Please make a quiet note of these things, before they slip away:
Zenna Atkins, social entrepreneur, [former] Chair of OFSTED and Chair of Places for People is presented on their site by Common Purpose whom there is abundant evidence is an evil organization stacking key positions in the UK with their own people, unelected of course.
OFSTED is infiltrated too and so those lessons to five year olds on sex will be encouraged by those of this woman’s ilk. Here’s her profile and philosophy, [formerly] from the CP website:
One of the great problems in Britain today is that we are all trying to become the same; to minimise the differences between us, rather than enjoy them. I am a tall busty blonde. I like being a tall busty blonde. I flaunt it – mainly because there are not many of us chairing boards (particularly not the audit committee of the Royal Navy). It’s me. I add value precisely because I am different.
Ah yes, her bustiness was a key prerequisite for the job.
UPDATE [16:12]: Ofsted chief, Zenna Atkins, says schools need bad teachers
From Andrew Gregory [last year]:
The head of the schools watchdog was slammed last night after insisting all pupils need one “s*** teacher”. Ofsted chief Zenna Atkins went on to claim it would be wrong to sack useless members of staff.
Now do you wonder why this country has fallen apart and no one quite knows why? How about Roisin McDonough, Chief Executive, Arts Council of Northern Ireland?
It is because women have been kept out of many positions of power they have got better at leading beyond authority and working on the margins. They have learnt to create power.
They have got better at leading beyond authority. Y-e-e-s-s-s. I think you have an idea of their mindset by now and of course, their ideas will rule because unlike the elected officials, these people “lead beyond authority” and are the wunderkind of the government.
Let’s move on. Lord Simon is a supporter of CP and was interviewed a couple of years back by Julia Middleton – for a CP project:
Lord Simon of Highbury, former chairman of BP argued “it is time to recognise the importance of a more integrated economic / political system in Europe”.
You just have to look out for these things but they’re there if you look closely enough and know the interconnections. Now this one‘s fabulous:
Thousands of pounds of taxpayers’ cash have been spent by ministers to explain David Cameron’s Big Society to civil servants.
The revelation confirms fears that even top civil servants do not understand the PM’s idea for encouraging volunteering and giving local communities more power.
Documents obtained by the Sunday Mirror show three Whitehall departments hired an organisation to “translate” the Big Society to officials. They attended brainstorming sessions and team-building exercises in a “collaboration laboratory” run by Common Purpose.
I’m sorry – what was the name of that organization again? Co-comm-Pup-P … No it’s gone and it was on the tip of my tongue. Here’s a good one [click on pic to read]:
Julia Middleton writes to Frances Maude, Cabinet Office Minister:
Isn’t that lovely?
The Cabinet Office reveals that the minutes were recorded this way:
… but somehow an error was made and David Bell’s name seemed to disappear in the version which was released:
Understandable error anyone could make, yes? Not in the least untoward, opaque, deceptive or downright dishonest, is it? Not arf.
Let’s save the rest up for next time. If you’ve got this far, lads and lasses, try this also, by Ian Parker-Joseph:
To me this is corporatism/fascism/communitarianism/communism all rolled into one, society herded like cattle, projects defined by consultants, people just end up paying and complying. This, and schemes like this, will end up becoming the ‘community organisers’ bible.
Talk about a rich vein of material on these bozos.
Thanks Graham Roberts again.
Good material on Common Purpose
Some of my own, based on material supplied
Common Purpose – more evidence
Common Purpose dishonesty
An oppressor by any other name
CP – the cancer spreads
OFSTED – the fish rots at the head
Common Purpose at work and play
More than corrupt
Groupthink spreads like a cancer through the UK
Is this how to run a country?
One ring to rule them all
Paradiso and the future of the internet
Demos, Common Purpose, Labour, Tories, security companies
Common Purpose – the disease spreads to the Netherlands
Common Purpose – meanwhile, in America
Groupthink – gentle art of persuasion
Common Purpose – initially to have a coffee
Common Purpose – just the facts, ma’am
Common Purpose – rhetoric of the quisling
References to Common Purpose appear in many other posts.