John Mills

Social democracy will struggle to retain political relevance

‘Parties of the Left may move back towards the political centre, but they will need a much better story to tell on the economy’

Growth pains

Why is the UK's growth rate so low and how can we solve the problem?

Britain’s biggest challenge isn’t Brexit

‘Our biggest political and economic challenge is not Brexit. It is the fact that our growth rate has slowed to a crawl’

Let The Pound Fall Further

"The UK has had an overvalued currency since monetarism became the fashion in the 1970s"

Corbyniste Compromise

‘Can some synthesis between the idealism of the Corbyn camp and the pragmatism of Labour’s moderate wing produce a winning combination?’

Change the Exchange Rate

"Because no one is talking about the exchange rate, we are in danger of locking ourselves into entirely pointless and unnecessary austerity"

The Mansion Tax isn’t good for Labour

‘Why have many people who support the idea of local property taxation come out against the mansion tax?’

Cutting expenditure won’t cut debt

‘There is a much better way of reducing the deficit than austerity: get the economy to grow'

Investing in Freedom

"Most people in the West still cling to the view that freedom generates economic growth—but what happens if this is demonstrably no longer the case?"

Manufacturing Trouble

The root problem with the UK economy is that neither investment generally nor manufacturing in particular are profitable

Underrated: Abroad

The ravenous longing for the infinite possibilities of “otherwhere”

The king of cakes

"Yuletide revels were designed to see you through the dark days — and how dark they seem today"