The TaxPayers' Alliance, Britain's leading independent grassroots campaign for lower taxes and better public services, discuss the issues that matter to taxpayers with a host of interesting guests in this exciting new podcast series.
Simon Clark - TPA Talks Episode 19
Simon Clark, director of smokers' rights group Forest, joins us for this episode of TPA Talks. Reflecting on the upcoming smoking ban after decades of creeping regulation, Simon explains how the war on smokers and the rise of the nanny state have worrying implications for us all - smokers or not.
Emma McClarkin - TPA Talks Episode 18
Emma McClarkin, Chief Executive of the British Beer and Pub Association, joins us for this episode of TPA Talks. Ahead of the changes to alcohol duty in August 2023, we discuss the challenges faced by British pubs and breweries in a post-pandemic world. Emma sets her sights on beer duty, business rates, regulation, and the role of pubs in revitalising high streets and city centres.
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Nanny State Britain - TPA Talks Special Episode with Christopher Snowdon
In this special episode of TPA Talks, Christopher Snowden, Head of Lifestyle Economics for the IEA, discusses the Nanny State Index, which ranks European countries based on excessive regulation of food, drinks, vaping, tobacco, and alcohol. Discover why the UK has climbed to the unenviable position of being the second-worst country for food and soft drink regulation, the role of e-cigarettes in harm reduction, tobacco taxes, and more.
Visit nannystateindex.org to see the full league table and learn more!
Shaun Bailey AM - TPA Talks Episode 17
London Assembly member and former mayoral candidate Shaun Bailey AM joins us for this episode of TPA Talks. In this wide-ranging conversation, we discuss Shaun's political roots, the recent Budget, reforming the Metropolitan Police, the ULEZ expansion, Sadiq Khan's legacy, his future plans, and more!
Woke Whitewall - TPA Talks Special Episode with Emma Webb and Kevin O'Sullivan
In this special episode of TPA Talks, we speak to Emma Webb, UK director of the Common Sense Society, and Kevin O'Sullivan, hard-hitting TalkTV presenter, about the rise of "woke" waste in the public sector. We cover everything from arts funding to six-figure salaried diversity managers, and explain how these right-on practices are costing taxpayers a fortune.
If you want to see diversity, equality and inclusion roles in the public sector scrapped, sign the petition! 👇
Theodore Dalrymple - TPA Talks Episode 16
We spoke to Theodore Dalrymple - author, cultural critic, and former prison physician and psychiatrist - in this latest instalment of TPA Talks. Drawing on his colourful career that took him across the globe and to the depths of British society, Dalrymple offers his thoughts on state bureaucracy, taxpayer-funded cultural projects, architecture, the state of university education, the NHS, the BBC and more.