Government “libertarian in rhetoric but social-democratic in delivery”
Professor Len Shackleton quoted in the Yorkshire Post
Annabel Denham quoted in the Daily Express
Mark Littlewood quoted in The Telegraph
However, Kwarteng is presiding over increasing state regulation and interference in the UK economy. Director General of the IEA Mark Littlewood commented in the Telegraph that “the Johnson administration has been consistently libertarian in rhetoric but social-democratic in delivery”.
Littlewood argued that although the government is doing well on signing free trade agreements, economic liberalism “is certainly not in the DNA of the Government as it was under Margaret Thatcher.”
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