19 May 2010

Caroline Lucas to speak at Compass event

Caroline ran and won on a programme of greater democracy, equality and of course sustainability. Let's find out, now she is in Parliament, how she proposes to push this common agenda.

'This is why we've invited Caroline to speak: to help us forge new progressive alliances, develop fresh thinking, to listen to, learn from and be challenged by those with different perspectives and help us to forge a truly new politics.

Other high-profile speakers at the event who'll also join us to debate the ideas, campaigns and coalitions needed to build a new progressive consensus for the 21st century include: Jon Cruddas MP; Chuka Umunna MP; Baroness Helena Kennedy QC; Polly Toynbee, The Guardian; John Harris, The Guardian; Prof Ruth Lister CBE; Will Straw, Left Foot Forward; John Hilary, War On Want; Seumas Milne, The Guardian; Mehdi Hasan, New Statesman; Fiona Millar; Kat Banyard, UK Feminista; Louise Christian; Hilary Wainwright, Red Pepper; Noel Hatch, Compass Youth; Sam Tarry, Young Labour; Ceri Goddard, Fawcett Society; Andrew Simms, nef; Tony Robinson, actor & broadcaster; Clifford Singer, mydavidcameron.com; Pam Giddy, POWER 2010; Jonathan Rutherford, Soundings; Prof David Blanchflower and Paul Mason, author & broadcaster. We'll be announcing further high-profile speakers in the coming days.'

Compass are very much a centre left Labour Party organisation, so I am intrigued they have given Caroline Lucas, our new Green Party MP, star billing at their conference on 12th June.

More on the left seem to be experimenting with green left politics.

Talking of which fingers crossed John McDonnell MP will get on the Labour Party leadership ballot.

If you want to register for the Compass event have a click here.

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