Matthew Lesh

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  • Unaccountable regulators must not be allowed to strangle innovation and investment

    Matthew Lesh

    A backlash has emerged against the government’s Digital Markets and Competition and Consumers Bill (DMCC). The proposals to give the … Continue reading "Unaccountable regulators must not be allowed to strangle innovation and investment"


  • Bangladesh’s garment workers and the problem of unintended consequences

    Matthew Lesh

    Factories in developing countries are often framed as the ultimate capitalist evil. It’s not hard to see why. So-called sweatshops … Continue reading "Bangladesh’s garment workers and the problem of unintended consequences"


  • Will we, at last, begin to see some regulatory divergence from the EU?

    Matthew Lesh

    Over six years ago, the British people chose to leave the European Union. Even now, there is a small but … Continue reading "Will we, at last, begin to see some regulatory divergence from the EU?"


  • Capping social housing rents is a double-nonstarter

    Matthew Lesh

    Social housing has a mythic quality in some quarters. If only the state would build more homes and rent them … Continue reading "Capping social housing rents is a double-nonstarter"


  • In defence of tax cuts – yes, even now

    Matthew Lesh

    The Conservative Party leadership election and rising prices have sparked a national debate about whether now is the time for … Continue reading "In defence of tax cuts – yes, even now"


  • Privatise Channel 4

    Matthew Lesh

    Channel 4 has been an immensely successful enterprise. It regularly commissions popular programmes that attract substantial audiences funded by advertising … Continue reading "Privatise Channel 4"


  • Open the borders for Ukrainian refugees

    Matthew Lesh

    According to the UN Refugee Agency, over 3 million Ukrainians have fled their country. Neighbouring countries, including Poland, Hungary and … Continue reading "Open the borders for Ukrainian refugees"