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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.

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.

Turning Point

Today's speech by Rebecca Long-Bailey in her hometown of Salford laid out a compelling vision of Labour’s path to power – and socialists should take note, argues Grace Blakeley.

The Westminster Fetish

This week's pile-on against Zarah Sultana over select committees demonstrates how our establishment sees democracy – as a set of rules and procedures to which they alone are gatekeepers.

The Flybe Fake

Boris Johnson claims the bailout of Flybe is a sign that this Tory government is prepared to use state powers to help workers – but in reality, it shows how committed they are to corporate welfare.

Up from the Canvas

This is not the time to abandon the socialist policies that would most improve lives in the very areas Labour lost. Instead, the task is to build a more effective movement that can win them.

Ending Thatcherism

Forty years after Thatcher rose to power, the parts of Britain she decimated with deindustrialisation, privatisation and cuts have the opportunity in this election to bury her legacy once and for all.

Labour’s Green Revolution

Labour's plans to invest in a million green jobs can transform the very parts of Britain decimated by Thatcher's economic reforms - and begin to undo the damage of deindustrialisation.

Investing in the Future

Successive Tory governments have starved Britain of investment, leaving its infrastructure to crumble. It's time to elect a government with a bold plan to rebuild the country.