VIDEO: Russell Brand interviews Ed Miliband

Screengrab taken from Russell Brand's YouTube channel of Labour leader Ed Miliband meeting with comedian Russell Brand.
Screengrab taken from Russell Brand's YouTube channel of Labour leader Ed Miliband meeting with comedian Russell Brand.

Labour leader, Ed Miliband, has told Russell Brand that he is not looking for ‘giddy euphoria’ from voters, and has instead pledged to bring about ‘real, deliverable change’ if he becomes the country’s next Prime Minister.

In an interview (see below) posted on Russell Brand’s YouTube channel, which receives millions of views every month, the Doncaster North MP was held to account by the comedian over issues such as tax avoidance, austerity and the ability of politicians to address inequality.

Mr Miliband pledged to tackle tax avoidance by big corporations, something which Russell Brand says has led to the country taking in £840billion less in tax over the last seven years, and almost equalling the £850billion spent by the Government on bailing out the banks since the beginning of the economic crisis in 2008.

“You’ve got to have a government that is willing to say ‘there is something wrong with this and we’re going to deal with it,” said Mr Miliband.

He added: “I’m not looking for euphoria, I’m looking for a sense of this is real, concrete deliverable change. People want a sense that the country’s run in a different way.

During the 15.56 interview, held at the comedian’s East London home, Russell Brand spent a total of eight minutes and 16 seconds of the interview talking.