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Owen Jones

Owen Jones protesting outside the head offices of the Daily Mail in October 2013. Image: Dan Dennison/Getty Images

Owen Jones: ‘Our generation’s Orwell’?

19 August 2014 15:34

Calling in a favour from a comrade to help flog your new book is hardly a new trick, but Mr S wonders if Owen Jones really thought this one through:… Continue reading

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Here's the (daily) proof of Hamas's murderous intent. (MENAHEM KAHANA/AFP/Getty Images)

Owen Jones is lying about Israel. Plain and simple.

11 August 2014 17:22

Owen Jones’s column in the Guardian is headlined ‘Anti-Jewish hatred is rising – we must see it for what it is.’ Sadly the article falls well short of that headline’s… Continue reading

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Why Owen Jones is wrong on housing

1 July 2014 11:00

Columnists like the Guardian’s Owen Jones have perpetuated a myth that harms rather than eases access to truly affordable homes for the impoverished on whose behalf they campaign. Taken in… Continue reading

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Owen Jones in action

Who’ll tell the anti-austerity marchers that government spending is at a record high?

21 June 2014 21:14

‘No cuts!’ said banners held at the march on Whitehall today. Well, the Treasury is listening. It has pushed state spending to £732 billion this year, up from £673 billion… Continue reading

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Investigation In Jimmy Savile Allegations Continues

Owen Jones: ‘the BBC is stacked full of right wingers’

17 March 2014 13:08

Owen Jones has denied that Newsnight’s appointment of former Labour adviser and TUC official Duncan Weldon as economics correspondent is more evidence of ‘left wing bias’ at the BBC. On… Continue reading

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The Left often fails to see the social and moral contexts through the economic fog.

Owen Jones’s letter to Ukip voters exposes the Left’s blind spot

16 January 2014 14:47

I try to avoid mentioning Owen Jones because he already gets so much attention from people on the Right, including quite a lot of abuse on t’internet; the poor man’s… Continue reading

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Do the Tories dislike the British working class? Photo: Hulton Archive/Getty Images

Is eastern European immigration a result of the working class being demonised?

16 August 2013 12:00

We had a Bulgarian chap do up our house. Lovely guy, worked all day and never wanted a break, and I didn’t have to drop my aitches or pretend to… Continue reading

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Is Iain Duncan Smith working to reform our benefits system for the better?

The View from 22 — North Korea and Asia’s arms race, and Owen Jones vs. Toby Young

4 April 2013 8:25

Are Iain Duncan Smith’s welfare reforms necessary to bring fairness to our benefits system? This week’s Spectator leading article argues the work and pensions secretary returned to front-line politics for… Continue reading

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Protestors outside Fortnum and Mason in 2011. Image: Getty

The People’s Assembly is sound and fury signifying nothing

27 March 2013 15:26

Haven’t you heard? Today is the official launch of the People’s Assembly, a grassroots movement to amplify ‘progressive opinion’ in the public square. Think Arab Spring, but for Brits who… Continue reading

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Another rocket attack on Israel is launched from Gaza. (JACK GUEZ/AFP/Getty Images)

Is that a ‘no’ then, Owen?

13 March 2013 12:56

To my simple suggestion that Owen Jones apologise for claiming that an 11-month old child killed by a Hamas rocket was in fact killed by an Israeli ‘so-called targeted strike’,… Continue reading

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The Mishrawis were killed by a Hamas rocket, fired by Hamas Palestinians at Israelis, not by a 'targeted strike' carried out by Israel. Will Owen Jones apologise for having said the opposite? Image: Getty

Will Owen Jones apologise?

11 March 2013 13:22

Last November, during another exchange between Israel and Hamas in the Gaza, the left-wing columnist Owen Jones appeared on BBC Question Time. Invited to comment on recent events, what he… Continue reading

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Rod Liddle's Italian idyll has been disturbed by news that Owen Jones appeared on Question Time last night. Image: Getty.

I hear Owen Jones was on Question Time last night, was he awful?

23 November 2012 13:36

My friend woke me up this morning. I am in a tiny apartment in Italy, finishing a book. I mean writing one, not reading one. Anyway, he rang as I… Continue reading

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