The Owen Jones Podcast
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.
Thursday, May 25, 2023
LIVE: Tory Horsesh*t On Economy Debunked
The Tories want you to believe that we're out of the woods on the economy, but facts are facts: inflation is higher than predicted - particularly food prices; inflation is higher than any Western European nation; and interest rates are set to go even higher than projected. Just how bad a mess are we in - and how much worse will it get?We're joined by brilliant economist James Meadway.
Wednesday, May 24, 2023
Martin Lewis Eats Tories For Breakfast
Oooooof. If you're a Tory trying to spin water privatisation as a resounding success, probably don't do it on a panel with Martin Lewis. And as we see, the claims about our crap spewing water industry are based on lies - which is why public ownership is the only practical solution.
Tuesday, May 23, 2023
Suella Braverman: A National Disgrace
Suella Braverman has already been forced to resign once for her behaviour in office, and now she's embroiled in allegations that - after she was caught speeding - she tried to get civil servants to arrange a one on one speeding awareness course to avoid embarrassment. But the real scandal of Braverman goes so much deeper.
Saturday, May 20, 2023
Matt Hancock's Car Crash Says It All About Our Political Elite
I mean, this guy was Health Secretary, part of a government which oversaw a totally catastrophic response to the pandemic, broke his own rules, then tries to spin himself as the victim. Pathetic - and it sums our political elite up.
Friday, May 19, 2023
Why We Need A Hung Parliament
Above all else, we need to get the Tories out - but how do we have the best chance of reversing awful Tory laws, getting electoral reform, and stopping Starmer's authoritarian impulses? This is the solution - and here's my answer to the critics, too.
Wednesday, May 17, 2023
Brexit Is Collapsing
We were promised sunny uplands and a oven ready deal: instead we've been served extra helpings of cow excrement. As Nigel Farage admits Brexit is a disaster, car manufacturers threaten to walk and Keir Starmer calls for a renegotiation, it's time to accept reality.
Wednesday, May 17, 2023
This Right Wing Conference Is Unhinged
Eeeeeeeeesh. What on god's name are you about to listen. Adopt the brace position - because this could be your country's future.
Tuesday, May 16, 2023
Damning Truth About Labour Revealed By Martin Forde KC
After the leaked Labour report revealed damning truths about the behaviour of the party's Right, Keir Starmer commissioned leading barrister Martin Forde to conduct a report. Some - myself included - feared a whitewash: but the conclusions were damning, including on factionalism and perceptions of a hierarchy of racism. But Labour have almost entirely failed to engage with Forde over his report - and now he's broken his silence.We speak to Richard Sanders - one of the makers of Al Jazeera's 'Labour Files' - and award winning investigative journalist Peter Oborne.Please read alongside this episode:In July 2020, the Labour party apologised 'unreservedly' and paid a six figure sum to 7 former Labour employees and the BBC journalist who made the 2019 Panorama programme 'Is Labour Anti-Semitic'.Labour said: 'The Labour party is here today to publicly set the record straight, and to apologise to the claimants for the distress and embarrassment it has caused them.'To the BBC journalist: 'The defendant is here to set the record straight and to apologise unreservedly to Mr Ware.'Al-Jazeera was also told: 'The BBC told us it stands by its reporting. John Ware said that he did not recognise Mr Forde's characterisation of his communications. He described Mr Forde's criticisms of Panorama as misleading and inaccurate. Mr Ware also said that Ben Westerman claimed that the 'are you from Israel' comment was made at the end of his meeting with Rica Bird and was not therefore recorded.