Owen Jones is a left-wing columnist, author and commentator. He is a contributing writer to the New Statesman and writes a weekly column for the Guardian. He has published two books, Chavs: the Demonisation of the Working Class and The Establishment and How They Get Away With It.
The quiet crisis of masculinity.
Lynsey Hanley’s memoir Respectable: the Experience of Class attacks the sharp-elbowed bourgeoisie – but society will only be transformed by building coalitions between the middle and working classes.
Why do so many gays, and so many British Labour types (particularly so many gay Labourites), enthusiastically support the Democrats’ presumptive presidential nominee, Hillary Clinton?
The factions on the Labour right need to acknowledge that Corbyn won because people sought a genuine alternative.
The left suddenly has a mass audience again and it can succeed. But unless it learns from its setbacks and defeats, then it will fail.
The government needs to connect with people based on their experience with immigrants, such as in the NHS.
The mainstream press may be nasty, but they still control what the public sees. If Jeremy Corbyn is to stop the media offensive, he needs to engage.
The camps in Calais are a small part of one of the great stories of our time - mass migration. What do people in the Jungle think awaits them in Britain?
If Jeremy Corbyn wins the Labour leadership, he will come under attack from the media establishment, the Tories and much of his own party. That's because he presents a dangerous threat to the post-Thatcher political consensus.
Europe's great powers won't be satisfied until they break Syriza, and stop an anti-austerity movement spreading across the continent.
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