Owen Jones

LSE Occupy Interviews Owen Jones

Jade Jackman | Posted 23.03.2015 | UK Universities & Education
Jade Jackman

The room was packed. Students, workers and staff humbly gathered together to listen to tales of resistance from Ray Goodspeed, founder of Lesbians and Gays Support the Miners, & Owen Jones, author of Chavs and Guardian columnist...

Paloma Faith: Why Russell Brand Is Wrong About Voting

The Huffington Post UK | Lucy Sherriff | Posted 20.03.2015 | UK Universities & Education

Celebrities are more often than not reluctant to get involved in the politics sphere, bar, of course, the vociferous Russell Brand. Singer Paloma F...

Clarkson Debate Is Newsnight's Daftest Segment Yet

The Huffington Post UK | Paul Vale | Posted 12.03.2015 | UK

Owen Jones and Kirstie Allsop squawked and bleated on the set of "Newsnight" on Wednesday, debating whether suspended Top Gear presenter Jeremy Clarks...

We Would Rather Believe Jihadi John Was Always Evil

Rabah Kherbane | Posted 11.03.2015 | UK Universities & Education
Rabah Kherbane

We would rather believe Jihadi John was always evil. He always wanted to behead people. Bomb others. Burn innocents. To argue otherwise is to be an apologist for terrorism, it makes you "part of the problem". And thus the parameters of discussion are severely constrained; a large chunk of freedom of expression is eroded by baseless stigma.

Owen Jones - A Response to the Labour Party's Betrayal

Michael Abberton | Posted 24.03.2015 | UK Politics
Michael Abberton

Blair's new Thatcherism and warmongering pushed me from Labour long ago, but still every new tory-lite policy Miliband's Labour announces seems like a fresh betrayal. It's high time the base support Labour takes for granted realised that continuing to vote Labour is not in their best interest. It's time for a real change, for the common good.

Russell Brand Isn't the Solution, But He Is a Stepping Stone Towards Change

Kumail Jaffer | Posted 10.03.2015 | UK Universities & Education
Kumail Jaffer

Russell Brand, poor Essex lad turned Comedian and Actor, remains a divided figure throughout the electorate; YouGov's poll in November 2014 showed that 46% of Britons had a negative view of Brand, compared to 13% who felt positively about the comedian. However, one cannot deny he has inspired thousands to question the current system we are living under...

Mehdi's Minute: The Best (Worst?) Bits of 2014

Mehdi Hasan | Posted 01.03.2015 | UK Politics
Mehdi Hasan

Did you enjoy watching my alternative, semi-serious take on each week's big political stories across the course of 2014? Or maybe you hated it. Either way, you watched it, right? So we've pulled together the best (worst?) bits of me doing my round-ups - from me pretending to do keepy-uppys to me trying to speak German to me telling Owen Jones to eff off. Here's the past 12 months in 60 seconds.

When You Apply #TheSunLogic, Everything Gets Really Weird

The Huffington Post UK | Ryan Barrell | Posted 04.12.2014 | UK

The Sun has branded Russell Brand a hypocrite, because he pays rent. The tabloid alleged that Brand, a part-time political activist, was involved ...

Russell Brand's Politics Are an Offensive Mess

Sebastian Murphy-Bates | Posted 27.12.2014 | UK Politics
Sebastian Murphy-Bates

I don't dismiss Brand outright; I've heard what he has to say and it makes me despair. I will, and so should you, tell him that he's deeply mistaken. He is capable of understanding these issues and that's what makes some of his tirades so repulsive.

Why I Think George Osborne's Corporation Tax Policy Is Justified

Arjun Barn | Posted 15.11.2014 | UK Politics
Arjun Barn

f governments fail to act in closing tax avoidance schemes and loopholes, there is a strong possibility that future profits resulting from lower taxes will simply end up in the pockets of senior managers in a tax haven, far out of reach of the British government and certainly not going towards helping the 1 million people who now rely on emergency food hand-outs. It is time for Labour to Act.

Jack Sommers

Journalist Turned Down Chance To Stand Against Nick Clegg

HuffingtonPost.com | Jack Sommers | Posted 10.09.2014 | UK Politics

Left-wing polemicist and author Owen Jones turned down a request to stand as an MP - against Lib Dem leader Nick Clegg - he has told the Huffington Po...

Owen Jones Conspires Against The Establishment

Ioan Marc Jones | Posted 09.11.2014 | UK Politics
Ioan Marc Jones

Owen Jones uses an impressive amount of official government data to present what some critics have predictably deemed a conspiracy theory. Such an obvious and flattering denunciation only proves what we already know: Jones has the establishment clutching at their golden little straws.

The Establishment Exposed

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 03.09.2014 | UK Politics

Is the British Establishment in crisis? How do the City bankers, media moguls and cabinet ministers keep 'getting away with it'? Join award-winning au...

Militant Ignorance: The BBC is Failing Us With It's Servitude To The Right Wing..

Karl Davis | Posted 22.08.2014 | UK
Karl Davis

The BBC needs to be fully autonomous, with a truly independent management and executive team that is free from the temper tantrums of governmental talking heads.

Tony Blair Seems To Now Be Popular With The People Who Usually Hate Him

The Huffington Post UK | Jack Sommers | Posted 27.05.2014 | UK Politics

Tony Blair has moved to unite the left against Ukip in his strongest attack yet against Nigel Farage and the eurosceptic party. The former prime m...

LIVESTREAM: The Immigration Generation Gap

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 03.04.2014 | UK

From 6.30pm watch 'The Immigration Generation Gap' debate, live here on The Huffington Post UK Young people have the most positive views on immigra...

Immigration: Is a Sensible Debate Impossible?

Alex Porter | Posted 23.05.2014 | UK Universities & Education
Alex Porter

As long as the debate on immigration is hijacked by the most self-righteous on the left and those pursuing a divisive, xenophobic, anti-welfare agenda on the right, a sensible discussion remains out of the question. If such extremism and infighting among the political classes continue to dominate the debate, the concerns of ordinary people will doubtless go ignored for the sake of political point-scoring.

Mehdi's Minute: On the Benefits Row, Yobbish MPs and Tony Blair's Free Advice to the Murdochs

Mehdi Hasan | Posted 22.04.2014 | UK Politics
Mehdi Hasan

Do you want my alternative take on David Cameron's row with the bishops over benefits, John Bercow's attack on yobbish MPs and Tony Blair's advice to Rebekah Brooks and the Murdochs over phone hacking? With a special guest appearance from author and activist Owen Jones thrown in for free?

Why Are We Ignoring the Human Cost of Benefits Street?

Louis Degenhardt | Posted 01.04.2014 | UK Universities & Education
Louis Degenhardt

Benefits Street has provided a unique opportunity - it has made the nature of our welfare state an unprecedentedly hot topic. That chance needs to be seized upon by progressives everywhere. They must not get lost in the smaller picture, but change the nature of the debate itself.

Benefits Street: Easy Prey

Rosie Kelly | Posted 25.03.2014 | UK Universities & Education
Rosie Kelly

Not only does Benefits Street propagate the myth of the work-shy, morally reprehensible benefits scrounger, it also neglects the majority of benefits claimants. Contrary to popular belief, most are not on unemployment benefits. In fact, the largest part of the welfare bill is spent on state pensions, with disability benefits and family benefits also coming in costing substantially more than unemployment.

WATCH: Owen Jones Tears Into Channel 4 Over Benefits Street

The Huffington Post UK | Jessica Elgot | Posted 23.01.2014 | UK

Columnist Owen Jones has torn into Channel 4's editor, responsible for the controversial programme Benefits Street, calling it "a medieval stocks upda...

LOOK: Protesters Target Daily Mail Offices

Posted 06.10.2013 | UK

Campaigners have held a protest outside the Daily Mail's offices in London. Around 200 left-wingers and trade union activists gathered outside Nort...

Syria: Say Hello to Evil

James Snell | Posted 08.11.2013 | UK Politics
James Snell

I am increasingly confronted with the notion that the outside world just isn't the concern of the United Kingdom, and this represents a great isolationism, which I believe to be irreconcilable to a generally internationalist - and truly libertarian - foreign policy.

The Dawkins Disconnect

Nicholas Barrett | Posted 22.06.2013 | UK Universities & Education
Nicholas Barrett

In 2006 Richard Dawkins wrote what might yet prove to be one of the most important books of the 21st Century, The God Delusion. However, seven years on and Dawkins appears to have become unnecessarily divisive and detached.

Iraq Ten Years On: Was It Worth It?

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 18.02.2013 | UK Politics

Ten years on from the invasion of Iraq, the controversial question still remains as to whether or not the war was worth it. On 7 February, to mark...