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  • Compass' assumptions: discussion

    Tuesday, 20 August 2019

    As progressives, our mission is to create a path out of our deep political and democratic crisis, built with meaningful hope.

    However, our progressive movement keeps failing to build from firm enough foundations, opting instead for shortcuts, so we end up addressing the symptoms and not the...

  • The long-term trend away from the two-party model has been exacerbated by Brexit. First-past-the-post voting still artificially inflates support for Labour and the Tories, but we clearly live in a multi-party system.

    Our new publication, Uncertain Terrain by Ken Spours, unpicks the current...

  • A Remain Alliance is not the same as a Progressive Alliance. That’s what we said when we were asked for our view on the Brecon and Radnorshire by-election and it’s what’s keeping us awake at night.

    Because of course, a snap general election handing extended power to a Johnson-led...

  • Compass was recently invited to a roundtable hosted by Compassion in Politics, a campaign group formed in 2018 by Jennifer Nadel and Matt Hawkins out of a deep concern that values such as compassion and kindness seem to have no place in political life and that, unsurprisingly, the public have...


  • We keep losing - because we keep reacting in the same way. No more!

    After Brexit and Trump we get the third instalment in the great moving-right-show: Boris Johnson. Take five if you must to be angry, appalled and apoplectic. And then stop for much longer and ask: why did this happen? And...

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