Time to wheelclamp Common Purpose

Earlier today, I wrote of the Skipton clamper and the strongarm tactics employed by firms on ordinary citizens who were potential customers in the area.

There’s another issue to this clamping business and that’s the utter callousness of people in this country these days, opting for the Draconian solution first, often without any understanding of the circumstances.  Just as with the parachutee problem, the culpable ones are the higher-ups.  The man in that picture was hired for those qualities and the firm advertised itself for its ruthlessness, which local firms availed themselves of.

So local firms knew what they were doing to potential customers.

There’s a mix here of the British penchant for the Draconian solution, an attitude which has always existed – look at the miner’s strikes – and the issue of the people behind Draconian solutions.  In the case of those strikes, it was two strongwilled lots of people locked in a Power struggle against each other and the public suffering.  The union leaders were the ones who called out the workers, the firms were unyielding on pay and conditions and the future of the industry was largely Thatcher’s doing.

Let’s not get into that old issue as such here but the attitude does need looking at – it’s always been there in this country afflicted by a strangely compliant mindset which is, at the same time, quite happy to call for the Draconian solution in Letters to he Editor, i.e. at a safe distance.  There’s the skit about the couple at a restaurant table who are bitterly complaining to each other about the food, the waiter comes past and asks how everything is.  “Fine, thank you.”

There are also people high up who are exploiting that and as society disintegrates, as in the way people treat one another and withdraw into their shells, so it is accompanied by the Skipton clamper mindset which can only see its own self and no implications further down the track – in that case ultimate lack of custom for businesses in the area.  The firms will say custom will still come – people have no choice.  They need to buy to survive.

This is so far at odds with the Christian model which has been abandoned in schools and at home and shows the latter to have been a pretty clever and well thought out solution on how to run a society.  Even in the 60s, when the unrest was getting up a head of steam, there was still a relative feeling of safety and freely going about one’s business.  Not today.  Whereas once you’d get a rebuke or warning, now you’re arrested and thrown in jail, even for your opinions:

Off to jail in cuffs, student who tweeted abuse about heart failure footballer

The Mail ran a poll on that and a small majority approved of him being led away and sent to prison for his opinions. That’s horrifying, this almost casual way we’ll approve the rough handling of others who oppose us or who are simply not us.  Wherever is the Niemoelian sense in people that what we approve done to those people over there will eventually come back on us?

Where’s the “do unto others”?  Doesn’t exist any more because kids don’t even know about it.  They’re educationally and morally ignorant, except for some primal drive for decency inside which falls away when their own interests are threatened.  In a nutshell, that is a descent to the bestial, reflected in the Eminesque art and architecture around us.  It’s a childishness, an infantilization, which many bloggers have noted.  It’s been induced and the ones who have allowed it, made policy which will produce it and sat back, wringing hands and faux-bemoaning it later are the PTB.

One particular place these animals are is in local councils.  It must be apparent to even the thickest sheeple that the councils are a problem.  Raking off millions to invest in Iceland, they increasingly bump up council taxes to pay for inanities and lesser services and hit the residents for even having a rubbish bin slightly out of place.  Someone has got into those councils and has added a harder edge to interfacing with the public.

Someone like Common Purpose. 

And here. And here.

Our favourite “lead beyond authority” global socialists are masters of the carrot – groupthink, plus subterfuge and illegality – and the stick – strongarm tactics and prosecution.  That wheelclamping in Skipton is well known by the councils, themselves inhabiting regions run by the global socialists, e.g. Yorkshire Forward, e.g. the South-West.

If you look at that last link and read the blurb on Simon Moore, then look at the post on Groupthink link above and many other pundits’ work on CP’s tactics in their “leadership beyond authority” programme, at taxpayer expense, then multiply that by every local business association, every council, every regional development organization in this country – you will gain an idea of just how riddled with this cancer our country has become.  This is the horror of Tavistock revisited.  Just ask Geoff Mulgan:

Common Purpose and Demos link.

And this:

With its purposes now subsumed into Common Purpose, the Tavistock Institute of Human Relations in London was funded into existence in 1946 with a grant from the Rockefeller Foundation.

They’re into anything which moves, e.g. the Media Standards Trust [old news but worth looking at again]:

The Media Standards Trust adjudicates on reports and complaints about media bias.

Look at the list of trustees. Sir David Bell (Chairman, Financial Times Group) is also Common Purpose, -( link below). Robert Peston is also Common Purpose, but he wouldn’t want you to know;) The best part is that they share premises with Common Purpose, same rooms, and Common Purpose provides their IT functions.

Represented are, Anthony Salz (Executive Vice Chairman, NM Rothschild) , and Charles Manby (Goldman Sachs) , and best of all, Deputy Chair Julia Middleton (CEO, Common Purpose) .

Orphans of Liberty runs post after post on how the insanity is playing out across the nation and indeed the world.  This lot are into everything going, even the hacking scandal.  They have officers/graduates in every council in England.

They are ostensibly “there to help”, always immediately available with advice to the local authority, ready to step in and run projects, as in the following [H/T Tim Gaunt via Ian Sumage @CPNorthEast] from the Miliband years:

Among the successful applicants are:- Common Purpose is a project involving a number of independent and maintained schools working with public sector organisations and other local and national businesses in Newcastle upon Tyne to contribute to the teaching of citizenship as part of the school curriculum and to help raise standards in Key Skills. The “Your Turn” programme for 13-14 year olds will give pupils a practical overview of citizenship and an understanding of the decision making process in their city. A series of workshop days will be held on different themes such as Local & National Government decision making, Crime & Justice, Wealth Creation, Education, Housing & Health and the Arts.

We’ve seen the type of “citizenship” or communitarianism peddled by Common Purpose already, many times over.  Here’s an innocuous sounding release:

This year, the group has been set the challenge of figuring out what healthcare reforms would make heart surgery possible for only $1,000 USD.

Good stuff eh?  Altruistic projects with only the good of the community at heart.  Except, as Ken Craggs points out about one of the leader/participants:

Seema Malhotra @commonpurpose is Director of the Fabian Womens Network & former Chair of the Fabian Society.

[Or was at that time]  Altruism?  Community spirit?

These people are organized, they have the resources of the taxpayer supporting them and the taxpayer is blithely unaware of just who these people are and by what philosophy/ideology they’re operating.  “We are legion.”  They are everywhere, up and down the country.  Even among the people you deal with every day you may have a Common Purpose graduate on your hands.  If it’s a key position holder you need to approve something, odds are that it will be one of this legion.

And you gaze at society and see baffling PCist inanities and Draconian solutions and wonder why.  That’s a key reason why.  I wish I had a pound for every time someone has said: “I had no idea,” “I thought they were a philanthropic organization running leadership courses.”

Even co-author at my site, JD, doesn’t get the whole story.  On the clampers post he responded: “Ah yes, privatise everything, better and more efficient services …..  what could possibly go wrong?”   Now of course there’s much to the privatization issue and how it was done but what is missing in that response is the role of the PTB behind it, about CP and its inordinate influence in microaffairs of state, in localism.  Witterings from Witney is all for localism, a la Hannan/Carswell’s The Plan but what is not mentioned is that CP already has the local communitarianism tied up.

These “people” have it just as tied up as the Americans were tied up in the 50s to 80s [see Jenner and Quigley].  And part of this is fearmongering.  A paedophile here, a gunman conveniently appearing there and people are running about half-hysterically, willing to accept any State solution to allay their fears.  Meanwhile, the actually fearful thing – the cancer of Common Purpose, spreads around the body politic without even being detected.

That’s where we are and combined with the EU tactics, we’re caught in a giant scissors movement or to switch metaphors, a sheepdogging and coralling.

And almost no one sees it.

19 comments for “Time to wheelclamp Common Purpose

  1. March 28, 2012 at 14:50

    total shit…..why don’t you get out and get some fresh air

  2. March 28, 2012 at 14:51

    Ah, more of the assertion with no backup. I’ve taken the trouble to lay out one fraction of the available material, courtesy three different sources and the counter-argument is “total shite”.

    Readers can decide that for themselves. 😉

  3. March 28, 2012 at 14:52

    what kills blogs james is comment moderation…it’s a slow process but bloggers know its comong….lol

  4. March 28, 2012 at 15:06

    All comments at WP, when it is a new name or IP, automatically go to moderation – that’s the nature of WP. Once published, they can then republish without moderation. There is actually no general moderation on at this time.

  5. March 28, 2012 at 16:21

    Just something to be going on with, in case there was any doubt. Comment at OoL:

    It means that either they have been fabulously cleverer and more insidious than any revolution ever known through history, or that we have been far far stupider than any of we so-called intelligent folk would like to even entertain.

    My reply:

    It’s not a question of intelligence, in fact the less the better – but of organization. CP has most certainly been rolled out, it’s been taxpayer funded and it has graduates in every part of the UK. The Simon Moore reference was just that, as it’s a blogpost. I could have gone to Yorkshire Forward, London, North-East [much material from there], wherever you like. challenge me – tell me a region and I’ll see if I can find CP at work there. It’s certainly in our local council – I know the names of two.

    As for heir nefariousness, this is the frustrating thing. Their training techniques have been written about, quoted, not denied by CP and they seem unashamed. Their motto: “Leading beyond Authority”, is interesting in itself. Whatever can it mean?

    This is not a case of anyone believing it or not – the data is there any time someone wishes to know – it’s way beyond belief/disbelief. It’s simply a case of how to excise them but as you show, ptb, how is that possible if “we so-called intelligent folk” won’t even look and judge before we do?

    When I say the data is there, look at Graham Robert’s FOI request at a local council which I posted all relevant documents for. That request was passed to CP and a decision was made on it. The documentation was there to that effect – it’s in the links above.

    The “little jerk incident” at the Scottish Arts Council where Julia Middleton told 15 administrators in the arts that the arts had to be coordinated was instructive. One asked where her legitimacy was to do that and she referred to him as a little jerk – this is the woman sent by the ODPM – and that the 15 penpushers present were the only ones who’d ever done anything for the arts and that was their “overwhelming legitimacy”. That’s how CP operates.

    We ignore these people at our peril.

    Here’s a database to be going on with, showing how widespread they are:


    In their own words:


    “Wherever Common Purpose operates, you will find leaders doing unusual things; taking responsibility for problems other than their own – at work and in their community – connecting efforts, recognising consequences, asking difficult questions and gathering disparate teams. These leaders are able to build sufficient trust so that people actually change things.

    Sufficient trust to go in and take over an operation by offering to administer it – the CP way. The ideology, as was shown in the post, is from former Marxists, just as with the EU.

    Nothing happening?

  6. March 28, 2012 at 16:51

    Interesting thing happening – I just took two of Common Purpose’s tweets and retweeted them. Twitter tells me they were retweeted but they failed to go out to the general public on Twitter.

    This is a transparent organization?

  7. David
    March 28, 2012 at 18:00

    What has happened to Albion Alliance’s ‘Judas Class’ website http://www.judasclass.net?

    This is supposed to be a space where a list of names is uploaded for future trials and prosecutions by a new Court of the People. Nothing seems to be happening and it is a vital resource – or will be when it’s up and running. Does anyone know what is happening with it?

    We need to start naming and shaming these bastards and letting them know that there WILL be a reckoning and they’d better decide who they’re working for – us (the taxpayers) or them (the parasitical political class)!

  8. March 28, 2012 at 18:06

    Judas Class was/is a project being undertaken by IPJ/Witterings and one other [a techie who’ll do the databases]. I was/am not integrally involved myself but was/am more than happy to publicize it and put it to the OoL admins that it would be a good idea to do, as of now.

    I don’t really know what’s happened to it but I’ll email those two and see if they know what’s going on. I suspect that people are stretching themselves too thinly and haven’t had time [but I can’t be sure].

  9. David
    March 28, 2012 at 20:03

    James, many thanks for taking the time to reply to my comment. Glad to hear the project hasn’t been abandoned. I’ll gladly offer my services to help although I’m crap at teachnology, which probably isn’t much use!

  10. March 28, 2012 at 21:31

    David, I’ve had prompt replies from the lads – one is full up with RL work and Hollydemands, the other is also into a project which chews up the time. I take your point that it is necessary but time seems to be the killer right now.

    Things could free up and we could go at it or else others might volunteer services to help but again – it is a huge Hoover of time. At this moment now, it’s on the back burner.

  11. Moggsy
    March 29, 2012 at 06:59

    The store keepers are to blame in Skipton. The clampers had to be invited in (like in superstition) and they are enabled by the storekeepers alone.

    Until they are removed the customer should vote with their feet. I figure anyone being clamped must be a customer of at least one of the stores or why would they be there?

    I think some of the general problem you mention is there is this thing where people over-react for impact and get all trollish about stuff they don’t like. They make an extreme, tabloidish “Shoot them” or “Lock them all up” sort of thing.

    If they thought carefully and more seriously about it they would dial back a bit on that maybe?

  12. March 29, 2012 at 08:42

    That’s so but in his case, the driver, he had a heart issue and pulled over into a layby. This was ignored by the clamper.

  13. Moggsy
    March 29, 2012 at 09:02

    I am not arguing the clamper is not a scumbag, clearly he is. Maybe he even is failing a duty of care with the heart attack, but I guess not. He absolutely shows he is a scumbag.

    But… I am saying the only way to get rid of the scumbag is for the storekeepers to not use his services. They show themselves to be no better than the scumbag by setting him on their own customers.

    Customers are able to write to or speak to a storekeeper, tell them they are refusing to shop with them and why and to encourage anyone they know to do the same.

  14. JD
    March 29, 2012 at 12:32

    Forget CP; start worrying about an alien takeover!

    Whitby town councillor Simon Parkes has taken to YouTube to let the world know that his “real mother” is a 9-foot-tall green alien with eight fingers.

    “I get more common sense out of the aliens than out of Scarborough Town Hall,” he said. “The aliens are far more aware of stuff. People in the town hall seem not to be aware of the needs of Whitby.”


  15. March 29, 2012 at 13:27

    JD, that’s a very silly thing to put on. It suggests you’re equating concerns over CP with green monsters. You only need to follow the links to see that CP is a very real threat to the public life of the UK, including Scotland and that they’re the reason so much of it goes wrong.

  16. Ken Craggs
    March 30, 2012 at 11:48

    Common Purpose: Where & when it started

    Common Purpose 20:20 – See list of Speakers & list of graduates (2000) http://web.archive.org/web/20000816025707/http://www.commonpurpose.org.uk/Public/ptwent.htm

    Major Sponsors at local & national level (2000/01)

    Members of Common Purpose forum (2000)

    Common Purpose Charter http://liveweb.archive.org/http://www.commonpurpose.org.uk/about/charter

    For more info re common purpose, see @BetweenMyths & @CPNorthEast on Twitter

  17. March 30, 2012 at 12:44

    Thanks, Ken. I’ve put your comment over at OoL as well if you don’t mind.

  18. Ken Craggs
    March 30, 2012 at 13:49


  19. andy5759
    March 30, 2012 at 17:40

    I don’t know why, but I detest the idea of an organisation like CP. Since they first came to my attention via a Brian Gerrish video I have tried to find out about any involvement in my local area (St. Albans and Herts), to no avail.

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