In this powerful, insightful interview Owen Jones speaks to actor Martin Sheen about Working Class Britain. He describes how you cannot underestimate the power of the “take back control” message. You are talking about communities that have lost all sense of control in terms of de-industrialisation, globalisation and abandonment from central government. However this is little to do with EU membership but needs to be … Continue reading Why Brexit Was an Anguished Cry For Community
This may sound painstakingly obvious but here goes: Britain has not left the EU yet. Why then are we inundated with reports in various media outlets saying “pound has stabalised post Brexit” or “consumer confidence back to pre-referendum levels” nothing has happened yet! These brash articles might as well be in the Horoscope section. We should hold off on crystal ball analysis and wait until … Continue reading Where is This Post Brexit Apocalypse Anyway?
In this riveting video, Guardian journalist Owen Jones interviews best selling author & Professor, Ha-Joon Chang of Cambridge University on some of the myths of Capitalism. Including some interesting perspectives from Asia on how a regulated, welfare capitalist model could work in the future. This is a must watch!! Continue reading 23 Things They Don’t Tell You About Capitalism
In this excellent interview, Guardian columnist Owen Jones talks to Conservative commentator Peter Hitchens on socialism, politics and his late brother Christopher. This is a thought provoking discussion between two people at opposite ends of the political spectrum who surprisingly realise they have much in common. Continue reading “The UK Is Finished” – Peter Hitchens