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  • The old economic order is dying morally and practically. To build a new one we need not just different forms of ownership for more social purpose, but workers with rights underpinned by a new system of social security. Here Ursula Huws makes the case for a new Bill of Workers' Rights and a new...

  • Good London report

    Friday, 24 November 2017

    The Good London project addressed how rising inequality and rapid change are excluding too many Londoners from a good life. The project started with a single question: what kind of city do you want to live in? At the heart of Good London was the intention to question how democracy operates in...

  • Compass annual position paper 2017

    Friday, 17 November 2017

    This paper was circulated to Compass members in advance of the AGM in November. It was then debate and passed, along with any accepted amendments at the AGM on Saturday 4th November 2017.

  • 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...

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  • ‘Mothers for a Progressive Alliance' was launched on 18th November, 2017 with the backing of Compass. The group is part of the Progressive Alliance movement. It will put at the forefront mothers as a grouping in society with specific needs worthy of consideration, as opposed to being...

  • How do we make a Good London?

    Friday, 24 November 2017

    Our Good London project sets out a bold vision for a better city. The project brought together citizens from all across London, to discuss, decide and determine the shape of their city. The solutions point to a radically different future for London - one that is more equal, collaborative and...

  • 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 –...

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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...

  • Lib Dems grapple with radicalism!

    Saturday, 10 March 2018

    Compass is co-sponsoring a fringe meeting at the Liberal Democrats' spring conference in March aimed at establishing a radical platform within the party, and doing so in a way that will allow or progressive cross-party co-operation. The meeting is being hosted by two Lib Dems who have worked...

  • West London Compass and Make Votes Matter would like to bring together Labour Party members, supporters and others on the broad left across west and south west London to address electoral unfairness, and other topics in the debate around electoral change. Come to our meeting to hear speakers...

  • Are you a mother with something to say about how austerity, NHS cuts, education cuts and anything else is affecting you? Come along to an open MIC session on Saturday 20 January 2018 from 11am to 1pm to share your views in an open and democratic space. 'Mothers for a Progressive Alliance'...

  • 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...

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