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  • 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.

  • Insecurity has become pervasive. It permeates the lives not just of the marginalised but also the reasonably well off. In/security is not simply the latest political fad restricted to the chattering classes, but resonates with public attitudes. With insecurity such a major problem and so...

  • Compass Annual Review 2014-16

    Friday, 26 February 2016

    Compass has changed a lot over the last two years. We are serious about the need to transform our economy and politics, so we have to take ourselves seriously. From our campaigns and events, to our publications and thinking, we are becoming more strategic and more systemic in what we do. We...

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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.

  • Compass is organising and participating in a range of events on politics, progressive alliances and universal basic income to coincide with the Labour Party conference. All events are free, outside the secure zone and open to all, so if you're in Liverpool, come say hi at one of the events...

  • Progressive Alliance - The Story So Far

    Thursday, 22 September 2016

    Compass, as our name suggests, is always on a journey.  We started by just wanting to influence the direction of the Labour party, but we have grown into something  much more ambitious. Today, we want to influence and build alliances across all the progressive parties, and to create a...

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    Wednesday, 21 September 2016

    Mark Perryman revisits 1936 when anti-fascism was the cause home and abroad ‘ Hurrah for the Blackshirts!’ The notorious Daily Mail headline is just one chilling indication of the very real threat Oswald Mosley’s British Union of Fascists posed in the mid 1930s. Inspired by the...

  • The clock ticks. A Labour leadership ballot paper sits on my desk.  I have 24 hours to decide. No, not whether I back Owen Smith, that’s easy.  A lukewarm version of Ed Miliband that has failed before is easy to dismiss. A huge chunk of what is now Old Labour simply don’t realize that the...

  • Following the election of a majority Conservative government in 2015 many of us despaired about the devastating impact this would have on our country. We have seen them move with slick statecraft to attack all routes of democratic opposition — whether this is via near-gerrymandering of...

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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...

  • Where now for progressive politics? Join Compass South West Surrey for an evening to discuss building a progressive alliance with national and local speakers. The South West Surrey group has been doing a lot of work on what alliance building might look like in the area for progressives and is...

  • London: Our Money, our City

    Tuesday, 04 October 2016

    Our Money, Our City How can Londoners harness the power of the investment system to improve their city? London has the riches – in human and financial terms – to tackle the problems it faces. But our city can only thrive when people and money are aligned in facing down those...

  • Event Description from Devon United... For our launch event on 4 October we will be joined by Paul Hilder, co-founder ofwww.OpenDemocracy.net, 38 Degrees and Crowdpac, and former global campaigns director for Avaaz and www.Change.org  We have asked him to share his insights on how people...

  • In the 1980s the Labour party split and the result was 18 years of Tory rule.  Is this going to happen again?  How do we stop it?  Can Labour really win the next General election on it’s own, or does it need to work with others such as the Greens and Liberal Democrats?  How do we...

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