Russell Brand endorses Labour?

Last week we had the first part of a conversation between Russell Brand and Ed Miliband, where Ed Miliband managed to have a meaningful conversation, rather than spout meaningless sound bites.

Today the second half.

What I heard Ed Miliband say is that if we speak, he will listen. So on that basis, I think we’ve got no choice but to take decisive action to end the danger of the Conservative party.

David Cameron might think I’m a joke but I don’t think there’s anything funny about what the Conservative party have been doing to this country and we have to stop them.

If you’re Scottish, you don’t need an English person telling you what to do. You know what you’re going to be doing. If you’re in Brighton I think it’d be a travesty if we lost the voice of Caroline Lucas in Westminster.

But anywhere else you’ve got to vote Labour, you’ve got to get the Conservative party out of government in this country so that we can begin community-led activism, so that we can be heard continually on housing, on poverty, inequality, on working.

David Cameron says he wants five more years to finish the job.

Austerity, Shock Doctrine, neo-liberal agenda, slash and burn of public services, library closures, cuts to welfare, tax dodging, TTIP, GMOs, fracking, privatisation of NHS, and mass transfer of wealth from the poor to the rich.

A vote for LibDems is a vote down the drain. A party completely lacking in principle, who will get into bed with anyone. Libems backed every bad Tory policy and helped the Tories push it through.

During the election the LibDems, were the Coalition Party. We will back anyone, if we get back into government.

LibDems would get into bed with ISIS, then claim they had made be-headings more humane.

Labour aka ToryLite, is only marginally better than the Tories.

Many supporters of Russell Brand will baulk at the thought of voting Labour. But it is a case of hold your nose.

In Scotland vote SNP.

It is crass stupidity of Ed Miliband to rule out any deal with SNP. To do so is to jump to the tune of Murdoch.

And any deal with LibDems would be a betrayal of those who may be inclined to vote Labour.

In Wales, vote Plaid Cymru.

In Brighton, vote Caroline Lucas.

In Newham, vote Tasmin Osmond.

If Green Party stand a chance of getting elected, then vote Green Party.

Green Party stand a good chance of kicking out Gerald Howath in Aldershot.

Green Party stand a good chance of taking Tory council seats in Farnborough.

In Farnham vote for Dr Louise Irvine who has an excellent chance of unseating Jeremy Hunt.

But if elected, we expect Ed Miliband to work with civic society, to stop social cleansing in London, to break up the banks, to end austerity, to listen, to give support to social enterprises, open co-ops, collaborative commons, to push power down to grass roots.

An about turn by Russell Brand?

To knock on the head a falsehood that gets endlessly repeated. Russell Brand has not said do not vote, he has questioned casting a vote to prop up a corrupt and failed political system. That is what politicians want you to do, cast your vote, then post-election day, do nothing, do not participate, let them continue ruining our lives.

What Russell Brand has proposed, is that we have a Revolution and overthrow the present corrupt political system, but if you have a chance to vote in a candidate of the calibre of Caroline Lucas who actually acts for the people then yes get out and vote.

The best we can hope for is a minority Labour government, in a loose alliance with Plaid Cymru, SNP and the Green Party. And under no circumstances in coalition with the LibDems.

Democracy does not end Polling Day, we continue the direct action, demand participation.

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