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Paul Gosling facePaul Gosling is a writer and public speaker, specialising in the economy, accountancy, co-operatives and government and the public sector.

A freelance journalist for more than 30 years, Paul has written for most quality UK and Irish national newspapers.  He contributed the weekly Questions of Cash column for The Independent’s personal finance section for more than a decade and was published in The Independent titles for virtually every week for 26 years.   Paul’s work has also appeared in the Financial TimesThe Times, the Irish Times, the Sunday Times, the Mail on Sunday, the Express, the Daily Telegraph, Ireland’s Sunday Business Post, the Irish Independent and in more than a hundred magazines.

He was the appointed ‘Brexit expert’ for the Holywell Trust, producing podcasts and blogs on the impact of Brexit on the North West of Ireland, as well as writing a monthly analysis article for The Detail website.  Paul has also been engaged by the Holywell Trust, with funding from the Community Relations Council, to conduct interviews with leading opinion formers in Northern Ireland to discuss how progress can be made to unlock political and social progress.  Those interviews are available in podcast form, with summary articles, on the websites of the Holywell Trust and Slugger O’Toole.

Paul has worked with several universities copy editing academic blogs, to undertake research, produce course material and as a guest lecturer.

Paul’s books include Abuse of Trust, written jointly with BBC Parliamentary reporter Mark D’Arcy, which describes the notorious case of child abuser Frank Beck.  The book was recently republished by Canbury Press, including a new chapter on the related allegations against Greville Janner.  A ‘biblet’ of Abuse of Trust enables readers to dip into the book to decide whether to buy it.

Paul has written several other books and booklets on various subjects, including the use of information technologies and public policy development.  His book The Fall of the Ethical Bank explains the background to the crisis at The Co-operative Bank. It is published by Co-operative Press and can be bought here.  In his most recent book, A New Ireland, Paul considers the prospects for Irish reunification and the economic case for it. A New Ireland is about to be re-issued as an updated second edition.

A frequent commentator on the economy and politics for BBC Radio Ulster and Radio Foyle, Paul has also appeared on BBC1, BBC2, Radio 4, Radio 5, UTV, RTE, in several television documentaries and on Russian, German and Bulgarian radio.

Paul was active in politics in the 1980s and 1990s, serving as a Labour and Co-operative councillor in Leicester from 1987 to 1991.  He maintains a close interest in UK, Northern Ireland and international politics. He is currently policy and research officer for Sinead McLaughlin MLA, on a part-time basis.


What others say about Abuse of Trust:

“A chilling reminder of how charismatic abusers were able to operate for so long in the system despite countless warning signs.”  Christian Wolmar, author.

“An in-depth analysis of one case among many, involving members of the ‘establishment’, where child victims of sexual crime, adult supervisors and professionals supporting them have been silenced and denied justice.”  Dr Liz Davies, London Metropolitan University.



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I regularly write for a number of local, national and trade publications.


A New Ireland – A New Union: A New Society


Second edition of the book ‘A New Ireland – A New Union, A New Society’ is downloadable here free of charge. Hard copies of the book can be bought from Little.. read more

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Health v. wealth in times of Covid


The debate on when, and how quickly, to exit the lockdown has been posed as a choice between health and wealth. But that is the wrong way of looking at.. read more