Owen Jones

Tributes left to George Michael

George Michael’s death shouldn’t mean that we gloss over his flaws

5 January 2017 15:31

One should not speak ill of the dead, but if their flaws or vices are glossed over that is also…

Protesters Outside The Daily Mail's Headquarters

Christianity is at the heart of the secular left’s response to refugees

30 October 2016 10:06

Say what you want about Owen Jones – and I might well agree with you – but he is admirably…

Socialist Politicians Speak At Diem25 Event

For Owen Jones and fellow idiots, the Orlando atrocity was all about them

15 June 2016 13:49

Life is speeded up. It used to be that when a hideous atrocity occurred people waited a day or two,…

Owen Jones (Photo: Dan Dennison/Getty)

Owen Jones fails to practise what he preaches on LGBT voices

14 June 2016 16:04

In the aftermath of the Orlando shootings, Owen Jones appeared on the Sky News paper review on Sunday night to…


Another day, another fake MP death threat

14 December 2015 12:28

Although Owen Jones was once Jeremy Corbyn’s main cheerleader, in recent months his relationship with the Labour leader has cooled as his…


Owen Jones gives Seumas Milne a run for his money

11 November 2015 15:44

As Seumas Milne attempts to settle in to his new job as Jeremy Corbyn’s director of communications, the former Guardian columnist has…

Tom Watson and Jeremy Corbyn (Photo: Getty)

Welcome to the era of conspiracy-theory politics

14 September 2015 15:03

Who argues that a ‘shadow state’ controls Britain? That a gang of faraway, faceless suits ‘orchestrate public life from the…

Migrants crawl under a barbed fence at the Hungarian-Serbian border near Roszke (Photo: Attila Kisbenedek/Getty)

Sorry Owen Jones, but your moral grandstanding won’t solve the migrant crisis

30 August 2015 11:44

I’m getting tired of the self-righteousness of Owen Jones. His response to the terrible spate of deaths of people fleeing…

Jeremy Corbyn holds up a newspaper article as he speaks at a rally for supporters at the Hilton at the Ageas Bowl on August 25, 2015 in Southampton

Corbyn’s ‘women-only rail carriages’ points to his coming battle with Fleet Street

26 August 2015 8:05

Has Jeremy Corbyn jumped the shark already, or have we witnessed the first Fleet Street ‘smear’ against him? Today’s i newspaper has splashed with…


An evening with the cult of Corbyn in Islington

22 August 2015 13:00

Jeremy Corbyn has hosted over 70 rallies as part of his Labour leadership campaign. Yesterday evening, the bearded one returned…


Watch: Nigel Farage on why Ukip is still relevant

30 July 2015 16:38

Nigel Farage emerged from his summer break today to kickstart his party’s No campaign. The Ukip leader hit out at…

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What is it with the far-left and violence?

28 July 2015 15:36

Thanks to Guido Fawkes, I learn that the left-wing author Owen Jones has just appeared at the Sinn Fein summer school…

UK Labour Party Leader ship Hustings

Is the Guardian about to endorse Jeremy Corbyn?

20 July 2015 12:34

Despite frequent claims from both sides of the political spectrum that Labour leadership hopeful Jeremy Corbyn is ‘unelectable’, he has so…

Comparing Merkel  to Hitler is lazy

A beginner’s guide to Euroscepticism

13 July 2015 16:32

As a long-time Eurosceptic, I should be happy about the Johnny-Come-Latelys now swelling the sceptic ranks. Following Euro-institutions’ wicked treatment…

Toffs And Toughs

The best way to end the ‘poshness test’

17 June 2015 10:59

Here is a preview of Toby Young’s column in this week’s Spectator, out tomorrow. Subscribe from just £1. There’s a…


Battle of the pundits: Owen Jones vs ‘the Katie Hopkins of the Blairite right’

16 June 2015 13:54

Today the BBC invited arch-enemies Dan Hodges and Owen Jones onto Daily Politics to discuss the Labour leadership battle. What began…


Rape culture, Rotherham and double standards

11 June 2015 18:12

Freddy’s blog on the so-called ‘rape culture’ that we in Western democracies are all meant to be struggling under reminds…


I’m not voting on Thursday — but don’t you dare call me apathetic

5 May 2015 15:22

With just 48 hours to go before we get to vote in officially the most boring election in history, the…

Andrew Neil, Jack Monroe, Owen Jones and Molly Scott Cato at last night's Spectator debate.

Should politicians leave the wealthy alone?

23 April 2015 16:36

Bashing the rich has become trendy. Last night, the Spectator hosted a debate at the Guildhall School of Drama on…


Watch live: Spectator wealth debate with Owen Jones, Jack Monroe, Toby Young and Fraser Nelson

22 April 2015 16:34

The Spectator will host a debate at 7.00pm this evening on whether ‘Politicians should leave the wealthy alone, because they already…

Emergency Food Banks Stretched As More And More People Struggle To Pay Their Bills

Was food poverty actually higher under the last Labour government?

22 April 2015 14:22

I’m looking forward to tonight’s Spectator debate in which Fraser Nelson, William Cash and I will be taking on Owen Jones,…

Owen Jones

Did Owen Jones once describe an ‘anti-Semitic trope’ as ‘eloquent’ during a book talk?

9 April 2015 12:46

Today Owen Jones has criticised Michael Fallon for using the term ‘stabbed in the back’ to describe what he thinks…

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The media and political elite need to stop treating the electorate like dogs

2 April 2015 15:41

There are many grating phrases in modern British politics. ‘Best practice.’ ‘Fit for purpose.’ ‘Let me explain’ (just bloody well…

Should scientific research be ignored in favour of  ideological fashion?

What does it say about Owen Jones that he isn’t interested in scientific research?

18 February 2015 16:30

Owen Jones writes in the Guardian today on the subject of trans rights, making a revealing statement in the process.…

Protesters Outside The Daily Mail's Headquarters

Spectator books of the year: Matthew Parris on his growing fear that Owen Jones might be right

19 November 2014 14:53

As the year unwinds I’m rebuked by hints all around me that a book I comprehensively panned in Literary Review is basically…