John Mills

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’m proud to be Chairman of JML, a well-known British company which was recently picked out as being among the 150 most dynamic companies in all of Europe. Both as a businessperson and Labour Party veteran, I've fought successfully for the UK to vote to Leave the European Union and will continue to fight for radical change in Britain's economic and trade policy.

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.

Recent press

Labour donor and JML founder John Mills warns against attempts to create a new centrist political party
Posted 23 May 2017

John Mills warns Labour MPs against any move to split away from the party in its’ current form.

Labour donor: Promises may be 'difficult to pay for'
Posted 16 May 2017

John Mills appeared on The World at One to respond to the publication of Labour's manifesto.

Appearance on BBC Business Live
Posted 16 May 2017

John Mills join BBC Business Live to discuss the measures the next government will need to put in place to ensure a smooth transition towards Brexit.

Free at last? The economy and Brexit
Posted 12 May 2017

Expert panellists Will Hutton, John Mills and Ann Pettifor came together to discuss the economy after Brexit.

Wake up to Money: Appearance on BBC Radio 5 Live
Posted 5 May 2017

Cheaper prices at the pumps could be on the way as the price of oil falls more than 5% in the space of a few hours. Plus we discuss election issues of the week with three business executives.

The inside story of Labour Leave: the left-wing Eurosceptics who toppled a Tory prime minister
Posted 3 May 2017

For years, they were ideological misfits. Then the left-wing Leavers found themselves speaking to crowds of thousands.

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Why Trump Won

Why Trump Won  by John Mills

Over the past few decades the world has changed. International trade has increased exponentially and we are now more integrated than ever before. Poor people in third-world countries have benefited as a result and so have the rich in the West. But large swathes of the population of the western world have not.

In his hard-hitting pamphlet John Mills explores the reasons and explains why these developments were not inevitable but the result of policy mistakes which we must now urgently address.

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