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Barbara Gunnell


Barbara Gunnell is a writer and editor based in London. From 1992 to 97 Barbara was assistant editor of the Independent on Sunday, comment editor of the Observer from 2002 to 2006 and associate editor of the New Statesman from 2006 until 2009.

She is a past-president of the National Union of Journalists and is currently a regular contributor to the Observer and an associate of the thinktank Demos. She wrote a major essay for Griffith REVIEW 25: After the Crisis, investigating the long-standing and unique juxtaposition of wealth, poverty and industry in London’s East End – ground zero for the global experiment in deregulation.

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