You don’t exactly see something like this every day.
Grace Blakeley has attracted significant attention after her appearance on Good Morning Britain.
LBC radio host Iain Dale walked off the set of ITV’s popular show after he got into a heated debate with both Grace and Nihal Arthanayake.
Nihal and Grace were locked in discussion regarding the recent reports on Jonty Bravery, who pushed a child from the Tate Modern in 2019. As highlighted by the Express, Blakeley suggested lack of funding within the care industry for what happened, and Iain Dale disagreed.
He argued that Grace’s stance was “utter rubbish” and said “…it has nothing to do with cuts. This is to do with people doing the sensible thing and reporting…” However, Grace replied: “No you have to have a basic amount of money to be able to actually respond!”
Grace Blakeley takes to Twitter
In a recent tweet, she wrote: “Apparently I’m trending… I really feel like people don’t realise that the more outraged they get, the bigger the ratings, and the more I’m invited back on.”
There’s no apparently about it… she’s trending alright!
Many have flocked to Twitter to offer their thoughts, as we’ll see in a moment. In the meantime, let’s spotlight Grace Blakeley for a moment.
Apparently I’m trending
I really feel like people don’t realise that the more outraged they get, the bigger the ratings, and the more I’m invited back on
— Grace Blakeley (@graceblakeley) February 7, 2020
Who is Grace Blakeley?
Grace Blakeley is a British author and economics commentator.
The 26-year-old was made economics commentator at The New Statesman back in January 2019 and was formerly a research fellow at the Institute for Public Policy Research.
She is a member of the Labour party.
As for her educational background, she achieved a first in Philosophy, Politics and Economics at St Peter’s College, Oxford. Subsequently, she pursued a master’s in African Studies.
Her first book – Stolen: How to Save the World from Financialisation – published last year in September and divided critics.
— Labour’s Black PLP (@LaboursBlackPLP) February 7, 2020
Viewers react to Good Morning Britain
As expected, many have taken to Twitter to weigh in their thoughts on it all.
Check out a selection of tweets:
— Abul Kalam (@AbulKalamUK) February 7, 2020
Middle aged man throws tantrum at @graceblakeley because she had the facts and he had none! Read her book and you’ll know why she knows her stuff! Respect to you Grace – you were dignified this morning. https://t.co/m6zIiHdvIf
— Hasan Patel (@Hasanpatel) February 7, 2020
Hopefully you’ll remember to let other speakers finish speaking before butting in.
— Manick Govinda (@manick62) February 7, 2020
I feel like @graceblakeley doesn’t realise that the more ridiculous things she says, the bigger the laughs at her expense behind the scenes and that guests are not always invited back repeatedly for good reasons or because they like them at all. https://t.co/nRfTTodEdE
— Caris Bagge-Fincas (@CarisBagged) February 7, 2020
— Giles Paley-Phillips (@eliistender10) February 7, 2020
— Sue Murphy (@suemurphy37) February 7, 2020
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