Owen Jones

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

Karl Davis | Posted 23.06.2014 | 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...

#HPIraq10 VIDEO: Highlights From Huffington Post's Great Iraq Debate

Posted 08.02.2013 | UK Politics

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'Ten Years On I Will Say This.. It Must Never Happen Again'

The Huffington Post UK | Tom Moseley | Posted 08.02.2013 | UK Politics

The bitter divisions over the Iraq war were reopened on Thursday evening, almost exactly a decade after the invasion. Panelists were asked ‘was i...

LIVEBLOG: The Great Iraq Debate

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 07.02.2013 | UK

As the 10th anniversary of the 2003 Iraq invasion approaches, The Huffington Post UK is hosting a debate asking 'Was It Worth It?'. Our panellists ...

Ten Years On, Was The Iraq War Worth It?

Posted 07.02.2013 | UK Politics

Ten years on from the historic and record-breaking demonstrations against the Iraq war, the Huffington Post UK is asking "Was It Worth It?" at a publi...

Was the Iraq War Worth It? Ask the Public

Des Freedman | Posted 07.04.2013 | UK Politics
Des Freedman

Ten years on, we meet to ask 'was it worth it?' Presumably not for the many hundreds of thousands of Iraqi civilians killed in the conflict. The figures may vary (Iraq Body Count put the number at around 120,000 while the Lancet counted upwards of 600,000) but the story is one of devastation nonetheless.

Was It Worth It? Iraq, 10 Years On

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 05.02.2013 | UK

Ten years on since the invasion of Iraq, the question still remains as to whether or not the war was worth it. The Huffington Post UK and Goldsmith...

Was It Worth It? Iraq 10 Years On

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 30.01.2013 | UK

Ten years on since the invasion of Iraq, the question still remains as to whether or not the war was worth it. The Huffington Post UK and Goldsmith...

Why Plato Believed We Should Pay MPs More

Alan Wager | Posted 23.03.2013 | UK Politics
Alan Wager

It may be an unfashionable take given trust in our parliament fell to new depths in 2012, with less than a quarter of people tending to trust the UK parliament to make important decisions, but politics does a lot of very important things- and therefore so do MPs.

Dear BBC, More Owen Jones's on Question Time Please!

Joshua Funnell | Posted 26.01.2013 | UK Politics
Joshua Funnell

Voices like Jones' are an essential antidote to a putrid politics that fails to address human need.

'Quiet Man' IDS Loses Temper On Question Time (VIDEO)

The Huffington Post UK | Charlie Lindlar | Posted 23.11.2012 | UK Politics

Work and pensions secretary Iain Duncan Smith lost his temper towards the end of a fiery Question Time on Thursday night, raising his voice at left-wi...

Why Oxbridge Really Is for Everyone

Tom Beardsworth | Posted 15.12.2012 | UK Universities & Education
Tom Beardsworth

The collegiate system makes Oxford and Cambridge two of the warmest and most supportive student environments anywhere. It's difficult to eke out a reclusive existence - even if you want one - with social, academic, catering and living spaces all integrated into the same place.

Orwell's England is One the Left Should Appeal To

Carl Packman | Posted 10.08.2012 | UK Politics
Carl Packman

England is all the things Orwell said it was - armchairs, mint sauce, marmalade, the clatter of clogs in the Lancashire mill towns, pin-tables in Soho pubs, old maids hiking to Holy Communion, rich slices of Yorkshire pudding in an Englishman's home - and I think Miliband is right to sing its praises.

The F Word

The Huffington Post UK | Dina Rickman | Posted 08.03.2012 | UK

What's got eight letters, three syllables and a bad reputation? Feminism. To mark international women's day 2012 we asked a host of celebrities, polit...