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  • What is the Progressive Alliance?

    Tuesday, 31 October 2017

    After the vote for Brexit, interest in the idea of a ‘Progressive Alliance’ accelerated. It became The Progressive Alliance during the Richmond Park by-election almost a year ago when some progressive parties and thousands of progressive voters combined to see the defeat of Zac Goldsmith....

  • This is an extended version of a contribution to a Compass session at The World Transformed at the Labour Party conference in Brighton in September 2017 with Clive Lewis MP, Lisa Nandy MP, Hilary Wainwright and Jeremy Gilbert, on One more heave or hegemony? It forms part of Compass’ thinking...

  • Compass Annual Report 2016-17

    Friday, 13 October 2017

    Our year 2016/17 in review! Look back over Compass' work over the past few months, as we reflect on our biggest year yet. Includes a report on all our projects, campaigns and our local activities.

  • The way we think about and relate to the state has altered little in over a 100 year. It is a machine to be controlled, largely from London, so we can do good things to people. Almost 100 years ago the radical feminist and management theorist Mary Parker Follett published her seminal text The...

  • Whether the next general election is sooner or later, it will be hotly contested. Is Labour's surprise showing in June 2017 a base to build from or a high watermark? Should the party go for a one more heave approach to get over the line or adopt a more hegemonic and alliance-based approach? This...

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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 Paradise Papers has exposed the labyrinthine routes through which the wealthy secure trickle-up economics. The super-rich have supersized their wealth by investing 300 billion pounds of UK GDP in offshore tax havens and undermining democracy. This information is leaking out at a time when...

  • What is the Progressive Alliance?

    Thursday, 02 November 2017

    So there we were, some months ago, busy thinking about the progressive alliance and worrying that three years wouldn't be enough to build it, when Theresa May called an election she said she wouldn’t call - and suddenly it was all hands to the pump to help stop a Tory landslide. Which -...

  • As a liberal democracy in the 21st century, our legal and civic institutions protect us all against discrimination of many kinds. Of course this doesn’t magically banish all discrimination from our society. But it does create a legal framework that expresses a shared conviction –...

  • PR, PA and patisserie

    Friday, 29 September 2017

    How can progressive parties work better together? How can we change the voting system to make it more proportional? And where can we find a good pastry on a grey Monday morning at Labour Party Conference? On Monday 25th September, we found answers to all the above. Co-hosted by Make Votes...

  • Why Labour needs alliances to win

    Wednesday, 27 September 2017

    Labour is further from regaining political power than it thinks. The 8th June pattern of electoral support highlights four major weaknesses for the party – the loss of white working class votes; a weak performance in English towns, a dependence on Remain voters and an over-reliance on young...

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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...

  • The Great Health Debate, Godalming

    Wednesday, 22 November 2017

    The meeting on Wednesday 22nd November 2017 is entitled "The Future of UK Health Policy in the 21st Century: The Great Health Debate", and the keynote speakers will include experts and speakers from a range of political parties: - Larry Sanders (Green Party Health...

  • On Saturday 18th November,  the 'Mothers for a Progressive Alliance' is getting together for the first time. The group is being launched by Jane Chelliah, the blogger 'ambitious mamas' to push for issues that affect parents, particularly mothers, to be explored and adopted at a cross-party...

  • Good London report launch

    Monday, 06 November 2017

    What sort of city to do you want to live in and how can we make it happen?

    Join us at the launch of our new report on Good London on Monday 6th November, 4-6pm at City Hall.

    Supported by the Trust for London, we spent 2016 hosting a series of workshops, events and deliberations with...

  • Compass Gathering and AGM

    Saturday, 04 November 2017

    This year our yearly gathering will take place on Saturday 4 November, at Toynbee Studios near Aldgate. It's the chance for the Compass clan to get together, check in, discuss our strategy, our local groups and our ambitious plans for the future. More details, including timings, sessions...

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