Government and Institutions

Live with Littlewood covered in the Daily Express

In the latest episode of Live with Littlewood, Rebecca Ryan, Defund the BBC Campaign Director, spoke about the need to scrap the BBC licence fee with IEA Director General Mark Littlewood. She said the government has been "tone deaf" on the licence fee issue, saying that the growing anti-BBC license fee movement was winning on the ... Continue reading
Government and Institutions

Annabel Denham quoted in the Daily Express

The Daily Express has reported IEA Director of Communications Annabel Denham's appearance on Talk Radio where she slammed the BBC licence fee as "not fit for purpose", calling on the TV tax to be scrapped. Read the full write up of Annabel's appearance on Talk Radio here.... Continue reading
Government and Institutions

Annabel Denham writes for The Telegraph

In an op-ed for The Telegraph, IEA Director of Communications Annabel Denham wrote about the growing threats to freedom and liberty from health chiefs, the woke BBC agenda and other nanny state advocates. Annabel focuses on censorship in advertising, warning that bans on 'junk food' ads represents a real threat to freedom of speech, expressing ... Continue reading
Government and Institutions

Prof. Philip Booth quoted in the Daily Express

According to a poll of Sunday Express readers, 98 per cent want a vote on the BBC licence fee after a difficult year for the corporation.  Commenting on the news in the Express, IEA Senior Academic Fellow Professor Philip Booth argued the Beeb needs to change radically. Philip said: "The licence fee is an anachronism, ... Continue reading
Government and Institutions

Julian Jessop quoted in The Telegraph

The Bank of England is reforming its corporate bond purchase scheme to make it more environmentally friendly and align with government targets to reach net-zero by 2050. IEA Economics Fellow Julian Jessop commented on the story in The Telegraph, Saying "I don’t think this is something that the central bank should be getting into. It ... Continue reading

Annabel Denham writes for The Times

In an article for The Times Red Box, IEA Director of Communications Annabel Denham wrote about the need for Britain to embrace economic liberalism and fight against the growing big government consensus emerging in British politics. Annabel argued: "Classical liberals have long found themselves at odds with the Conservatives across a range of policy areas, ... Continue reading
Government and Institutions

Emily Carver writes for Conservative Home

In her bi-weekly article for Conservative Home, IEA Head of Media Emily Carver spoke out against the encroachment of the nanny state in our lives. Emily points to new legislation in the Queen's Speech, like the Online Safety Bill, as an example of state-overreach. The Bill is trying to protect people from lawful content, believing ... Continue reading
Government and Institutions

Emma Revell writes for 1828

In an opinion piece for 1828, IEA Head of Public Affairs Emma Revell said that the government's plan to make voters present ID at polling stations to prevent voter fraud was like "using a sledgehammer to crack a nut". Emma argued: "There are weaknesses in the UK’s electoral system but time and again the government ... Continue reading
Government and Institutions
In the last piece, we looked at the precautionary principle (PP), what about it is valuable and what about it can be abused. In this one, we ask the question as to whether a British Innovation Principle (BIP) can retain the valuable, while restraining the abuse. Can it ensure effective risk management is supported, but that ... Continue reading
Government and Institutions

IEA referenced in The Times

In an article for The Times, Iain Martin discusses his latest appearance on the IEA's weekly Live with Littlewood show. Iain explained how the IEA was, and still is, at the forefront of the fight against big government. Iain said: "The IEA is a leading free-market think tank that in the 1970s was at the ... Continue reading