Lifestyle Economics

Britain is one of the worst nanny states in Europe

Christopher Snowdon writes for the Spectator

Christopher Snowdon, IEA Head of Economic Affairs, writes for the Spectator on the launch of the 2019 Nanny State Index.

Chris outlines the best – and worst – countries for nanny statism, with most of the changes coming as a result of countries adopting tougher restrictions on smoking, vaping, drinking, and sugary or fatty foods.

The UK has slipped from second place to fourth, but only because a flurry of anti-vaping and anti-alcohol activity in Estonia and Lithuania has led to those countries jumping up the table.

Read the full piece here.

Download the 2019 Nanny State Index here.