Patrick Hayes

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Patrick Hayes is a reporter for Spiked; [1] head of press and promotions at the Institute of Ideas; co-founder, IoI Current Affairs Forum, and Battle of Ideas 2011 organising committee. [2]

He is also a columnist for The Free Society. [3]

Pro-Tobacco Activities

Hayes has attended pro-smoking events such as the "Save Our Pubs and Clubs" reception at the House of Commons on 29 June 2011 [4] and a rally against the proposed ban at Stony Stratford along with speakers from The Freedom Association and Euro-sceptic MEPs Nigel Farage from UKIP and Tory Roger Helmer. [5]


  1. Patrick Hayes, "Why not celebrate the birth of Harper Seven?", Spiked, Accessed July 2011
  2. Battle of Ideas, Website, Accessed July 2011
  3. The Free Society, Website, Accessed July 2011
  4. Simon Clark, Taking Liberties Blog, Accessed July 2011
  5. Dick Puddlecote, Blog, Accessed July 2011