Government and Institutions

We cannot trust the state to micromanage our lives

Emily Carver writes for Conservative Home

In her bi-weekly article for Conservative Home, IEA Head of Media Emily Carver spoke out against the encroachment of the nanny state in our lives. Emily points to new legislation in the Queen’s Speech, like the Online Safety Bill, as an example of state-overreach. The Bill is trying to protect people from lawful content, believing companies now have ‘duty of care’ to essentially censor the internet.

Emily argued: “The trend towards paternalism is concerning and, even more so, the level to which the public seem to be acquiescing with it. Even before Covid hit, the Government was encroaching in ever more areas of our life; the pandemic has only accelerated this trend“.
Read the full article here.