Owen Jones owns the Tommy Robinson supporters harassing him with a brutal one-liner

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Prominent progressive commentator Owen Jones owned a group of Stephen Yaxley-Lennon (aka Tommy Robinson) supporters who were harassing him on 7 January.

Jones came through with a brutal one-liner:

I’ve got an entire rally. This is almost as big as Tommy Robinson’s rally the other week.

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In December, Yaxley-Lennon tried to paint himself as the figurehead of Brexit during a ‘Brexit betrayal’ rally. But organisers of counter-protests claimed they vastly outnumbered it.

“Roast gammon”

Other highlights from Jones included:

I am gonna go home later, have some roast gammon.

‘Gammon’ is a term for blustering, older, right-wing men who love nuclear weapons and hate social justice.

“Traitor”

The people harassing Jones, meanwhile, didn’t appear to have anything except vitriol. They called Jones a “traitor”. Far-right terrorist and Britain First supporter Thomas Mair, who murdered Labour MP Jo Cox in 2016, gave his name in court as “Death to traitors, freedom for Britain”.

The man sporting a yellow vest leading the charge later said:

Listen, you are a horrible little liar… You are a disgrace… You are a lying little snake…

I feel sorry for your parents raising someone like you…

You are quite frankly one of the biggest pricks in this country.

He also raised the right-wing smear that Jeremy Corbyn is involved with terrorist groups:

C’mon, let’s talk about Corbyn and the IRA and Hezbollah… Hamas.

During the 2017 election, the Labour leader addressed this misrepresentation on TV, saying:

I was talking to representatives of the Republican movement… You have to bring about a peace process by talking to people that you don’t agree with. If you just talk amongst your friends, you’re not going to get a peace process

The damaging smears against Corbyn originate in the corporate media. And that’s a root cause of the harassment Jones is receiving simply for fighting for a just society. Fortunately, Jones made light work of the far-right crowd.

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