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Tarrel



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PostPosted: Wed Apr 29, 2015 10:48 pm    Post subject: "That" Interview Reply with quote

Has anyone seen the interview between Russell Brand and Ed Milliband? If so, what did you think?

If you want to see it, it's on Youtube. Search "The Trews". Lasts about 15 mins.

Personally, Ive been in two minds about Russell Brand. I don't agree with his "no vote" policy and I've sometimes thought his political outlook is a bit "sixth form". However, he runs a good interview, with an energy level and in-your-face approach that really leaves no hiding place.

Some of the press have ridiculed Ed Miliband for agreeing to do it, but I think it was a smart move.

Comments?

(ETA: some of the other "The Trews" videos are worth a watch.)
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PostPosted: Thu Apr 30, 2015 9:45 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

.....or much better this great interview with a very hoarse Natalie Bennett and the fab Caroline Lucas: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OISY8hFVPVI
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PostPosted: Thu Apr 30, 2015 10:17 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Seen all his videos including these two. Outstanding.

I agree with 99% of what he has to say.
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PostPosted: Thu Apr 30, 2015 11:13 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Brand missed a crucial point at 6:50

Miliband said "We had to bail out the banks. It was the right thing to do. It wasn't about the banks. This was ordinary people's savings."

Miliband does not understand. Either that or he is lying. Neither does Brand, or he's have said this:

Most of the 850bn used on bank bailouts was not to preserve "ordinary people's savings". It was to preserve the value of the shares. Had the banks been allowed to go bust and the government merely stump up to cover lost savings, the figure would have been nowhere near 850bn, and much more of the losses would have been borne by the rich.

The banks were bailed out to preserve shareholders, not savers. The government couldn't give a **** about savers, or interest rates wouldn't have been pinned to zero since 2008.
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PostPosted: Fri May 01, 2015 7:14 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

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Russell Brand drops his anti-voting stance and says people should vote for Caroline Lucas of the Green Party


http://www.independent.co.uk/news/people/russell-brand-drops-hisantivoting-stance-and-says-people-should-vote-to-reelect-caroline-lucas-of-the-green-party-10216475.html
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