Guardian Journalist and remain a supporter, Owen Jones seems to be losing fans after his recent appearance on Sky News.
Mr Jones, who is a Labour supporter spoke to Kay Burley on Sky News today and claimed that violent protest from the far-right was on a larger scale than those from the left.
Earlier this week, Tory MP, Anna Soubry was confronted by yellow vest campaigners outside Parliament which has since sparked a huge debate over the state of political protests in the country.
Kay Burley pointed out to Owen Jones that unpleasant protests are now just from the right, but the left too, noting recent encounters Jacob Rees-Mogg has had.
She said: “Owen we have to acknowledge that the far left is on the rise as well, and we’ve seen the treatment of Jacob Rees-Mogg and his children being shouted at outside their London home.”
Mr Jones replied: “Well I condemned that unequivocally on Sky News at the time.
“We’re talking about a sliding scale where you get the sort of thuggishness you see, which is part of a wider rise of the right.”
Social media users reacted to Jones comments, all of which can be seen in the video above, saying:
One said: “What are your thoughts on the difference between what you had to endure and what John McDonnell invited/ignited by saying that Tory MPs should not be able to show their faces in public without being challenged by direct action?”
Another posted: “I have sympathy for you for your treatment yesterday but the truth is the far left are just as responsible for the actions of the right as the right are.
“This is Corbyn’s Brexit too!”
Nigel Farage highlighted his experience with the left and their protests on Good Morning Britain, he said: “I’ve suffered this. Every day, year after year. The car was smashed up and vandalised. The police didn’t pursue a single prosecution.
“Because somebody in Westminster has been involved, Police are now investigating whether there has been a crime.
“Let’s get a sense of perspective on this. This is something new about this, this behaviour is taking place by both sides. We mustn’t overreact to this.
“MPs should be free to go out and express their opinions. “There is a real double standard here!”