An economist, entrepreneur and political commentator, I'm Founder and Chairman of JML, the consumer goods company. I'm also Chairman of Labour Leave & Labour Future, Chairman of the Pound Campaign, and Secretary of the Labour Euro-Safeguards Campaign.
This book offers a bold manifesto for how we can get the economy back on track.
In this vital and timely call to action, leading economist and entrepreneur John Mills and political thinker Bryan Gould provide a searing critique of the decisions behind current UK economic policy and provide a clear, step-by-step account of how to revive it, with little or no increase in inflation.
Things cannot go on as they are – this book offers a fresh roadmap to improve our quality of life and secure Britain’s economic stability for future generations.
'Call To Action: Britain's Economic Problems and How They Can Be Solved' was launched at the Royal Society of Arts on Monday 16 March 2015. At the event, co-author John Mills, economist and chairman of JML, was interviewed by economist and journalist Liam Halligan, author of the award-winning 'Economics Agenda' column in The Sunday Telegraph.
"We desperately need radical thinking about how to rebalance the UK economy. This book provides it."
Roger Bootle, Capital Economics
"An alarming book with a shockingly simple proposal, by two men who know their business."
Matthew Parris, The Times
"Only a competitive exchange rate can now allow us to rebuild the powerful manufacturing base Britain needs to pay our way in the world. Unless Call to Action is heeded and followed by the next government, the long miserable decline goes on."
Austin Mitchell MP
"A cure has to be found to the UK’s main economic problem – the balance of payments deficit. Devaluation could eliminate this, raise employment and cut the government deficit"
Professor John Black
"John Mills and Bryan Gould have done the SME sector of British industry a great service in analysing the headwinds that have undermined UK manufacturing since the war. Both Labour and Conservative governments have talked of the importance of manufacturing industry but have never really understood its needs."
Damon de Laszlo, Chairman, Economic Research Council
"There are serious imbalances in the economy which cannot and should not be ignored. A debate on how they are addressed is long overdue. I very much welcome this book, as a positive and thought-provoking contribution to such a debate."
Ruth Lea CBE
"There is something in the water supply that has led the policy establishment to believe that a high price for the pound, buttressed by selling UK assets, is good for the British economy. Call to Action highlights the immense cost to British employment and the government deficit of this mindless acceptance of inward investment.”
Professor Robert Aliber
"I am delighted to endorse this timely work. I personally witnessed what happened when bank rate was raised to 17% on 15th November 1979. Sterling rocketed, destroying exports and consequently bankrupting swathes of British industry."