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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.

  • There is no single silver bullet policy to create a Good Society – but basic income is the closest there is. It opens up some big questions: what is a good society and what is a good life; how much should we work and what kind of work should we do; what else should we do; and, how we can be...

  • The announcement today that seven Labour MPs have renounced the whip and are setting up as independents comes as no surprise. The seven spoke of their personal reasons for leaving Labour – which must have been difficult. But they said little about what they were for. Some will say ‘good...

  • Our petition demanding a Citizens’ Assembly for Brexit has now reached 75k signatories and we’ve been looking at the comments to find out more about why this solution to the impasse seems so popular.

    One sentiment that many people expressed upon signing the petition, was despair with...

  • Our politics and our parliament is in deadlock over Brexit. But if we choose to learn from other countries in how we resolve our differences, this could be a moment when Britain comes together rather than falls apart in constitutional chaos. Looking on, we cannot see how a majority can be...

  • A note on the Progressive Alliance

    Friday, 16 November 2018

    With all the talk of a possible general election it is worth reflecting on the possibilities for a Progressive Alliance. The Progressive Alliance (PA) reached maximum recognition at two points – first at the Richmond Park by-election this time two years ago – and then at the subsequent snap...

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Taking action where you are to make a Good Society a reality

  • Right now, finally, the moment has arrived for radical change to our democracy and our political system is shaping itself. At Westminster, the realignment looks too much like the old politics in a different guise. However, the future does not have to be theirs to shape - but...

  • It is time for a very different form of democracy.

    This means more than a few tweaks to the existing democratic system: we need a fundamental recasting of relationship with power, defined as the ability to act. Can the state stop doing change to people and start to work with them, in...

  • Join Neal Lawson, Andrew George, Barry Langford and Andree Frieze for the launch of South West Surrey Compass' book A New Way of Doing Politics - working together to challenge a "safe" Tory seat  - about their progressive alliance campaign at the General Election. Sign up and buy your copy...

  • Join Neal Lawson and co-leader of the Green Party Sian Berry to discuss the current status of progressive politics and cross-party co-operation. Hosted by Newham Compass, the event is free to attend and all are welcome. Come be part of the debate!

  • Britain’s next Government must be a progressive one. And it can’t be shy. We need to radically break away from almost everything the Tory Government stands for. This challenge is too big, too important for one party to have all the answers. This is why we’re inviting progressives from all...

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