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In a pre-planned attack, a group of far right thugs have seriously assaulted leading left wing commentator and Guardian journalist Owen Jones.
https://www.theguardian.com/uk-news/...ack-pub-london

Up to 4 men assaulted him outside a Pentonville Road pub at 3am. The police haven't arrested anyone yet.

The British far right, emboldened by friendliness to their cause from leading figures like Donald Trump, Steve Bannon, some Tory MPs and parts of the national media, are becoming increasingly and actively violent. We can probably expect terrorist attacks from them.
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I'd mibbie wait for some evidence that they were far right activists. No arrests, no pictures, no quotes.
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I'd mibbie wait for some evidence that they were far right activists. No arrests, no pictures, no quotes.
It's written all over the incident.

The far right are also now regularly issuing death threats against MPs who oppose a hard Brexit, something that was of course never mandated by the referendum. Dominic Grieve is a good example.
https://www.theguardian.com/politics...no-deal-brexit

The thuggery is encouraged by people like Arron Banks, Farage's sleazy best mate, who has used Twitter to make threats.
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It's written all over the incident.

The far right are also now regularly issuing death threats against MPs who oppose a hard Brexit, something that was of course never mandated by the referendum. Dominic Grieve is a good example.
https://www.theguardian.com/politics...no-deal-brexit

The thuggery is encouraged by people like Arron Banks, Farage's sleazy best mate, who has used Twitter to make threats.
Not saying any of that isn't true, but it's still a presumptive connection based on no evidence (yet) would hardly be the first ttme someones been attacked at 3am chucking out time completely out of the blue.
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I seriously doubt the attack was politically inspired, many drunks cause fights within pubs, is quite normal
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I seriously doubt the attack was politically inspired, many drunks cause fights within pubs, is quite normal
It wasn't a fight in a pub. They were out of the pub and walking home when set upon and the attackers targeted Jones specifically.
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Assuming the reasons for the attack is dangerous. It could have been politically motivated, not denying that. But to say it certainly is leads to a dangerous path.
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Assuming the reasons for the attack is dangerous. It could have been politically motivated, not denying that. But to say it certainly is leads to a dangerous path.
It's pretty clear and Jones himself has explained why it was undoubtedly the work of the far right.
https://www.standard.co.uk/news/crim...-a4215721.html
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(Original post by Fullofsurprises)
In a pre-planned attack, a group of far right thugs have seriously assaulted leading left wing commentator and Guardian journalist Owen Jones.
https://www.theguardian.com/uk-news/...ack-pub-london

Up to 4 men assaulted him outside a Pentonville Road pub at 3am. The police haven't arrested anyone yet.

The British far right, emboldened by friendliness to their cause from leading figures like Donald Trump, Steve Bannon, some Tory MPs and parts of the national media, are becoming increasingly and actively violent. We can probably expect terrorist attacks from them.
Why don't you give the left-wing media a rest for a while, consuming it in large doses can only lead to an ever increasing detachment from what happens in the real world. That is the currency that rags like the Guardian trade in, every morning they inch a step farther away from it and drag people into their ideological construct and parallel universe. A pre-planned far-right attack, what a load of...

i dunno about that far-right but righties like me wouldn't go anywhere near the Owen type for fear of catching something, you lot wildly over-estimate the sense of self-importance. There's no hatred, just contempt.
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(Original post by Fullofsurprises)
In a pre-planned attack, a group of far right thugs have seriously assaulted leading left wing commentator and Guardian journalist Owen Jones.
https://www.theguardian.com/uk-news/...ack-pub-london

Up to 4 men assaulted him outside a Pentonville Road pub at 3am. The police haven't arrested anyone yet.

The British far right, emboldened by friendliness to their cause from leading figures like Donald Trump, Steve Bannon, some Tory MPs and parts of the national media, are becoming increasingly and actively violent. We can probably expect terrorist attacks from them.
Bizzes looking into the possibility it was a "hate crime". Nothing to say it clearly was at this time.

Also he wasn't seriously assaulted. Bizzies said only minor injuries to the head and neck. He has two hints at black eyes, which look more like hayfever than a "serious assault".
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it could of been far Left ? there was a lot of ill feeling between the Bolshevik's and the Menshevik's in Russia ?
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it could of been far Left ? there was a lot of ill feeling between the Bolshevik's and the Menshevik's in Russia ?
Lol, yes. this was clearly a positional attack by situationists supporting the syndico-anarchist policies of John Mann's revisionist neo-Brexit.
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i quite like the 'the perpetrator is who I claim it to be and you better believe me' line of reasoning

seems to be very popular with people of a certain leaning these days

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Lol, yes. this was clearly a positional attack by situationists supporting the syndico-anarchist policies of John Mann's revisionist neo-Brexit.
what she said

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Why don't you give the left-wing media a rest for a while, consuming it in large doses can only lead to an ever increasing detachment from what happens in the real world. That is the currency that rags like the Guardian trade in, every morning they inch a step farther away from it and drag people into their ideological construct and parallel universe. A pre-planned far-right attack, what a load of...

i dunno about that far-right but righties like me wouldn't go anywhere near the Owen type for fear of catching something, you lot wildly over-estimate the sense of self-importance. There's no hatred, just contempt.
You're a conspiracy theorist.
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It's pretty clear and Jones himself has explained why it was undoubtedly the work of the far right.
https://www.standard.co.uk/news/crim...-a4215721.html
That article just says that Jones himself was targeted, which I never denied. Attacking somebody for any reason is disgusting. However, we should be careful before pre-assuming things.
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In a pre-planned attack, a group of far right thugs have seriously assaulted leading left wing commentator and Guardian journalist Owen Jones.
https://www.theguardian.com/uk-news/...ack-pub-london

Up to 4 men assaulted him outside a Pentonville Road pub at 3am. The police haven't arrested anyone yet.

The British far right, emboldened by friendliness to their cause from leading figures like Donald Trump, Steve Bannon, some Tory MPs and parts of the national media, are becoming increasingly and actively violent. We can probably expect terrorist attacks from them.
I suspect the perpetrators may have been emboldened by their victim's own support for the attack in May on Nigel Farage. What is sauce for the goose is sauce for the gander. If you say one assault is OK then you can hardly moan when you yourself are attacked. All extremists should stop their violence and support for it.
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I suspect the perpetrators may have been emboldened by their victim's own support for the attack in May on Nigel Farage. What is sauce for the goose is sauce for the gander. If you say one assault is OK then you can hardly moan when you yourself are attacked. You extremists should all stop your violence and your support for it.
You're not seriously comparing someone kicking someone in the head on the floor with people chucking yoghurts are you?
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You're not seriously comparing someone kicking someone in the head on the floor with people chucking yoghurts are you?
They are both assaults. The fact that one was more serious is irrelevant. If, as you claim, this latter attack was politically-motivated, then it is, in principle, identical to the one on Farage. Neither is acceptable. That you seek to nihilipilificate the former shows that you (a) condone violence from your own side of the argument and (b) do not understand where you own attitudes will lead.

Edited to add that escalation will always happen in this scenario. If one bunch of thugs throws milkshakes, the other will retaliate with stones. My thugs, just like my political views, are better than yours. It is inevitable.

And, of course, if you first condone violence when it is aimed at an opponent and then complain when it is directed at you then you are a hypocrite.
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Wow the obvious bias on tsr lol. Assault against Farage and everyone is cheering. Assault against Owen Jones and all of a sudden you are disgusted? I don't like either of these two gents but assaulting someone over political views is wrong.
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