Nerissa Chesterfield writes for City AM

Nerissa Chesterfield, Head of Communications at the Institute of Economic Affairs has written for City AM on politicians' reticence to make bold policy change that is needed to improve people's lives. In her article Nerissa argues that small-ball,  ineffective policies are being prioritised while the issues that people really care about – having a secure ... Continue reading

Kristian Niemietz quoted in City A.M.

'Socialism: The idea that never dies', the recent book from the IEA's Head of Political Economy Kristian Niemietz, is quoted in City A.M. by Dr Rainer Zitelmann. Dr Zitelmann references Kristian's analysis that socialist experiments follow three phrases; the honeymoon period, the excuses phase, and the not-real-social stage. And thus the delusion of socialism continues, ... Continue reading

Adam Bartha writes for Expresso

Adam Bartha, Director of EPICENTER, writes for Portuguese newspaper Expresso on the rise of populist parties across Europe. As authoritarian populist parties became mainstream and Brexit turned into a never-ending political embarrassment for the UK, populist politicians changed their tone on EU matters. Instead of campaigning against EU membership, they want to reformulate Europe in ... Continue reading
According to a recent YouGov survey, one in four people think a No Deal Brexit would be a good outcome, and another 13 per cent see at as at least acceptable. The option of leaving the EU without a deal enjoys the support of a significant minority, both on its own terms, and when directly ... Continue reading

Kate Andrews writes for The Spectator Coffee House

Kate Andrews, Associate Director at the Institute of Economic Affairs has written for The Spectator's Coffee House on the possibility of another extension of Article 50 and what that might mean in practice. In the article Kate argues that the EU’s fears of a unruly UK in the European Union are just as legitimate as ... Continue reading
Government and Institutions

Victoria Hewson talks to BBC Woman's Hour

Victoria Hewson, part of the IEA's International Trade and Competition Unit, joined BBC Woman's Hour to discuss the impact of Brexit - no-deal or otherwise - on women. She argued that the government's no-deal plans indicate lowering of tariffs and trade barriers which would reduce the cost of living for consumers, especially on food items. ... Continue reading

Kristian Niemietz writes for CapX

Kristian Niemietz, Head of Political Economy at the Institute of Economic Affairs, writes for CapX on the enthusiasm for 'no deal'. Let’s face it: Brexit isn’t interesting anymore. We’ve been arguing, or listening to others argue, about the Single Market, the Customs Union, the free movement of people, the Irish border, the UK’s payments into ... Continue reading
Government and Institutions
Kate Andrews, Associate Director at the Institute of Economic Affairs appeared on BBC News yesterday evening to review the papers. On reports Theresa May's Brexit ministers have discussed a second referendum Kate argues it is unclear what a second referendum would even ask. Many have argued ‘remain’ and ‘no deal’ should be on the ballot ... Continue reading
Government and Institutions

Mark Littlewood comments in The Telegraph

Members of Parliament are facing criticism for accepting a 2.7% pay rise, effective from today, when uncertainty remains over Brexit. Mark Littlewood, Director General of the Institute of Economic Affairs said: “Public sector salaries - including those of our elected politicians - should be set based on performance, just as they are for the majority ... Continue reading

Kristian Niemietz writes for Quilette

Kristian Niemietz, Head of Political Economy at Institute of Economic Affairs has written for Quillette following the publication of his book on socialism. In his article Kristian makes the case that regardless of what socialists say they want to build, socialism can only mean a society run by large, hierarchical government bureaucracies. It can only ... Continue reading