Russell Brand Interviewed Ed Miliband: Here's Everything You Need To Know

30 April 2015, 13:18 | Updated: 8 May 2017, 17:09

Milibrand: The Interview - OFFICIAL VIDEO The Trews (E309)


Nicky Idika

By Nicky Idika

This interview had some genuine surprises.

Likely emboldened by his new found rapport with "the youth" (Milifandom, I see you), Ed Miliband (leader of the Labour party and one time sandwich eater) made the unusual move of agreeing to be interviewed by Russell Brand. This is how it went: 

Russell Brand spent most of the interview atop a particularly worn soap box while the Prime Ministerial hopeful listened attentively and spoke occasionally. 

Brand has been a celebrity for well over a decade so it is clear he is much more comfortable giving his opinion than getting others to give theirs. This is evidence by the fact that, if we're being honest with ourselves, Russell did most of the talking. 

The pair agreed on a few things, debated most things, and disagreed on a lot of things. Thankfully, Ed had some good responses when it came to Russell Brand's old "don't vote" gem. 

It's just, like, wrong.

Ed Miliband

Well done, Ed.

There were a couple of genuinely hilarious moments. Like when Russell Brand tried to say that you couldn't leverage influence and power for positive change and Ed FREAKED out. Like, that genuinely was the most edgy thing Ed had ever heard someone say. 

That's just not true. That's just not true.

Ed Miliband

Settle down, Ed.

Regardless of their fundamental disagreements, it seems the interview may have actually won some people over. 


While it might have actually repelled others.
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Whether Ed actually manages to sway votes in 7 days with his laid back Russell Brand interview, it's always good to get some eyeballs looking at you. With this interview, Ed gets a chance to have 1 million+ pairs of eyeballs looking at him via Russell's Trews channel. 

Something tells me, though, that the only pair of eyeballs that really matter were the ones staring back at him in that weirdly tidy Trews kitchen. 

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