Owen Jones

Owen Jones Argues With Cathy Newman Over 'Angry' Jeremy Corbyn

The Huffington Post UK | Jack Sommers | Posted 18.08.2015 | UK

Owen Jones has defended Jeremy Corbyn after Channel 4 News presenter Cathy Newman claimed his reaction to being accused of associating with a Holocaus...

Watch Owen Jones Take On Toby Young In Jeremy Corbyn Debate

The Huffington Post UK | Kathryn Snowdon | Posted 12.08.2015 | UK

Owen Jones and Toby Young have clashed over the Labour leadership contest and whether Jeremy Corbyn is really the best person to lead the party to ele...

Anti-Austerity Was 'Vote Loser' Finds Labour Election Chief

The Huffington Post UK | Graeme Demianyk | Posted 05.08.2015 | UK Politics

Labour's anti-austerity message cost it the general election, the party's MP leading a post-mortem into its defeat has warned. Against a feverish m...

Video Of Owen Jones Set To Eminem Will Make You Love Politics Again

The Huffington Post UK | Kathryn Snowdon | Posted 05.08.2015 | UK

In an era in which political apathy is commonplace, you could be forgiven for thinking that no-one really cares about what goes on at Westminster. ...

Jeremy Corbyn: "We're All A Bit Marxist"

The Huffington Post UK | Graeme Demianyk | Posted 26.07.2015 | UK Politics

Labour leadership hopeful Jeremy Corbyn has said "we all owe something" to socialist revolutionary Karl Marx as it was claimed militant activists have...

Who Is Jeremy Corbyn?

The Huffington Post UK | Eve Hartley | Posted 24.07.2015 | UK

Jeremy Corbyn is a 66-year-old Member of Parliament who represents Islington North. He is now currently leading the polls in the race to succeed Ed Mi...

Twitter Is Going Into Meltdown Over This Picture Of Owen Jones and Ukip MP Douglas Carswell

The Huffington Post UK | Aubrey Allegretti | Posted 24.07.2015 | UK

It all started with an innocent video - a 10 minute verbal jousting between 31-year-old columnist Owen Jones and MP Douglas Carswell. The two quizz...

Sorry Owen Jones, But It's Not the Left's Turn to Run the Labour Party

Owen Bennett | Posted 23.07.2015 | UK Politics
Owen Bennett

I've done a bit of television before, but nothing which provoked as strong a reaction as my debate with Owen Jones on Sky News yesterday... What really rankled me was the final assumption that as the left had apparently stayed quiet while the Blairites ran the party - you know, during all that time in actual Government - it was now their turn to run the party. Their turn. As if it's a game, as if it's a committee, as if it's not the running of the country we are talking about. This is not about taking turns. This is far more important than that.

Owen Jones And Owen Bennett Just Served Up The 'Media Bitch-Fight Of The Week'

The Huffington Post UK | Sarah Ann Harris | Posted 23.07.2015 | UK

The battle of Owen-Me-Owen-You (Aha) didn't disappoint on Wednesday afternoon as Sky News viewers were treated to what Guido Fawkes quickly called the...

A Wake-Up Call for Pro-Europeans

Alan Grant | Posted 15.07.2015 | UK Politics
Alan Grant

Being, generally speaking, a man of the libertarian right wing the reader might find it odd that I have a somewhat begrudging respect for the Guardian...

Osborne Reveals Living Wage, Owen Jones Responds With #CallThingsTheLivingWageThatArent

The Huffington Post UK | Aubrey Allegretti | Posted 08.07.2015 | UK

George Osborne has announced plans to implement a "compulsory living wage" for over 25s in his Budget address on Wednesday. Set at the rate of £7...

Rob Lowe Just Owned Owen Jones In One Of The Most Unlikely Twitter Spats Ever

Huffington Post UK | Sara C Nelson | Posted 30.06.2015 | UK

Left-wing polemicist and author Owen Jones has became embroiled in an unlikely Twitter spat with Hollywood behemoth Rob Lowe. Musing on the Greek ...

A Manifesto of Good Reads

Mark Perryman | Posted 22.06.2015 | UK Politics
Mark Perryman

Veteran rebel Tariq Ali proves the durability of a countercultural idealism. Tariq's new book Extreme Centre is a splendid denunciation of the battle ...

LSE Occupy Interviews Owen Jones

Jade Jackman | Posted 20.05.2015 | 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 10.05.2015 | 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.