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In defence of Russell Brand

"Brand is using his celebrity to draw attention to the stories the media ignores"

By James Robertson  

Russell brand is devoting more time to politics than preening

Read more: No, Russell Brand, you’re no Noam Chomsky, says Robin McGhee

“By following Brand’s ramblings and refusing to vote, people are submitting to a system they purport to be protesting against.” Robin McGhee’s shallow assessment of Russell Brand is not only factually inaccurate; it’s politically naive. Let’s start with the facts. Brand is not “anti-voting”. He refuses to contribute to the reproduction of the political class that dominates the British…

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