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Politeia

Politeia

Politeia is a free-market organisation established in 1995 that aims to act as “a forum for discussing economic, constitutional and social policy”, according to its website.

Read time: 3 mins

Centre for Policy Studies

Centre for Policy Studies

Background

The Centre for Policy Studies (CPS) is a free-market organisation founded by Sir Keith Joseph and Margaret Thatcher in 1974, promoting an ideology of small state and economic liberalism.

Although the Centre claims to be non-partisan, historically it is heavily linked to the Conservative party, and has been an influence on British politics since the 1970s.

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Boris Johnson

Boris Johnson

Background

Conservative politician and former Mayor of London Boris Johnson was appointed the UK’s Foreign Secretary in July 2016 following the Brexit campaign, where he endorsed the official Vote Leave campaign. Johnson has made statements in the press misrepresenting climate science.

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IFT

IFT (formerly Institute for Free Trade)

Background

The IFT is a thinktank that pushes “the moral case for open commerce”. It was originally launched as the Institute for Free Trade in September 2017, with a launch event held in the Foreign Office.

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Daniel Hannan

Daniel Hannan

Background

Daniel Hannan is a Conservative MEP for South East England and president of the Institute of Free Trade, known for his hard-line pro-Brexit views.

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Introducing the Institute for Free Trade: A New Pro-Brexit Thinktank tied to the UK’s Climate Science Denier Network

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Daniel Hannan

A new thinktank pushing “the moral case for open commerce” that has close ties to a network of climate science deniers instrumental in pushing for Brexit is due to be launched by foreign secretary Boris Johnson inside the Foreign Office today.

The Institute for Free Trade (IFT) “sees Britain’s withdrawal from the European Union as a unique opportunity to revitalise the world trading system”, according to its website.

The IFT is based at 57 Tufton Street, sharing an office with the anti-renewables thinktank the Centre for Policy Studies, and next door to many of the organisations DeSmog UK previously revealed to be at the heart of a UK climate science denial network in 55 Tufton Street.

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