Sobre a necessidade de conduzir a economia de guerra, Churchill instrui o Lord President of the Council:
While the Import and Production Executives necessarily are concerned with the pratical handling of the business committed to them, it is essential that the larger issues of economic policy should be dealt with by your committee, and primarily by you. This is in accordance with the drift of well-informed public opinion. You should summon economists like Keynes to give their views to you personally. [...]
Churchill, Winston. The grand alliance. Página 102.