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  • This is one of two papers which attempt to explore the purpose, structure and culture of the modern political party. Ken Spours draws on Gramsci and Laloux to analyse the party in its 21st Century context.    

  • In the second of two papers examining the 21st Century Party, Indra Adnan explores how the meeting of the horizontal and vertical necessitates a fundamental shift in the structure, culture and leadership of modern parties.

  • ‘The context for a world without poverty’ is a paper that is part of series for a project that the Webb Memorial Trust (WMT) and Compass conduct together to develop a Theory and Practice of Change for a World Without Poverty. The aim with this project is to look at how poverty can be ended...

  • We're really delighted to announce that nominations are open for you to stand for the Compass Management Committee for 2016 - 2018 and hope that members will consider putting yourselves forward - you'll get to work with us (what a team!) to help Compass continue doing great work in the coming 2...

  • Howard Reed and Stewart Lansley discuss the growing demands for a UBI and how it could be introduced in the UK.

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  • All that suffering. For what?

    Saturday, 03 December 2016

    I cannot have been alone in my reaction to last week's Autumn Budget announcements from Philip Hammond in which the government promises that underpinned the austerity agenda for the last six years were at last pronounced officially dead. What I couldn’t stop thinking about was the huge toll...

  • The New Politics Won Today

    Friday, 02 December 2016

    Politics has been grim for a long time. But today we woke up with a smile. The Tories, UKIP and the candidate they backed in Richmond Park were defeated. He was defeated by a margin so narrow that we can say the Progressive Alliance made a difference. The politics of hard Brexit and soft...

  • I want to address two issues: to review the Richmond Park “revolution”, its implications and the lessons learned; and secondly to offer practical help to Labour CLPs to enable them to   help develop a Progressive Alliance aimed at achieving the election of a sustainable left of centre...

  • The Right (yet again) takes advantage of the crisis The Left is in retreat or unable to break through. And there is more to come. These reversals have taken place in the context of a profound crisis of neoliberalism.  Inequalities have grown over recent decades, made worse by the 2008 Crash...

  • Christian Wolmar is standing as Labour candidate for Richmond in the December 1 by-election caused by Zac Goldsmith’s resignation. This may be a worthy cause. But please, Mr Wolmar, please, I beg you: stand down as left wing candidate and let Sarah Olney try to win the seat from...

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