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Michael Beckett
Works at Mennonite Trust
Attended Leeds Metropolitan University
Lives in Norton-on-Derwent, Malton, York, Ryedale, North Yorkshire, Yorkshire, England, United Kingdom, of Great Britain, Europe
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Who watches the watchmen...
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This is one of my favourites - I just worry that the premise is true but there ARE no good guys!
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I think the video would be improved if it mentioned Menno Simons who gave his name to the Mennonites this would be much more appropriate than referencing Ulrich Zwingli in my opinion.
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Now this seems to me to be more informative on the subject. History of the Mennonites Part 1
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Shiney!
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You've really gotta love the third dancers shorts!
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Not sure, perhaps Vodafone are more strict about these things than Virgin Media are.
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Let us not forget the 75th anniversary of Kristallnacht.

Listen to the victim, abused by the system
The basis is racist, you know that we must face this.
"It can't happen here". Oh yeah?
"Take a look around at the cities and the towns."

See them hunting, creeping, sneaking
Breeding fear and loathing with the lies they're speaking
The knife, the gun, broken bottle, petrol bomb
There is no future when the past soon come.

And when they come to ethnically cleanse me
Will you speak out? Will you defend me?
Or laugh through a glass eye as they rape our lives
Trampled underfoot by the right on the rise

"You owe us..."....Ich Bin Ein Auslander
("You owe us everything")... Ich Bin Ein Auslander
Welcome to a state where the politics of hate
Shout loud in the crowd "Watch them beat us all down"
There's a rising tide in the rivers of blood
But if the answer isn't violence, neither is your silence

If they come to ethnically cleanse me
Will you speak out? Will you defend me?
Freedom of expression doesn't make it alright
Trampled underfoot by the rise of the right
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Going all Back to the Future! #aboveandbeyond
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Pragmatism demands gifting credit to others to achieve a better outcome and Realpolitik is more important than abstract ideologies that glibly offer canned answers to everything but will not translate into action. Plastic or not...
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Absolutely requires a political arena where people can speak out without being mocked or intimidated - the polar opposite of our current parliament.
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I've been looking so long at these pictures of you....
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"It always play love songs When you're far away"
...Lost in our own little world Well the other night we put the radio on When we ran out of things we could say But it always play love songs When you're far away Forget all the lies, forget all the trouble Forget all the things that I've done And please believe like I still believe The best is yet to come...
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Simply a pleasure for this simple mind!
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Work
Occupation
Administrator, Managing Director, Non-Executive Director (NED or NXD), Councillor (Cllr), Trustee, SpAd & Chairman (previously: President, Chairman, Secretary, Company Secretary, Specialist Advisor (SpAd), Parliamentary Candidate, CEO, Executive Director, Treasurer, Governor & FSA approved person) ✔
Skills
Governance
Employment
  • Mennonite Trust
    Trust Administrator, 2013 - present
  • Next Steps
    Former Trustee now Specialist Advisor, 2005 - present
  • Malton Town Council
    (Cllr) Councillor, 2006 - present
  • North Yorkshire and York Forum
    Non Executive Director (NED) and Trustee, 2010 - present
  • Caring for Business Ltd
    Executive Director, 2010 - present
  • Liberal Democrats
    Chair of Thirsk and Malton Liberal Democrats, 2008 - 2012
  • The People of Rotherham
    Liberal Democrats Parliamentary Candidate, 2012 - 2012
  • Ryedale Citizens Advice Bureau
    Trustee and Non Executive Director, 2007 - 2012
  • Citizens Advice Bureau
    Specialist Services Manager, 2005 - 2008
  • York and District Mind
    Executive Director, 2008 - 2011
  • National Health Service (NHS)
    Nursing Assistant, 2001 - 2003
  • Emergency Night Shelter
    Manager, 2000 - 2001
  • Register Tape International Ltd
    Telesales Operative, 2000 - 2000
  • York Travellers Trust
    Project Worker, 2004 - 2005
  • Mental Health Matters
    Support Worker, 2003 - 2004
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Currently
Norton-on-Derwent, Malton, York, Ryedale, North Yorkshire, Yorkshire, England, United Kingdom, of Great Britain, Europe
Previously
Southampton, UK - Southampton, UK - Birmingham, UK - London, UK - Malton, UK - Norton-on-Derwent, UK
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A community campaigner, putting people at the heart of policy. Not to mention a mostly friendly Googleplus engager... do say hello!
Introduction
Mike Beckett has a heart ♡ for people putting them and their experience at the centre of what he does. Mike wants to connect with individual persons who can help him add value to the lives of the public as both an entrepreneur and politician. Mike is passionate for pragmatic ways to innovate and improve outcomes for society and has a driving work ethic to achieve excellence.

Mike lives in ⌘ Yorkshire with his wife, cat and dog and likes politics, with an abiding interest in the Liberal Democrats in the United Kingdom, as an internationalist he is also follows the EU and ALDE, the UN and the international community. I particularly like Mennonite and also Moravian, Anabaptist, Orthodox and Celtic expressions of Christianity. A proponent of subsidiarity, Local Exchange Trading Systems, Credit Unions, mutually owned cooperatives, rights with responsibility, personal & corporate ethics and caring for business in general as productivity and trade can help bring economic stability and foster peace. Mike is active in the voluntary and community sector as he likes to contribute to Civil Society making our Big Society better for everyone.

Mike has worked as a cross sector leader with a portfolio career, for example in the (NHS) National Health Service, as a homeless shelter manager, a (CAB) Citizens Advice Bureau manager, the Executive Director and Company Secretary of a local Mind charitable company. At University of London, Goldsmith College he read Politics with Economics.

Mike is a progressive cooperator with a belief in the need to engage with all people involved in Community Politics, Social Policy, Ethics, Business and Commerce, Economics, Governance and Public Affairs. Mike believes corporate governance is essential, with monitoring through internal audit procedures, supervision and total quality management systems.

Michael Beckett has twice stood for Parliament. Mike trained with the Institute of Directors (IoD) and in December 2011 achieved the Diploma in Company Direction, having earlier that year received a Distinction in the Certificate in Company Direction. Mike is committed to continuing professional development and implementing ethical decisions.

You might also be interested in reading Mike Beckett's likeable facebook page! My personal business blog, go on have a read! Mike Beckett's professional connections on LinkedIn!

To keep up to date with Mike's latest news, circle me ⊕ on Gplus.

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Some suggestions for circles you could put Mike in:
  • Professional Directors.
  • Startup lovers.
  • Small and Medium size Businessmen.
  • Community organiser.
  • Yorkshire folk.
  • Liberal Democrats (LibDems).
  • Social media enthusiast.
  • Pragmatic Futurist. ∞ Peakist 
  • Alternative and 80s music fans. ♪♬ 
  • Blogger (Business, Community & Politics). ✎
  • Connectors.
  • Current affairs enthusiasts.
  • Intrapreneurs and Entrepreneurs.
  • Friends of entrepreneurs.
  • Public affairs aficionados.☼
  • Social policy wonks.
  • Economics experts.
  • Political news curators.
  • Charter 88 signatory.
  • Instigators of change.
  • Chasers of extraordinary opportunities.
  • Friendly people.
  • British Anglophile.
  • Science Fiction fans.
  • Social Science research. 
  • Lifelong learning.
  • Spirituality and faith. 
  • Proponent of ecumenism and tolerance
  • Amateur Knitlete.
  • Arts and Crafts movement.  
  • Ailurophile & Canophilist (likes cats & dogs).
  • Dyslexic and writer in the third person.
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I'm involved in Public Circles Project
Google+ users I recommend:

Name #1: Axel Kratel http://plus.google.com/​​​​​​102604554618567108175 is interested in peace.


Name #3: Gaythia Weis http://plus.google.com/​​​​​​100946817944952712900 ​​​​​​interesting analytical Chemist and manager for scientific software startup 

Learn about the Public Circles Project:

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I am also a member of the Google Peace Circle, you can join plusforpeace.org by adding your name with a plus one or a comment.

You may be interested in the Google+ Shared Circles Database: goo.gl/PrcGo #​​​​​​SharedCircles or Circlecount or http://publiccircles.​​​appspot.​​​com/incircles or simply search "shared a circle with you.". °oO
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I generally follow back if you are cordial & active. I look for public posts, a picture, a completed about page preferably with links, areas of common interest and comments. Due to the circling follow limit, I periodically review who I follow, specifically to remove inactive accounts from my follow list. ♺

The Legal bit: My public disclaimer "All views are my own & not those of my employer or any other organisation or individual." Unless I specifically  and categorically state otherwise. Imprint notice: Published and promoted by Michael Beckett at 14 Jubilee Road, Norton on Derwent, Malton, YO17 9BY.  Hosted (printed) by Googleplus at Google UK Ltd, Belgrave House, 76 Buckingham Palace Road, London, SW1W 9TQ, http://plus.google.com who are not responsible for any of the contents of my pages.

Disclosure: I am a #FormerVictim, a survivor and now an achiever.
I am a former victim of abuse.
It got better for me.
It will get better for you.
Help is available.
Sources of information in the UK:

If you are experiencing abuse, or have been abused and need help, search for #formervictim for more information from participants in your region. Talk to professionals that you *trust*. Be wary of anyone offering help by meeting up. There are people who will understand what you're going through, even if you can't believe its possible.

Penultimately a big thank you ♥ for reading, up on me I hope we can work together for mutual benefit. I invite you to join me on Googleplus here's an invitation link for you: http://plus.google.com/i/​​​​​​HBOigDSpvac:UAKjjIxq_Fk I look forward to your posts!

Lastly please introduce yourself in this thread here for the purpose, I appreciate the interaction: http://plus.​​​​​​google.com/u/0/​​​​​​101900299178799457829/posts/​​​​​​ShYFb45uyiq being an #Engager in #Googleplus is Important! 
Bragging rights
In July 2011 Mike received a Certificate in Company Direction with Distinction from the Institute of Directors (IoD). More recently he achieved the IoD Diploma in Company Direction. In June 2010 York and District Mind was rated by the Social Return On Investment network for the RBS SE100 index ranking the social enterprise as 69th in the UK overall and 35th in terms of impact. In Yorkshire and Humber we are 6th overall and 3rd in terms of impact. For more details see LinkedIn: http://uk.linkedin.com/in/michaelbeckettesq
Education
  • Leeds Metropolitan University
    Diploma in Company Direction - Institute of Directors, 2011 - 2011
  • Leeds Metropolitan University
    Certificate in Company Direction - Institute of Directors (IoD) with Distinction, 2011 - 2011
  • Goldsmiths College
    BA (Hons) Politics with Economics, 1996 - 1999
  • Sir Richard Tauntons Colege
    A Levels, 1991 - 1993
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