Lifestyle Economics

Lockdown should not lead to permanent infringements on liberty


In the Media

Emma Revell writes for 1828

In the Media

Annabel Denham writes for The Spectator

Christopher Snowdon writes for The Spectator

In an op-ed for The Spectator, IEA Head of Lifestyle Economics Christopher Snowdon has hit out at TV celebrity chef Hugh Fearnley-Whittingstall for using lockdown as an excuse to campaign for nanny-state policies.

The celebrity chef has called for a ban on ‘junk food’ adverts on TV after watershed and a total ban on online ads. He also said in an interview that the government should use lockdown as an opportunity to ‘police’ peoples diets.

Christopher said that Fearnley-Whittingstall “sees authoritarian measures carried out during a crisis and spots an opportunity. Where others see a temporary expansion of state power as the lesser of two evils during a pandemic, Fearnley-Whittingstall sees ‘potential’“.

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