Kate Andrews responds to the Leader's speech at Labour Party Conference

Commenting on Jeremy Corbyn's speech to Labour Party Conference, the Institute of Economic Affairs’s Associate Director Kate Andrews said: "Jeremy Corbyn’s negative view of free trade directly contradicts his stated desire to put “wealth and power in the hands of the many.” "The broad principle of free trade is almost universally agreed by economists to ... Continue reading

IEA responds to Shadow Chancellor's speech at Labour Party Conference

Commenting on John McDonnell’s speech to Labour Party Conference, the Institute of Economic Affairs’s Academic and Research Director Prof Syed Kamall said: “The Shadow Chancellor has proposed a vast array of areas where he would increase spending and expand state intervention. But from housing to welfare, John McDonnell’s rejection of free enterprise has led him ... Continue reading

Mark Littlewood responds to Jo Swinson's leader's speech

Commenting on Jo Swinson’s speech to Liberal Democrat Conference, Mark Littlewood, Director General at the Institute of Economic Affairs, said: “Jo Swinson’s criticism of Britain’s “tired old parties” seems solely focused on the Brexit debate; but if we look past the UK’s relationship with the EU, the Liberal Democrats appear to be offering a similar, ... Continue reading

Kate Andrews writes for the Sunday Express

David Cameron might be receiving a lot of blame for the current Brexit uncertainty but he merely expedited, not created, the present political realignment, says Kate Andrews, Associate Director at the Institute of Economic Affairs. Writing in the Sunday Express, Kate argues that while David Cameron was attempting to reshape the Conservative Party - with ... Continue reading
Government and Institutions

Kate Andrews writes for City AM

Associate Director Kate Andrews has written for City AM, discussing how Labours new agenda may be undermining some of "fundamental aspects of liberalism and private property". "This would break the fundamental principle of property rights, which does not allow other people to use or take your belongings from you without your permission." Read the full ... Continue reading
Government and Institutions

Mark Littlewood quoted in the Scotsman

Mark Littlewood, IEA Director General, has been quoted in a piece by the Scotsman. The piece discusses Tory MSP Murdo Fraser's urges to introduce city mayors in Scotland. Mark "has said the adoption of mayors in England and Wales has failed to either 'reignite much interest in municipal democracy' or encouraged a drive towards more ... Continue reading

Adam Bartha quoted in Expresso

Adam Bartha, IEA Director of EPICENTER, is quoted in Porugese daily newspaper, Expresso. "Just over 60 days until Brexit day, a key topic of the G7 meeting was the future relationship of Britain with its key global partners" says Adam. "EU leaders are highly sceptical about finding alternative arrangements to resolve the Irish border question. ... Continue reading
Government and Institutions

Philip Booth quoted in the Times Business

Philip Booth, Senior Academic Fellow at the Institute of Economic Affairs, discusses the weakening pound since the EU referendum. Philip Booth "pointed to an 'avalanche of regulation' from both the UK and EU that he said was encouraging companies to de-list." “A lot of the corporate governance rules are intended to support shareholders, but that’s ... Continue reading
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Mark Littlewood interviewed by the Daily Express

Mark Littlewood, Director General at the Institute of Economic Affairs, gives his remarks on recent meeting of Boris Johnson and his "frank exchange of views with Donald Tusk". “One of the things which irritates me slightly is this talk of there being ‘no deal’, which is a bit of a misnomer. What they actually mean ... Continue reading
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Kristian Niemietz quoted in The Daily Mail

Kristian Niemietz, Head of Political Economy at The Institute of Economic Affairs, is quoted in a piece by The Daily Mail. "In 1979, Margaret Thatcher inherited a tetchy, bankrupt and demoralised nation. Eleven years later, she left it confident, wealthy and free. Now Jeremy Corbyn promises to unleash a revolution every bit as transformative. Putting ... Continue reading