Julia Middleton Chief Executive of Common Purpose gave her views to the South West Regional Development Agency on those asking "What is the legitimacy of Common Purpose? "There was this little jerk in the corner" ..... and we all said "shut up" and we kept on going..... Nice lady, particularly when the question over the legitimacy of Common Purpose and its meetings under the Chatham House rule is very important. A brutish, unpleasant response to the concerns of a member of the public by the elitest Mrs Middleton. http://download.southwestrda.org.uk/events/general/middleton.pdf. Of course SWERDA is an EU regional body. Notice the references to Germany and German bankers. Julia is also impressed with German bankers in her book "Beyond Authority".