| Grace Blakeley |
(journalist, author, activist)
|Alma mater||St Peter's College (Oxford)|
Grace Blakeley (born 26 June 1993) is a British economics and politics commentator, Marxist economist, columnist, journalist, author, and Labour Party activist. She is a staff writer for Tribune magazine and was previously the economics commentator of the New Statesman. She also contributes to Novara Media.
Grace Blakeley studied Philosophy, Politics and Economics at St Peter's College (Oxford), graduating with a first. Blakeley then obtained a master's degree in African Studies at St Antony's College (Oxford). After graduating, she worked as a management consultant for KPMG in their Public Sector and Healthcare Practice division. Blakeley then worked as a research fellow for a year at the left-wing think tank, Institute for Public Policy Research in Manchester, specialising in regional economic policy.
In her own words
"Billions have been pumped into the pockets of private investors during the pandemic, while working people have risked their lives to keep the economy going.
"The wealthy should pay for the costs of the recovery - not nurses, teachers and retail workers."