Mark Littlewood

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Mark Littlewood is director-general of the Institute of Economic Affairs.

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A new report calls on the state to provide basic services like food, transport and housing – should it? [...]

13 October
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If 2016 was a year for insurgency, 2017 will no doubt be the year the Establishment, like the Empire, strikes back. [...]

25 April
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In the short to medium term, the case for independence is absolutely all but dead. Scotland’s economic growth was over four [...]

5 April
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It all seemed to be going so well. Our new Prime Minister had made some bold and imaginative appointments in assembling her first [...]

18 July
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George Osborne is edging towards his fiscal targets in a tortoise-like fashion. Depending on your perspective, this is either [...]

16 March
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Yesterday George Osborne delivered what was effectively his fourth budget in under a year. Little wonder that his hour-long presentations [...]

26 November
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The technological breakthrough of ecigarettes has placed the medical establishment and taxpayer-funded public health advocates [...]

20 August
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On the one hand, this was the first fully Conservative Budget in nearly two decades. On the other hand, it is effectively George [...]

9 July
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There are still 23 days to go, and the signs are bleak. Astonishingly, the rest of this election campaign could be even more [...]

14 April
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We should “choose the future” George Osborne insisted yesterday, in what may yet turn out to be his final Budget. But in [...]

19 March
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I said that I would eliminate the budget deficit in this Parliament. I have failed to do so. It’s actually going to take me [...]

3 December
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If necessity is the mother of invention, politicians of all stripes will have to be spectacularly inventive in dealing with the [...]

22 September
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JUST when you think it can’t get any worse for the Liberal Democrats, it does. A derisory vote in the Euro elections, followed [...]

28 May

NICK Clegg appears to have settled on a new strategy for the Lib Dems. Put unkindly, his aim seems to be to bore the electorate [...]

19 September

MADDENINGLY, the chancellor seems to have concluded that the best way to cross a chasm is to do so in several leaps. Having failed [...]

27 June