Emily Carver writes for Conservative Home

In her bi-weekly Conservative Home column, IEA Head of Media, Emily Carver, argued that every problem in UK politics has recently been characterised as an impending catastrophe, leading to national angst and panic which is demoralising the nation. Whether it is the Covid pandemic, fuel shortages,  climate change or leaving the EU, we lack the ... Continue reading

Annabel Denham writes for The Spectator

In an op-ed for The Spectator, IEA Director of Communications, Annabel Denham, took aim at British Airway's (BA) move to drop ‘ladies and gentlemen’ from its announcements. Annabel suggested that BA has bigger problems than gender neutral salutations to deal with after 18 months of travel restrictions. Annabel argued: "There’s still little evidence to suggest ... Continue reading
Society and Culture
It has taken me a while to appreciate just how singularly ridiculous the Australian response to the Covid pandemic has been, but it was an email from an old friend who now lives in California who brought it all home. At the end of his note, this is what he said: “In the midst of ... Continue reading
Commenting on the University of Kent's decision to require all students to complete a four-hour diversity course in 'white privilege', microaggressions and use of pronouns, Marc Glendening, Head of Cultural Affairs at free market think tank the Institute of Economic Affairs, said: "Forcing students to complete a 'diversity' course amounts to the type of ideological ... Continue reading
Regulation
The other Sunday I arrived back in London around 7pm and went round the corner to the big Sainsbury’s near our flat. I needed to get milk and a few other things, as you do. Too late, I remembered our Sunday trading laws - which mean that stores with over 280 square metres of floor ... Continue reading
Society and Culture
One of the problems with critical race theory (CRT) is that neither its most fervent adherents nor its staunchest critics really knows what it means. Combining this misunderstanding with wilful misrepresentation for political gains, CRT has become an incredibly divisive topic. The definition and origins of critical race theory are difficult to explain, and this ... Continue reading
Society and Culture
The IEA held an event recently on the OECD proposal to establish a global minimum rate for Corporation Tax at 15%. This policy that has captured the imagination of left-wing leaders everywhere, from milksop social democrats like Joe Biden and Justin Trudeau, to proper socialists like Boris Johnson. Over 130 countries have indicated their support ... Continue reading

Annabel Denham writes for The Spectator

After the announcement of a National Insurance Contribution (NIC) hike to fund social care, many commentators have argued that Britain is a gerontocracy, the idea that public policy is geared to benefit the old over the young. In a rebuttal op-ed for The Spectator, IEA Director of Communications, Annabel Denham, suggested that although the NIC ... Continue reading
Society and Culture
“Hey guys, wanna feel old? I’m 40. You’re welcome”, Macaulay Culkin – the actor who is most famous for having played the role of Kevin McCallister in the Christmas classics Home Alone (1990) and Home Alone 2 (1992) – tweeted last summer. His tweet received over half a million retweets, and over three million likes, presumably because it created a nice ... Continue reading
Society and Culture

Dr Kristian Niemietz writes for Conservative Home

IEA Head of Political Economy, Dr Kristian Niemietz, has urged supporters of the free market economy not to underestimate the popularity of socialism amongst millennials. Citing his own research, Kristian suggested people do not 'grow out' of socialism as polling shows steady support for left wing policies in people in their forties. Kristian said: "Millennial ... Continue reading