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

  • In this new publication, Ken Spours examines the strengths and weaknesses of May's Conservatism, and sets out a case for a countervailing progressive alliance.

  • In this article Liberal Democrat Paul Pettinger argues that Liberals have long been a part of a historical Progressive alliance, and should continue to be a part of it. A Progressive Alliance is the quickest way to reset our electoral system, whilst preventing a Conservative hegemony.

  • SNP politicians Tommy Sheppard and Anne McLaughlin were elected to Westminster in 2015, part of the political tidal wave in Scotland that saw the SNP return 56 out of 59 MPs. This frank piece shows how the SNP can play a decisive role in shifting politics in the entire UK, whilst standing firm...

  • The progressive alliance, or indeed alliances, is based on a series of local and national agreements to cooperate to secure the most progressive outcome at and after the next general election. For this to happen support for such alliances must be built within and across all the progressive...

  • 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.    

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  • Study your political adversary While the Conservatives have driven UK politics for the best part of a decade, the Left has spent precious little time analysing the strategy and condition of the political adversary. Moreover, the Tories are still in power, albeit it weakly and, conversely,...

  • Together We Win

    Wednesday, 19 April 2017

    This has to be a General Election fought like no other. If we fight it the old way, the Tories will win a massive victory – not just for themselves and the interests they represent, but for the hardest of Brexits. We have to fight differently. We have to fight together. We have to fight...

  • Read the full publication 'The Progressive Alliance: why the SNP needs it' here The refusal of the May government to countenance any differential deal for Scotland post Brexit now means we are counting down to the next referendum on Scottish independence. Winning that will be our top...

  • Our Past and Present Reality

    Although the Labour Party has existed for over a century, only once have we actually come from opposition to win a convincing parliamentary majority. No, it was not in 1945, when Labour had been part of the wartime coalition government for 5 years already. The only...

  • This article is aimed at outlining a strategy to create authentically progressive communities, and help them to spread values such as social justice within society. Through the creation of progressive communities, individuals would have the possibility to perform social roles that are consistent...

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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...

  • In the second of our two events focussing on the new Metro Mayor and the City Region, we get our chance to put our ideas to City-Region Mayoral candidates: Steve Rotheram MP (Labour) Councillor Tom Crone (Green Party) Tabitha Morton (Women's Equality Party) Councillor Carl Cashman...

  • Come and discuss the prospects for building progressive alliances to counter society's shift to the right. We will be joined by speakers: Neal Lawson, Chair of Compass Ruth Lister, Labour member of the House of Lords Helen Flynn, Chair of the Social Liberal Forum Tim Goodall, PPC...

  • Progressive Politics Moving Forward

    Wednesday, 19 April 2017

    As a follow-on from October's packed meeting on "Where Now for Progressive Politics?", we're holding another public meeting with local and national speakers with an opportunity for questions and discussion. Speakers include: Clive Lewis MP, Former Shadow Secretary of State for Business,...

  • Join the Sussex Progressives for this discussion on the future of UK democracy. Our Campaigns Coordinator Frances Foley will be chairing a Question Time style discussion with contributions from: - Klina Jordan, co-founder of Make Votes Matter - Tom Brake, Liberal Democrat MP - Stephen...

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