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Socialist, antifascist, Guardian columnist, author, losing my Northern accent every passing day. Sad. Got a story/injustice? DMs open in strict confidence🏳️‍🌈

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This is the truth that the Conservatives don't want you to know: hundreds of thousands of people are facing destitu… https://t.co/puqdXAdgx5 @_OliviaBlake @SpoonStrike @bfawu1 yes Olivia!!Workers forced Wetherspoons boss Tim Martin to U-Turn and agree to pay his staff. With 95 MPs I co-wrote a letter… https://t.co/DTZ1r4wLct
Retweeted by Owen Jones🌹Ian Lavery and Jon Trickett are giants of our movement, brave leaders of people, heroic voices for the Northeast, h… https://t.co/LO5lwkE1TP
Retweeted by Owen Jones🌹As the kid of immigrants, the "Karen is a racial slur" business is hilarious. My mom named me Karen (and gave my… https://t.co/DF7iVLUzPt
Retweeted by Owen Jones🌹When this is over and the NHS is again used as a political pawn, remember those who fell to save lives. Remember… https://t.co/VLBFJ6eX6E
Retweeted by Owen Jones🌹Thousands have been abandoned by the government and face extreme hardship. Don't let their voices be silenced. https://t.co/oopv1N6rMS
Retweeted by Owen Jones🌹 @AdamWisdish be careful, you'll wake up to an extremely angry tweet he composed at 3.30amTo clarify: they hate @DavidLammy because they are racists and because he's an extremely effective campaigner - for… https://t.co/tuBxenCTsfOh, and @DavidLammy is hated by the nastiest racists in the country and they will be very upset indeed that he's be… https://t.co/oN8IlLh5UEThe Labour right went for Brown, Miliband and Corbyn. They're already briefing against Keir Starmer to right-wing j… https://t.co/WANGBqKpO3 @MarshadeCordova @Keir_Starmer @DawnButlerBrent congrats Marsha! @ChrissieBM @seano9909 @Femi_Sorry right back atcha! xMy statement on being announced as the Shadow Business and Energy Secretary: https://t.co/gxP5Jc1ZEC
Retweeted by Owen Jones🌹 @ChrissieBM @seano9909 @Femi_Sorry it's a lie popularised by anti-trans activists in any caseHere are some unsolicited initial thoughts on the Starmer shadow cabinet. ⚠️WARNING⚠️ these thoughts contain positi… https://t.co/aVQDkp1e1v
Retweeted by Owen Jones🌹The new Shadow Work and Pensioners Secretary, @jreynoldsMP, has backed Universal Basic Income in the past, an idea… https://t.co/c1xtmJvtlePositives from Labour's reshuffle: @RLong_Bailey means tuition fees pledge and National Education Service stays t… https://t.co/eETL72Z4P41.Delighted to be appointed as Shadow Education Secretary by @Keir_Starmer & thanks to the brilliant @AngelaRaynerhttps://t.co/tTtdCK0F6U
Retweeted by Owen Jones🌹 @jreynoldsMP @Keir_Starmer Massive congrats Jonny!! @alex_carlen96 It turns out not!If a left-wing Labour MP spoke like this about a colleague, it would be deemed bullying, and the fact it's anonymou… https://t.co/7D2qAFmOxuSome of the comments on here today about the shadow cabinet reshuffle are so unnecessarily cruel. I am so sick of t… https://t.co/Y0bzt3YeYH
Retweeted by Owen Jones🌹 @ShabbirLakha but my article doesn't say what you're claiming in this tweet, and you're wrong in what you claimed,… https://t.co/rezbYlOeJK @OmarAzPCF @ShabbirLakha Hi Omar: you've completely misread the tweet. I said the retention of Ashworth as Shadow H… https://t.co/WJ7NkvDWMU @cullis_leo @Femi_Sorry @SlimNeddy @PantalaimonSil1 Yes I am extremely happy to use my platform to oppose people wh… https://t.co/LDX1iqP1cl @Femi_Sorry @SlimNeddy @PantalaimonSil1 I apologise profusely for not indulging your towering levels of self importance @KiarKini @Femi_Sorry @SlimNeddy @PantalaimonSil1 honestly it's not me with any desire to fight any battle! @jaidenofficial @Femi_Sorry @SlimNeddy @PantalaimonSil1 be careful, me saying at the start is exactly what kicked this off! @Femi_Sorry @SlimNeddy @PantalaimonSil1 You do realise that was a major news story and huge controversy at the time… https://t.co/pI65yLNYym @SlimNeddy @Femi_Sorry @PantalaimonSil1 Hard right types were demanding Aaron be expelled from the Labour party bec… https://t.co/KT3CSH5Mvr @Femi_Sorry @SlimNeddy @PantalaimonSil1 Yes, as a left-wing political commentator, I will keep writing about the La… https://t.co/kOlDofZOJc @Femi_Sorry @SlimNeddy @PantalaimonSil1 This increasingly messianic complex behaviour is just a tad tedious to deal… https://t.co/r50SnqmZEU @ShabbirLakha (also unless you're talking about another comment piece, and I'd love to see which ones, where did I… https://t.co/wpjukABAYSThousands have been abandoned by the government and face extreme hardship. Don't let their voices be silenced. https://t.co/oopv1N6rMS @ShabbirLakha He's literally tweeted wishing the new leadership success (and you're criticising a comment piece cal… https://t.co/FVVjSC6mVQSad news that a carer has died with #covid19. 56 year-old Carol Jamabo, who worked as a carer in Bury, is believed… https://t.co/2Rc0saUMvH
Retweeted by Owen Jones🌹Owen Jones ‘meets’ those in the midst of a coronavirus social crisis – video https://t.co/KmGWyKXLrm
Retweeted by Owen Jones🌹Anneliese Dodds, new shadow chancellor, says she was inspired by Gordon Brown’s international leadership in the wak… https://t.co/izehOAGlTo
Retweeted by Owen Jones🌹 @Alexinboxes @WorkersPartyGB have fun with that, let's check in in a couple of yearsCoronavirus isn't just a public health crisis - it's a social crisis. Here's our video talking to people who have b… https://t.co/zENfqymFFKNot just a public health crisis, @owenjones84 meets those in a covid19 social crisis, plunged into the chaotic univ… https://t.co/CRU4GePrwk
Retweeted by Owen Jones🌹"There will be those who now want the left to go and find the nearest ditch to die in. So, let’s be clear from the… https://t.co/pURHe63WHzThey call me melt They call me right wing They call me Tory They call me lame That's not my name That's not my name… https://t.co/OI7KwceJeG
Retweeted by Owen Jones🌹"To what extent do you approve, or disapprove, of the Government’s handling of the Coronavirus situation so far?" (… https://t.co/XpZ6ZmZseS
Retweeted by Owen Jones🌹first they came for the Karens and I said nothing because I didn’t want to speak to the manger
Retweeted by Owen Jones🌹Low earners are seven times as likely as high earners to have worked in a sector that is now shut down in response… https://t.co/UtOSp6rtz3
Retweeted by Owen Jones🌹Huge respect to @vicderbyshire, the number on her hand is for a domestic abuse helpline. Being in lockdown is bad… https://t.co/gHjayJvwrg
Retweeted by Owen Jones🌹 @ibrownlad @BadWilf @francesbarber13 @iammightor @ayeshahazarika Thanks and sorry to drag you into this gaslighting.Remember when we were told antibody tests could be ready in days? I'm afraid have some bad news. "Sadly, the tests… https://t.co/vWH29kmnrdMillennials living through their 2nd “once in a generation” economic collapse https://t.co/CSkTiwz0tB
Retweeted by Owen Jones🌹 @BadWilf @francesbarber13 @iammightor @ayeshahazarika Martyn, are you actually being serious? Her tweet was seen by… https://t.co/i9dRFpqFhE @fplTrangPak it was a lotMy story today: High street pharmacists say they're being put at risk due to a lack of protective gear as pressure… https://t.co/unZzP1M9RR
Retweeted by Owen Jones🌹Germany is really getting a lot right in this crisis - not least what seems like genuinely efficient support for th… https://t.co/NRleS88xzY
Retweeted by Owen Jones🌹I, for one, would like to thank the Queen for making her royal address and providing the nation with something it s… https://t.co/D5E1lG25qd
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Ahhh, to experience the calm, peaceful splendor of [checks notes] 1970's Belfast. https://t.co/8xfXFHAbIo
Retweeted by Owen Jones🌹Here's my three suggestions for the new Labour leader: stick by the promises they've made from progressive taxation… https://t.co/CJXGwIZioP @LeftieStats @Britestoan ha oh no I was backing you up!! @Brandym01785592 @LuckyHeronSay @JustMeBeingMe4 @georgegalloway the crank party, a party full of cranks, which will sink without a trace'We're all concerned about losing more colleagues.' Dr Rinesh Parmar says some nurses are having to hold their bre… https://t.co/TaKKQdTK6w
Retweeted by Owen Jones🌹 @LeftieStats @Britestoan Yes she definitely didNEW: Sun 5 April update of coronavirus trajectories Daily new deaths: • US now recording more daily deaths than an… https://t.co/NyAbxnC3VK
Retweeted by Owen Jones🌹Does anyone else flit wildly between “I’m somehow normalising these objectively absurdly extreme circumstances” and… https://t.co/8xNMtEiQVR @TwoPabloAngel you'd be as depressed as me if you saw who's in the list of people who voted for that :( @JamesClayton5 she was obviously an incredible woman who must have been so proud of you, all my thoughts and best wishes"Every socialist who rips up their membership card, who retreats from political activity, who finds sanctuary in a… https://t.co/36jtaiHv0l
Retweeted by Owen Jones🌹Keir has politely asked me to stand down from shadow cabinet. I wish him and the new team well. I reaffirm my commi… https://t.co/4cWQuuWi8f
Retweeted by Owen Jones🌹 @TyronWilson they'd be way more subtleLabour's new Shadow Chancellor on public ownership of rail >> https://t.co/ccq3PbKtaGI’m delighted to have been appointed as Shadow Chancellor by the new leader of the Labour Party, Keir Starmer. Many… https://t.co/i46H3ZHecV
Retweeted by Owen Jones🌹Some positions of @lisanandy on Trump & his racism, arms to Israel, Trump & his push to war against Iran and Palest… https://t.co/q8efjWr12c
Retweeted by Owen Jones🌹At SAAS, we warmly welcome back to the Labour Party people who felt that in recent times the party had ceased to be… https://t.co/o4r85oWhXY
Retweeted by Owen Jones🌹Big congratulations to @AnnelieseDodds for her appointment as Shadow Chancellor. She did brilliant, forensic work o… https://t.co/JhPNGAOB0R
Retweeted by Owen Jones🌹 @scotsw12 oh so you've got no basis for what you've said, obviously I'm going to wish the leader of a party I suppo… https://t.co/ThAuK1W183hi @metpoliceuk, walking through finsbury park alone just now, taking exercise, i witnessed a woman being confronte… https://t.co/GoHSAN9x1Z
Retweeted by Owen Jones🌹So far, though, while there's good gender balance, Lisa Nandy is the only leading figure who isn't white. Given Lab… https://t.co/aLX0uQFX3M @scotsw12 James, I've been a member of the Labour party since I was 15 and backed it under every leader. If you'd l… https://t.co/aTEk80dVgS @David_Jamieson7 we're not going to be on the streets for a long time DavidBasically: accept our defeats, but don't wallow in them. Acknowledge our victories, but don't be complacent about t… https://t.co/WliUzBy4SdSome of those who voted for Corbyn twice voted for Long-Bailey, some voted for Starmer. All of them wanted a Labour… https://t.co/uIbSAcAVn2 @dave_saul1 @RLong_Bailey @labourlewis those were the policies promised in the leadership election @David_Jamieson7 I honestly do not know what strategy you're recommending. This is who the labour movement have ele… https://t.co/D2agsFYcXHAnd while they are going to do things that should be criticised, instead of the despondency of some, the left shoul… https://t.co/RkXnkAcTyG @pickyouredge read my tweet again. @pickyouredge what credulity? how is it credulous to argue for the Shadow Labour Foreign Secretary to take a stand… https://t.co/HOLVZymv7kThere's going to be things this Shadow Cabinet do I disagree with, and I'll say so, and you should too. After the p… https://t.co/Uc3EHBSXKlThe key thing is that @RLong_Bailey gets a big job - and @labourlewis surely deserves a promotion. The Labour left… https://t.co/4EmzMwycQZ @pickyouredge I've deleted it because of a typo but what exactly is the issue? Do we not want her to do this? I mean, what?I personally don't know much about Lisa Nandy's foreign policy positions - but her priorities must include standing… https://t.co/V3RDtzgB3o @David_Jamieson7 Hi David, if you read my column this week I said the left needs to refocus on extra-parliamentary… https://t.co/bxpAdBdjOF @heardougtweet @JonAshworth @lisanandy To be honest, I don't know much about Lisa's foreign policy views, so will b… https://t.co/SZJRbE7VOPReassuring, too, that @JonAshworth stays as Shadow Health Secretary - everyone agrees he's done a cracking job ther… https://t.co/j7pTXDaqu6The appointment of @AnnelieseDodds as Shadow Chancellor is critical: it suggests Keir Starmer's policy promises in… https://t.co/Z3lrGURT8NCongratulations to @AnnelieseDodds on her appointment as Shadow Chancellor. Anneliese was a superb member of my Tre… https://t.co/fPPWSZicPY
Retweeted by Owen Jones🌹 @navajoe62 @DJSkelton So here's the thing, I'm not going to stop doing my job or fighting for the things I believe… https://t.co/qhTilTqLVGBold for @georgegalloway to accuse @OwenJones84 of “pirouetting like Nureyev” over Brexit. He went from accusing… https://t.co/Q80CgwVim2
Retweeted by Owen Jones🌹 @Jebadoo2 @francesbarber13 @iammightor @ayeshahazarika I'm not the one threatening legal action here, she is becaus… https://t.co/Fh4Vh9656i @JennieBujold @Jebadoo2 @francesbarber13 @iammightor @ayeshahazarika @Mermaids_Gender good shout! @Jebadoo2 @francesbarber13 @iammightor @ayeshahazarika great, in that case, I'll think of a good cause - maybe food… https://t.co/blroXhw3eH
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