Tag Archives: Institute of Economic Affairs

Today must stop allowing IEA to promote its false claims and lack of economic understanding


Towards the end of the Today programme yesterday Morning at 8.35am, the programme introduced two people to talk about the U turn plans announced by Boris Johnson at the CBI conference to reduce corporation tax cuts to Businesses and release … Continue reading

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Charity Commission faces a big challenge


In the last 8 months two charities have been judged by the Charity Commission as having broken laws regarding political campaigning including those set out by the Conservative led coalition Government to prevent charities getting involved in politics. When the … Continue reading

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Lets not pass the Duchy on either side


A couple of months ago on 25th June, David Lidington who is the Duchy of Lancaster as well as being the deputy Prime Minister made an important speech at an event organised by a think tank called Reform. There are … Continue reading

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The Windrush scandal reflects a complex set of issues


The elements of the Windrush story are multi-layered and complex, and they reflect many other similar stories that have some of the same layers deep down within them. The Imperialist history of the pseudo combined nations of England, Wales, Scotland … Continue reading

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How can we turn Davos upside down?


The idea of the leaders of major nations across the earth coming together to meet and discuss matters of common concern seems to be a vital way of changing the International environment. It is clear that such a change is … Continue reading

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An Institute in name only


A news report yesterday has called into question the naming of a lobby group think tank which was formed by Daniel Hannan, my MEP. The operating name chosen was the Institute for Free Trade or IFT. Daniel apparently should have … Continue reading

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We need a Government with integrity


Its time this Government took some of its own advice, particularly as doing so would save money which is in much shorter supply than it was, even when the advice was first given. In December 2012 the then Minister for … Continue reading

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The need for real expertise


It is vital that if the BBC or indeed any other major broadcaster intends to explore the rights and wrongs of a given issue, that they choose guest ‘experts’ who really understand their subject. To choose people who appear authoritative, … Continue reading

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A Government in chaos


This week the Government announced it was making changes to the Trade Union Bill which had been deeply unpopular with Trade Unionists and led to a number of high profile protests and demonstrations. Several tabloid newspapers have suggested this is … Continue reading

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Many charities need a strategy


I wrote at the beginning of February about plans by Matthew Hancock MP, Minister in the Cabinet Office to gag all charities that receive public funding. This will put many charities into a very difficult position. The Government has begun … Continue reading

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