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.
I've been in business for more than 50 years. In that time I've seen hundreds of proud, successful British manufacturing firms forced out of existence and thousands of jobs shipped off to Asia. I've seen skilled manual jobs all-but disappear and areas of Britain that were once thriving and full of hope are now effectively redundant.
We need politicians from all parties to start considering a new economic and political strategy; one that brings business and jobs back to Britain.
In my opinion, as sterling has devalued to a more competitive level since the EU Referendum, there is every chance that manufacturing can now start to recover, investment in our future productivity will start to increase and, in the longer term, there will be less unemployment. I believe we now have the means to raise our growth rate incrementally on a sustainable basis, with rising living standards, more equality and no need for the austerity policies to cut the government deficit.
During this interview with The Conservative Woman, John Mills explains what is required to reshape and rebalance our economy.
Over one year on from the EU referendum, John Mills joins a panel of expert commentators to discuss what's next for the Brexit negotiations.
John Mills tells BBC Panorama that the removal of EU tariffs could lower food prices, negating an anticipated increase.
Without the WTO option in play, the UK’s bargaining position is fatally weakened, John Mills writes.
The only way we are going to get the economy rebalanced is to have an exchange rate which is low enough to get manufacturing industry back on its feet again, argues John Mills.
John Mills argues that there is reason for London to be cheerful in the wake of Brexit
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