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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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Big Rocket Man?

As with any informed discussion, facts are important in the political debate.  But, all too often, the facts are submerged
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What Was He Doing?

Simon Bridges’ explanation that his hitting of the “like” button on Cameron Slater’s Twitter post ridiculing the Prime Minister’s partner,
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Dirty Politics? Yes!

The social media have assumed a hugely important significance in modern society.  For young people, in particular, they offer by
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Another Commonwealth Gold Medal

The Prime Minister’s first trip overseas in her new capacity has undoubtedly been a great success – for her personally,
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The Dogs of War

In 1954, Sir Winston Churchill famously advised an American audience that “to jaw-jaw is always better than to war-war”. Churchill was
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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

£10.00
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This book is also available as an ebook.