It’s hard to imagine a time now when Owen Jones’ cherubic looks and casual jumpers were not offering his sometimes uncomfortable but always insightful thoughts on contemporary issues, his appearances are now are so ubiquitous on TV and in print media. An invaluable counter weight to the juggernaut of mainstream opinion, you do not have to agree with him but his contrary views add balance and perspective. Labelled ‘a braying jackal’ by Fox News for his criticism of the US military his is a voice worth heeding. A 21st century Tony Benn if you will. His book on the demonising of the working classes ‘Chavs’ is a powerful read as is ‘The Establishment: And How They Get Away With It’. Join the debate on how we can make a fairer society for all.
Mon 28 Nov 7.45pm at The Repertory Theatre Studio, Centenary Square, Broad Street, Birmingham, B1 2EP £12 www.birmingham-rep.co.uk/
Published on: Fri 11 Nov 2016