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Miliband appears on Russel Brand’s ‘Trews show’

Labour leader Ed Miliband (R) and Russell Brand.  

With seven days left for the elections, Labour leader Ed Miliband’s campaign has received the biggest publicity boost it could possibly hope for and from an unexpected source. Britain’s anti-establishment celebrity Russell Brand’s interview of Mr. Miliband on his YouTube news channel The Trews has been something of a triumph for the Labour leader.

This is not just because it will be viewed by over one million subscribers to the channel and possibly a chunk of Mr. Brand’s Twitter following of 9.5 million, but also because of Mr. Miliband’s masterly handling of the questions posed by the Mr. Brand.

Mr. Brand is an activist, writer, actor and comedian with leftist sympathies. He once famously told the senior BBC interviewer Jeremy Paxman on Newsnight that he doesn’t vote because he does not get his authority from a “pre-existing paradigm, which is narrow and only serves a few people.”

Mr. Brand is not registered to vote, and although he does not endorse the Labour leader at the end of the interview, he is said to believe that the stakes are so high in these election, and the threat posed by a Conservative majority government so serious, that people should exercise their voting right.


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