In the UK, only 2% of the registered electorate think that political parties are attractive or effective enough to sign up to one.


Is there a better way to do politics than from within the current political bubble?


We live in a complex reality of individuals and communities linking at local, national and global levels.


We know this - we live this.


if we harnessed our creative resources – arts, technology, social networks....


Maybe we could forge a politics which matched our complex, modern lives?


This is what The Alternative will try to do, through what we call "political laboratories".