To show the best of our humanity, we must stand shoulder to shoulder with every individual who feels their freedom is under attack. Because one day, it could be our freedom that is threatened.
Brand has not all the answers, nor does he claim to, but he has heart, sense, influence, and energy. Brand has re-Branded himself, and now he is re-Branding politics and activism, then selling it to young people so they will understand better that their society and its future is in their hands
The writer most admired by Gore, was Frenchman Michel De Montaigne, whom was born in 1533. Montaigne was to Gore, what Gore is to me. A literary forefather.
Yes, I am one of those unfortunate few along with the likes of Sir Isaac Newton, Annie Lennox and Quentin Crisp who were born on Christmas Day - at 10am, to be precise. And I possibly haven't stopped moaning about it since.
Mark Powell has a glint in his eye and his handshake is firm when he greets me in his Marshall Street shop. As one would expect from a man born in Poplar, east London, he has a no-nonsense attitude. At 50, he remains one of London's most iconic and influential bespoke tailors, having made suits for Mick Jagger, Ronnie Kray, David Bowie and Harrison Ford.
There is a layer of English society - or perhaps several overlapping onion-like layers - which floats. I exaggerate, of course