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Bryan Gould was a New Zealand Rhodes Scholar who pursued a career in the UK as a diplomat, Oxford law don, television journalist and politician. He was a member of Labour’s Shadow Cabinet and contested the Labour Party leadership in 1992. He returned to New Zealand to become Vice-Chancellor of Waikato University in 1994. He has written a number of books on politics and economic policy. Read more…

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Folau’s Folly

The strife that Israel Folau has found himself in, following his statement that homosexuals and others are destined for hell,
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The Need for “Fair Governance”.

Why Democracy and Self-Government Are Crucial for Any Brexit Trade Deal When I entered the House of Commons following the October
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My European Journey

In 1964, when I had completed my studies at Balliol College, Oxford, and emerged with a post-graduate law degree with
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New Zealand’s World Leader

When Jacinda Ardern went to China last week, she had a major task before her - the repair of a
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The EU, State Aids and a Labour Government

It is a truism that one of the most important issues in politics - particularly for the left - is
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Latest Book: “Call to Action”

I am delighted to report that a new book, co-authored by my long-time colleague, John Mills, and myself was published in London last week by W H Allen.  The book is called “Call To Action” and comprises a powerful argument for addressing the major problems that have now held back the British economy for decades.  Those problems include a damaging loss of competitiveness, a policy blind spot on the importance of the exchange rate, a perennial and debilitating foreign payments deficit, the perilous decline of manufacturing, and the futile focus on the government deficit as the prime goal of policy.  The book provides a carefully researched case for taking action now before it is too late and could offer the way to better outcomes following the May election.

Call to Action by John Mills and Bryan Gould

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This book is also available as an ebook.