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.
26 May 2013 07:15 PM
Rape is rape. There are no mitigating circumstances or shades of grey
24 May 2013 05:06 PM
The undeserving poor – the feckless, the workshy, the scrounging – are the exception, not the norm. If only our television screens reflected that
The moral case on tax avoidance is overwhelming - and we all know Google wants to do the right thing
19 May 2013 07:16 PM
There is nothing law-breaking about tax avoidance and this is of course the point. The law is rigged in favour of the wealthy and the state is at the service of the rich
13 May 2013 05:36 PM
It's not 'sloth' that ruined this country's economy, whatever Boris Johnson may say, but it is another of the Seven Deadly Sins. So let’s aim fire at greed
06 May 2013 01:42 AM
Britain ought to be constructing 230,000 homes a year to meet the demand
28 April 2013 07:46 PM
This is where the shredding of universalism ends up, promoting poisonous ideas of the 'undeserving poor' and the further destruction of Britain’s social cohesion
21 April 2013 07:03 PM
Why is the slaughter in Boston more shocking or newsworthy than the deaths in Iraq?
17 April 2013 02:24 PM
We all deserve a dignified send-off. Instead, this occasion was hijacked and turned into a state-endorsed celebration of a legacy bitterly detested by millions
14 April 2013 08:02 PM
From Thatcher to Mandela - history is not one grand soap opera, in which the characters at the top pull huge levers that dictate the fate of millions
09 April 2013 12:00 AM
We are in the midst of the third great economic collapse since the Second World War: all three have taken place since Thatcherism launched its great crusade
As a white man, I'm surprised more women aren't tweeting the hashtag #KillAllWhiteMen
Scotland may have to leave the EU even if it votes to stay in, David Cameron confirms
Report finds that Britain's wages are the most unequal in Europe
The day that Britain resigned as a global power
Almost a third of school pupils believe 'Muslims are taking over our country', study claims
Gay marriage 'Bert and Ernie' cake bakery found guilty of discrimination in Northern Ireland
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