Teenager takes on top UK economist in IEA Brexit Prize

Daily Telegraph features IEA Brexit Prize shortlist

Fifteen-year-old Kieran Bailey’s plan for a British exit from the European Union has been short-listed for a €100,000 (£85,000) prize, but his entry was only made possible because he was off sick from school.

Kieran was among 149 candidates who submitted entries to win the six-figure “Brexit” prize, which asked entrants to devise a blueprint for Britain outside the EU.

The competition was launched this summer by the Insititute of Economic Affairs, and a shortlist of 17 names was unveiled on Thursday.

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