In a 'lively' interview with the BBC's Jeremy Paxman,  comedian Russell Brand explains  that  he has never voted, and he never will, because the British political system has created a "disenfranchised, disillusioned underclass" that it fails to serve.

" I am not voting out of apathy. I am not voting out of absolute indifference and weariness and exhaustion from the lies, treachery and deceit of the political class that has been going on for generations", he said.

"Like most people I regard politicians as frauds and liars and the current political system as nothing more than a bureaucratic means for furthering the augmentation and advantages of economic elites."

Sounds a lot like what we're stuck with in New Zealand too.

Brand has just guest-edited an issue of the New Statesman. The theme of the issue is revolution and features a 4,500 word essay by Brand.

The Newsnight interview screened in the UK on Wednesday night.


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