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Fresh thinking that provides the policies and ideas to help us move towards a Good Society

  • The Osborne Supremacy

    Tuesday, 06 October 2015

    Why progressives have to develop a hegemonic politics for the 21st century. 

  • Rethinking migration for a Good Society

    Tuesday, 29 September 2015

  • This is the fascinating story of Christian Wolmar's bid to become Labour's candidate for Mayor of London. It charts the highs and the lows, the strategic decisions and the people involved. It's a revealing piece that shines a light on what it's like to create a campaign from outside of the...

  • The new Jerusalum at our feet?

    Wednesday, 05 August 2015

    We are in the middle of a contested transition between the forces of the corporate led market and the emerging forces of organised, productive and knowledgeable citizens. This thinkpiece outlines four powerful examples of where new forms of democracy have been created experimenting with a...

  • The Conservative government is now committed to introducing some form of English votes for English laws as soon as possible. The
    Labour Party and the wider progressive community have to react strategically. This paper discusses how developing localism and devolution, establishing a constitutional...

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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.

  • The Conservative Party commands a majority not just in the House of Commons, but also in the wider political landscape. It holds the political loyalty of expanding and powerful voting constituencies, such as the retired population and private sector businesses and their workers. It is dominant...

  • Labour’s defeat and Corbyn’s victory framed the discussions at the ILP’s joint conference with Compass last weekend where the prospects of left renewal and signs of radical hope were uppermost in people’s minds.

    “This reckoning has been a long time coming,” said ILP chair David...

  • Seven conferences, six towns and ten meetings involving Compass, me and lots of Caroline Lucas. 

    September has been something of a whirlwind. Early in the month I had the honour of going to Frome, a market town in Somerset, which was the host of a Flat Pack Democracy event. 300 people came...

  • We can't change where we're from, but building a mass movement means confronting power and privilege.

    Sisters Uncut May Day action. Credit: Eilidh Macpherson.

    Building movements that are truly liberating takes heart and soul. Recently, from #BlackLivesMatter to the Scottish...

  • New Book 'Syriza inside the labyrinth'

    Wednesday, 30 September 2015


    For all of 2015 the world’s eyes have been on Greece. The Syriza government elected in January under the leadership of Alexis Tspiras threatened to shake up the European economic status quo with its radical, anti-austerity politics. When Syriza’s challenge to the EU was put to the Greek...

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

  • Railways for people and planet

    Thursday, 23 April 2015

    All On Board is a campaign for everyone who wants to make our railways work better

    We live in an amazing country full of wonderful people and incredible places.  It should be everyone’s right to get around it: to travel to and from our home or work, to see the people we love and all the...

  • Movement Building!  with Guardian writer Zoe Williams, 7 October, 7pm-9pm, Impact Hub Birmingham, 58 Oxford St, Birmingham B5 5NY

    Zoe Williams is an acclaimed Guardian columnist and political commentator whose latest book - Get it Together: why we deserve better politics - is "a...

  • Devolution & London

    Wednesday, 07 October 2015

    Everyone is warmly invited to join a discussion organised by Compass Newham & the Newham Fabians with

    Chaired by Julianne Marriott

    - Jeremy Fraser - former leader of Southwark Council
    - David Robinson - Co-author of Changing London
    - Tessa Jowell - Former Olympics Minister
    - Robert Hanley -...

  • West London: What about equality?

    Tuesday, 06 October 2015

    Joint gathering of the West London branches of



    Inequality in London - How Much, How it Hurts Us, What to do? 

    Speaker - Sean Baine,  Chairperson the Equality Trust

    Plus - Introduction  to My Fair London and its “My Fair Council” campaign.


  • At this year's Labour Party conference we have a brilliant lineup of progressive political voices to discuss how we can build alliances for a new economy that works for people and planet.


    Neal Lawson, Compass (Chair)
    Lisa Nandy MP
    Caroline Lucas MP (Green Party)
    George Keravan MP...

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