BACK to the FUTURE?

The economy’s down nearly 25% since February. In May, economic growth didn’t get anywhere near expectations.  In March and April, the UK economy shrank back to where it was in 2002.

Is there any way out of this economic tailspin?   Can cheap pizza and well-insulated lofts really get us out of trouble?

In tonight’s LIVE WITH LITTLEWOOD host Mark Littlewood and his guests set the dials for 2020 and beyond.

Joining him will be Toby Young, general secretary of the Free Speech Union, former MP Douglas Carswell, the Telegraph’s Madeline Grant and Dia Chakravarty and the Times’ Science Editor Tom Whipple.

Also taking part will be independent economist Julian Jessop, Sam Bowman of the International Center for Law & Economics and the IEA’s Victoria Hewson.

Together, they’ll try to get us back to the future. Along the way, they’ll ask ‘Who regulates -the regulators?” and discuss whether wearing masks will suffocate economic growth.

Join in the debate – LIVE at 6pm – here or on YouTube

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Ex-SpAd James Price Wins Oxford Union Presidential Election

Former House of Lords SpAd and Taxpayers’ Alliance wonk James Price has won a shock victory in the Oxford Union presidential election, Guido understands. Price left Oxford in 2013, and threw his hat in the ring for the prestigious position for a laugh after ‘Re Open Nominations’ won the election for the first time in the Union’s history. His campaign was supported by old Oxonians Daniel Hannan, Matt Ridley and James Delingpole…

Price won election for Hilary Term 2021 with 431 first preference votes compared to runner up Jeremy Bararia’s 375 first preferences. The original result announcement was delayed after it was discovered over 500 illegitimate votes had been cast for a candidate from seven, mostly-overseas, IP addresses…

James ran on a lighthearted platform, saying:

“Lockdown has got to me.

Someone convinced me that it would be funny to put my hat in the ring. Despite not having been a student for 7 years and having, you know, a job.

The Price is Right.”

James also assisted with the famous Madeleine Grant 2012 campaign sloganI don’t hack, I just have a great rack.” 

Grant was fined £120 for “bringing the Union into disrepute”…

UPDATE: Guido can reveal that once transfer votes were accounted for, Price won by 15 votes.

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LOCKDOWN RAGE?
  • Is the government’s “moderate” approach to easing the lockdown right?
  • Is America’s immune system failing? Are the riots playing out across the US a mass outburst of lockdown rage?
  • What impact will Covid-19 have on globalisation and immigration?
  • And is the lockdown lulling us into a dystopian lifestyle?

Join host Mark Littlewood and a stellar cast of journalists, commentators and think tankers – including Isabel Oakeshott, Freddy Gray of the Spectator USA, the Telegraph’s Madeline Grant and Peter Whittle of the New Culture Forum – as they discuss all this and more.

Also joining LIVE WITH LITTLEWOOD will be Sam Bowman of the International Center for Law and Economics, author and comedian Dominic Frisby, the Cato Institute’s Johan Norberg – plus the IEA’s Emma Revell and Christopher Snowdon.

JOIN IN THE DEBATE LIVE at 6pm – here or on YouTube.

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How Can the UK Economy Bounce Back?

Should we end the lockdown because its justification – to prevent NHS services from being overwhelmed – has been achieved? Or would easing off now risk forcing us back into our homes? 

Whilst there’ve been some hidden benefits to lockdown – decreases in pollution, fewer deaths from car accidents – haven’t these been outweighed by the colossal cost to the economy and our civil liberties?  And how can the UK economy bounce back from this crisis?

On Live with Littlewood tonight, host Mark Littlewood will be joined by think tank experts and commentators for a thought-provoking and far-reaching interactive discussion.

Guests include author Toby Young, Madeline Grant of the Daily Telegraph, author and columnist Dominic Frisby, and City AM’s Rachel Cunliffe – plus John Ashmore, of CapX, Robert Colvile of the Centre for Policy Studies and Matthew Lesh of the Adam Smith Institute.

Or, for a brief taste of this new series of fascinating debates, watch our trailer on YouTube.

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Mark Field Protester Incident Needs More Nuance

The Telegraph’s Madeline Grant brought some much needed nuance to the debate surrounding the Mark Field incident this afternoon on Politics Live. Different interpretations are adding fuel to the growing culture war…

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