Articles by

Grace Blakeley

Grace Blakeley is a staff writer at Tribune and the author of Stolen: How Finance Destroyed the Economy and Corrupted Our Politics (Repeater, 2019). She will be launching her Tribune podcast series in August.

How Labour Lost the Working-Class

New research suggests that, in the 2019 election, more low-income voters backed the Tories than Labour for the first time. The party's decision to side with the establishment over Brexit was the final straw.

The Coming Crash

Stock markets across the world are rallying as lockdowns lift and central banks pump money into the economy – but it's likely to be a calm before the storm.

Remembering Capitalism’s Crimes

A new book uncovers the reality of America's victory in the Cold War – detailing how massacres of leftists in 22 countries helped to overcome resistance to capitalism across the world, writes Grace Blakeley.

Putting the Cat Back in the Bag

Austerity is back on the political agenda for one reason – the establishment is terrified that recent state interventions will raise the demand to solve other social problems the same way, argues Grace Blakeley.

Breaking the Power of Finance

Liberal commentators frame the dominance of finance as a hindrance to a well-functioning capitalist economy. In reality, it is a feature rather than a bug of modern capitalism, argues Grace Blakeley.

Socialism Is Not Going Away

Despite today's defeat for the Left in the leadership election, Corbyn's policies remain overwhelmingly popular among Labour members – and are the only way out of the economic crisis we find ourselves in.

The Coronavirus Crisis Is Political

In 2008, they told us not to 'politicise' the crash. We ended up with a decade of austerity. The coronavirus crisis will reshape the economy in profound ways – now is the time to make socialist arguments about how to respond, argues Grace Blakeley.

Sunak’s Spending Spree

Today's budget exposes the truth about a decade of austerity – it wasn't an economic necessity but a political choice. Now the Left must seize the initiative on this new terrain where economics has been repoliticised, argues Grace Blakeley.

The Corona Crash

Today's coronavirus crash in the stock market is exposing the frailty of global capitalism – and with governments tapped out on quantitative easing, only significant public investment on the scale of a Green New Deal can prevent a slump.

Capital’s New Best Friend

Rishi Sunak's appointment was trumpeted as a break with Thatcherism - but his record of supporting tax cuts for the rich and corporations suggests he's straight out of the Tory mould.