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Owen Jones getting stick [split topic]

Started by icehaven, January 13, 2022, 01:15:15 PM

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icehaven

Owen Jones was getting a bit of stick on facebook for posting pictures of himself on his month long self-imposed ''isolation'' in Barcelona, where he's supposedly gone to get some work done. Bit tone deaf for someone like him I'd have thought, I mean I don't know loads about him but I know enough to imagine a lot of people who usually like him wouldn't like that.

idunnosomename

Really isn't much to rent a self-catering apartment for a month and fly to Spain if he's got a book advance. Eixample is the eariest built project of socialist urbanism after all. It's not like he's in a luxury hotel in Dubai.

Guy gets stick from bullying cunts whatever he does. Like I said elsewhere he's not a brilliant political strategist but his hearts always in the right place, unlike nearly every other journo who is a soulless lying cunt.

icehaven

It was as much about travelling unnecessarily during Covid as being in a position to spend a month in Barcelona I think, not that he's actually broken any restrictions.
Maybe he's gone there because it's cheap but surely if you're going somewhere to work it'd make more sense to go to, say, Coventry or Slough or somewhere where that doesn't have all the distractions of one of the most celebrated and touristy cities in the world. Fucked if I'd be able to sit at my computer all day if I was there.

imitationleather

Quote from: icehaven on January 13, 2022, 02:36:53 PMif you're going somewhere to work it'd make more sense to go to, say, Coventry or Slough or somewhere

Gotta be honest I'd pick Barcelona.

mothman


chveik

Quote from: mothman on January 13, 2022, 03:44:25 PMSo he's a cunt, but he's OUR cunt?

sounds pretty exhausting to be outraged by something menial like this.

mothman

It was a joke. Lighten up for God's sake.


jamiefairlie

Quote from: icehaven on January 13, 2022, 02:36:53 PMIt was as much about travelling unnecessarily during Covid as being in a position to spend a month in Barcelona I think, not that he's actually broken any restrictions.
Maybe he's gone there because it's cheap but surely if you're going somewhere to work it'd make more sense to go to, say, Coventry or Slough or somewhere where that doesn't have all the distractions of one of the most celebrated and touristy cities in the world. Fucked if I'd be able to sit at my computer all day if I was there.

Yeah but he might see some dreadful working class people in Coventry

Buelligan

There are working class people everywhere.  I'm not crazy about people traveling given the pandemic and the climate crisis but it's not like he's in any kind of minority nor is it like he's said doing that is wrong or pretended not to be doing it or even brought in legal restrictions on doing it and then only gone and done it.  I don't blame him at all for wanting to get away from Britain though, especially in January.

BritishHobo

I'm a huge fan of Owen, but I really think he needs to get off social media. He finds it very easy to get sucked into spats, I think (and understandably, given how much shit he gets from wankers), but it can't do him much good.

jobotic

Quote from: jamiefairlie on January 13, 2022, 11:15:08 PMYeah but he might see some dreadful working class people in Coventry

And that would be a problem for him would it?

shiftwork2

Well up for an Oxford graduate getting a free pass to do whatever he wants, it's about time.  Finally.

idunnosomename

Quote from: BritishHobo on January 13, 2022, 11:31:32 PMI'm a huge fan of Owen, but I really think he needs to get off social media. He finds it very easy to get sucked into spats, I think (and understandably, given how much shit he gets from wankers), but it can't do him much good.
i agree. his profile at the moment is such a caricature for gammon love my country, my kids, simple as guys it's difficult for him to get any genuine traction.

which is a shame considering the genuine empathy he showed to the working class in his breakout "Chavs" book. like Jeremy, his biggest failing is that he's too trusting.

I never hear him on radio 4 (which I still have too much because I'm too stupid to sort out podcasts), does he get TV stuff? At least he keeps his Guardian column, unlike poor Dawn Foster who got fucked off hers in July 2019.

ahh fuck me Dawn Foster died. and Giles Coren has got a decade and a half more life than her already. fucking dipshit who writes like a dog's arse

phantom_power

I agree with some things he says, and disagree with others but I think he gives a shit. The amount of awful grief he gets from the right, the centre and some aspects of the left prove that if nothing else. He could have a much easier life pandering to the #FBPE crowd

bgmnts

Is Barcelona meant to be some kind of paradise is it?

Gurke and Hare

Quote from: bgmnts on January 14, 2022, 01:15:09 PMIs Barcelona meant to be some kind of paradise is it?

It's pretty good compared to winter in the UK I'd have thought. Wouldn't mind spending a month there right now. Don't blame him at all.

icehaven

Quote from: bgmnts on January 14, 2022, 01:15:09 PMIs Barcelona meant to be some kind of paradise is it?

Well it's a beautiful city in a warm climate (which also makes it an incredibly popular tourist destination, which arguably makes it more a kind of hell), however either way it wouldn't be my first choice if I needed to knuckle down and get some work done. But then I'm undisciplined. If he's able to work sitting on a sunny balcony then better to do that than in a cold room with a view of a ring road, but I'd be off enjoying Barcelona before I'd typed a word.

pancreas

I hate the cunt and wouldn't trust him to countersign my passport.

Quote from: pancreas on January 14, 2022, 02:51:35 PMI hate the cunt and wouldn't trust him to countersign my passport.

"Fucking hell, Owen, it says to keep the signature inside the box. What did I say before I handed it over to you? Inside the fucking box and don't go outside the photo. No, Owen, it won't be alright. It's all done with computers now, they'll crop it out and reject it and I'll have to pay another £85 to do it again. No, Owen. No. Have you got £85 to waste? Exactly. I'm going to have to go to the post office and fill out another form and get another photo done. No, I can't do it online, it needs countersigning. No. No. I don't care what your sister did, I can't do it online. What? No, forget about it. It's just a bloody photo. Forget it. No, it won't come off. It's stuck on to prevent people intercepting the forms and replacing the photo. No, it's properly stuck on. See, you've ripped it now. I told you. I don't know if you could steam it off with a kettle. No. Owen, no. Seriously. No, I don't want a cup of tea. For fuck's sake."

chveik

Quote from: bgmnts on January 14, 2022, 01:15:09 PMIs Barcelona meant to be some kind of paradise is it?

my sister lives there and it seems nice and relatively cheap for a big city

The Dog

I've got loads of sticks. Probably 20 sticks.

Buelligan



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