Lifestyle Economics

A turning point in the war on motorists


In the Media

Christopher Snowdon writes for The Critic

In the Media

IEA ThinkTent panel featured on BBC News and in The Independent

Christopher Snowdon writes for The Spectator

IEA Head of Lifestyle Economics Christopher Snowdon has written for The Spectator praising the government’s decision to intervene against the Welsh government’s expansion of 20mph speed limit zones.

Christopher wrote:

“Driving at 20mph is virtually impossible on any normal road. There isn’t even an appropriate gear for it. A petition to get the Welsh government to ‘rescind and remove the disastrous 20 mph law’ has been signed by 450,000 people, which is more than voted for Labour in the last Welsh election. Admittedly, some of the people signing it are English, but that only shows how hated the idea is.

“When people are free to choose, they choose to drive. In 2018, only 9 per cent of Britons used a train more than 20 times, and 39 per cent never used one at all, and yet elite opinion is obsessed with railways.”

Read Christopher’s full piece here.