The Sun reports this morning that Ed Miliband recently made a late-night visit to Russell Brand's £2 million home. Details on what was discussed remain unknown, although Labour has now confirmed that rather than Miliband's own François Hollande moment, or a pre-emptive mansion tax inspection, it was in fact an interview.
A friend of mine lives opposite Russell Brand and snapped this picture of Ed Milliband leaving his house...urm pic.twitter.com/kHGVWFbpVZ
— Elisa Misu Solaris (@ElisaMisu) April 27, 2015
'Take away corporate power. Don't cooperate. Organise, don't pay your mortgages, don't pay your taxes'.
Or this innovative way to deal with debt:
'Cancelling personal debt would stimulate the economy more than any 'too big to fail' bank quantitative easing'
Though perhaps they will find some common ground on business?
'Profit is the most profane word we have. In its pursuit we have forgotten that while individual interests are being met, we as a whole are being annihilated'
A line that could well have come from Miliband's 2011 'predators' conference speech. Miliband had best stay away from talking about acts of terrorism such as 9/11, which Brand suggested could be the result of a conspiracy:
'We have to remain open-minded to any kind of possibility. Do you trust the American government?'
Neither socialist cares for David Cameron either, with Brand famously telling Newsnight:
'I think a socialist egalitarian system based on the massive redistribution of wealth, heavy taxation of corporations, and massive responsibility for energy companies and any companies exploiting the environment. I think the very concept of profit should be hugely reduced. David Cameron says profit isn't a dirty word; I say profit is a filthy word'
Happily, the feeling appears to be mutual with Cameron today criticising Miliband for befriending Brand:
'Russell Brand is a joke. Ed Miliband meeting him is a joke. This election isn't funny.'