22nd November – Taxing our way out of Covid-19 crisis will backfire, Rishi Sunak warned

Taxing its way out of the Covid-19 crisis risks permanent economic stagnation and “would massively backfire” on the Government, the Chancellor has been warned…. Rishi Sunak is due to deliver his statement on the Spending Review to the House of Commons on Wednesday as the Prime Minister attempts a fresh start following the departure of Dominic Cummings and Lee…

22nd November – Cash-strapped UK taxpayers ‘can’t take anymore’ warns think tank

Research from the Politeia think tank warns that the UK is facing a future of “permanent economic stagnation” if it fails to control public spending. Former City economist David B Smith is concerned that Britain’s tax burden already appeared close to the upper limit of “historic sustainability” before the pandemic with government spending at the…

4th November – Jonathan Isaby joins CSFI to discuss UK’s post Brexit relationship with the EU

Our Director, Jonathan Isaby, joined the Centre for the Study of Financial Innovation’s panel to discuss ‘The UK’s post Brexit relationship with Europe: What do we want – and what will the EU let us have?’ with Wolfang Munchau.

1st November – Brits could face crippling New Year tax rises to pay for huge Covid bill

Jonathan Isaby, director of the Politeia think tank, also sounded the alarm bell about the danger of tax hikes.

30th October – Future lawyers can bypass university degree under legal reforms

The reforms have triggered controversy ever since they were first mooted about five years ago. In 2016 Anthony Bradney, a law professor at Keele University, published an 18-page diatribe through the Politeia think tank

8th October – Jonathan Isaby Appears on the Critic Podcast

Politeia Director Jonathan Isaby was a guest on The Critic podcast this week, discussing the value of political party conferences in the year when the gatherings were forced online.

23rd September – Frank Field calls for radical shake up of health and welfare funding

The former Labour welfare reform minister says National Insurance should be mutualised and owned by contributors


The UK Internal Market Bill, UK negotiations with the EU and how to engender a post-Covid economic recovery were among the topics that came up when our Director, Jonathan Isaby, was one of the guests on the IEA’s Live with Littlewood.

14th June – Radio 4’s ‘Broadcasting House’ presented by Paddy O’Connell

The Sunday morning news magazine programme, this week discussing protests and contested statues with Dr Sheila Lawlor and a BBC History maker, David Olusogo.

12th June – The Tragedy of our Children’s Lost Education

When we try to take stock of government choices that have made the Covid-19 epidemic so much more harmful than it need have been, it is hard to know what item will top the list.

16th Apr – Brussels insists on a ‘level playing field’ post-Brexit, but what about the Eurozone?

This lockdown has been successful at saving lives and reducing the infection rate and spread of the virus. In doing this, the government has taken the right decision to implement it in full. Yet there is no escaping the point that it has come with a heavy cost.

26th Mar – Italian minister proves key weakness in Eurozone’s systemic risk

In a statement, reported by Reuters on 24th March, the Italian Economy Minister Roberto Gualtieri, called for the Eurozone’s bailout fund, the European Stability Mechanism (“ESM”), to be used to help economies hit by the coronavirus crisis, with no strings attached.

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