In Conversation with… Steve Baker MP

Monday 4th October | 16.30-17.30 Mark Littlewood (Co-Chair) | is the Director General of the Institute of Economic Affairs. Since 2009, Mark has overseen the expansion of the IEA’s influence and media profile. Mark appears regularly on TV and Radio, often featuring as a guest on flagship political programmes such as BBC Question Time, Newsnight, SkyContinue reading “In Conversation with… Steve Baker MP”

In Conversation with… Rt Hon Rishi Sunak MP

Tuesday 05 October | 17.45-18.45 Rt Hon Rishi Sunak | has been the Chancellor of the Exchequer since February 2020. He previously served as Chief Secretary to the Treasury and has been the MP for Richmond since 2015. Prior to entering parliament, Rishi worked for Goldman Sachs and other investment firms. Rishi has a FirstContinue reading “In Conversation with… Rt Hon Rishi Sunak MP”

Quids Inn: do politicians hate the Great British Pub?

Tuesday 5th October | 16.30 – 17.30 Danielle Boxall (Chair) | is Media Campaign Manager at the TaxPayers’ Alliance. Danielle previously worked at the online magazine UnHerd and has a degree in History and Politics from the University of York Charlie Gilkes | is Co-founder of Inception Group which owns and operates a number of unique bars, restaurants, andContinue reading “Quids Inn: do politicians hate the Great British Pub?”

The UK’s Indo-Pacific trade policy tilt: what does it mean for business?

Tuesday 5th October | 15.15 – 16.15 The Conservative’s post Brexit international trade strategy is notably focused on the Indo-Pacific. The framework behind the UK’s first post-Brexit FTA with Japan looks set to form the basis of the UK’s agreement with the CPTPP. With a deal reached with Australia, and a New Zealand agreement highContinue reading “The UK’s Indo-Pacific trade policy tilt: what does it mean for business?”

UK Foreign Policy After Brexit

Tuesday 5th October | 14.00-15.00 The United Kingdom’s exit from the EU created the need for a wider reconsideration of British foreign policy. This panel will discuss the UK’s global role and the wide-ranging interests, from its now lively trade diplomacy to Britain’s new frontiers in the Indo-Pacific and its investments in cyber and spaceContinue reading “UK Foreign Policy After Brexit”

Rules Britannia? Better regulation for a better Britain

Tuesday 5th October | 12.45 – 1.45 One in, two out. Successive attempts to cut Britain’s red tape have floundered, with governments of every colour failing to tame the size of the regulatory state. Post-Brexit and post-pandemic, the UK has a very specific window in which to take bold action. Can we establish a betterContinue reading “Rules Britannia? Better regulation for a better Britain”

You can’t say that! Is free speech in peril?

Monday 4th October 17.45 – 18.45 Some say free speech has taken a hammering in recent years. Online, on university campuses, and in advertising, the voices of censorship seem to grow ever louder. But does this reflect the reality? And how can free speech advocates defend the rights to speak, offend, and oppose, from thoseContinue reading “You can’t say that! Is free speech in peril?”