Jolyon Rubinstein
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The face and razor sharp wit of the viral video ‘ Can I Be Your Friend?’. Created for the ENO production of ‘Two Boys’, the viral peaked at no 2 in the UK for over 7 days and was 5th globally. It reached 1,000,000 views in less than two weeks and is now the highest viewed video ever for an arts organisation and continues to be shared. In 2012 Jolyon and his long term collaborator Heydon Prowse were seen in 'The Revolution Will Be Televised', a new series for Hat Trick Productions which turns the spotlight on politicians, self-obsessed narcissistic celebrities and bonus-guzzling bankers. He and Heydon brought their unique brand of humour, established with 'Don’t Panic Online' owner and journalist Joe Wade, to a broader TV audience. The show, described as 'Trigger Happy TV meets Newsnight', is broadcast on BBC3 to rave reviews.

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Let's Make Lying in Parliament History

(19) Comments | Posted 5 December 2014 | (23:00)

For the past couple of years I've been highlighting corruption, greed and hypocrisy for my TV show The Revolution Will Be Televised. But right now, I'm making a documentary for the BBC about why young people aren't interested in Westminster politics.

A recent survey suggested that...

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Meet The Future of the Labour Party, Ewan Jeffries AKA Jolyon Rubinstein

(1) Comments | Posted 29 January 2013 | (14:38)

Meet Ewan Jeffries AKA Jolyon Rubinstein (The Revolution Will Be Televised), the next hot young thing in the UK Labour Party.

In the first of three instalments to be released in the next month on Hat Trick Productions new comedy YouTube channel Bad Teeth, Ewan meets the British public and...

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Bangladesh Journalists Denied Press Freedoms That We Take for Granted

(35) Comments | Posted 11 November 2012 | (23:00)

Not so long ago I found myself on a cold rainy night ringing on the intercom at the 20-foot high security gate at the front of Mi6 in central London, dressed head-to- toe in PVC. My comedy partner in crime, Heydon Prowse, started to climb over the front gates of...

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Why we Should all be Occupying The London Stock Exchange

(14) Comments | Posted 14 October 2011 | (00:00)

In the last week there have been a number of news stories circulating that have once again cast an utterly predictable and equally depressing light on the realities of the current state of play between our government, financial institutions and big businesses who operate on British shores.

First, the...

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How Will History Judge Britain's Role In Libya?

(1) Comments | Posted 25 August 2011 | (11:27)

Whether one agrees that Britain should have taken a leading role in the Libyan conflict or not, there are a number of key issues that seem to have been forgotten or simply poorly reported in the mainstream media.

How did we enter the Libyan conflict? The initial military intervention was...

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Has Britain Lost all Perspective as Well as the Independence of the Judiciary in the Wake of the Riots?

(4) Comments | Posted 18 August 2011 | (20:43)

The sentencing on Tuesday of Jordan Blackshaw, 21, from Northwich, and Perry Sutcliffe-Keenan, 22, to four years in jail has caused controversy and debate on both sides of the political spectrum. The hardline Tory desire to create examples of those being sentenced, has led to accusations that the judicary has...

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Why The Secret Garden Party Made Me Proud To Feel English... Finally!

(1) Comments | Posted 26 July 2011 | (12:14)

The last couple of weeks have seen our collective disappointment with public figures, institutions and the media reach an all time low. The hacking scandal has called into question the credibility of our politicians, the police and the media in equal measure. England, I had started to think, was beyond...

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'' - No Thank You!

(0) Comments | Posted 19 July 2011 | (16:44)

You all must be aware of price comparison websites? No? Well, you must be one of the lucky few in the country to have managed to escape their endless ad campaigns. You don't have to be a fan of the meerkats and the operatic idiot in the ads to admit...

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Could the Phone-Hacking Scandal Just be the Beginning?

(14) Comments | Posted 10 July 2011 | (14:44)

It seems that criminal activities like phone hacking and bribery have been (as many have posited for years) a regular practice at NOTW. But I don't think that the NOTW is the only actor in this saga. Far from being the sole player it may well just be the first...

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