Government and Institutions

Covid has highlighted the failure of big state intervention



Annabel Denham writes for CapX

In the Media

Prof. Len Shackleton writes for CapX

Annabel Denham writes for The Spectator

Annabel Denham, Director of Communications at the IEA, argued that the pandemic has demonstrated that big state intervention is a recipe for disaster, with the government failing to deliver a series of costly projects highlighted by a recent Public Accounts Committee report.

In an op-ed for The Spectator, Annabel said: “Far from vindicating the socialists, this pandemic has been a poor advertisement for an activist state. There has been an absence of transparency and accountability. Government ministers have repeatedly failed to predict the predictable — from the surge in cases following Eat Out to Help Out (which cost £810 million) to the pingdemonium that currently threatens to push back the overall recovery in GDP“.

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