Posts Tagged ‘Ruth Lister’

The week Uncut

12/02/2011, 02:00:57 PM

In case you missed them, these were the best read pieces on Uncut in the last seven days:

John Woodcock declares his love for New Labour

Atul Hatwal introduces his shadow cabinet goal of the month

Dan Hodges wants to know why we tolerate these preachers of hate

John Hannatt says raising the state pension age will hit the hard-working

Tom Watson reports back from Barnsley

Ruth Lister asks, should compass open up it’s membership?

Dan McCurry says the Palestinians won’t find peace through bloodshed

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Should Compass open its membership beyond Labour?

08/02/2011, 12:00:26 PM

by Ruth Lister

Compass is currently balloting its membership on the question of whether it should allow people who belong to political parties other than Labour to be full voting members. Not surprisingly, this move is controversial. It is, nevertheless, a move which I strongly believe Compass should take.

I’ve been involved with Compass since the word go, before it was formally established in 2004. Since then it has grown in both size and influence to an extent we could not have envisaged. I was recently co-opted on to the management committee. In many ways, I see it as my political home. And one reason why I feel so comfortable there is its non-partisan approach to politics. (more…)

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