Generally, I can’t say I’ve been a fan of Russell Brand, but I was impressed by his 13 September piece in the Guardian after the Hugo Boss awards http://www.theguardian.com/culture/2013/sep/13/russell-brand-gq-awards-hugo-boss. Wednesday’s Newsnight interview with Jeremy Paxman didn’t disappoint that impression and I think it is worth sharing. You may all seen it already, it seems to be going viral, but you may equally have decided to give it a miss based on his past performances: http://gawker.com/russell-brand-may-have-started-a-revolution-last-night-1451318185
I don’t know if I can now say I am a fan of Russell Brand, but I like his passion and anger and I find it hard to disagree with him. I think he is an impressive speaker – and writer – and find it a heartening thought that he might reach many people who might not otherwise engage in politics. AND he stopped Paxman in his tracks, no mean feat!