Hola. Hope you are well.
Here’s what I wrote in this very blog in Nov 2013
then a few days ago this happened .
I’m obviously some kind of modern day Nostradamus figure.
There’s been a high level of snootiness from certain sections of the media (the sections you could probably predict) towards the Russell Brand/Ed Miliband interview.
It’s almost as if these people think that political discussion can only take place in their newspapers/tv programmes. Yet Russell Brand despite not being part of the mainstream media, housing The Trews (True News) on YouTube, has over 1 million subscribers and more than 150 000 people regularly watch his videos.
I imagine (I haven’t done any research) that a good percentage of his viewers are dissatisfied with party politics and/or the reporting of it in mainstream media.
Instead of being critical of Ed Miliband speaking with Russell Brand, I think more MPs should try to reach those people who are disengaged by the status quo of politics. Unless of course the political elite don’t want a well informed, empowered electorate, challenging policy and seeking alternative solutions.
That’s why I don’t believe, putting an X in a box every 5 years is democracy. This should just be the start of our involvement with politics.
In Other Political News: my mate Prong2 (from my radio show) has written the unofficial song for the General Election, watch the video here.
Til next time, be nice to each other.
Should you have time, listen to my comedy Prongcasts