WE ARE MERGING INTO…..
Merger of Radix and Radical Policy Centre
Radical think tanks merge to strengthen political centre ground
Radix, the radical centre think tank, and the Radical Policy Centre are merging under the Radix banner to create a single, stronger, cross-party voice for the political centre ground.
Together, they will provide a platform for radical ideas aimed at renewing Britain broken political, economic and social infrastructure.
Founded in 2016 by a group of entrepreneurs led by Joe Zammit-Lucia, Nick Tyrone and Nick Silver, Radix was the originator of the Common Market 2.0 proposal and has also published ground-breaking papers on quantative easing, localism and regulating cannabis. The Radical Policy Centre is the brainchild of Professors Colin and Carole Talbot and has published papers on ethics in public life and social value creation.
Commenting on the decision to merge, Radix Chief Executive, Ben Rich says:
“Radix and the Radical Policy Centre share a common interest in promoting ideas and addressing fundamental issues, rather than building institutions. Our merger will strengthen the platform for radical thought in the UK and spread our network to reach more policy-makers and influencers.
“Never has the centre ground of British politics been more in need of renewal – we look forward to playing our full part.”
Prof Colin Talbot adds:
“I hope all those who have followed my work and that of the Radical Policy Centre will take the opportunity to engage with Radix to promote the spread of new ideas designed to address the root causes of the problems faced by an increasingly, creaking political infrastructure.”
Following the merger, Radix’s fellows will include a range of voices from across the political spectrum, including the former Health Secretary, Andrew Lansley, Labour candidate for Aberavon, Stephen Kinnock and Lib Dem Peer, Baroness Ludford.
For more information see radixuk.org
THIS WEBSITE WILL CLOSE DOWN IN A FEW MONTHS
ONCE WE HAVE FULLY MERGED THE TWO OPERATIONS.
BELOW IS OUR OUR OLD ‘WELCOME’ FOR REFERENCE
‘The Radical Policy Centre’ is a new kind of virtual Think Tank for those of a broadly progressive liberal, liberal democratic or social democratic persuasion.
The centre ground of UK politics needs to rapidly generate radical, pragmatic and balanced, policy solutions to answer the pressing social, cultural and economic problems that caused the disaster of the 2016 Brexit referendum. We need to be tough on Brexit, but also on the causes of Brexit.
One way of doing that is to create an open platform where political and policy ideas can be pitched and developed through discussion.
Our objectives are simple:
- To provide a space where radical, progressive and liberal policy ideas can be floated and developed.
- To create a community of academics, experts and policymakers who are willing to collaborate on this venture.
PITCHING POLICIES AND IDEAS?
PITCH a policy or political idea which should be a short description (probably 800 words or less) of a policy idea, principle, or proposal and what problem or opportunity it seeks to address.
The PITCH should include links to background research, reports, papers, etc. that support or expand on the central idea.
A PITCH can come from anyone: an individual expert or activist; interest groups; think tanks; etc. People may even want to flag ideas that have come from elsewhere.
Each PITCH will be moderated before being posted – as will all discussions.
The site will try to foster (and moderate) deliberative debate and discussion.
It will have a strong focus on evidence and rational debate.
It will (soon!) provide a simple template for those wishing to PITCH an idea so it is clear and accessible to interested readers and community members.
SUPPORT AND PARTICIPATE
This is a ‘soft launch’ of a very unfinished product. We’re in the process of developing a network of supporters and contributors. We thought it better to get going and build this from the bottom-up. We’ll be adding new content shortly.
If you are interested in contributing please email me by clicking on my name below.
Thanks for your interest.