Fresh from telling the Sinn Fein summer school to “take inspiration” from the Easter Rising, in which 466 died and 2,217 civilians were wounded, Owen Jones, under criticism on Twitter, claimed to his critics: “I vehemently oppose all IRA violence and have never expressed any support for it”.
“Never”? Oh really?
Actually the truth is that Owen was an IRA supporter and once wrote…
“I militarily support the IRA against the British State”
Owen, who supports votes for 16 year olds, now says:
Owen describes his former ramblings as “stupidity”. At what age exactly did he stop supporting IRA/Sinn Fein? He was at their summer school last month…
UPDATE: Turns out Owen was actually sweet sixteen when he supported IRA/Sinn Fein