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  • We're really delighted to announce that nominations are open for you to stand for the Compass Management Committee for 2016 - 2018 and hope that members will consider putting yourselves forward - you'll get to work with us (what a team!) to help Compass continue doing great work in the coming 2...

  • Howard Reed and Stewart Lansley discuss the growing demands for a UBI and how it could be introduced in the UK.

  • Insecurity has become pervasive. It permeates the lives not just of the marginalised but also the reasonably well off. In/security is not simply the latest political fad restricted to the chattering classes, but resonates with public attitudes. With insecurity such a major problem and so...

  • Compass Annual Review 2014-16

    Friday, 26 February 2016

    Compass has changed a lot over the last two years. We are serious about the need to transform our economy and politics, so we have to take ourselves seriously. From our campaigns and events, to our publications and thinking, we are becoming more strategic and more systemic in what we do. We...

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How would a Good Society look and feel? And how do we move towards it? Read our blog, comment, share and get involved in the debate.

  • A feminist case for Basic Income: An interview with Kathi Weeks Katie Cruz: Since you wrote The Problem with Work: Feminism, Marxism, Antiwork Politics, and Postwork Imaginaries in 2011, the demand for a basic income has received increasing attention from those of us on the Left. But I think...

  • There's a lot going on over the next few weeks with party conferences, fringe events, local progressive alliance events and even a festival in Brighton with our local organisers. There are also some changes in the Compass office. We are very sad to be saying goodbye to Clare Coatman who has...

  • Mark Perryman outlines what Great Britain’s Olympic success does, and does not, mean Team GB’s second place in the Rio medals table is nothing less than staggering. It is only 20 years ago that the squad returned with a solitary Gold from Atlanta ’96 clinging on to 36th in the table....

  • It has been reported that during his visit to Scotland this week Jeremy Corbyn will rule out a progressive alliance type deal with the SNP. The story, published in The Herald, is just a report so let’s try and head it off with a call for some sanity. The bottom line is this – as...

  • This article originally appeared on openDemocracy  

    The question of Electoral Reform rears its head at every Westminster election. In order to design the best electoral system, we need to ask: what is democracy? What are we trying to achieve when we ask how to do democracy best? I would...

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Taking action where you are to make a Good Society a reality

  • Good London

    Friday, 01 April 2016

    Good London is a non-partisan Compass project funded by the Trust for London to start a conversation about the kind of city londoners want to live in as we head for elections in May and hold the next Mayor to account after the elections. Find out more below or check out our website for...

  • Where now for progressive politics? Join Compass South West Surrey for an evening to discuss building a progressive alliance with national and local speakers. The South West Surrey group has been doing a lot of work on what alliance building might look like in the area for progressives and is...

  • Book launch: The Alternative: towards a new progressive politics   You're warmly invited to the launch of a provocative new book 'The Alternative' on 25 September presents one of the biggest challenges to the left of British politics. Based on two premises - that working together with...

  • As part of The World Transformed festival of politics, Compass is presenting a conversation on power and politics in the Twenty-First Century. 

    The dawn of the 21st century saw much talk of a new age network culture and leaderless politics. We’ve seen the awesome power of social media to...

  • Building a Progressive Future! 5 (draft) Principles Thursday 22 September 2016 7pm-9pm, Birmingham Impact Hub This is a free event but booking is essential, by clicking here A group of people from across the West Midlands have developed 5 (draft) Principles for a Progressive Future - and...

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