Christopher Snowdon quoted in the New York Post

The New York Post has quoted IEA Head of Lifestyle Economics, Christopher Snowdon, in their coverage of the World Health Organisation's call to ban alcohol consumption for females in their 'child birthing years'. Christopher said the plan was "a classic World Health Organization idiocy.” "Not content with repeatedly dropping the ball on COVID-19 and dishing ... Continue reading

Christopher Snowdon quoted in the Mirror

IEA Head of Lifestyle Economics Christopher Snowdon has slammed the World Health Organisation's call to stop women of child bearing age drinking alcohol as "idiocy". Christopher's comments were reported in the Mirror, in which he said the advice was “unscientific, patronising and absurd.” Read the full article here.  ... Continue reading

Christopher Snowdon quoted in The Telegraph

In response the the World Health Organisation's call for women of childbearing age not to drink alcohol, IEA Head of Lifestyle Economics Christopher Snowdon called the plan "unscientific and absurd". Christopher's comments were reported in The Telegraph: "This is classic World Health Organisation idiocy. Not content with repeatedly dropping the ball on Covid-19 and dishing ... Continue reading

Dr Kristian Niemietz writes for The Spectator

In an op-ed for The Spectator, IEA Head of Political Economy Dr Kristian Niemietz has welcomed the UK's successful vaccine rollout but warned "NHS cheerleaders should not get too carried away". Kristian explained that vaccine distribution by other healthcare systems in Europe which are based on social insurance models, for example, also distributed vaccines as ... Continue reading

Kristian Niemietz writes for 1828

In an article for 1828, IEA Head of Political Economy Dr Kristian Niemietz has called out conspiracy peddlers behind the claim that the UK made secret deals with President Donald Trump for the privatisation of the NHS. Now Trump has gone and the claims have been disproved, Kristian explains NHS privatisation hysteria will find a ... Continue reading

Annabel Denham writes for the Daily Express

IEA Director of Communications Annabel Denham has penned an op-ed in the Daily Express, arguing that the new Office for Health Promotion (OHP) should not become Public Health England in all but name. The new quango aims to tackle obesity and encourage healthy lifestyles, but Annabel warns this could mean more liberty infringing diktats. Annabel ... Continue reading

Emily Carver writes for Conservative Home

IEA Head of Media Emily Craver has written her bi-weekly column for Conservative Home arguing that the UK must have a rational discussion about NHS reform.  Emily referenced the recent NHS pay rise debacle as an example of how "toxic and claustrophobic" the public debate over the health service has become. The wage banding system ... Continue reading

Christopher Snowdon writes a letter to The Times

It has been reported that countries with high levels of obesity have suffered greater losses in life from Covid-19. But as IEA Head of Lifestyle Economics Christopher Snowdon wrote in a letter to the Editor of the Times, "we should not infer causation". Snowdon argued: "Obesity certainly increases the individual’s risk of dying from Covid-19 ... Continue reading

Professor Len Shackleton quoted in the Daily Express

Boris Johnson is under growing pressure from trade unions give nurses a massive 12.5 per cent pay rise. Reacting to the news, IEA Editorial and Research Fellow Professor Len Shackleton was quoted in the Daily Express calling the planned 1 per cent rise as "fair". Prof. Shackleton added:“[With] hundreds of thousands already having lost private ... Continue reading