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Owen Jones- A Dickensian Christmas? Hardly.

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Here is a picture Owen Jones had published on FaceBook-

 owen jones xmas sleeping accomodation

It was accompanied by the following quote-

“This is where I’ve had to sleep over Christmas. Dickensian conditions up here at my folks’ place.”

After many negative comments, ranging from the dismissive to the outraged, the jovial to the sarcastic including my own-

“Stop whingeing about your own very small impositions, which by the way were not thrust upon you.

Think of the homeless, the children that woke up to little or nothing, the low waged who worked all year yet still have little.

My opinion of you is you are making political and economic profit from the misery of the impoverished and disenfranchised.



“Oh, additionally that room is about the size folk are paying bedroom tax for- yet your parents can afford to use it as storage?”

the post was removed from FaceBook.

Unfortunately, for Owen at least, it was not removed from Twitter… yet… which is why I have reproduced them here rather than linked to them.

If Owen believes I have infringed his copyright, my response is once published on Twitter and/or FaceBook, without notification to the contrary it becomes public domain.

If he insists I have infringed his copyright, I will take down the offending material with the proviso it is replaced with an explanatory message and description if he will explain why he would rather this be done than defend his posts.

I think it is a bit of a faux pas by Owen.

Written by Smiling Carcass

28/12/2013 at 3:02 PM

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  1. I think you seriously need to get a grip. Owen Jones does more for the poor, disabled and oppressed than most. He’s worked tirelessly this year against the cuts and the accompanying propaganda. If he can’t put a tongue in cheek post on Facebook without being attacked for it, then the world is a sadder place than I thought.
    Personally, I’m one of those struggling, and Christmas hasn’t been what I’d wish for my family, but I’m not raving to condemn Owen for this post, because I still have a modicum of humour to draw on. You obviously don’t.

    And FYI, the post hasn’t been removed from Facebook, and neither have your witless comments.


    28/12/2013 at 4:10 PM

    • The problem with the socialist movement today is too many trying to keep up with the Jones’s- or is that too many Jones’s trying to keep up with the Labour Party?

      Excuse my feeble pun, but what I mean is I do not want an Oxford graduate who has never done a day’s real graft speaking for or representing me. Too many Oxford, Cambridge, Eton etc. graduates have decided to be socialists, nouveau socialists. Like Miliband who told Labour MPs not to criticise Owen, nouveau socialists who never did anything but study and go into politics telling us they were socialists, and that we could embrace some of the principles of capitalism to our mutual benefit.

      Well that’s what the Tories reckon too- capitalism benefits all!

      The Tories lie about it; Labour either lie, don’t care as long as it catches votes or are so misguided I wouldn’t want them to run a piss up in a brewery, never mind a country.

      I may be wrong, and we can argue until next Christmas about it but if young Owen ever gets a seat in parliament, or any other position with real influence he’ll betray the working class just like the Labour Party did in 1997.

      Though I’m chomping at the bit to do so, I won’t lower myself to being disrespectful to you or your opinion by suggesting you are witless or need to get a grip.

      What I will do is say that even if this is tongue in cheek it is in poor taste for somebody claiming to be a socialist and at the head of a supposedly working class movement.

      Smiling Carcass

      28/12/2013 at 7:14 PM

  2. Your post is still on Owens page, Paul.

    Edward Millership

    28/12/2013 at 6:17 PM

    • When I posted my comments the p[ost was no longer available for me to view- perhaps a Facebook glitch? Who knows, but I stand by my comments.

      Smiling Carcass

      28/12/2013 at 6:24 PM

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