Russell Brand

Entries by Russell Brand


(125) Comments | Posted 13 December 2015 | (16:51)

Away on holiday in a low signal land events in Paris are glimpsed as if through a crack in a door back to a terrible and confusing world.

This violence now though has the eerie familiarity and bilious dread of a recurring nightmare and can be pieced together with weary...

Read Post

We Can Change Whatever We Want

(42) Comments | Posted 6 May 2015 | (17:50)

A mate who I trust said to me;

"You know what this election boils down to? Who do you want to be protesting against on May 8th? Or whenever they finish counting, negotiating and posturing? David Cameron and a Tory coalition or Ed Miliband and one led by Labour?"


Read Post

Answer Time

(97) Comments | Posted 12 December 2014 | (10:52)

I've just got home from recording BBC TV's political debate show Question Time and if you saw it and found it anti-climactic, I know how you feel.

Nigel Farage in the flesh, gin blossomed flesh that it is, inspires sympathy more than fear, an end of the pier, end of...

Read Post

Why I Oppose Anti-Semitism

(1006) Comments | Posted 20 August 2014 | (17:19)

The year is 1992, I am 16 years old. It is Pesach, the Jewish feast of Passover; I am in Frinton On Sea, Essex, with the Hirsch family at the evening meal. Wine is drunk, there are incantations and Torah readings, my mate Matt's little sister is beautiful, the sense...

Read Post


(1153) Comments | Posted 28 May 2013 | (21:49)

The news cycle moves so quickly now that often we learn of an event through other people's reaction to it. So it was when I arrived in Los Angeles to find my Twitter feed contorted with posts of fear and confusion.

I caught up with the sad malice in Woolwich...

Read Post