The Owen Jones Podcast
Britain In Worse Economic Mess Than Russia
Well, this is catastrophic: the latest IMF projections have Britain suffering the worst economic growth than any major economy - and also Russia, which is involved in a massive war and hit by huge sanctions. And by worst economic growth, I mean recession. Tory excuses of 'well, everyone is suffering' have been demolished. Here is how the country has been taken to its knees.
Two Faced Starmer Boots Out Corbyn
Jeremy Corbyn faces the boot from a party he's been a member of almost as long as Keir Starmer has been alive. Park whatever you think about Corbyn: after the 2019 election defeat, Starmer was singing his praises because he wanted to win Labour members' votes. This is part and parcel of a leadership defined by deceit and duplicitousness - and anyone who cares about honesty and democracy should object.
Why Matt Hancock's Latest Humiliation Matters
Oh boy, does Matt Hancock have a humiliation kink or something? Along with some of his Tory colleagues, he"s been stung by Led By Donkeys, who posed as a South Korean firm offering to purchase his services: and this man does not come cheap! But rather than just bash Hancock, as fun as that is, this latest episode is indicative of a political system which is totally broken.
The French Are Kicking Off: Why Aren’t We?
So the French are not taking this lying down: the country is convulsed by mass protests after right-wing President Macron tried to drive up their pension age. Meanwhile our pension age has been hiked much higher, and our state pensions are much lower - but not a peep. Why aren't we kicking off, too? The truth is we do have a courageous history of fighting back - and if we want to avoid being screwed over, then maybe we should reclaim it.