LONDON — In a surprise U-turn on Monday, British comedian and activist Russell Brand urged his 9.61 million followers on Twitter to do the very thing he’s famous for telling people not to do: vote.And when they cast their ballots inShow More Summary
Ed Miliband may have Russell Brand’s endorsement today, but David Cameron has got the royal baby’s. Okay, she’s a little young to vote – but we can read the signs.… Continue reading The post It’s a Tory! Girls called ‘Charlotte’ are the most likely to vote Conservative appeared first on Spectator Blogs.
There’ll be satisfaction in the Labour leader’s office today as Russell Brand has done a reverse-ferret and urged his voters to vote and vote Labour. Or, to be more precise,… Continue reading The post Comedian Brand u-turns and urges people to vote appeared first on Spectator Blogs.
Ed Milband used his interview with Russell Brand as a chance to bash his arch-enemy Rupert Murdoch. The Labour leader claimed that the media mogul is ‘much less powerful than he… Continue reading The post Rupert Murdoch jets into London to see off Miliband appeared first on Spectator Blogs.
(Illustration by Dan Evans) This article was originally published on Noisey's UK site. This week Russell Brand’s interview with Labour policitican Ed Miliband caused a furore, as people tried to work out whether the sight of two people who don’t like the power of corporations, but don’t really know what to do about it, would be a turn on for voters. Show More Summary
Frankie Boyle -- the poor man's Russell Brand.
In today’s election podcast special, Fraser Nelson, James Forsyth, Isabel Hardman and I discuss the most significant moments during the campaign this week. Did Ed Miliband’s interview with Russell Brand make any impact? Which… Continue reading The post Election podcast special: six days to go appeared first on Spectator Blogs.
At a recent screening of his new capitalism documentary the Emperor’s New Clothes, Russell Brand, the revolutionary who refuses to vote, said he was too angry to say nice things about… Continue reading The post Russell Brand says vote (but not for Ed Miliband) appeared first on Spectator Blogs.
Here's a great letter from an irate contractor who was working at the Royal Bank of Scotland's headquarters in London when his lunch was rather rudely interrupted by a PR stunt organised by Russell Brand. To be fair to Russell he was actually big enough to reply and apologise for losing his temper and spoiling Jo's lunch. Show More Summary
John Rentoul is not persuaded that Ed Miliband's interview with Russell Brand was a good idea although on the bright side maybe it unlocked Ed's inner Tony Blair. Now I don't know about that, but the whole business reminded me of the embarrassing episode in which Russell mounted a PR stunt at the Royal Bank of Scotland's headquarters in London. Show More Summary
Ed Miliband wants the youth vote enough to have spent an evening with Russell Brand earlier this week. My generation could decide the election next Thursday, and politicians seem to… Continue reading The post Young people want a future, not freebies appeared first on Spectator Blogs.
I've known for ages that Russell Brand is a bit of a 'whack job', politically speaking, but I didn't realise until I read this piece by John Rentoul in The Independent that he's one of these looney 'truthers' who believe that 9/11 was an inside job orchestrated by the American government. Show More Summary
Dan Hodges writing in The Telegraph is none too impressed at Ed Miliband's interview on 'Trews' TV with Russell Brand. Now I know what a 'snidey-c----' is, but I'm not at all sure about this 'clickey-wristed' business although maybe that's a 'yoof' thing which I'm better steering clear of in case I make a fool of myself. Show More Summary
A Frost/Nixon for our age? No, but the media reaction to Russell Brand's encounter with Ed Miliband is out of all proportion to what was said. The actual content of the interview is pretty innocuous, at least from the standpoint of grizzled lefties and hardened politicos. Show More Summary
Hopes weren't high for Ed Miliband when he agreed to be interviewed by the comedian, but the Labour leader may be savvier than he seems.
Ed Miliband’s interview with Russell Brand has been released and it’s rather depressing. Not that Miliband messed up — in fact, he is very on message and sticks to Labour’s… Continue reading The post The ‘Milibrand’ interview does nothing but trashes Labour’s standing appeared first on Spectator Blogs.
In today’s election podcast special, Fraser Nelson, James Forsyth and I discuss David Cameron’s ‘tax lock’ pledge, Ed Miliband’s promise on tax credits and why his interview with Russell Brand was such a… Continue reading The post Election podcast special: eight days to go appeared first on Spectator Blogs.
Yesterday David Cameron described Russell Brand as a ‘joke’ after it was revealed that Ed Miliband had paid a late-night visit to the comedian’s home for an interview: ‘Russell Brand is a… Continue reading The post Russell Brand kicks back at David Cameron appeared first on Spectator Blogs.
The Guardian has some fun with the brief encounter between the Labour leader Ed Miliband and the famously anarchic comedian Russell Brand whose message to voters in the general election is simple - 'don't vote', you'll only encourage them. Show More Summary