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12 November 2018

Grace Blakeley appointed New Statesman economics commentator

IPPR research fellow will join the NS in January. 

By New Statesman

The writer and broadcaster Grace Blakeley has been appointed an economics commentator of the New Statesman. Blakeley is currently on sabbatical from IPPR, where she will continue as a research fellow, and is writing a book, Stolen: How finance took control of our economy and corrupted our politics (Repeater Books).

From January, she will write a fortnightly column in the Observations section of the New Statesman magazine and contribute to the New Statesman website and podcasts.

George Eaton, political editor, said: “Grace Blakeley is one of the most talented and insightful young commentators in Britain and I am delighted that she will be joining the New Statesman as we further strengthen our political and economic coverage.”

Grace Blakeley said: “I’m thrilled to be joining the New Statesman at such a crucial political and economic moment. After eight years of failed austerity, following 40 years of financialised, debt-fuelled growth, it is vital that economic journalists challenge the consensus that has dominated policymaking for so long. I look forward to working alongside the brilliant journalists at the NS to do just this.”

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