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Russell Brand told crowds in Parliament Square that MPs no longer represented the people. Do you agree ?

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4 years ago by Malachi in Politics > Other

Russell Brand has called on thousand protesters to be a part of a peaceful revolution that seizes power back from Westminster. Russell brand believes there needs to be a change to the political system, one where the people are actually represented by MPs.

Brand explains the house of commons do not represent the people but only their friends in big businesses.

I totally agree with Russell Brand, it makes no sense in voting if who ever you vote for does not represent the peoples needs, people want a huge change for the better and not for the worse.

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Mitchell Hill

Brand gets attention because he is funny and quite charismatic. But if you look at what he really says, it is not so impressive. His political ideas are naive. He calls for people not to vote, he calls for revolution, but what does that mean? Revolution in practice is never kind to the poor, because the wolves take the upper hand.

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4 years ago by Mitchell Hill

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Malachi

Mitch i think he is saying vote for the right people that will respond and represent our needs, i don't think he meant do not vote at all. Mr brand said that why vote for corrupt politicians that don't even give a damn about our needs. Politics is corrupt and i think what he means by a revolution he means getting rid of the old system and putting in a new one where the masses are being acknowledged and kind of not ignored or left in the shadows. I am still young but realized that voting does not work, because it is fixed anyways and politicians do ignore the needs of the lower/middle class if you like and concentrate on the bankers, financiers etc. We have heard from different politicians say they will improve and increase jobs, health care, education, cost of living etc. Not one of these politicians has kept their promise and why should they? they don't represent us at all. Mr brand may not be the person to vote for and he actually said that when speaking to cambridge university students, but he did say get rid of the system, come up with your own ideas and be the one to represent the masses.

4 years ago by Malachi

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Mitchell Hill

Ok Malachi, but what system? Each man, each woman a vote seems a good idea. People are not represented well, true, but this has to do with human nature, not so much the system. Before you get rid of the system, isn't it a needed to come up with a better alternative first? And what would that be? This is my problem with revolution, where the opposition says 'let's get rid of what we have, then we'll come up with something better'. What happens next, we all know.

4 years ago by Mitchell Hill

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Frisbee

Russell has way more sense than those corrupt politicians put together. He would have my vote

4 years ago by Frisbee

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Selena  Roberts

He knows exactly what's wrong and can say it very well. I admire Brand's candour actually. He says what he think & he doesn't care. But I would not want him as my PM. Each revolution starts from 'the people', with brilliant expectations in a brighter tomorrow. Then it ends in chaos and bloodshed and more of the same. You may remove the wrong people, and get the biggest surprise when you look around and see who is next behind the wheel.

4 years ago by Selena Roberts

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Penner

Leave the guy alone. He has more courage than most of you together. He doesn't want to b president don't worry.

4 years ago by Penner

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The Oracle

RB says it like it is

4 years ago by The Oracle

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Malachi

I think the most important thing that Russell Brand is trying to say, is that you guys, Mitch, Penner, Selena, Frisbee, The Oracle are the solution to the problems that politicians ignore, whether it is ignored on purpose or simply they just don't have the answers then that means our voices should get heard and not swept under the carpet and there is not a platform for that yet. Think about the generation and how they going suffer, that could be your kid growing up in the same corrupt system that just got worse because there is no voice, no unity.

4 years ago by Malachi

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Selena  Roberts

You know I'd be the one to reply to that :) This is why we have a voting system. Every person's voice gets heard that way. And I think encouraging people to discard that is not the way forward. If someone does not like what's going on, start a party. Regardless of whether you like Farage, that's what he did. He has a point of view that he feels is not represented, so he decides togo against the grain and do it himself. After some years, there is a growing movement. the same goes for the Green party or any other.

4 years ago by Selena Roberts

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Malachi

Selena our voices does not get heard, history has proving that and i didn't say stop voting i said do not vote for the people that don't represent us, so yes vote but change the system so we have something to vote for, which is i believe is what Mr Brand is trying to say.

4 years ago by Malachi

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Malachi

Well Mitch that's where the people's voice comes into play, we know for sure that this system is not working, it only works for the one percent. We won't know what the other alternatives are until we have a platform for where the people's voices are heard, we can't find answers if we are being kept in the dark and being told to mind our own business while we get robbed day in and day out. Mr Brand did say he doesn't have the answer but there clearly needs to be a change whether it is another alternative, or a complete change to the system we won't know until we as a mass are actually heard. There are plenty of intelligent people that do have answers but there has to be a platform for that first, if not then we are stuck with the same system which will only get worse and worse, we can see the changes from let's say 30 years ago until now, changes has been made for the worse not for the better and in some case there has not been any changes at all.

4 years ago by Malachi

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Mitchell Hill

I see your point Malachi. I don't know what your line of work is, but people like yourselves should go into law or political science or at least activism so that tomorrow's leaders can secure a better future. I still feel that reform is better than revolution. Look into history. Somehow the worst jerks rise to the top with sudden system changes. Humans are humans are humans. We are just a part of a rather selfish and ruthless breed.

4 years ago by Mitchell Hill

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