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The 21 seconds that sums up why the establishment and big corporations hate Russell Brand – Dorset Eye

Very good, this.

I’m a particular fan of Russell’s use of vocabulary. Here, he lists a group of powerful organisations and says they are operating “collegiately” to benefit themselves and disadvantage the public. Great emphasis.

Personally I love him. I have since before he became a critical voice. He appears as a marmite character as many who challenge the status quo often do. However, Russell is a person who has experienced things many have not and he has not hidden from them as many do. In the following 21 seconds […]

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The reviews of 2022 are starting to come out… Enjoy!

This one is worth watching just for the reactions to Boris Johnson being booted out of power.

Here’s Russell Howard:

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Matt Hancock comes under more mockery – from Russell Howard

Yes, we’ve had a lot of commentary about Matt Hancock going into the jungle for I’m a Celebrity, Get Me Out Of Here, but most of it focuses on the serious issues people have with a former government minister whose decisions harmed many thousands.

Here comes Russell Howard and – yes – there’s a fair amount of indignation here. But there’s also a huge amount of straightforward ridicule and outright hilarity:

I know. You needed that. Right?

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Why did Rishi Sunak watch Baywatch sitting on a plastic blanket? Russell Howard has… an… answer

It’s the weekend so let’s have some fun.

Here’s Russell Howard with his spot appraisal of new prime minister Rishi Sunak.

Russell goes over the public’s glee at being rid of Liz Truss, their inability to pronounce Sunak’s name, and even touches on the new prime minister’s childhood when, apparently, he watched Baywatch while eating pizza, perched on a plastic blanket.

Why?

Watch:

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Russell Howard takes us through the last (prime ministerial) days of Liz Truss

It’s Saturday; the week has been gruelling, and Russell Howard is still on top form.

Here’s his analysis of the last days of Liz Truss (recorded, I think, before the very end, so he still has her resignation to cover):

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If Liz Truss is doing u-turns, how about reversing draconian protest laws?

Russell Howard has focused on the Tory government’s crackdown on protest. Should Liz Truss u-turn on it?

Liz Truss seems to be the u-turning prime minister.

Her latest reversal is on her claim that she would not impose more austerity, voiced in Prime Minister’s Questions last Wednesday (October 12). New Chancellor Germy C- er, Jeremy Hunt went back on that one in his very first TV interview.

So here’s an idea for her: why not reverse a policy that people actually hate?

Here’s Russell Howard, talking about the Tory crackdown on protest. His point? That, if progressive change is ever to take place, the voice of the people must be hard.

And his methodology is hilarious (apologies to those who are offended for the profanity in the image):

There’s no opposing what Russell is saying here.

And Truss would certainly improve her popularity if she changed this law – which hasn’t succeeded anyway, as the clip demonstrates.

So why not do it? Or is she simply too stupid?

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It’s been another week of Tory chaos and here’s Russell Howard to explain why

Here’s another satirical comedy gem, putting Liz Truss’s latest horrible week in context:

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Russell Howard demolishes the Tories after their worst conference week ever

If you don’t like the Tories and you need cheering up, this is for you.

I particularly enjoy the part about Tory-themed condoms being withdrawn.

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Vladimir Putin has annexed parts of Ukraine – that Russia has not conquered. WTF?

Vladimir Putin: it’s easy to pretend to take land by signing a piece of paper saying it – but matching the word to the deed might be more difficult than he thinks.

This is Putin’s response to Ukraine’s success in retaking huge swathes of territory from Russia.

He has made an illegal land grab, annexing parts of Ukraine that his armies have not even taken. The four annexed territories are: Kherson, Zaporizhzhia, Donetsk and Luhansk.

Under a law passed in Russia last year, this means it will be impossible to hand those territories back in any peace negotiations.

Here’s some commentary on that:

Putin has also announced mass mobilisation of people into his army – and is again threatening to use nuclear weapons.

Here’s Russell Howard on that:

This Writer doesn’t know how you feel about it, but I’m glad that Uri Geller is using “mind power” to deflect any nuclear weapons aimed at the UK!

Let’s all remember, though, that Ukraine’s fightback is continuing at speed – that country’s forces have recently retaking the city of Lyman in Donetsk. It makes a lie of Putin’s claim that his annexation is democratic and the people there want to be part of Russia:

Again, the words of Professor Tim Wilson appeal to This Writer:

Putin should go and sit in the Naughty Corner and have a think about what he’s been doing.

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Top TV writer makes ‘perfect’ dig at government’s privatisation plans

Cash cow: campaigning organisation We Own It created this banner, with a highly-relevant message. And why DO the Tories want to privatise Channel 4 so much? For their own profit?

Russell T Davies has scored another hit – this time with a single sentence rather than a TV series.

The It’s a Sin creator and returning Doctor Who showrunner was speaking on the red carpet at the BAFTA Awards ceremony.

Asked if he had expected It’s a Sin to have the impact it did – raising money for HIV and AIDS charities and being nominated for 11 BAFTAs – Mr Davies responded as follows:

Of course, it was made on a channel that the government’s going to sell off while they’re also planning to get rid of the BBC licence fee so if you like shows like this, go and vote differently, that’s what I say.

He’s absolutely right!

If This Writer had time right now, I’d be making infographics with that quote all over it, using an image from shows like It’s a Sin, Doctor Who… Peaky Blinders would be another good one… with a tagline saying something like “Conservatives want to kill the best of British TV”.

Because they do.

Source: Doctor Who’s Russell T Davies praised for ‘perfect’ dig at government at BAFTA Awards – Birmingham Live

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