Two left-wingers sat down in a kitchen today to discuss politics, creating uproar amongst people well-known for never agreeing with either of the men.
— The Times of London (@thetimes) April 29, 2015
When the election is over every Labour MP and commentator will cite the Brand interview as an example of the flaws in Lab operation.— Dan Hodges (@DPJHodges) April 29, 2015
The move came in a climate of politicians being criticised for not doing enough to engage young voters in the run up to the general election.
— Alex Wickham (@WikiGuido) April 29, 2015
Despite both men being well-off they dared to talk about the plight of poorer people in the country rather than ignore them.
— Toby Young (@toadmeister) April 29, 2015
One of the men appeared to do something weird with his voice...
Ed Miliband's fake accent is ridiculous. #Milibrand— Shteve (@SteveBlogs1) April 29, 2015
...something all of us do.
Never heard these Tories who complain about Ed's accent in #Milibrand complain about Osborne's 'wanna' when he speaks to workers.— Briefcase Michael (@BriefcaseMike) April 29, 2015
One of the men was reprimanded for "skulking around Shoreditch late in the evening" in order to get to the interview.
Other succinct arguments for debasing the interview were also made.
I would have voted for Ed if he'd told Brand to just shut the fuck up.— Harry Cole (@MrHarryCole) April 29, 2015
It was all a bit predictable...
The Times post an article slamming #milibrand 18 minutes after the 16-minute video was posted - Murdoch not even trying to pretend any more— Conor Rohan (@conor_rohan) April 29, 2015
Anyway, the internet spoke...
The Sun and Times trashes #Milibrand. Pure coincidence that Ed points out Murdoch's increasing irrelevancy.— Peter Smith (@Redpeter99) April 29, 2015
And so did the people...
The media lash out at #Milibrand is fantastic. Panicking a little?— Olly (@WorldOfOlly) April 29, 2015
I'll tell you what's 'a joke' @David_Cameron, you sneering at most of my generation.
We have views too, like you being a wanker #Milibrand— Henry Legg (@PhysicsHenry) April 29, 2015
What I see is a man not promising the world but a man promising to make a change #Milibrand— Priya Grewal (@PriyaGrewal1) April 29, 2015
Whatever you think about #milibrand, seeing the right-wing, self-interested press spew bile upon bile on it just shows how rattled they are.— Andy Whiteway (@andywhiteway) April 29, 2015
Hopefully millions of young people will be suitably disgusted with the distortions & insults of Cameron & r wing media re #Milibrand— Mountain Boy (@sharpeleven) April 29, 2015
That's why big bully boy newspapers have shrinking circulation and we seek alternate sources for our information, ignoring them. #Milibrand— Cath Bore (@cathbore) April 29, 2015
You've got to imagine that in an underground lair somewhere, Rupert Murdoch has just strangled the white cat on his lap #Milibrand— News Thump (@newsthump) April 29, 2015
#Milibrand on Rupert Murdoch's influence: "the British people have a lot more sense than these newspapers give them credit for"— Sunny Hundal (@sunny_hundal) April 29, 2015
Shame on Right wing media who try to turn interview between Labour leader & Entertainer who cares about humanity into a scandal #Milibrand— Harry Leslie Smith (@Harryslaststand) April 29, 2015
Everything the papers print and the news broadcasts has been sculpted, twisted and moulded to fit their Conservative agenda #Milibrand— J-Dawwwg (@JordanCrane97) April 29, 2015
Wow the establishment sneering about the #milibrand thing is a sight to behold. This is what they really think of you, plebs!— Simon (@XmunB30) April 29, 2015
Personally think Ed played that perfectly. #Milibrand— Olwen Shaw (@olwenshaw) April 29, 2015