Kate Andrews writes for City AM

Kate Andrews has written for City AM on how liberal reasoning is often met with such contempt. Whether it’s Johnson’s comments on the burka, or former Liberal Democrat leader Tim Farron’s religious convictions, public life is increasingly unable to incorporate those who are simultaneously critical of a behaviour, yet still tolerant of other people’s right ... Continue reading

Jamie Whyte is quoted by the Daily Express

The IEA's Dr Jamie Whyte has been quoted by the Daily Express, discussing what a 'no deal' Brexit scenario would look like. Jamie argues that what the UK imports is entirely in control of the British government, which would not want to harm consumers in this way. He also argues that a no deal Brexit ... Continue reading
Trade, Development, and Immigration

Kate Andrews writes for City AM

Kate Andrews, News Editor at the Institute of Economic Affairs has written in the City AM's debate column on Brexit scare stories. In the article Kate argues that the Brexit scare stories are out of control. Of course, a no-deal Brexit is an inferior outcome to a free trade agreement with the EU. The UK will ... Continue reading
Trade, Development, and Immigration
Economic nationalism is firmly back on the policy agenda, if recent developments are anything to go by. In his 'Build it in Britain' speech a few weeks ago, Labour leader Jeremy Corbyn condemned outsourcing practices, trade deficits with foreign countries, and called for a number of government interventions to boost domestic manufacturing. At the core ... Continue reading
Trade, Development, and Immigration
Last week, Donald Trump and Jean-Claude Juncker jointly announced a deal to resolve the developing trade war cause by US steel and aluminium tariffs on the EU and retaliatory tariffs on US products.  Clearly Trump’s strategy of creating chaos, getting the attention of his target and then forcing them to the negotiating table has been ... Continue reading
A couple of weeks ago, Paul Simon gave a concert in Hyde Park, the final time he will perform in the UK. He famously came here first in the 1960s and has been back many times since, as part of a constant back-and-forth flow between American and British performers and creatives – musicians, actors dancers, ... Continue reading

New IEA report features in the Daily Express

New IEA report on the importance of regulatory autonomy features in the Daily Express. The UK is in a unique position to sign a trade agreement with the EU because its regulations are already “identical or fully recognised” as a result of the country’s current status of having membership within the bloc. The proposal for ... Continue reading

New IEA report features in the Daily Mail

New IEA report on regulatory autonomy post-Brexit features in The Daily Mail. Britain's economy could be boosted by 7 per cent if it makes a clean break with EU red tape, according to a study published today. Regulatory autonomy holds the key to the UK’s post-Brexit success, as it would free British business from the dead ... Continue reading

New IEA report features in The Sun

New IEA report on regulatory autonomy post-Brexit features in The Sun. Moving away from the Chequers deal, the Prime Minister could boost GDP by 7 per cent by ripping up her Brexit vision and demanding regulatory freedom. Read the full article here. Further IEA reading: No Need To Queue: The Benefits of Free Trade Without Trade ... Continue reading

New IEA report features in The Sunday Telegraph

New IEA report on regulatory autonomy post-Brexit features in The Sunday Telegraph. A new report by the Institute of Economic Affairs think tank states that the Prime Minister's proposal for a "common rulebook" on the production of goods and agricultural products would force the country to become a "rule taker without any representation during the process of ... Continue reading