We thought you might like to know Compass Chair Neal Lawson has a hard-hitting piece in the Guardian today about the 3 big challenges for Labour and why the forward march of Labour halted long ago. Below is a taster of the article.
“The tragedy is we need a radical party – that can set limits to the free market and democratise the state; that knows sustainability and equality must go hand in hand; that has answers to the anxiety and insecurity of modern life; and that prefigures the good society by trusting in people, empowering them and practising an everyday politics of love and compassion. The tragedy is not just that so much more is needed, but that so much more is possible.”
You can read and comment on the full article here.
Also, last night we held a great fringe event with Lisa Nandy MP, John Harris, Zoe Williams, Caroline Lucas MP, Owen Smith MP, Clive Lewis (Labour PPC) and more – you can listen to the audio recording here. The question posed at the event was whether Labour is or can be an open tribe? We held roundtable discussions in which every single person in the room spoke and was listened to as well as panel style reflections. Thank you to all that came and made it a great event.