I’m not sure what you call The Sun and The Daily Star these days, they certainly cannot be classified as newspapers. However, they are not happy that Ed Miliband met with comedian and activist, Russell Brand, and according to them, neither should you.
According to the right wing papers of the UK, the interview is a transparent and desperate attempt by Ed Miliband to win the youth vote – your vote. Apparently, it is more important for people to know that ‘Red Ed’ and Russell Brand ‘the vile womaniser’ had a chat, than reporting on David Cameron’s pledge not to increase income tax, VAT or national insurance for five years – arguably a bigger vote-winner for their Tory readers.
Watch the full interview below:
Cameron labelled the interview a joke, saying:
Politics and life and election and jobs and the economy is not a joke – Russell Brand’s a joke! Ed Miliband, hang out with Russell Brand, he’s a joke.
Then Russell Brand responded to Dave’s comments with this tweet:
Don't be jealous Dave – I'll run into you at West Ham – when you're not busy with "ordinary people" pic.twitter.com/wB1Paq9xHV
— Russell Brand (@rustyrockets) April 28, 2015
All sounds a little childish, really. But this is British politics, afterall.