Thursday, 19 June 2014
"Labour can never win on who kicks down hardest on the poorest. In a world of increasing job insecurity and precariousness conditionality makes less sense.
More means testing just erodes the notion of universal social security when we need it more than ever. The young are the victims of this...
Friday, 23 May 2014
Election Response: Chickens coming home to roost for Westminster bubble
Responding to the UKIP surge Neal Lawson, Chair of good society pressure group Compass said:"There has been shocking complacency over the rise of UKIP. Taking on UKIP isn't about calling them racist or even dissecting...
Monday, 08 July 2013
A statement from the Compass[i] pressure group argues that the Falkirk selection is a symptom of a much deeper political malaise because none of the traditional, mainstream political parties are thriving today.
The statement calls for an end to the command and control era of party politics,...
Monday, 24 June 2013
Monday, 17 June 2013
New polling research shows the public are hugely sceptical about the main political parties ability to fundamentally change their lives. The polling also shows that the public overwhelmingly want the main political parties to be less tribal and less closed in the way they interact with...
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Wednesday, 05 June 2013
We responded to this week's announcement that a future Labour government would means test the winter fuel allowance and child benefit by arguing that it is those in poverty that will suffer most if benefits become more and more targeted. We believe that the concept of universalism is essential...
Sunday, 03 March 2013
The crisis consists precisely in the fact that the old is dying and the new cannot be born; in this interregnum a great variety of morbid symptoms appear.
Antonio Gramsci: Selections from the Prison Notebooks (1971)
The old party political system of Britain is creaking to a standstill. Last...