Tuesday 31 March 2020

Clarity’s the key for the long haul

The purpose of the Radical Party is to stimulate discussion on what an evidence-based, egalitarian, democratic, humane, progressive, left-of-centre and electorally credible political agenda could look like – a task which someone must get a grip on. Most of our policies could hardly fail to fall somewhere within the spectrum of views encompassed by the…

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Saturday 29 February 2020

Reform the Lords – but don’t create a dog’s dinner!

The revelation that peers claimed £23 million in expenses and attendance allowances in 2018-19 (an increase of almost 30% over the previous year) has coincided with a fresh call by the Electoral Reform Society for an elected upper chamber – but won’t this end up making things not better but much worse? Of course, the…

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Sunday 24 March 2019

Chernobyl and its link to climate change

Over the years, published estimates of the number of premature deaths from radiation released following the 1986 Chernobyl disaster have ranged from 100 to over a billion, many of them based on little more than hunches. Chernobyl had complex and profound consequences for millions of people, but radiation is easy to measure and its impact…

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