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

  • Secure & Free (draft)

    Thursday, 15 October 2015

    As this is a draft publication out for consultation, please forgive the typos.

      Secure & Free - get involved in Compass's latest project.     Insecurity has become pervasive. It permeates the lives not just of the marginalised but also the reasonably well off. This paper identifies...

  • 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...

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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.

  • We’re looking for an Operations Officer

    Salary: £21,840 pro rata  
    Hours: 16 hours per week (number of days negotiable)
    Location: Angel Islington, London
    Application deadline: Wednesday 9th December 2015
    Interview: Monday 14th December 2015
    Start date: As soon as possible in 2016


  • Electoral Reform

    Tuesday, 24 November 2015

    Electoral Reform Special Event 17 November 2015
      There was one question in my mind as attendees gathered for a special event on electoral reform at the Impact Hub and Storm Barney battered Birmingham: are we about to see more winds of change? Certainly, as things stands,...

  • Since ’98 at every England home game I’ve been part of a group ‘Raise the Flag’ who lay out hundreds of cards to form a huge St George’s Cross, a fans’ flag.

    Not on Tuesday night we didn’t, against France. The Football Association (FA) get a lot of stick but on this occasion they...

  • Carers of the world unite

    Tuesday, 17 November 2015

    Women carers are still fighting for the right to not be impoverished, overworked, isolated, or exploited in their work.

    Women face a dilemma. If we do the caring, men do not become carers with us but consumers of the care we provide. And if we refuse to care, those who need care suffer neglect...

  • Below is a text of the speech I gave for the Together We Can meeting, alongside Natalie Denny of Liverpool People’s Assembly, Hannah Walkom my co-speaker from the Young Greens, Cllr Frank Hont and Theresa Griffin MEP.

    I was walking near here this week and saw the familiar sight of a duvet...

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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...

  • Compass Taunton social

    Thursday, 19 November 2015

    Everyone is warmly invited to a last minute social of Compass Taunton this Thursday, 19th November from 7:30PM. It's a chance to meet and chat with other like-minded people and also decide on what subjects and campaigns the group will work on. 

    When: Thursday November 17th 2015,...

  • West London Compass and My Fair London, a campaigning organisation for equality in the capital, warmly invite you to their second joint meeting.

    They will discuss the general thrust of the paper  'Big Education, Learning in the 21st Century' with some thoughts by Prof Ken Spours, main author...

  • Electoral Reform Special Event - Tuesday 17 November 2015 - 7pm-9pm Birmingham

    First Past The Post allowed the Tories a majority government supported by only 24% of the electorate Since 1918 there's been 450 women MPs - that's fewer than the number of male MPs there are today The...

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    (Bilingual message, please scroll down for English) 

    Dyma groeso cynnes ichi ymuno â Compass am sgwrs ar:  

    ‘Wedi'r don o gefnogaeth i Corbyn: Beth nesaf ar gyfer ddemocratiaeth gymdeithasol?'


    Sgwrs gan yr Athro David Marquand,...

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