Annabel Denham writes for 1828

In a debate article for 1828, IEA Director of Communications Annabel Denham argued children should wear masks in school. Annabel cited evidence which suggested children are far more likely to spread Covid-19 amongst their households. Annabel said: "Either we accept moderate infringements on our civil liberties, ones that serve as a constant reminder that our ... Continue reading

Annabel Denham writes for the Daily Express

IEA Director of Communications Annabel Denham has penned an op-ed in the Daily Express, arguing that the new Office for Health Promotion (OHP) should not become Public Health England in all but name. The new quango aims to tackle obesity and encourage healthy lifestyles, but Annabel warns this could mean more liberty infringing diktats. Annabel ... Continue reading

Dr Kristian Niemietz writes for City AM

In a debate column for City AM, IEA Head of Political Economy Dr Kristian Niemietz argued against the introduction of rent controls in London. Kristian explained that high rental prices are a product of the scarcity of property- high demand but low supply increases prices. Kristian said: "Rent controls are a lot like socialism. Both ... Continue reading

IEA In Conversation event with Arlene Foster reported by the Daily Mail

At an IEA In Conversation event hosted by Director General Mark Littlewood, Northern Ireland First Minister Arlene Foster said we need "to build back stronger and build back in a way which us sustainable for the 21st century" after the pandemic. The DUP leader also expressed concerns about the effect lockdowns have had on mental ... Continue reading

IEA In Conversation event with Arlene Foster reported by the Belfast Telegraph

Northern Ireland First Minister Arlene Foster expressed her anger at the NI Protocol and its effect on trade at an IEA In Conversation event hosted by Director General Mark Littlewood. The DUP leader told Mark that: "At the beginning of January we had lorries which were having real difficulties coming back into Northern Ireland, we ... Continue reading

IEA In Conversation event with Arlene Foster reported by the Evening Standard

Speaking at an IEA In Conversation event, the First Minister of Northern Ireland Arlene Foster told IEA Director General Mark Littlewood that she warned about the impact of the NI Protocol “right from its inception”. Arlene Foster expressed her anger at the NI Protocol, saying: "What we have is a completely disproportionate situation where trade ... Continue reading

IEA In Conversation event with Arlene Foster reported by ITV News

Speaking at an IEA In Conversation event, Northern Ireland First Minister Arlene Foster argued that the NI Protocol needed to be replaced with a “realistic and sustainable” alternative. Arlene Foster told  IEA Director General Mark Littlewood that "What we have is a completely disproportionate situation where trade between Great Britain and Northern Ireland has been ... Continue reading

Emily Carver writes for Conservative Home

IEA Head of Media Emily Carver has penned her bi-weekly article for Conservative Home commenting on the recent outrage caused by the findings of the race report by the Commission on Race and Ethnic Disparities. Emily criticises institutions for adopting  woke orthodoxies like critical race theory, white privilege and unconscious bias training. She argues it ... Continue reading

Victoria Hewson writes for The Telegraph

In an op-ed for The Telegraph, IEA Head of Regulatory Affairs Victoria Hewson warns readers of the dangers of Covid vaccination passports. Victoria argues that the government's plan to use vaccine passports as a condition for 'freedoms to be restored' was a "de facto mandate that could put many small pubs and restaurants out of ... Continue reading