Guido understands that the shortlist for IEA Director General, one of the biggest jobs in Westminster wonk-land, is down to five. In no particular order:
Matt Sinclair dropped out to take a senior position at the Computer & Communications Industry Association. A strong field to succeed Mark Littlewood…
Chris Bryant, incumbent winner of the civility in politics award, is currently hectoring Kate Andrews, one of the country’s most prominent female economic voices. Taking to Twitter, Chris Bryant complained that the BBC hadn’t accompanied her Question Time appearance with a mention that she “is part of the Institute for Economic Affairs, which is notoriously secretive about their funding.”
Why doesn’t @bbcquestiontime mention that Kate Andrews is part of the Institute of Economic Affairs, which is notoriously secretive about their funding?— Chris Bryant (@RhonddaBryant) November 17, 2022
Two quick points, Chris:
The one-man standards arbiter strikes again…
UPDATE: Bryant doubles down
Kate Andrews, a veteran free marketeer, reviews Truss’s energy policy:
“The Truss government’s first – and possibly biggest – policy announcement of her premiership suggests free-market solutions are for the campaign trail and socialist policies are for governing.”
In tonight’s LIVE with LITTLEWOOD we’ll be discussing:
Host Mark Littlewood will be joined tonight by Reaction Editor Iain Martin, The Spectator’s Kate Andrews, The Times Science Editor Tom Whipple, political commentator Benedict Spence and IEA Fellow Professor Len Shackleton.
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There’s an arresting array of topics in tonight’s LIVE with LITTLEWOOD as we discuss:
Joining host MARK LITTLEWOOD will be The Spectator’s KATE ANDREWS; STEVE BAKER MP, the Conservative member for Wycombe; Columnist and comedian DOMINIC FRISBY and CALVIN ROBINSON, Senior Fellow at Policy Exchange.
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In tonight’s LIVE with LITTLEWOOD US Election Special…
Host Mark Littlewood will be joined by pollster Patrick Basham, founding Director of the Democracy Institute; Freddy Gray, the editor of Spectator USA; Terry Kibbe, CEO of the Washington-based Free the People; Oliver Wiseman, US editor of The Critic magazine; The Spectator’s Economics Correspondent Kate Andrews and the Adam Smith Institute’s Morgan Schondelmeier, along with the IEA’s Alexander Hammond.
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