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
Government and Institutions

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

IEA responds to the Queen's Speech

Commenting on the Queen’s Speech, Mark Littlewood, Director General at the Institute of Economic Affairs, said: "The Government’s commitment to preserve free trade with the European Union and expand free trade with the rest of the world remain a welcome pledge, as emphasised throughout Conservative Party Conference and again in the Queen’s Speech today. "But the ... Continue reading
Government and Institutions

Mark Littlewood writes for The Detroit News

Mark Littlewood, Director General of the Institute of Economic Affairs, has written an op-ed for The Detroit News, explaining the current political situation with regards Brexit for a US audience and setting out his hopes for a strengthened US-UK relationship in future. Writing for the US daily newspaper, Mark argues that although the world may ... Continue reading
Broadcasting policy should be freed from the control of government and vested interests and the BBC transformed into a subscriber-owned mutual argues a new report from the Institute of Economic Affairs published today. 'New Vision: Transforming the BBC into a subscriber-owned mutual', written by IEA Senior Academic Fellow Professor Philip Booth, argues that the justifications ... Continue reading
Government and Institutions
Kate Andrews, Associate Director at the Institute of Economics Affairs, joined Ryan Shorthouse,  Chief Executive of Bright Blue, on The Guardian's Politics Weekly podcast, recorded at Conservative Party conference. Kate said the grassroots members visiting the IEA's fringe events seemed "genuinely excited" that the government was potentially considering policies like planning reform and tax cuts ... Continue reading

The Guardian reports on IEA presence at Conservative Party Conference

The Guardian's "Five Things We Learnt from Conservative Party Conference" highlighted the popularity of Institute of Economic Affairs' fringe events. The piece highlights the fact that IEA events "were packed and standing room only, while the IEA’s joint party with the Taxpayers Alliance was a giddy affair with guests including Rees-Mogg and the pro-Brexit former ... Continue reading

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