Government and Institutions
What exactly is classical liberalism? What do liberals believe? What are the key social, political and economic issues they have debated and thought about? What does it mean to be a "liberal thinker"? And who are the greatest liberal thinkers of all time? These questions are answered in my new book, School of Thought – ... Continue reading
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Wales having control of its own judicial powers should not be an exception, but the norm. On 24 October, the Commission on Justice in Wales published its report outlining that Wales should be granted full control over its justice system, including over police, prisons and the appointing of its own judges. The proposals conclude that ... Continue reading
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YES - says Ralph Buckle, Acting Director of Education, Outreach and Programmes, Institute of Economic Affairs. Taxation without representation Perhaps the strongest argument for lowering the voting age to 16 rests on the principle of “no taxation without representation”. If you are in employment at the age of 16, you are added to PAYE and ... Continue reading
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After a long delay of more than four decades, the Chilean people are finally rising up against neoliberalism. They demand an end to the economic legacy of the Chicago Boys, the US-trained liberal economists who occupied key economic policy positions during Pinochet’s dictatorship. The socialist project of Salvador Allende, the Marxist president who headed Chile’s ... Continue reading
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Mark Littlewood appears on Channel 4 News

Mark Littlewood, Director-General at the Institute of Economic Affairs, appeared on Channel 4 News, debating TUC General Secretary Frances O'Grady over Boris Johnson's Brexit deal. Mark said Brexit should be an opportunity for Britain to consider existing EU regulations and decide if they are fit for purpose. He pointed to some financial services regulations which, ... Continue reading

Kate Andrews writes for the New York Post

MPs who are attempting to block or delay Brexit are threatening both "the public’s faith in democracy [and] the big opportunities created by Brexit" says  Kate Andrews, Associate Director of the Institute of Economic Affairs. Writing in the New York Post, Kate outlines the enormous trade benefits that could follow Brexit - tapping in to ... Continue reading
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What's happened? The EU Commission and UK have agreed a new Protocol for Ireland/Northern Ireland and a new Political Declaration in respect of the future relationship. It is expected that the Council will endorse it at the summit this week, and UK Parliament will vote on it on Saturday. The main body of the Withdrawal ... Continue reading

Mark Littlewood quoted in City A.M.

The Queen's Speech, set out yesterday in Parliament, had "too much emphasis on the role of the state, and not enough of the role of free markets”, says IEA Director General Mark Littlewood. Quoted in City A.M., Mark also criticised proposals for a new points-based immigration system which would allocate migrants additional points for moving ... Continue reading
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Mark Littlewood speaks to Fox Business

Mark Littlewood, IEA Director General, joined Fox Business to update the US tv channel on the latest Brexit developments and what they might mean for the future of the US-UK relationship. "Things seem to change all the time and the clock is ticking down to October 31st", Mark told Fox Business, warning that the Irish ... Continue reading