Could another pandemic be on its way? If so, when? It might be sooner than you think…
Join author and historian Dr. Stephen Davies as he examines the global and domestic response to the coronavirus outbreak – and reflects on the lessons we can learn from history.
Watch ‘The World after the Pandemic’ – LIVE – TONIGHT at 6PM – here or on YouTube.
It’s a year since Boris Johnson first entered Downing Street.
He’s won an election, steered Brexit and had a brush with death. He’s also shut down the nation and faced criticism over aspects of the government’s handling of the pandemic.
Tonight’s Live with Littlewood puts Boris under the spotlight.
Join host Mark Littlewood as he and a stellar panel of broadcasters, journalists, commentators and think tankers discuss Boris: Hero or Zero?
They’ll also turn their attentions to the mounting tensions between East and West. Are Russian agents acting with impunity in the UK? And will this push us ever closer to a new cold war?
And – assuming they’re allowed – they’ll discuss cancel culture. Is it the new freedom of expression – or a threat to free speech?
Taking part in tonight’s free-rolling programme are Times columnist Iain Martin, talkRADIO’s Mike Graham, award-winning author and comedian Leo Kearse and the Spectator’s China reporter Cindy Yu.
They’ll be joined by City AM’s Rachel Cunliffe, ConservativeHome’s Mark Wallace, political journalist Benedict Spence, John O’Connell of the Taxpayers’ Alliance and IEA author and historian Dr. Stephen Davies.
JOIN IN THE DEBATE – LIVE at 6.00 p.m. – HERE or on YouTube.
As Black Lives Matter protests spread across the world, so too have accusations of virtue-signalling. Do we risk prioritising symbolism over substance?
Will Clapping for Carers stop the case being made for root and branch reform of the NHS?
Can regional lockdowns work?
And why is the Prime Minister looking to FDR?
All this and more will be under discussion tonight as LIVE WITH LITTLEWOOD returns to a screen near you.
Host Mark Littlewood will be joined by The Spectator’s Kate Andrews, Conservative commentator Alex Deane, Spiked’s Brendan O’Neill, political journalist Benedict Spence, The Critic’s Oliver Wiseman and Guido Fawkes’ Tom Harwood . They be joined by John Tillman, from the Illinois Policy Institute, and the IEA’s Stephen Davies and Christopher Snowdon.
JOIN IN THE DEBATE – LIVE at 6.30 – HERE or on YouTube.
Was Brexit a moment of collective madness, an act of national self-harm?
Or was it the beginning of a new era for British politics?
Dr. Stephen Davies – Head of Education at the IEA – is the author of The Economics and Politics of Brexit: The Realignment of British Public Life.
He contends that Brexit was the latest in a long series of realignments in British politics – dating back to the birth of modern party politics.
Tonight, LIVE at 6pm, he’ll tell the story of Britain’s latest realignment – in discussion with IEA Director General Mark Littlewood.
Join in the discussion here or on YouTube.
Economic historian Dr Stephen Davies outlines the profound and lasting effects of the coronavirus in a new video from the Institute of Economic Affairs – GOING VIRAL: The history and economics of pandemics.
Dr. Davies – Head of Education at the IEA – says history suggests the pandemic will last up to two years and come in a series of waves – with the second wave likely to be the biggest and most damaging.
Likely economic outcomes include massive falls in GDP, much higher inflation and a massive debt crisis accompanied by a significant revaluation of assets – and a retreat from globalisation and economic integration. At the same time, creativity and adaptability will lead to innovation and the intensification of trends such as online shopping and working from home
GOING VIRAL is accompanied by a report out today, outlining a number of steps that could mitigate future risk. You can read it here: iea.org.uk/publications/going-viral