the BBC – Guardian)

Middleton and Bells – CP Trustees and founders of the Media Standards Trust had been collecting illegally for nearly 2 years, the data of foi requesters, then distributing their names via a blacklist – to public bodies who CP dealt with. CP embarked on a smear campaign against ordinary members of the public who put in foi requests referencing CP.

Here is evidence for those statements:




north west dev agency originally lied but later had to admit that name had been passed on


Graham also gave us:

Check out Media Standards Trust funders— Eranda Trust

Eranda Foundation (Sir Evelyn De Rothschild) others finders inc New Labour luvvies Ronald Cohen and Lord Sainsbury

And so:

The Guardian newspaper broke the story of the hacking of Milly Dowler’s voicemail on 4th July 2011. The Media Standards Trust was quick off the mark, setting up, with ex CP employee Chris Bryant:

… on 5th July 2011. The domain name ‘‘ had been registered a couple of weeks previously on 15th June 2011, with the Media Standards Trust itching for a public inquiry into hacking. .

So what is Common Purpose up to? They are now campaigning for “the establishment of a full public inquiry into phone hacking and other forms of illegal intrusion by the press” as it says on the website.

We know that Common Purpose is seriously into social control so they are exploiting ‘hackgate’ to promote their control of the media agenda. The Media Standards Trust may try to set itself up as an alternative to the Press Complaints Commission (PCC).

Here is an example of the type of thing CP do:

Common Purpose to face no further action from Information Commissioner

By Paul Jump, Third Sector Online, 8 December 2009

Charity that was found likely to have breached data protection principles has told watchdog it will not do so again

The Information Commissioner’s Office has decided not to take any further action against leadership training charity Common Purpose despite upholding its initial assessment that the charity had probably breached data protection principles.

The ICO ruled in October that the charity was unlikely to have complied with the provisions in the Data Protection Act 1998 on processing personal data when it compiled a list containing the personal details of people who had made requests under the Freedom of Information Act relating to its dealings with public authorities.

The list was sent to public authorities receiving new Freedom of Information Act requests to demonstrate the view of Common Purpose that the requests were vexatious.

And now:

three articles in the sunday times today – also guido putting the boot in. guardian also reporting


And Ken Craggs weighs in:

Did you see the ‘Special Investigation” yesterday (16/11/2012) that the Daily Mail has done on Common Purpose / Leveson Inquiry ? Pages 1 & 2 and pages 8-17). Here are a few of the pages.

I also added my blog post to the Daily Mail forum

Here’s a page in the Guardian

The Telegraph

These bastards are everything which is going wrong in the country right now. Their motto is “Leading beyond Authority” and it doesn’t take much brainpower to see where that one is going. One way it’s done is that they insinuate themselves into regional or council offices and “advise” the elected head honchos on how best to screw the taxpayer and prevent dissent.

They play hardball in a way which makes Alistair Campbell look like Mother Theresa, they’re quite unprincipled and they’re in charge right now, which puts all of us in considerable danger.


Going back to the way they do this, this was a good example. [We’ll leave the Neuro-Linguistic Programming on their funded courses for now.]   This speech by CP head honcho Julia Middleton. And I quote her:

No region and no part and no part of any country are ever going to go anywhere until it manages to engage the talented.


The other day I was in a meeting in Belfast, I have no idea how I ended up in this meeting. It was a really wonderful meeting with about fifteen people there. When we were really getting going there was this little jerk in the corner, who kept piping out “What is your legitimacy?” and we all said “just shut up” and we kept on going.


Anyway, he went on and on about our legitimacy to such an extent that in the end I turned to him and said “Let me just be absolutely clear that at this meeting we are not trying to allocate any public funding, nor are we trying to make any public policy. Actually in this meeting are the fifteen people that are the only people in Northern Ireland that have done anything for the homeless in Northern Ireland for the last 10 years. That is our legitimacy and it is a totally compelling and overwhelming legitimacy”.

The legitimacy question wasn’t directed at the 15 people. It was directed at Julia Middleton and Common Purpose and then the anti-democratic agenda stall was laid out:

I believe with a passion that there is a democratic space. There is an enormous space in it for politicians. They call the shots. They are accountable. That is right and proper. But there is another space for leaders of civil society.

That is the thing which permeates the whole business – this preparedness for unelected “leaders” of quite low quality to step in and take over key functions in the former UK. This is the attitude of disdain which permeates Common Purpose and that arrogance cannot have no foundation.


And isn’t it interesting how things just seem to disappear from the web?   Ian Parker Joseph tried to run a piece on Common Purpose, referred to in Brown’s speech as part of his plans for Britain but a strange thing happened. As Ian said:

You can view the current version on the No.10 Website here, where all references to Common Purpose have now been removed. You can view that Cache version here, but I am going to reproduce it in full in case it ‘disappears’.

He then attempts to do so here.

Now if there was nothing untoward in mentioning Common Purpose, why then was it continually hacked and/or removed? These little questions are minor but their sum total point in certain directions which really should be taken note of by the UK blogosphere.


And let’s not forget the type of people deeply embedded in key positions who are CP tainted:

Common Purpose and the Leveson Inquiry

“… Anthony Salz who is now Executive Vice-Chairman of Rothschild and was formerly Vice Chairman of the BBC Governors. Anthony Salz is also on the board at the Common Purpose controlled Media Standards Trust that launched the hackinginquiry.

The Scott Trust and the Rothschild ‘Eranda Foundation‘ have both funded the Media Standards Trust.

Anthony Salz is a trustee of the Scott Trust which owns the Guardian Media Group. It was the Guardian newspaperthat first published information about Milly Dowler’s phone having been hacked.”

Common Purpose graduate Shami Chakrabarti is Chancellor ofOxford Brookes University. Common Purpose graduate Joanna Foster was formerly Deputy Chair and Governor of Oxford Brookes University and chaired the Lloyds TSB Foundation and the Equal Opportunities Commission.

Joanna Foster is also an Associate Fellow of the University of Oxford SAID Business School.

Another Common Purpose graduate at the SAID Business School is Elizabeth Paris who has been Managing Director at JPMorgan and Managing Director at The Chase Manhattan Bank.

Dame Helen Alexander is a trustee of the Oxford University SAID Business School and was Chief Executive of the Economist Group until 2008.

Lady de Rothschild and Chair of Common Purpose Sir David Bell are on the Board of Directors at The Economist Group. Dame Helen Alexander is also on the World Wide Web Foundation Board of Directors along with Ex – Prime Minister Gordon Brown.


At the time [November 20th, 2007], I asked:

When are the mainstream UK bloggers going to pick up and run with all of this? Who cares about Clegg and Huhne’s little scrap? Let’s get moving on what is happening in our country while we still have it.

So, on November 19th, 2012, it’s lovely to be able to say that someone has finally taken up the baton, apart from the old stalwarts:

CP Exposed
Stop CP
Ken Craggs
PJC Journal
Witterings from Witney

Common Purpose are banking on the public reading all this and then forgetting about it, as usual. With the MSM and Guido now behind it, there is perhaps some hope it will be kept in the public gaze.

4 comments for “Common Purpose finally recognized for what it is

  1. Bunny
    November 19, 2012 at 5:01 pm

    Utter bastards may they rot in hell.

  2. john in cheshire
    November 19, 2012 at 7:37 pm

    Good one, James. I’m afraid that it’s people like you and those you mention who will have to keep reminding us about the Common Purpose enemy at the heart of our nation, and beyond. Until such bodies no longer exist, they will have to be opposed by yourselves. May God Bless you all and provide you with the strength and determination that you will undoubtedly need.

  3. Tatty
    November 20, 2012 at 1:15 pm

    And let’s not forget the type of people deeply embedded in key positions who are CP tainted:

    Not forgetting that our own children being readied to take the reins in future as we type.

    Google “young leaders common purpose” or “young leaders insert your child’s school here

    My daughter’s secondary school is riddled with CP.

  4. Greg Tingey
    November 20, 2012 at 5:46 pm

    “Leadership Training CHarity” ??

    I have always regarded your rants about CP as paranoia, but now I’m not so sure.

    ALong with something from LongRider about suspending planning objections, because “we want to” it is getting worrying.

    Incidentally, someone re-posted Kipling’s poem about ” A servant when he reigneth” oh dear….

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