Owen Jones

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.

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Troll dolls

Let me introduce you to my trolls

It’s flattering to think they regard the right to follow me on Twitter as a basic civil right

Why do private-sector zealots choose to ignore the countless ways public money underpins daily life?

Free market capitalism is a con. The state is the backbone of modern British capitalism

Plebgate shows the police need reform

If this can happen to a privileged white Tory cabinet minister, what hope for a young black man in Brixton

Broadcast days: George Orwell

Why do so many critics of those of us on the left assume we are consumed by class envy?

I’m not making personal attacks when I campaign for a fairer society

The Grangemouth dispute makes it clear who really runs the country

The crisis has become an opportunity for the rich  to acquire more wealth and power

Rising energy costs: the bullies at the Big Six must be stood up to

It’s the story of modern capitalism: debt is nationalised and profits are privatised

Huhne’s ex-wife Vicky Pryce was released after serving two months and is writing a book entitled Prisonomics, focusing on how the prison system treats women

Vicky Pryce will do fine. But there are so many other ex-cons who won’t

Discussion has focused on the horror of middle-class people in jail

Owen Jones goes Back to School: ‘Why do people tell you to imagine those interviewing you are naked?’

As part of the i newspaper's new campaign to encourage state school students to return to school to offer careers advice, we asked Owen the following questions...

Ed Miliband isn’t offering socialism – but the Tories are still terrified

The right fears that social democratic ideas might prove popular

We can’t afford welfare for disabled people, but apparently we can afford a marriage tax break

This marriage tax allowance is nothing more than the state tutting at those who do not meet its expectations

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