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".