Owen Jones is a columnist for The Independent. He was born in Sheffield and grew up in Stockport. After graduating, he worked as a trade union and parliamentary researcher. His first book, 'Chavs: The Demonization of the Working Class', was published in June 2011. He is currently working on his second book, on the British Establishment, for Penguin.
30 December 2012 07:06 PM
Cases are not discussed nearly enough for how prevalent the crimes are
23 December 2012 05:47 PM
Working class and young voters need to be inspired again. Somebody should grab the Labour leadership by the lapels and tell them to be more radical
Plebgate: If the police can do this to a Government minister, what hope is there for black kids from Brixton?
20 December 2012 01:29 AM
No black man could yell obscenities at the police without being promptly handcuffed
16 December 2012 07:52 PM
Like many political figures, in private Ukip leader Nigel Farage is charming, playful and witty - but his views are political poison
11 December 2012 11:29 AM
The party should not be making an issue of equality and civil rights a question of conscience, but one of principle
Against George Osborne's war on the poor and the vile stupidity of his 'workers vs shirkers' narrative
09 December 2012 06:42 PM
Amid talk of setting political traps for Labour, the Chancellor of the Exchequer used his Autumn Statement to attack many of the most vulnerable people in our society
02 December 2012 06:26 PM
Even as mental distress and the risk of suicide soar, support is being slashed.
25 November 2012 06:01 PM
Given how thirsty the electorate is for anything that counters the sterility of Westminster, the rewards for a party that has the courage to speak out will be huge
20 November 2012 06:40 PM
What our columnist calls the Great Reverse - a slide in general wellbeing married with a removal of rights that have been won over decade - deserves a robust response
Newsnight and the BBC might have screwed up, but the real victims of this are being forgotten - again
11 November 2012 05:49 PM
In a rush to condemn the BBC it seems one of the most horrendous cases of child abuse is being overlooked
Stephen Fry explains what he would say if he was 'confronted by God'
9 reasons Greece's experiment with the radical left is doomed to failure
Have we reached 'peak food'? Shortages loom as global production rates slow
Greece elections: Syriza and EU on collision course after election win for left-wing party
British grandmother Lindsay Sandiford faces execution by firing squad in Indonesia
Liberal Democrat minister defends comments suggesting immigration causes pub closures
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