|“Never has the centre ground of British politics been more in need of renewal – we look forward to playing our full part.”
|RADIX, the radical centre think tank, and the Radical Policy Centre are merging under the RADIX banner to create a single, stronger, non-aligned voice for the political centre ground.
Together, they will provide a platform for radical ideas aimed at renewing Britain’s broken political, economic and social infrastructure.
Founded in 2016 by a group of entrepreneurs led by Joe Zammit-Lucia, Nick Silver, Nick Tyrone and David Boyle, RADIX was the originator of the Common Market 2.0 proposal and has also published ground-breaking papers on monetary policy, corporate governance, localism and regulating cannabis. The Radical Policy Centre, a network of high level, policy-focused academics, is the brainchild of Professor Colin Talbot and Dr 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 centrist 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.”
Professor 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, the RADIX’s community 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 Liberal Democrat Peer, Baroness Ludford.