As if we needed any more evidence that Common Purpose is part of the many-headed hydra which is steadily working against the citizen and the nation, this below might help dispel any doubt.
Why should you care?
The vast majority of moneys paid to Common Purpose for their “training courses” come from the public purse [source: Gerrish video below]. Councils and even parliament allocate resources to be paid directly to Common Purpose and yet so few in the society know where this money is actually going and who the inductees are or what the criteria for their induction were.
If you touch this topic or comment below, then you will go onto Common Purpose’s list as a possible extremist. You might not wish to be seen as such and to have things start to go wrong for you – so by far the safest course is just to read this in RSS, then forget you saw it. That way, Common Purpose can press on regardless and everyone’s happy.
Ken Craggs’ article on CP
‘Leaders with a Common Purpose’ (updated)
“Dame Rennie Fritchie became a Baroness in 2005 and is a member of the House of Lords. Baroness Fritchie is Chair of Nominet, and was Chair of the Web Science Research Initiative at Southampton University and the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) until 2009.
Baroness Fritchie works closely with inventor of the web Sir Tim Berners-Lee, (a Professor at MIT and Southampton University) W3C, and the Tetherless World Constellation in helping to develop the open government data initiatives, and the Semantic Web and Internet of Things to develop a global system of total information awareness. The W3C office for UK and Ireland is hosted by Nominet.
In 2007 the MacArthur Foundation awarded a grant of $350,000 to the Media Standards Trust and the Web Science Research Initiative to develop their plans for authenticating news on the web. The board of trustees of the Media Standards Trust include Julia Middleton (Common Purpose), Sir David Bell (Common Purpose) and Anthony Salz, the executive vice chairman of Rothschild.”
“Sir Brandon Gough is Chancellor of the University of East Anglia (UEA) and was Chair of the Common Purpose Charitable Trust. The email controversy at the University of East Anglia‘s Climatic Research Unit. (CRU) began in November 2009 and became known as “Climategate“). An independent review headed by Common Purpose stooge Sir Muir Russel cleared climate scientists of accusations that they fudged their results and silenced critics to bolster the case for man-made global warming. Sir Russell Muir (a layman) is Chairman of the Judicial Appointments Board for Scotland (JAB).
The Law Society of Scotland in its members’ magazine Journal was critical that the appointment of laymen as opposed to lawyers as Chairman is “Unique in Europe”. The JAB has statutory responsibilities under the Judiciary and Courts (Scotland) act 2008. The Board’s role is to make recommendations to Ministers for appointment to the office of judge, sheriff principal, sheriff, and part-time sheriff as well as other judicial offices set out in the Act.”
“David Cameron, Nick Clegg, and Gordon Brown are Common Purpose graduates. Consecutive Labour and Conservative governments in the UK have been handing power over to the EU for years through use of ‘Henry VIII clauses’, a practice that still continues. (See: House of Commons debates, 18 May 2011: Column 458.) More info at about Henry VIII clauses at Statutory Instruments UK. Also see: Gordon Brown’s New World Order Speech, the All-Party Parliamentary Group for World Government, and the One World Trust.”
“Lord Adair Turner: who is on the Bank of England Court of Directors, Chairman of the Financial Services Authority (FSA), Chairman of the Committee on Climate Change, and was Chair of the Economic & Social Research Council, Vice Chairman of Britain in Europe and a member of the Policy Advisory Board of the Social Market Foundation. “
“Stephen Heintz, President of the Rockerfeller Brothers Fund in the U.S. was the founding president of Demos (U.S. Think Tank), an organisation of which he is currently board chair. The History section of Demos informs us that Barack Obama was recruited to Demos when he was a state senator in Illinois.”
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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.