Russell Brand Looks At Anti-Terror Law Proposals


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Not long ago, Russell Brand looked at proposals to “fast-track” new anti-terror laws by British Prime Minister David Cameron.

Last May, Cameron said that Britain is too “passively tolerant” and should not leave people to live their lives as they please just because they obey the law.

According to The Independent, Cameron released a series of measures that he said would crack down on people holding minority “extremist” views that differed from Britain’s consensus in May.

“For too long, we have been a passively tolerant society, saying to our citizens ‘as long as you obey the law, we will leave you alone’,” he said.

“It’s often meant we have stood neutral between different values. And that’s helped foster a narrative of extremism and grievance.”

http://www.independent.co.uk/news/uk/politics/britain-is-too-tolerant-and-should-interfere-more-in-peoples-lives-says-david-cameron-10246517.html

http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/uknews/terrorism-in-the-uk/11600927/David-Cameron-to-fast-track-tough-anti-terror-laws.html

Is Australia Facing Social Issues Similar To The U.S.?


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In this episode of the The Trews, Russell Brand looks at the housing crisis in Australia and also looks at mass incarceration.   Is the U.S. facing similar problems?

(Updated report)

http://www.theaustralian.com.au/business/opinion/australians-to-be-squeezed-by-housing-supply-shortage/story-fnp85ntp-1227367845582

http://www.propertyobserver.com.au/finding/location/nsw/41933-sydney-s-housing-shortage-is-about-a-mismatch-of-supply-pete-wargent.html

http://www.penalreform.org/

Brand Discusses Where His Merchandise Is Made, The U.K. Daily Mail


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In this episode, Russell Brand discusses the recent revelation that appeared in The Daily Mail that Trews merchandise is made in “sweatshops.”   Is a person a “hypocrite” if they make an honest mistake?

(Updated article)

Brand Looks At Trump In Scotland, Fossil Fuel Use

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In this episode of The Trews, Russell Brand discusses world leaders’ pledge to end the reliance on fossil fuels and examines Donald Trump’s activities at his golf resort in Aberdeen, Scotland.

Russell Brand Looks At Tory Election Propaganda


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Earlier this month, Britain was in an election cycle, and Russell Brand looked at the Conservative (Tory) political election propaganda.  The Tories ran a host of political campaign ads, including on Facebook. One in every £17 pounds the Tories spent on the last general election campaign goes towards drumming up support on Facebook.

Brand analysed their policies, past promises and election tactics as well.

In the video, Brand mentions Quantitative Easing (QE), an economic maneuver governments can take in an attempt to improve the economy. What is Quantitative Easing?

Investopedia states that QE is an “unconventional monetary policy in which a central bank purchases government securities or other securities from the market in order to lower interest rates and increase the money supply.”

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“Quantitative easing increases the money supply by flooding financial institutions with capital in an effort to promote increased lending and liquidity.”

Tories also ran attack advertisements that featured a famous note from a former Chief Secretary to the Treasury that implied that a Labour government would run the country to ruin by not controlling the budget.  The note reads “Dear Chief Secretary, I’m afraid there is no money.”

(Updated article)

http://www.investopedia.com/terms/q/quantitative-easing.asp#ixzz3bRRskhEV

Russell Brand On The Possibility Of A Future Dystopia Of Water And Oil Shortages


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Four years into its drought, Californians are forced to cut back on water use by 25%, and they are looking to Australia for advice on coping with water shortages.

Russell Brand talks about the possibility of a future where water and gasoline are scarce resources.

http://news.yahoo.com/california-looks-down-under-drought-advice-134750332.html