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.”
Russell Brand gives his views of the Jeb Bush presidential campaign.
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?
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.
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.”
“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.”
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.