Russell Brand vs Paxman on the BBC

British comedian Russell Brand goes head to head with BBC interviewer Jeremy Paxman

Russell Brand vs Paxman interview

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Colourful, lively, rude and obnoxious.

All words that have been used to describe Russell Brand in the past. But how about political revolutionary?

Now the British comedian has taken up the role of guest editor at politic magazine the New Statesman, and is calling for general (and unspecified) ‘change’.

In an interview this week with the BBC’s Jeremy Paxman, Russell Brand was challenged for more details of his political views. Despite some very good rhetoric and truly hilarious retorts, the actor falls short of delivering any concise political views.

In the interview, Brand explains why he has never voted: “Like most people I am utterly disenchanted by politics.

“Like most people,” he continues, “I regard politicians as frauds and liars and the current political system as nothing more than a bureaucratic means for furthering the augmentation and advantages of economic elites.”

Some lovely long words – but do you think he has a point?

Watch the full entertaining interview below.