COMEDIAN Russell Brand has given one of his most candid interviews, where he admits why he’s never voted and never will and called for a revolution to solve the world’s problems which sent social media into a spin.
Brand was interviewed on Newsnight by the BBC’s Jeremy Paxman, where he admitted he has never voted and never will.
In the fiery interview off the back of Brand being a guest editor for New Statesmen, he told Paxman he thought the UK’s political system has created a “disenfranchised, disillusioned underclass” that it fails to serve.
Watch the interview above.
“I am not that I am not voting out of apathy. I am not voting out of absolute indifference and weariness and exhaustion from the lies, treachery and deceit of the political class that has been going on for generations”, he added.
He also suggested that politicians were only interested in “serving the needs of corporations” and that an administrative system based on the “massive redistribution of wealth” should replace the status quo.
When asked why people should even listen to his viewpoint when he doesn’t vote, Brand said: “I don’t get my authority by a pre-existing paradigm that’s quite narrow and only serves a few people.”
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Russell Brand on Newsnight.
Before Paxman could contain Brand, he went on what could be one of his most in-depth philosophical rants about the future, and where we are all headed. He then called for a revolution for change.
“The planet is being destroyed, we are creating an underclass, exploiting poor people all over the world, and the genuine legitimate problems of the world are not being addressed by our political parties.”
“There is going to be a revolution, it’s totally going to happen. I don’t have a flicker of doubt.”
Brand’s interview has had Twitter fans praising him for his refreshing view, and supporting his idea of a revolution.