Category: UK politics

Why Russell Brand?

Alochonaa’s UK editor Finlay argues that Russell got all the characteristics of a successful populist leader; he’s exciting, charming and charismatic, with a rare ability to tap into youth grumblings about the world and political elites. The conditions for his rise have been perfect; Ed Miliband and David Cameron really do seem to exist in a different universe. So have Britain’s political left found their messiah? Finlay states, ‘Probably not.’