John Mills - economist, entrepreneur and political commentator

John Mills

An economist, entrepreneur and political commentator, I'm Founder and Chairman of JML, the consumer goods company.

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.


Statement: John Mills steps down from political organisations
Posted 1 July 2018

As of 1 July 2018, John Mills has stepped down as an officer of a number of of political organisations.

Recent press

Weaker pound would boost our economy, says Brexit businessman John Mills
Posted 15 July 2017

During this interview with The Conservative Woman, John Mills explains what is required to reshape and rebalance our economy.

Brexit: what happens now?
Posted 11 July 2017

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.

Shoppers 'in the dark' about Brexit effect
Posted 10 July 2017

John Mills tells BBC Panorama that the removal of EU tariffs could lower food prices, negating an anticipated increase.

What next for Brexit?
Posted 5 July 2017

Without the WTO option in play, the UK’s bargaining position is fatally weakened, John Mills writes.

It's vital we act now to fix the ticking time bomb under our economy
Posted 24 June 2017

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.

Labour eurosceptic donor John Mills: ‘the City always says the roof will fall in’
Posted 15 June 2017

John Mills argues that there is reason for London to be cheerful in the wake of Brexit

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Brexit Economics

Brexit Economics  by John Mills

We have a major problem in our financial relationship with the EU27. Unless action is taken to deal with it, this challenge will persist regardless of the outcome of the Brexit negotiations.

This pamphlet sets out how we can make the UK economy the powerhouse of Europe again.

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