ThinkTent: Paternalism Overload – Has the Nanny State gone too far?


  • 30/09/2019
    09:00 - 10:00
Force is a tactic politicians across the spectrum are becoming increasingly comfortable with when it comes to controlling our lifestyles and personal decision-making. From banning adverts of strawberries and cream on public transport, to Scotland’s implementation of minimum alcohol
pricing, our public health policy has become dominated by puritan objectives.

What is the right balance between protecting vulnerable people and allowing adults to live free lives?  What are the differences between public health issues and private health issues. Has the Nanny  State’s mission creep gone a step too far?

Panel subject to change.

ThinkTent (inside the secure zone), co-hosted by the Institute of Economic Affairs and the TaxPayers’ Alliance, is your go-to place at Conservative Party Conference 2019 for thought-provoking panel discussions, debates and interviews with senior Cabinet figures – an essential stop for conference-goers interested in free market ideas.

For the full ThinkTent programme, click here.