Articles by

Grace Blakeley

Grace Blakeley is the New Statesman’s economics commentator and a research fellow at the Institute for Public Policy Research. She is the author of Stolen: How to Save the World from Financialisation. (Repeater Books, 2019).

“The Left in the Global North Will Continue to Get Stronger”

The ascension of Jeremy Corbyn to the leadership of the British Labour Party constitutes one of the most sudden and dramatic politics shifts in recent times. While in many ways a stunning victory for the Left, it has also unleashed an unrelenting and vicious campaign against him, both within his own party and from the British establishment. Through a combination of adroit maneuvering, a simple and compelling political platform, and the continued degeneration of the Tory party, Corbyn has withstood the myriad attacks on him thus far. But how secure is his control over the party, and how prepared is he for power?