There were two events last year that brought to our attention an organisation called Common Purpose.
The first was the selection of Sarah Champion, a Common Purpose Graduate, as the labour candidate and later winner of the Rotherham by-election. The other was the UKIP Fostering revelations, where Common Purpose views seem to have informed decision making.
Rotherham is also blessed to have at least one other graduate, in the shape of Mahroof Hussain, are there more? We should be told.
Common Purpose’s website is an attractive one, but devoid of any real substance or information about them. They are registered as a charity and the Charity Commission returns these registrations:
|Registered Number||Charity name|
|1056573||COMMON PURPOSE INTERNATIONAL||Registered|
|1023384-1||COMMON PURPOSE UK||Linked charity|
|801100||THE COMMON PURPOSE CHARITABLE TRUST||Removed|
|1023384||THE COMMON PURPOSE CHARITABLE TRUST||Registered|
Readers should check them out.
Common Purpose also has many critics, principal among these, Common Purpose Exposed. Common Purpose Exposed has an altogether different view, I quote:
Common Purpose is a political charity using Behavioural Modification
“Common Purpose (CP) is a Charity, based in Great Britain, which creates ‘Future Leaders’ of society. CP selects individuals and ‘trains’ them to learn how society works, who ‘pulls the levers of power’ and how CP ‘graduates’ can use this knowledge to lead ‘Outside Authority’.
Children, teenagers and adults have their prejudices removed. Graduates are ‘empowered’ to become ‘Leaders’ and work in ‘partnership’ with other CP graduates. CP claims to have trained some 30,000 adult graduates in UK and changed the lives of some 80,000 people, including schoolchildren and young people.
But evidence shows that Common Purpose is rather more than a Charity ‘empowering’ people and communities’. In fact, CP is an elitest pro-EU political organisation helping to replace democracy in UK, and worldwide, with CP chosen ‘elite’ leaders. In truth, their hidden networks and political objectives are undermining and destroying our democratic society and are threatening ‘free will’ in adults, teenagers and children. Their work is funded by public money and big business, including international banks.”
There is much to read and study before a balanced view can be developed, Rothpol would be very interested in readers views and conclusions and all the usual routes are open and functioning for readers to give us their opinions.