This little weasel went into the kitchen and melted live to the nation.

Dom Joly sits quietly like a cat and then pounces and the poor rodent has no chance.

Who are the IEA?

The Institute of Economic Affairs (IEA) is a right-wing, free market think tank registered as a UK charity.

Why is it so controversial?

  1. Funding Sources: One of the main sources of controversy surrounding the IEA is its funding. Critics argue that the IEA receives funding from various corporate interests and wealthy individuals, which they claim can influence the institute’s research and policy recommendations. This has raised concerns about potential conflicts of interest and whether the IEA’s work is truly independent.
  2. Ideological Stance: The IEA is known for its strong advocacy of free-market principles, including deregulation, tax cuts, and reduced government spending. While these ideas are supported by many conservatives and libertarians, they are often at odds with the policies advocated by more progressive or left-leaning groups. This ideological divide contributes to the controversy surrounding the IEA.
  3. Policy Positions: The IEA’s policy recommendations often align with those of right-wing political parties and conservative governments. This has led to accusations that the IEA’s research is biased and serves as a platform for advancing the interests of these political groups. Critics argue that the IEA’s policy proposals can disproportionately benefit the wealthy and powerful.
  4. Transparency: Some critics have raised concerns about the transparency of the IEA’s operations, including its funding sources and the disclosure of potential conflicts of interest. Transparency is a key issue in the world of think tanks, as it can impact the credibility and perceived objectivity of their research.
  5. Impact on Policy: The IEA has had some influence on government policy in the UK. This has led to debates about whether its policy recommendations align with the public interest or primarily benefit specific groups or industries. Critics argue that the IEA’s policy ideas may not always take into account broader societal impacts.
  6. Controversial Statements: On occasion, individuals associated with the IEA have made controversial statements that have garnered media attention. These statements can further fuel debates about the institute’s credibility and the appropriateness of its influence on public policy.
  7. They supported Liz Truss!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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