Owen Jones

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Owen Jones, born 1984, socialist political columnist in UK, who writes for the left-wing newspaper The Guardian. Homosexual and ardent proponent of the homosexual agenda. He has been described as Marxist, Trotskyite, Communist, and left-wing extremist.

Background

Jones went to a comprehensive (state-run) school in Stockport, then to Oxford University. He joined the UK Labour party, worked as a parliamentary researcher and supported the selection of far-left Jeremy Corbyn as leader.

Opinions on Economics

In March 2012 Jones was interviewed on the political discussion program "This Week" and displayed a lack of knowledge of economic matters. He claimed that the Budget, by raising tax bands in line with inflation, and freeing low earners from tax altogether, would "hand Cabinet ministers £40,000 per year" because they were "millionaires". When the show host, Andrew O'Neil, queried this as only someone earning a million pounds per year would gain £40,000, Jones continued to prevaricate, bluster, waffle and say things like "It depends". He did not admit his error in confusing £1 million net worth with £1 million per year earnings. He then asserted that all cabinet ministers should have to declare their incomes, only to be told by the show host that this was already the law. O'Neil turned to another guest, the veteran Labour advisor Alastair Campbell, to confirm it, which Campbell did, while the expression on his face indicated severe embarrassment.[1]

Jones has written a succession of articles defending the record of the socialist government of Hugo Chávez in Venezuela. As Venezuela has lurched into more and more severe economic crisis, with government repression and high crime rates, Jones has never retreated from his position. Even when the inflation rate in Venezuela reached 13,000 per cent in February 2018, prompting a mass exodus of citizens, Jones continued to praise the success of the government's socialist policies. [2] [3] [4]

Erratic Behavior

In June 2016 Jones walked out of a live television interview about the mass killing in the Pulse nightclub in Orlando, Florida in protest at his interviewer's refusal to name the shooting an attack on LGBT people. He insisted it was “ a homophobic hate crime and it has to be called out." When Sky News host Mark Longhurst said Mr. Jones could not suggest the Orlando attack was “worse” than the Bataclan terror attack in Paris, Jones became increasingly exasperated, insisting, “This was a deliberate attack on LGBT people.” Finally, saying. “I’ve had enough of this,” he took off his microphone and left the set, admitting he was "upset".[5]

It was later revealed that the Orlando terrorist, Omar Mateen, was a homosexual himself, and had long been a familiar client of the club he attacked.

Anti-Establishment credentials

Jones has written a book called ‘The Establishment: And How They Get Away With It’ (a grammatically flawed title). He frequently castigates politicians for being part of "the self-serving, mutual appreciation society – otherwise known as the British establishment". He was nonplussed when in September 2016 on the Today program, veteran BBC interviewer John Humphrys asked him if he was not himself part of the establishment. Jones denied it.[6]

Attack on Nick Clegg

In December 2017, when it was announced that the former UK deputy Prime minister Nick Clegg has been nominated to a knighthood (an honorary title that confers no stipend or political power), Jones wrote a lengthy and vitriolic diatribe denouncing Clegg, who in his role as an MP and leader of the Coalition government had always exerted himself to do everything to further the LGBT agenda. Clegg took the lead in introducing same-sex "marriage" in the UK in 2012 and always did his utmost to comply with homosexual demands. Nevertheless, Jones did not have one grateful word to say about him but castigated Clegg as an "architect of our crisis-stricken nation." [7]

Popularity

In 2018 Jones booked a large hall in Leeds UK for a speaking event, a one-man show where he was billed as talking about "Building a New Britain". The event had to be cancelled as hardly any tickets were sold. [8]

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