So there we were, some months ago, busy thinking about the progressive alliance and worrying that three years wouldn’t be enough to build it, when Theresa May called an election she said she wouldn’t call – and suddenly it was all hands to the pump to help stop a Tory landslide. Which – amazingly – we helped to do!
By calling for and facilitating electoral Progressive Alliances, Compass helped get scores of good MPs elected. It could have been much better if all progressive parties had worked together. Next time they must. But not just to beat the Tories – but to build a very different kind of society: a Good Society.
For us, the Progressive Alliance was never just a quick electoral fix. Instead, it was always about deep alliances of ideas, parties, groups and people to really transform our society.
So now we start to lay the deep foundations of alliance-based politics that can deal with the big problems we face and the big solutions we need.
Sue Goss’ short, clear and readable paper explains what we mean by the Progressive Alliance. You can read it here.
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