Owen Jones🌹 (@OwenJones84 )

Owen Jones🌹

Bio Socialist, antifascist, Guardian columnist, author, losing my Northern accent every passing day. Sad. Got a story/injustice? DMs open in strict confidence🏳️‍🌈
Location London
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Account created 12-08-2009 14:09:35
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Twitter Web App : Now we have to demand the British government stop arming a Turkish regime which is at war with democracy at home, and waging a murderous war against the Kurdish people. thehill.com/policy/defense…

Twitter Web App : oh right, turns I have to become a far right troll to get described as a journalist by the BBC, cooooooooool twitter.com/stef_wholemeal…

Twitter Web App : alexmassie Daniel Finkelstein It is reasonable to describe me as a "journalist and an activist" (and my activism is hardly confined to Labour - I'm involved in anti-Trump, anti-fascist, climate, anti-austerity activism etc) To airbrush out my literal job description in the opening of an article is ridiculous.

Twitter Web App : Oh, if BBC News (UK) want to open an article describing me as "journalist and activist", that's fine. That is what I am, after all. Starting an article without describing my literal job description is completely and utterly absurd.

iPhone : Tom Mills Owen Jones🌹 The BBC is consistent about framing the left as distinct whereas the right is normalised. Witness that any progressive think tank is described as “left wing” while any right wing think tank is described as “free market”...

iPhone : Most of the British press has a partisan pro-Tory position, and a bitter, militant opposition to Labour. But it’s striking that only the marginalised dissenters within the media are singled out for their politics - including when they’re attacked in the streets.

iPhone : Oh, and I do all sorts of activism - anti-austerity, anti-Trump, anti-war, Remain and Reform, and so on (eg they could have called me “anti-fascist activist” if they were going down that route).

My job is columnist and author. Anything else is secondary to that fact.

iPhone : Just an impression, but does seem like left voices in the BBC always come with a health warning, while liberal & conservative voices are just taken for granted. twitter.com/OwenJones84/st…

Twitter Web App : Hi BBC Press Office. I'm a Guardian journalist and columnist. Describing me as a "Labour activist" - when most of the British press can accurately be described as Tory activists (which you don't call them) - after I'm attacked shows a grotesque level of bias. bbc.co.uk/news/uk-500047…

iPhone : Sorry, until George W. Bush is brought to justice for the crimes of the Iraq War, (including American-lead torture, Iraqi deaths & displacement, and the deep scars—emotional & otherwise—inflicted on our military that served his folly), we can’t even begin to talk about kindness. twitter.com/VanityFair/sta…

iPhone : The following men have been charged: James Healy, 39, from Portsmouth, Liam Tracey, 34, from Camden in London and Charlie Ambrose, 29, from Brighton.

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Twitter Web App : This is going to be great. Honestly think Kay Burley is one of the best broadcasters in Britain, no idea what her political opinions are, she's got this great combination of letting people speak and holding them to account at the same time. Best of luck!! twitter.com/SkyNews/status…