Hacking and Common Purpose

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.

Evidence of the above:

Blacklist [pdf]

Graham points out that “north west dev agency originally lied but later had to admit that name had been passed on”:


I’m afraid my own barely articulate response, upon reading these pdfs was: “Bastards!”

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 ‘hackinginquiry.org’ 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 hackinginquiry.org 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).


Check out Media Standards Trust funders—  Eranda Trust


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

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.

8 comments for “Hacking and Common Purpose

  1. July 11, 2011 at 16:59

    Very interesting post and links. I don’t know much about Common Purpose, an omission I ought to rectify.

    Whatever comes out of the hacking affair, I set that against the way the BBC has been lying to us for years about climate change and the way it has been manipulating the UK news by simply not reporting many important issues in favour of trivialities.

    Murdoch does at least give some small counterweight to the BBC/Guardian dominance we’ve had for far too long in the UK.

  2. July 11, 2011 at 17:01

    I suspect this is one which is going to take time to unravel and hopefully it’s not too late by then.

  3. Patrick Harris
    July 11, 2011 at 20:17

    Not too late to do what?

    THEY have all THEIR placemen in top positions of all the institutes, big business, the Services (armed and civil), local government, all the quangos,. partnerships, trusts, agencies, charities, NHS, education, MSM.

    Short of a Bastille Day, without the pikes and pitchforks, I fail to see any way of stemming, let alone reversing, the present situation.

  4. July 11, 2011 at 23:57

    The word on the street is that Peston got his RBS insider information from a NI contact. Its rather obvious how that contact got his information now isn’t it?

  5. July 12, 2011 at 00:37

    Patrick, surely the ‘Storming of the Bastille’ was down to Them as part of Their ‘French Revolution? Aren’t we being enticed into a similar ‘revolution’ in present times? One that They will also control and manipulate. Order out of chaos or the phoenix rising out of the flames and all that.

    Apart from anything else I can’t see any sort of violent uprising having the desired effect, even if by some remote chance it wasn’t instigated by or co-opted by Them.

    What then will work? What can save us? We have to remove these people from positions of power somehow. This would result in replacing them with whom? Good, honest and trustworthy people of moral standing and with the necessary abilities. No easy task.

    The only idea I’ve had is that some sort of document or declaration could be created that a significant number of the people described above could subscribe to and rally around. It would have to be beyond narrow party politics and deal with the key fundamentals. Such a task is beyond me. It may even be beyond one single individual. I thought about floating the idea on my blog and asking for suggestions, but I don’t think I have enough people visiting to make it a success. Perhaps it might be an exercise that the contributors at the Orphans of Liberty might like to take up. Or maybe not. It was just a thought.

  6. July 12, 2011 at 06:29

    I know someone who’s always been talking of the revolution on the streets as we take on the government, a la V for Vendetta but now isn’t doing this as much.

    I’ve never believed in it.

    As Harry says, any modern revolution is factored in and brought on by creating the conditions for it and the forces opposed to it, as with Gaddafi, are the paid, fed and clothed ones, while the freedom fighters are dying of malnutrition and dysentery.

    The malcontents, such as us, are picked off and the rudderless masses are herded into this corral or that. Soup kitchens become the order of the day.

  7. Patrick Harris
    July 12, 2011 at 12:27

    So, to get “our” placemen into positions of power and decision making we have to start recuiting from the “lower deck” of all the institutions, quangos, trusts, charities, services (armed and civil) etc.
    Where and when to start?

  8. July 12, 2011 at 13:38

    It really is about placemen and women. Everyone in charge wants a certain type in there. If it is infested with leftists, then they’re the only people who get in.

    How did the leftists manage to achieve this? Well they were already in the unis and secondary schools, not so much the primary and they did it by attrition – a placement here, a placement there. They never gave the impression they were leftists – they were just bubbly people, full of the joy of life and having the qualification.

    Only after it was all over the country and things started going wrong – these people were now in decision making positions, did the damage really begin.

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