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

  • This new Compass publication, Reclaim Modernity, ignites a towering inferno of hope. It does so by calmly and clearly explaining that we are in a unique moment of history. The way the world is developing can be in tune with our values. We don’t have to fear modernity, or capitulate to it. It...

  • Riding the New Wave, argues that Feminism can teach Labour valuable lessons about political participation and engagement outside the mainstream. In return, feminism stands to benefit from a healthier relationship with the party

  • Building Blocks: for a new political economy is the result of an ambitious project where we've attempted to join the dots of a new economy from the bottom up; from the enterprise, to the local, the national and up to the European.

  • (R)evolution Road

    Thursday, 07 August 2014

    [R]evolution Road – travelling the terrains of creativity, power and love is published in association with the Centre for Welfare Reform. The paper is about the authors journeys into being the change she wants to see in the world, creating changes within her self and the relationship between...

  • All On Board

    Wednesday, 09 July 2014

    This is our vision for public rail. We want a railway system that works, is efficient, affordable and good for the planet. But we also want stations and trains that make us feel good about ourselves, our fellow passengers, those who build it and run it and our country as a whole. We need 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

  • Towards a progressive fiscal policy: mistakes, omissions, and alternatives

    The Conservative-leaning media were predictably dismissive of Ed Miliband's speech at last month's Labour Party conference, on the grounds that, speaking without notes, he forgot to deliver the part of his speech that...

  • What does it mean to be modern? Any politics that seeks to be both progressive and popular must be able to answer this question. It must do so in terms that are at once optimistic and resonant with people’s everyday experience.

    Historically, all our game-changing governments have presented a...

  • Occupy Labour - 'Riding the New Wave'

    Wednesday, 15 October 2014

    Can you be a right-wing feminist? I am not convinced that it’s possible. Feminism is inextricably linked to socialism, but as more younger women are fearlessly calling themselves feminists, the challenge for Labour is to rediscover the common roots of both movements. This can only be done...

  • Philosophy Football

    Tuesday, 14 October 2014

    Culture and mainstream politics used to go together. They don’t anymore. It’s a bridge that needs to be rebuilt.

    Twenty years ago Philosophy Football kicked off. They sold tee shirts festooned with slogans and quotes from a plural left. It emerged out of the remnants of Marxism Today –...

  • Both of last night's by-elections tell us much about the toxic state of mainstream politics. The Liberal Democrats, sadly, were nowhere, the Tories are all over the place, but it's Labour chickens coming home to roost that must concern us most.

    Politics in Britain today is not really about UKIP...

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

  • Railways for people and planet

    Saturday, 05 July 2014

    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...

  • Brighton & Hove Compass: Launch Event

    Thursday, 23 October 2014

    A small group of local people in Brighton and Hove want to set up a Brighton and Hove Compass group because we believe that, together, we can make an important contribution to the development of progressive ideas and policies in the city.

    When: Thursday 23rd October - 19.30

    Where: Pelham...

  • Event: Votes vs Values: Did we get it right in 2010? Where to strike the balance in 2015?

    When: 5th October, 18.15-19.15
    Speakers: Neal Lawson (Compass), Alistair Carmichael MP, Adrian Sanders MP (invited), Allegra Stratton (BBC Newsnight)
    Chair: Linda Jack  (SLF Executive)

  • Here at Compass Cymru South Wales Network, we are pleased to announce our Autumn programme. If you live in the South Wales area and are interested, please feel free to contact us and get involved!

     "The Common Weal" - Scotland's independence and what it means for our Democracy

    When: Monday...

  • Event: How can Labour build a good society?

    When: Tuesday September 23rd 2014, 7-8pm
    Where: Labour List Marquee - Secure Zone
    Who: Lisa Nandy MP, Jon Cruddas MP, Clive Lewis (PPC), Polly Toynbee (Guardian), John Harris (Guardian) and more tbc
    RSVP: info@compassonline.org.uk

    *Unfortunately the...

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