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.
Review: Downton Abbey season 4 premiere - A fascinating insight into the quiet violence of the class system
22 September 2013 10:36 PM
ITV1 9pm: Fourth season lucky, I’ve been converted to this study of class
15 September 2013 06:30 PM
It is the causes - not the symptoms - of the housing crisis that Labour needs to crush
08 September 2013 06:21 PM
We must break with the free market consensus established by Thatcher
01 September 2013 08:04 PM
There is no question that British democracy is at the mercy of wealthy and corporate interests, but the Lobbying Bill takes aim at our hard-won freedoms instead
25 August 2013 06:43 PM
The country’s nightmare looks as if it could not get worse. The truth is it could
Anti-Muslim bigotry is pervasive. Standing up against it is neither cowardly, nor the same as being an apologist for fanaticism
23 August 2013 12:11 PM
My reply to Nick Cohen on Richard Dawkins and prejudice
15 August 2013 06:00 AM
Twice as many young people are jobless compared with my A-level year
09 August 2013 11:59 AM
His anti-Muslim tweet is only the latest in a catalogue of smears
04 August 2013 05:15 PM
The failure to hammer home clear views has let the Tories set the terms of debate
Cleared of aiding the enemy, Bradley Manning still faces a lifetime in jail. The very least we owe this heroic man is a debate on US foreign policy
30 July 2013 07:11 PM
Manning revealed the sordid realities of war that the armchair warriors want sanitised
Scottish independence referendum: A nation divided against itself
Scottish referendum results: Cross-party consensus collapses amid Tory-Labour spat on the 'English question'
Scottish independence: David Cameron is becoming the 'George Bush of Britain'
Plebgate MP Andrew Mitchell called officer a 'little s**t', claim court documents 'exposing ex-Chief Whip's 'record of abusing police'
Hilary Mantel 'should be investigated by police' over Margaret Thatcher assassination story, says Lord Bell
Archbishop of Canterbury admits doubts about existence of God
- 1 Hilary Mantel 'should be investigated by police' over Margaret Thatcher assassination story, says Lord Bell
- 2 Stamford Hill council removes 'unacceptable' posters telling women which side of the road to walk down
- 3 Kim Kardashian 'nude pictures' leaked on 4chan weeks after Jennifer Lawrence 'The Fappening' scandal
- 4 Alex Salmond: 'The rocks would melt with the sun before I'd ever set foot in the House of Lords'
- 5 Ice Bucket Challenge: US firefighter Tony Grider dies after participating in charity craze near power lines