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Grace Blakeley

Grace Blakeley is a staff writer at Tribune.

It’s Time to Revive the Lucas Plan

In the 1970s, workers at Lucas Aerospace proposed saving the company by producing technologies that fight climate change instead of waging war — showing how workplace democracy can solve the crises of capitalism.

The Golden Goodbye Budget

Jeremy Hunt’s final budget is a straightforward giveaway to every millionaire and landlord in our country — a parting glass to the only people they bothered serving in over a decade in power.

The Bank of England Independence Disaster

New Labour’s technocratic managerialism agenda involved ceding control of the Bank of England — a decision with profound consequences to this day. While unelected technocrats are able to hike interest rates and engineer economic slowdowns, workers will remain worse off.

Labour Has Given Up on the Climate Crisis

On the same day that climate scientists announced the world had breached the warming limit of 1.5 degrees centigrade above pre-industrial levels, Starmer effectively announced that he had given up the fight against climate breakdown.

The Return of Dodgy Dave

David Cameron’s surprise comeback is being heralded as a return to a sensible, respectable conservatism. In reality, the former prime minister is a murky opportunist who seeks only to bolster his own personal wealth and power.

Austerity Is Labour’s Choice

It’s simple: Starmer in 10 Downing Street can end child hunger, fix public services and give workers a pay rise. Ruling out these ambitions by refusing to tax wealth is a conscious political choice.