Articles by Lucy Gill
Lucy Gill

What The Third Man is telling us

Lucy Gill  |  29 December 2010

PROGRESS REVIEW 2010: The most worrying thing about Peter Mandelson's book is not that it reveals any Dangerous Liaisons-style revelations. It is that, at times, he relays hard truths to Labour which few may be willing to hear.

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We need to talk about Basel

Lucy Gill  |  25 November 2010

It's a pity that progressives have not mustered the same zeal over changes to global banking regulation as they did for last year's Copenhagen summit or for voting reform representation during the post-election coalition talks. Given the minimal reaction to the Basel III banking accords, this epoch-defining issue appears in danger of falling off the radar, despite the opportunity it represents to ask some uncomfortable questions of the government.

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Alan Johnson: a dilemma resolved?

Lucy Gill  |  11 October 2010

The election of Ed Miliband and the decisions he has taken since have certainly upturned the apple cart. If that saves the frontbench from sinking into a bog of entitlement, empire-building and complacency, that will be no bad thing. If the appointment of Alan Johnson as shadow chancellor results in a moderate and constructive critique of government policy that takes the party to where it needs to be by the next election, that too will be something to cheer.

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What The Third Man is telling us

Lucy Gill  |  22 July 2010

The most worrying thing about Peter Mandelson's book is not that it reveals any Dangerous Liaisons-style revelations. It is that, at times, he relays hard truths to Labour which few may be willing to hear

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Israel, Gaza and the world

Lucy Gill  |  8 June 2010

Multilateralism may be the ideal, but it is no panacea. Past failures may have made states like Israel suspicious of its virtues, and the flotilla incident is reflective of that.

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Dancing around the deficit

Lucy Gill  |  27 May 2010

Disquiet over the four main leadership candidates' discussion of immigration is unnecessary and verging on censorious. The defeat post-mortem must be full and frank. So here goes.

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Is there a Someone Else leadership candidate?

Lucy Gill  |  19 May 2010

I'm good at suspending my disbelief. During that bit in the The Ghost when the main character uncovers a CIA agent by entering "CIA + agent" into Google, I said to myself "yes, I'm going to go along with this"

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A Lib-Lab deal recedes from view

Lucy Gill  |  10 May 2010

A progressive alliance seems out of reach, despite continued calls for talks. But Labour can take comfort that the Lib Dems will ditch progressive politics in a Tory hook-up

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Tactics and taboos

Lucy Gill  |  29 April 2010

As tactical voting rears its head again, anti-Tory voters should think carefully about how their vote will decide who they wake up with on May 7

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Cameron – Change you can’t believe in

Lucy Gill  |  26 April 2010

Although this may not be the election campaign that was "war-gamed" for, Labour has nothing to fear from a contest where a central issue is changing politics.

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